My Note To Allen Iverson

Posted in 76ers, Allen Iverson, Black Athlete, Black Athletes, Blogroll, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers, race and politics, Race and Sports Culture, Race in Sports, racism and sports on March 10th, 2010 by Ron Glover

Why should I be concerned about Allen Iverson’s personal life spiraling out of control – after all we knew this was how it was going to end right? All the late night drinking and gambling slowly ate away at his game, his career and his marriage. I’ve got my own problems, Allen hopefully has several millions left to make it – several million more than myself. So why am I even concerning myself with A.I.?

Because even in his darkest hour, I won’t stop pulling for him.

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A Vision in BLACK

Posted in Allen Iverson, Andre Miller, Baron Davis, Blogroll, Brandon Roy, Carmelo Anthony, Caron Butler, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Gilbert Arenas, Jim Crow, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Malcolm X, Michael Beasley, Michael Tillery, NBA, North Philadelphia, Paul Pierce, Philadelphia, Rasheed Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Tim Duncan on July 16th, 2008 by AXG

We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this Earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

Malcolm X

This may seem a bit capricious when compared to how I usually write, however its quite the contrary. A quiet storm has been on the horizon for a few years…its just that I do not talk nor write about the trouble on my mind very often. This is a message to the BLACK journalist, about how and why we are essential to the media.
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‘Sheed and AG at their best in North Philadelphia

I am not going to give the negativity within the media against black people in America any love or support by mentioning them. If you have been paying attention you would know exactly who and what I’m trying not to talk about.

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Back to the Future

Posted in Allen Iverson, Boston Celtics, Flip Saunders, Jerry Stackhouse, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Finals, Phil Jackson, Philadelphia 76ers, Rasheed Wallace, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O’Neal, Sonny Hill League, Temple University, Tony Parker on June 1st, 2008 by AXG

The talent was always there, but the Lig was definitely a different monster back then. What was young fella really going to do with Zo? KG definitely paid his dues but 12 years later yet and still has a passionate love for the game to make this moment happen.

The story of the 2008 NBA Finals is not one of the Lakers versus Celtics rivalry. It is more of the student and teacher, and how the one will triumph the other.

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The Dark Knight

Posted in Allen Iverson, Chris Paul, Jermaine O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Marcus Camby, NBA, New Jersey Nets, Ray Allen, Steve Nash, West Philly, Wilt Chamberlain on May 7th, 2008 by AXG

“Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Frustration
Not hiding…the court–and his family–is his solitude

Kobe Bean Bryant is the story of how a child from West Philadelphia, grew into a man of worldwide acclaim. It has been 12 years since the fabled NBA Draft of 1996…within that class are the likes of Allen Iverson, Marcus Camby, Ray Allen, Steve Nash, and Jermaine O’Neal, however none of them are as intriguing as the enigma that is Bryant.

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: With Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony Gone, What’s Next For Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers?

Posted in Allen Iverson, Blogroll, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Webber, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson on April 30th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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One down, three to go 

Magic Johnson on Pat Riley stepping down as head coach of the Miami Heat: “I’m happy for Pat (Riley).  Once he got into the Hall of Fame, I think that was everything for him.  He had (new Heat head coach) Erik (Spoelstra) sitting there (as an assistant coach) waiting to become the head coach, (Riley) tutored him.  Erik will be ready, good move for Pat and I think everybody will be happy.”

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NBA Playoffs Last Night: Kobe Bryant One Bucket Away From +70 (Philly Recap On SLAM Added)

Posted in Allen Iverson, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Carmello Anthony, Defensive Player of the Year Award, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, J.R. Smith, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Mike Bibby, NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce, Philadelphia 76ers, Rajon Rando, Ray Allen, SLAMonline, Stephon Marbury on April 24th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: Kevork Dejansezian/AP)
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Don’t talk smack J.R. when Kobe is on fire and your team is getting blown out

Los Angeles 122, Denver 107

Lakers lead Denver 2-0

Kobe Bryant was one point away from becoming just the fourth player in NBA history with a 50 point/10 assist game–a feat I call the +70. LeBron James had one this year against the Knicks, Stephon Marbury did it with the Suns and then you have to go back to 1975 when Kareem Abdul Jabbar accomplished the feat with 50 points/15 boards/11 assists.

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Is Denver the Right Place for Allen Iverson?

Posted in Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Paul Pierce on April 24th, 2008 by Co Co

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Co Co’s team starts with these two

Guys, bear with me for a few moments because I’m about to ramble. I have no idea where this is headed.

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#1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. #8 Denver Nuggets

Posted in Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, George Karl, J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Marcus Camby, Pau Gasol, Phil Jackson on April 21st, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Yeah they are cool, but these two are the fiercest of competitors when going up against one another

This is a dream match up for anyone whose hip with ’96 (one of the best years in Hip Hop)
because this was one of the best NBA drafts ever.

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Mo Cheeks Gets My Vote For NBA Coach Of The Year

Posted in 76ers, Allen Iverson, Andre Iguodala, Andre Miller, Billy King, Blogroll, Byron Scott, Ed Stefanski, Kevin Ollie, Kyle Korver, Lou Williams, Louis Williams, Maurice Cheeks, Mo Cheeks, NBA, NBA Eastern Conference, Phil Jackson, Philadelphia 76ers, Reggie Evans, Rodney Carney, Samuel Dalembert, Sixers, Willie Green on April 3rd, 2008 by Ron Glover


Mo has the Sixers playing well at both ends of the floor

Picked by anyone with an NBA soapbox to finish last in the Eastern Conference, it’s safe to say that the Philadelphia 76ers have been reading their press clippings – thus proving the so-called experts wrong. The 76ers are currently tied for the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference.

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The Prince Returns To Closure’s Sweet Release…Or Not

Posted in Allen Iverson, Blogroll, The Answer on March 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

The experience of witnessing The Answer returning was just amazing. Click on the pic to check out my description on SLAM of what folks will remember for a long time , or read the piece below .

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Iverson Returns To Philly Tonight

Posted in Alex English, Allen Iverson, Andre Miller, Billy King, Blogroll, Charles Barkley, Comcast, Dan Issel, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Ed Snider, Julius Erving, Kiki Vandeweghe, Philadelphia 76ers, SLAMonline, Wilt Chamberlain on March 19th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

C’mon, I had to post this right? ;)

Allen Iverson is making his return to Philly this evening at 7 pm. The Nuggets were smacked in the face last night by Detroit 136-120 and should be a little heated. Is it me or are NBA teams putting up points like it’s the 80’s this season? Does Denver plan to throw Alex English, Dan Issel and Ernest Maurice Vandeweghe III at the Sixers tonight to make up for the smashin’?

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TBR’s Top All-Time College Basketball Players (Part I)

Posted in Allen Iverson, Blogroll, Bo Kimble, Charles Barkley, Chris Jackson, Chris Mullin, Chris Webber, Danny Manning, David Robinson, De La Soul, Derrick Coleman, Georgia Tech, Glen Rice, Grant Hill, Hakeem Olajuwon, Hank Gathers, Jamal Mashburn, John Thompson, Kenny Anderson, Larry Johnson, Len Bias, Lionel Simmons, Mark Macon, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Pervis Ellison, Ralph Sampson, Sean Elliott, Tim Duncan, Wayman Tisdale on March 18th, 2008 by Ron Glover

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Monster at UNLV 

I’m a big fan of lists and all-time rankings, I really didn’t get into college basketball until around 1983 or so. Many of my selections are based upon the fact that I live in the Northeast section of the country so I didn’t see Charles Barkley as much as I did Patrick Ewing. I can only go on what I’ve seen, no footage clips or one game that I happened to see on ESPN Classic. That’s not to say that Barkley wasn’t a great collegiate player, just that it would take away from the list for me to add him on someone else’s word.

So here is my list of top collegiate players, feel free to add your own or debate those on or NOT on my list.

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Sixers Break Out In Transition

Posted in Allen Iverson, Blogroll, Charles Barkley, Denver Nuggets, NBA playoffs, Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, SLAM, Tim Duncan on March 18th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Click on the pic to access my piece on SLAM. I get up with many of the Sixers and also some of the Spurs who were in town Saturday. I also voice my displeasure with Tim Duncan. Check it out. I’ll be covering Allen Iverson’s initial return to Philly which should be posted Thursday morning. I can’t wait to see the crowd reaction. Should be historic along the lines of Charles Barkley’s return. The irony of the whole situation is that the Sixers might make the playoffs while the Nuggets watch. Interesting…