Dignity of Self: My Reflection on “Rumble in the Jungle”

Posted in Blogroll on October 31st, 2014 by Christian Avard

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On Oct. 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali defeated World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire. 

The Starting Five looks back 40 years later.

Hey, you hear some rumbling? That’s the “The Rumble in the Jungle” from 40 years ago. You know, that prolific sporting event when challenger Muhammad Ali defeated the World’s Heavyweight Champion George Foreman? That’s what you’re hearing.

Make no mistake. This heavyweight bout transcended the sport of boxing. We’d be remiss if we didn’t look back.

I’m always learning something new about this unforgettable bout. But deep down, the thing that resonated with me was that, despite regaining his title, winning back his belt was secondary. It wasn’t about getting back at critics, nor was it about redeeming himself. For Ali, it was beyond that, way beyond that.

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Setting a Reasonable Bar for Anthony Davis in 2015 by Nigel Broadnax

Posted in Blogroll on October 31st, 2014 by Nigel Broadnax

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Won’t be long before a 3rd #23 enters the pantheon…

Over the last few weeks, the Anthony Davis hype train has revved to full-speed-ahead mode en route to the start of the season. The New Orleans Pelicans power forward enters his third year, and many expect him to quickly continue his development and become a superstar.

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TNT Notes: Knicks wear out their welcome and dispose of Cavs in LeBron James’ return to Cleveland 95-90

Posted in Blogroll on October 31st, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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The Knicks disposed of the Cavs last night, but best believe Cleveland is happy nevertheless…

New York spoiled The Kings’s return, but good days are ahead in Cleveland despite a 95-90 opening game loss to the Knicks.

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