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.
Sheed AG

‘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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Forgot About Dre: Interview With Andre Miller

Posted in Andre Miller, Blogroll, Philadelphia 76ers, Rick Majerus on June 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

 

Dre and I sharing a smile at a recent Sixers media day

The player who intrigued me the most throughout the league this past season was Andre Miller. I was so impressed with his approach, work ethic and respect for the game. He willed the Sixers to wins they normally would have lost in the wake of the Iverson trade. I spoke with Andre sometime around Mother’s Day for a feature entitled Forgot About Dre, in the current issue of SLAM. Dude was very difficult to catch up with, but when we finally connected, he let me in a little and gave real rap.

I gained a lot of respect for former Utah coach Rick Majerus after doing this interview. He took a chance on Miller when most college coaches wouldn’t. Andre rewarded him with a great four years there.

I appreciated that Andre did this so close to the Sixers playoff exit at the hands of the Pistons. He and the squad give us Sixers fans something to look forward to for the first time in years.

Thanks.

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NBA Playoff Sunday

Posted in Andre Miller, Chauncey Billups, Flip Saunders, Mo Cheeks, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Evans, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Willie Green on April 21st, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(ERIC SEALS / DFP)

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Reggie Evans came to play no matter how much Sheed tried to hold him down. Did you see the fall away 17 footer at the shot clock buzzer and the swishing of two free throws?

Philadelphia 90, Detroit 86

Philly’s first playoff win in Detroit

Who else was I supposed to start with? I’m going to try and be chill here and not go overboard but DAMN THE SIXERS REALLY WON?

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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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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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