Metta World Peace Hypothetically Puts James Harden to Sleep With an Elbow

Posted in Blogroll on April 22nd, 2012 by Michael Tillery

Damn. Talk about an elbow…

The video below was posted on youtube by the always on time @jose3030… (his video was taken down)

Look, would this have been another play in the 80’s doled out by the likes of Barkley, Mahorn or Laimbeer? Hell yeah but this unfortunately is another day and the league is trying to save this fantasy that the NBA should be played in pink socks and flip flops. James harden was evaluated by the Lakers physician based on NBA protocol. ESPN’s Lisa Salters reports James Harden will not play in the second half after he showed signs of a concussion. Metta World Peace was ejected (flagrant 2).

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Dwight Howard and the Magical Land of Unreasonable Doubt

Posted in Blogroll on April 21st, 2012 by Michael Tillery

I personally believe Stan Van Gundy is a good coach. Stuff happens…

Do you remember the stories of John Elway, Eli Manning and Danny Ainge? Three rebels forcing their way out of organizations they didn’t want to play for. Bad public relations followed but none of the three became known for disaffected moments and seemed to change public perception before ultimately winning championships with their new teams. In Manning and Elway’s case, they rose to eminence and Ainge, for all it’s worth, isn’t doing so bad himself. Different circumstances all around but you should get the idea. Now, it’s Dwight Howard’s turn. He has become the hated and most think it’s of his own doing. How will this turn out? Will Dwight Howard remain a fan favorite…particularly with the kids…or will his reputation be forever stained even if he wins a championship with the Magic, elsewhere or not?

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The Starting Five Reader’s Sportsblot: Thursday April 19, 2012

Posted in Blogroll on April 19th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(University of Tennessee Athletics)

The legend of Pat Summitt is comparable to any coach in the history of college athletics.

Pat Summitt retired yesterday after 38 years as the women’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee. Summitt holds the esteemed honor of being the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history – women’s or men’s in any division. Her eight national titles are second only to John Wooden’s ten at UCLA. During her legendary tenure in Knoxville, Summitt and her Lady Vols never endured a losing season.

Does Carmelo Anthony Enter MVP Discussion With Triple-Double As New York Knicks Hold Off Boston Celtics Trimming Divison Lead?

Posted in Blogroll on April 18th, 2012 by Ron Glover

 

Carmelo Anthony tallied his second career triple double as the New York Knicks held of a late rally by the Boston Celtics to hold on for a 118-110 victory at a festive Madison Square Garden.

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Did LeBron James Lock Up the MVP Last Night?

Posted in Blogroll on April 17th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

The Miami Heat are 12-1 without Dwyane Wade…

The 8 year vet is shooting a career high 52.9% from the field. In fact, besides the ’06-’07 season, LeBron has improved his field percentage every year. Last night in New Jerz…with Wade sitting out…James scored the last 17 points for the Heat after being down most of the game (NJ led for 47 minutes) Miami pulled out the win 101-98.

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The Starting Five Tuesday April 17, 2012: The Clippers Make The Playoffs Lebron James Goes Off On The Nets

Posted in Blogroll on April 17th, 2012 by Ron Glover

Blake Griffin, Kendrick Perkins, Kenyon Martin, Serge Ibaka

Make way for Blake Griffin and “Lob City” as the Los Angeles Clippers qualify for the NBA postseason also Lebron James wills the Miami Heat to victory in New Jersey.

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Tupac Shakur Performs with Snoop and Dr. Dre Live from the Grave via Hologram at Coachella

Posted in Blogroll on April 16th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

This is crazy to watch. Technology is a helluva drug. What’s next and how will something like this be used on much bigger scale (I’m sure the technology has been used for years)?

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The Starting Five Celebrates “The Captain”

Posted in Blogroll on April 16th, 2012 by Ron Glover

Today, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor), the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and arguably the greatest center that ever lived turns 65.

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The Starting Five Weekend Wrap-Up: Miami Heat Outlast Knicks Lakers Survive Mavs Return Of The Broad St. Bullies!

Posted in Blogroll on April 16th, 2012 by Ron Glover

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, rivalries born in the regular season and festered over the decades take a backseat to a more gentleman-like approach in pursuit of the sport’s highest honor.

The Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t get that memo. Penalties and fights abound as the Flyers pound their way to a 3-0 series lead. Inside Heat/Knicks and Lakers/Mavs.

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Sixers Unable To Contain Young Nets In 95-89 Loss

Posted in Blogroll on April 14th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(Howard Smith/US Presswire)

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The Sixers fall from the top of the Atlantic Division and steadily through the Eastern Conference continued last night against the New Jersey Nets who were just approved for their much-anticipated move to Brooklyn. On a night when Deron Williams went 4-14, rookies MarShon Brooks (22 points) and Jordan Williams (13 pts. 5 rebs.) picked up the slack allowing the visiting Nets to stay close throughout  and steal a 95-89 victory in the end.

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There is no joy in Blackville: Baseball and Blues

Posted in Blogroll on April 13th, 2012 by Martin Sumners

Sunday will be the 65th Anniversary that Jackie Robinson broke the so called “Colored Line.”  But black baseball has long gone away like the blues.

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The Starting Five Sportsblot For Friday April 13, 2012

Posted in Blogroll on April 13th, 2012 by Ron Glover

On this day in 1954,  Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron went hitless (0-5) in his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Over the course of 23 seasons spent with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers, Aaron would compile 3,771 hits. What’s more impressive is the statistic that if Aaron had never hit a home run in his major league career, he would still have over 3,000 career hits.

Friday Fire: Should Olympic Athletes Get Paid? If Not, Who Should Reap the Profits?

Posted in Blogroll on April 13th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

Dwyane Wade backed off recent comments (Wade was asked after Ray Allen first commented on the subject) that NBA stars should be compensated for participating in the Olympic Summer Games by tweeting “BUT my love 4 the game & pride 4 USA motivates me more than any $$$ amount. I repped my country in 2004 when we won the bronze medal and stood proudly to receive our gold medal in 2008 in Beijing. It’s always been an honor for me to be a part of the USA Olympic family…and I’m looking forward to doing it again in London this summer.”

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Wendell Scott Nominated For NASCAR Hall of Fame

Posted in Blogroll on April 12th, 2012 by Ron Glover

Ok, so what if  NASCAR isn’t the lead story at TSF 364 days of the year. However, when it involves the accomplishments of one of our own we must recognize.

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George Zimmerman Is Charged With Second Degree Murder In The Shooting Death Of Trayvon Martin

Posted in Blogroll on April 11th, 2012 by Ron Glover

Florida State Attorney and special prosecutor Angela Corey has announced that George Zimmerman will be charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin on February 26th.

A second degree sentence carries a maximum of life without parole and a minimun sentence of 25 years without parole.

Corey also indicated that Zimmerman turned himself into police and is being held at an undisclosed location.

Thoughts…