When clicking on a link to this site and navigating the pages making up TSF, one page in particular defines the site’s origin…The Starting Five is.
The picture that heads this interview was and still is the pic posted on that particular page. The image in my mind speaks unity without saying a word. When the 5X’s rocked the college basketball scene they were everything me that represented my passion for sports. My Muhammad Ali, my Reggie Jackson, my Albert Belle and definitely my Randall Cunningham. Look at those names. What do they have in common? None were universally loved initially. They were seen as misunderstood malcontents unwilling to fall in lockstep with traditional American values. Values that embody paying homage to the team. The mainstream. The dream. The American dream. An American dream set on rising and living and coexisting with one another through hard work, dedication and humility but moving slow as Los Angeles traffic. Insert Vincent Price’s laugh here because ever so often a lightening bolt is shot out of a galvanized black cannon.