The Dr. Todd Boyd Interview: History, Pop Culture, Race and Sports Part II

Posted in Blogroll on June 24th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Elaborating on the intro in Part I, one has to understand that my view of life is grounded in my view of history as it relates to sports. I went hard on Ricky Rubio (Dr. Boyd and I elaborate on Rubio and also Kobe Bryant in the next part) because I don’t want history to be affected by the here and now. It is personal to me, but nothing personal to Rubio no matter what you say or think. If we improperly over hype this kid now, history will be adversely affected regardless of how his career ends up. What about Evans and Holiday? Don’t they have size? Why are their weaknesses highlighted as well as Jennings? The post was a segue into this interview, but you’ll have to wait until the last part for our chat on the 18 year old hope. In this part, we start with Black ownership. We also get into why the NBA means more to Blacks than any other race, Black reporters and the effect we potentially have on history and why his first three books are written. Simply put, this was a great conversation I had with the good Dr. and I hope you find it entertaining as well as it continues.

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Wednesday Morning Starting Five: The How Many Trades Will Be Made Today Edition?

Posted in Blogroll on June 24th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Looks like Rubio is sending shock waves through the league as big trades are going down with minor NBA team players. This is always a very interesting time leading up to the draft as we wait and see how teams will jockey for position before during and after Thursday’s draft. What trade would you like to see go down?

Our peoples Michael Lee breaks down the Wizards/Suns trade. (WaPo)

Amir Johson traded for just traded Fabricio Oberto. Oberto will be released. (Detroit News)

Bill Rhoden comments on Epiphanny Prince going pro. (NY Times)

Phil Jackson alludes to making his gig with the Lakers part time. Why hasn’t Kareem ever seriously been considered for the Lakers position? (L.A. Times)

Evans’ cousin sentenced to 9-20 years for murder. Big case here in the area. (

Sixers going back to same logo used during championship seasons. Uh…can we get past the first round first? (

Native and African Americans chronicle history together for first time in Louisiana. (Digital Journal)

The history that Black radio is afraid to tell. (Ebony/Jet)

Cynthia McKinney and others sail for a cause. (The Peninsula)

Hell yeah!