Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 21, 2010: All Star Game Starters Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 22nd, 2010 by Michael Tillery

What are your thoughts on Allen Iverson’s election as a starter? Who deserves to start if not Chuck? Does his career merit celebration as others have been afforded in the past? Where does he sit in history without the last few years factoring in?

TNT’s NBA Thursday coverage continues on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. ET with a special one hour pre-game show featuring the exclusive announcement of the 2010 All-Star reserves followed by a doubleheader with the Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic and the Dallas Mavericks @ Phoenix Suns.

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Friday Fire: How Would You Like the Media to React?

Posted in Blogroll on January 22nd, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Word is Mike Greenberg will not be suspended or even kissed on the wrist. In my opinion he should receive the same punishment as any of his peers who messed up.

Let me preface this by stating I could give a damn about Mike Greenberg. I never use slurs when describing another race. Never, so there’s no way I would slip.  He said one of the most disgusting things you could ever say about a Black man in my opinion. His response he garbled his words is straight bogus. There is no shot of coming out with “coon” when saying King. Sorry, it just doesn’t add up. If I could guess, ESPN most likely feels there isn’t any intent with Greenberg because there wasn’t a history of using slurs. Do they have a point? ESPN is trying to protect their product. They hype Mike and Mike every chance they get, so I get it but I sure as hell don’t like it and I’m going to speak on it.  Again, it’s the same old backwards ass house nigger mentality that Black writers just don’t get it. The bottom line is all some care about is the money and that has become obvious. Some could care less about Black legacies. You just wanna go with the status quo flow and create this idea there has to be some sort of built in excuses when it comes to Whites slipping up. I’d challenge any of you clowns on this issue. When things even out, I’ll shut up about this. Trust me, I can’t stand writing about race, but if some of us don’t then who will? If folks don’t write it, then it won’t be discussed. If it’s not discussed, then the sheepherders win and history will say so. I’m speaking to a larger issue here and that is because of minute incidents like this, the entire field is affected incident by incident until we will have nothing left. Who stole the soul?

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