Race And The NBA Lockout

Posted in Blogroll on June 30th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

In a few hours, barring any extension the NBA owners will be locking out the players for the first time in 12 years. The last lockout reduced the season to 50 games and cost the league hundreds of millions of dollars.

With the national economy in poor shape and money going everywhere but to where it’s most needed, most of the American public will reserve little pity for “pampered athletes” in a League that for the most part issues guaranteed contracts.

And is about 80 percent Black.

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Summertime Has Been A Sad Time In Sports

Posted in Blogroll on June 29th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

The passing of NC State hero Lorenzo Charles shocked all of us that remember that night in Albuquerque. Charles slammed home the game-winning basket on a shot taken by teammate Dereck Whittenburg that came up short of the rim. In all of the mayhem the late Jim Valvano in euphoric disbelief ran frantically looking for someone to hug.

I think he finally found the guy he was looking for.

While the summer months are all about fun, the sports world has suffered some of its greatest tragedies during this time.

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CC Sabathia Gets It Done For the Yankees

Posted in Blogroll on June 26th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

He’s tired. You know he is. He’s been pitching out of trouble this entire hypothetical contest. It’s hot and your clothes are sticking to you and your date just from watching him work. She clutches your arm because the situation seems dire and the game is American League East pivotal. In front of a nothing different Bronx crowd, the big fella mows down the last two batters on full count sliders to get out of a bases loaded jam and protect a 2-0 lead. The crowd cheers and tips their beer. He tips his hat. His work is done and that’s why he’s here…

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Your 2011 NBA Draft: Kyrie Irving Goes #1 To Cleveland

Posted in Blogroll on June 24th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Irving immortalized going number one

This was an interesting draft. Ron’s question was never more evident. Everyone’s top two picks went as expected, foreign players most haven’t heard of will become NBA fixtures, trades all over the place…but no blockbusters. Many will consider this a weak draft I guess until we all become accustomed to the talent but I’m sure there are a few sleepers. Kemba Walker gets to rock with Mike, Alec Burks is my steal of the 1st round with the Jazz, the Morris twins going 13, 14 (Markieff to Suns, Marcus to Rockets)…Kenneth Faried and Walker being my favorite players because of how they get after it. Darius Morris is a great 2nd round pick for the Lakers. Who won the draft? Do you like your team’s pick? What didn’t you like? Iguodala stays put for now. I guess the lockout did affect this draft huh? This sure ended up being the Jimmer Fredette draft didn’t it? My goodness with the hype…

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The Philadelphia 76′ers Cannot Afford To Make A Mistake With Thaddeus Young

Posted in Blogroll on June 23rd, 2011 by Michael Tillery

He’s ready to break out…

Thad Young is one of the better NBA players not yet in his prime and is beginning to understand his worth and the NBA business game as well. In an appearance on 97.5, The Fanatic in Philadelphia, Thad played his cards face up when hosts Brian Baldinger and Harry Mayes asked about his current restricted free agent status:

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Why Isn’t The NBA Draft What It Used To Be?

Posted in Blogroll on June 22nd, 2011 by Ronald Glover

The NBA Draft over the years has lost some of it’s sizzle. Is it because of the talent level - the lack of a dominant player? I’m in search of what happened to the annual event that kept me glued to the set for three hours and on edge for every selection.

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The Dallas Mavericks Are NBA Champions; The Miami Heat Are Not

Posted in Blogroll on June 13th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

How about those Mavericks?

In a year sports fans will remember for quite some time, the Dallas Mavericks lay claim to the 2010-2011 NBA Championship. The Mavs closed out the Heat 105-95 in Game 6 and won the series 4-2 without Caron Butler. Dirk Nowitzki was named Finals MVP. Dallas won 4 out of the last 5 Finals games.

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In NBA Finals Game 5, Team Dallas Home Cooks Miami 112-103 And Take 3-2 Series Lead

Posted in Blogroll on June 10th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Team effort proved to be too much for the Heat

Give Dallas props. They played defense. They hit shots and now are one win away from becoming 2011 NBA champions. Dirk hit rainbows but was not alone on this night…

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In NBA Finals Game 4, Dallas Steals One At Home 86-83 And Tie The Series 2-2

Posted in Blogroll on June 8th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

“We sick?”

Jason Terry with 17 and DeShawn Stevenson with 11 outscored the entire Heat bench 28-15 to spur the Mavericks past the Heat 86-83. There were 12 lead changes and 15 ties. Game 5 Thursday, 9 p.m. EST on ABC.

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Terrelle Pryor Leaves Ohio State Football: A Short Commentary

Posted in Blogroll on June 8th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

31-4 record with 2 BCS bowl victories in 3 year OSU career

According to Cleveland.com, Terrelle Pryor has left the OSU football team. Some commentary…

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Interview With Branson Wright: Back In the Day When Dwight Anderson Was Mike (Doc Trailer Added 6/6/11)

Posted in Blogroll on June 6th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

*Originally ran 10/22/09 repost because trailer dropped.*

First, I have to give a birthday shout out to my son Gaston. I love you son. I’m very proud of you.

Doing what I do, you come across like minds in the field. Branson Wright is one of those good brothas who has a passion for his writing. He’s shopping around the story of Dwight Anderson. This interview is a cautionary tale for those young and old who are on the fast track to squandering their talent–whatever that talent may be. Fathers, please get a hold of your sons and give them the support they need to survive in a world ready to stroke their ego, watch them fall and then spit them out with no remorse. Don’t think it won’t happen to your kid. Snakes come in all shapes, sexes, races and sizes. Kids must learn accountability at a very young age or they will fall off the cliff and never be heard from again. Things happen, but hopefully they’ll live to tell about it. I could sense the passion in Branson’s voice when doing this interview. Dwight Anderson affected him. He speaks sadly of his early and very unfortunate demise, but is also very happy that Dwight Anderson is alive to share his story. The trailer for “The Blur” is added at the bottom.

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Plaxico Burress Released From Prison: Is Philly On His Mind?

Posted in Blogroll on June 6th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

A little over an hour ago, at 9 am, Plaxico Burress was released from Oneida Corrections Facility after serving 21 months for gun possession. Plax addressed the media briefly and thanked fans for letters sent in support.

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Dirk Gave It All He Could But Wade And The Heat Pull Out NBA Finals Game 3 Win 88-86

Posted in Blogroll on June 6th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Wade’s 29 points and 11 rebounds sparked the Heat…

Miami holds on and defeats Dallas in Game 3 88-86.  The winner of Game 3 when Finals is tied 1-1 in 2-3-2 format is 11-0. Game 4 Tuesday at 9 on ABC.

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LeBron Throws One Hellacious Dunk Down On Ian Mahinmi

Posted in Blogroll on June 6th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Adds another one to the highlight reel…

It’s halftime of Game 3 and Miami leads Dallas 47-42 but check this LeBon James banger on Ian Mahinm (who?).

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Dirk and Dallas Go On a 22-5 Run Late To Stun Miami 95-93 In Game 2 of 2011 NBA Finals

Posted in Blogroll on June 3rd, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Inexplicable...

Hollywood as hell…

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