Notes from TNT’s Coverage of 2011 NBA All-Star – Saturday, February 19, 2011: Blake and the Fellas Made the Dunk Contest LIVE!

Posted in Blogroll on February 20th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The redshirt rookie was able to carry the entire night but had serious competition…

I will always wonder why LeBron James and Dwyane Wade won’t compete in the dunk contest because every other dunker of their ilk and superstar lineage has, but last night was pretty exciting nonetheless. There was mad creativity and JaVale McGee made a name for himself. I know you all saw Julius try to slob his Mom down before his three ball dunk right?

Yeah there were some misses before the completion of dunks and I thought the idea of having the fans vote for the winner was flawed but it was a good show. I’m sure we all like seeing dunks we never saw before.

The 2011 NBA All-Star weekend concludes on Sunday, February 20 at 8 p.m. (ET) with the NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com followed by TNT’s exclusive coverage of the NBA All-Star Game at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

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Spoken Word: The Starting Five Spencer Haywood Interview

Posted in Blogroll on February 20th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Wood tells me this interview led to his jersey being retired in Seattle

Jazzy turnaround jumpers with Common like words that he would eventually sing to a beautiful Somali paradise bird. Fought the power fantastic in a case that many would deem futile and drastic. Celebrated with Black fists and bare feet on Olympic ringed Mexican soil that made most of the nation’s blood boil. Iverson, Magic, Bird, Flash and King James lives will never be the same without the fame that he gave as he courageously broke the historic NBA Supreme Court Case power chain. Scotty beamed and socialite dreams that seemed to crown Wood king to his Iman queen. Paranoid days that blurred into nights until the Father said son, get up and fight! Four daughters later says the good Lord was right. Heaven watchin’ Mississippi burnin’ reminiscent bare soles ironically took their toll on a devilish role and helped Wood reclaim his God fearing soul…

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