Saturday Morning Suicides: The Black Mamba strikes down Raptors; Deron Williams has a magical night against the Wizards

Posted in Blogroll on March 9th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Harry How/Getty Images)

KB24 is as driven as he’s ever been.

Kobe Bryant has literally taken the Los Angeles Lakers playoff hopes into his own hands. Bryant brought the home team back from and 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Bryant hit 3 three-pointers in the final minutes of regulation and scored four more points in overtime to life the Lakers to a 118-116 victory in overtime. Bryant finished with 41 points and 12 assists.

Brooklyn’s Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine three pointers in the first half on his way to 42 points in the Nets 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards. Williams finished with 11 three-pointers making his first eight attempts.

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Repost: Diggin’ In The Crates: The 1987-88 Temple Owls

Posted in Blogroll on March 9th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(James On Basketball)

John Chaney finest season on North Broad St. came during the 1987-88 season.

In my lifetime, few men have had an impact on me as a person the way Hall of Fame coach John Chaney has. I’ve never met him personally, but in listening to him speak, he opens the pages of his soul. Pouring out immeasurable quantities of what life has to offer. An engaging personality — whether it was giving a referee the “One-Eyed Jack Stare” for a bad call or weeping openly about the young men he’s surrogately fathered. Many of whom overcame the stigma of being casualties of Proposition 48 and became college graduates.

In the 1987-88 season, John Chaney’s 32-2 Temple Owls gave us the best they could offer – led by an unbelievable freshman,

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