THE STARTING FIVE

Posted in Anthony Gilbert, Brian Westbrook, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry Johnson, LeBron James, Malcolm X, Michael Tillery, MLB, NBA, NFL, UNLV on July 18th, 2008 by AXG

Black Power

“Why is the American black man so complacent about being trampled upon? Why doesn’t the American black man fight to be a human being?”

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Fight the Power

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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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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: “Kevin Garnett was the man tonight. He was The Closer.”

Posted in Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Cheryl Miller, Chris Webber, Cleveland Cavaliers, David Aldridge, Dick Stockton, Ernie Johnson, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Mike Fratello, NBA On TNT, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Zydrunas Ilgauskas on May 7th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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All of you who thought KG didn’t make big shots…witness last night

Something I always wanted to ask…Sup with the foggy almost surreal atmosphere in Boston? –Mizzo

Barkley on the Cleveland/Boston series: “I think (Cleveland vs. Boston) is going to be a very good series. It’s going to be a terrific series and I’m really looking forward to it. I still like the Celtics to win the series, but it can go either way because LeBron (James) is the best player on the floor. It’s going to come down to role players. Cleveland runs that horrible offense where they give the ball to LeBron and let him go one on five, that won’t work against the Celtics unless they speed up the tempo of the game and get (Wally) Szczerbiak going, get Delonte West going.”

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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 On TNT Playoff Notes: The Pistons Pull Even

Posted in Charles Barkley, Chris Webber, Detroit Pistons, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Magic Johnson, Reggie Millery on April 30th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Down by ten right before the half. Sheed picked up a tech and the Pistons went on an 11-0 run after halftime

Webber on the lack of intensity by the Detroit Pistons: “(The Pistons) are really nonchalant and that’s why I felt we lost last year (in the Eastern Conference Finals). It sounds crazy, but they could care less. That locker room is crazy, disciplined and unruly. Disciplined because they police themselves, they are all veterans, they know they’ve got to be in bed, they know they’ve got to work hard, I’m not talking about on the court. They come from a coach like Larry Brown, they look at him like the epitome of basketball, and they feel they can wait until the last game or the championship and they won’t lose. I’m not saying it’s right, but that’s how it is.”

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Chris Webber Added To TNT Award Winning Lineup

Posted in Chris Webber, TNT OverTime, TNT Sports on April 24th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Career transition

Michelle is gonna get to see CWebb a lot more during the playoffs. I’ll have more on this later on…

Role to include TNT studio duty, weekly TNT NBA Overtime pieces on NBA.com and Regular appearances on NBA TV through the remainder of the Turner’s 2008 Postseason Coverage.

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Chris Webber to Announce Retirement Wednesday

Posted in Blogroll, Chris Webber, Golden State Warriors on March 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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One of just six players (Bird, Wilt, Billy Cunningham, KG and Elgin Baylor) in the history of the NBA to average 20, 9 and 4. All but he and Garnett are in the Hall of Fame.

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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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