Nigel Broadnax Spins Donald Glover’s “Awaken My Love”

Posted in Blogroll on March 17th, 2017 by Ron Glover

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Donald Glover’s talents have not gone without being recognized.

I’d been a moderate fan of Donald Glover for several years. I appreciated him for his work as a writer for the first three seasons of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, and as one of the stars of NBC’s adjacent sitcom Community.  

My admiration for him elevated several notches with the first season of Atlanta. Taking on the task of being an executive producer, writer, star and partial director of the show proved to be an effective method for Glover, as the comedy-drama was well-received by many critics, as well as myself. It mastered the concept of creating humor without cramming punch lines into the script.

Despite my earlier fondness of Glover’s contribution to television, I’d never really been inclined to listen to his music. Bits and pieces of his discography would graze my eardrums from time to time, but I never made the point to give a deep listen.

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Nigel Broadnax Talks NBA Psychology With Roy Hibbert

Posted in Blogroll on March 2nd, 2017 by Ron Glover

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As a member of the Indiana Pacers, current Denver Nuggets center Roy Hibbert embraced the idea of advanced mental preparation during the NBA season.

The NBA is comprised of many of the most extraordinary athletes in the world. Their captivating physical abilities are on display at any given moment throughout each game played. Much work is put in by trainers, doctors and coaches of the team to make sure players are in the best shape, able-bodied and knowledgeable of the game plan. These factors seem to be the most important areas in the maintenance of a functional NBA player.

However, the league’s promotion of player mental preparation has been on the rise in recent years. As vital as physical conditioning is, it is only half of what is required to help players succeed.

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DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis: The NBA’s Odd Couple Looking to Even Things Out in the West

Posted in Blogroll on March 1st, 2017 by Ron Glover

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The Sacramento Kings/ New Orleans Pelicans trade pairs former Kentucky big men DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.

As New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis scored a record-breaking 52 points and the NBA All-Star Game MVP last Sunday, the much-maligned Pelicans front office was crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s on what will be the biggest trade of the 2016-17 NBA season. The Pelicans acquired Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Omri Casspi in exchange for Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, Buddy Hield and first and second round picks in 2017.

The move ends six frustrating seasons in Sac-Town for Cousins and gives New Orleans a main ingredient for a potential balance-shift in the Western Conference if Cousins decides to remain with the Pelicans.

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