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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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: ‘They’re too young, they’re going to fold.’ (Barkley chat with Ernie about gambling video added)

Posted in Blogroll, Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Chris Webber, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan on May 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Ice Man? Is that you?

TNT’s Craig Sager interviewed Spurs guard Manu Ginobili before Game #7

Ginobili on if the Spurs can win without a big game from center Tim Duncan: “Yes, I think we can (win without Duncan). He’s a very smart player and every time he is going to get blitzed defensively, he’s going to kick it (out). I think we’ve got good enough shooters to step up. I think we haven’t been making those shots in (New Orleans). If we add that part of the game (and play) solid, steady defense for four quarters…not just three, we have a chance (to win).”

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Spurs vs. Hornets: Game 7 Brings Pressure

Posted in Chris Paul, David West, Manu Ginobili, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Tyson Chandler, Western Conference on May 18th, 2008 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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Timmy has been there…Paul has not

Game 7 brings pressure.

Everything in the off-season leads towards the season. Everything is the season leads to the playoffs. Every playoff series has the potential to end in a Game 7.

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Do Not Count Out The Spurs!

Posted in Boston Celtics, Byron Scott, Charles Barkley, Cheryl Miller, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Craig Sager, David West, Emmanuel "Manny" Ohonme, Ernie Johnson, Fabricio Oberto, Greg Popovich, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Marv Albert, Mike D\'Antoni, NBA On TNT, NBA playoffs, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Peja Stoyakovic, Rajon Rondo, Reggie Miller, Sam Casell, Samaritan's Feet, San Antonio Spurs, Sports Illustrated, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Wally Szczerbiak on May 12th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo:Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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For the first time in the playoffs, Chris Paul was outplayed by a quicker Tony Parker

Congratulations to Robert Horry for tying Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s NBA playoff games record of 237.

Is he a Hall of Fame Player? Why or why not?

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Good, But Not Good Enough

Posted in 2008 NBA MVP, Bloggers, Blogroll, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, NBA MVP on May 9th, 2008 by Ron Glover

While many are still trying to digest the fact that Kobe Bryant is the 2007-08 NBA MVP despite MVP-worthy seasons from New Orleans’ Chris Paul and Cleveland’s LeBron James. I’ve come up with a question.

Who was the best player in any sport or season (other than this season) not to win his/her respective league’s MVP Award.

In doing so lets steer from the Bryant, Paul or James debate. Feel free to utilize the other threads on the site for that discussion.

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: The Spurs Are In Trouble

Posted in Atlanta Hawks, Bryon Scott, Carlos Arroyo, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, Cheryl Miller, Chris Paul, Craig Sager, David West, Detroit Pistons, Dick Stockton, Dwight Howard, Ernie Johnson, Flip Saunders, Inside the NBA, Jameer Nelson, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Manu Ginobli, Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, NBA, NBA On TNT, NBA.com, New Orleans Hornets, Pam Oliver, Paul Pierce, Rashard Lewis, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Miller, San Antonio Spurs, Stan Van Gundy, SuperHugo, Tayshaun Prince, Tim Duncan, TNT OverTime, Tony Parker, Tyson Chandler on May 6th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Get back young boy!

Game #1: Orlando Magic (93) @ Detroit Pistons (100) – The Pistons lead the series 2-0.

Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mike Fratello and Pam Oliver reporting

Fratello on Pistons center Rasheed Wallace getting off to a good start: “Rasheed’s ankle is better in case you were concerned.”

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NBA Playoffs On TNT Notes: “Every time Tyson Chandler gets a paycheck, he should take Chris Paul out to dinner.”

Posted in Avery Johnson, Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, Mike D\'Antoni, NBA On TNT, Tyson Chandler on April 30th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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How many points is Chris Paul adding to Tyson Chandler’s career total?

Barkley on the Mavericks at practice: “Maybe (the Mavericks) were talking about where they are going to go on vacation after the game, because they are going to lose tonight.”

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NBA Playoffs Last Night: The Mavs and the Suns Have Gone Fishin’

Posted in Avery Johnson, Byron Scott, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Grant Hill, Houston Rockets, Jason Kidd, Josh Howard, Kobe Bryant, Mike D\'Antoni, New Orleans Hornets, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Steve Nash, Tracey McGrady, Utal Jazz on April 30th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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The Mavs have lost 12 of 15 playoff games

Just think, the last three MVP trophies are going fishing. The media crush around the Mavs and the Suns before this year was maddening. I just didn’t understand why people were so enamored with teams cottony soft in a playoff rock hard world. Say what you want about Flash’s 17 free throw a game average a couple of years back, but Dallas made its own bed that series and has never recovered.

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: It’s About Time TMac

Posted in Andray Blatche, Brandan Haywood, Carl Landry, Caron Butler, Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Craig Sager, Darius Songaila, Deron Williams, Dick Stockton, Dikembe Mutombo, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Gilbert Arenas, Kenny Smith, Marty Snider, Mike Fratello, Orlando Magic, Rafer Alston, Rick Adelman, Soulja Boy, Toronto Raptors, Tracey McGrady, Washington Wizards on April 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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When you are a “superstar” much is expected. That’s just the way it is

Smith on Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas: “Gilbert Arenas plays better when the attention is on him, he’s an attention seeker. He’s got blogs, he’s got everything else that goes on to draw attention to himself. He plays better when the spotlight is on him. He’s back in the line-up so it may give (the Wizards) an extra jolt.”

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NBA On TNT Notes: Barkley on Dallas,”Once someone says you’re soft…everyone is going to test it.”

Posted in Bonzi Wells, Bryon Scott, Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, David Aldridge, Dirk Nowitzki, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Gregg Popovich, Jerry Stackhouse, Jimmy Lynam, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Manu Ginobli, Matt Devlin, Mike Dunleavy, NBA MVP, New Orleans Hornets, Pam Oliver, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Kerr, Tiger Woods, Tony Parker on April 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Get back Stack!

Smith on the Dallas Mavericks being intimidated by their opponent the last two playoffs: “Last year, the Dallas Mavericks were intimidated to a degree by the Golden State Warriors. And it wasn’t just the fact that (Golden State) was better than (Dallas), but they felt they could be physical with them and they could intimidate them. So now it’s the first round against New Orleans and they are going to do what Golden State (did).”

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NBA Playoffs Last Night: Chris Paul, LeBron James and Dwight Howard Are Playing Ball–In Diapers–Against Each Other On Another Planet

Posted in Amare Stoudemire, Avery Johnson, Brandon Bass, Bryon Scott, Carlos Delfino, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, David West, Defensive Player of the Year, Dirk Nowitzki, Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Kidd, Jose Calderon, Kevin Garnett, NBA playoffs, New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sam Mitchell, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Toronto Raptors on April 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: Chuck Cook/Times Picayune)
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At the buzzer….again

New Orleans 127, Dallas 103

Hornets lead series 2-0

Yes he is. The legend is in fact…fact. Chris Paul became the first player in NBA history to have two games of 30 points, 10 assists and 3 steals and also the first player to do the aforementioned in his first two playoff games.

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#2 New Orleans Hornets vs. #7 Dallas Mavericks 1st Round Western Conference

Posted in Avery Johnson, Bonzi Wells, Byron Scott, Chris Paul, CP3, Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Morris Peterson, New Orleans Hornets on April 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Too young to have this much fun?

Imagine going up against one of the players you grew up studying with it all on the line. He’s the first road block in your dream to become champion. Could you write a better script?

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