Evolution

Posted in Blogroll, Jay-Z, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Nas, NBA on February 9th, 2009 by AXG

“Caught a glimpse of myself in the Barney’s shop window…kinda see my father’s features creepin’ in a little…”


Nas – War

There is a debate within the NBA and various media outlets that asks the question of who is the better, or best NBA player, Kobe Bryant, or LeBron James. Most recently with Bryant netting 61 points, and 3 assists last Monday in Madison Square Garden, and James following that up with 52 points, and a near triple-double in the same building…the discussion has escalated to a fever pitch. Last week LeBron was on the cover of GQ, and Sports Illustrated, and Gentlemen’s Quarterly outright claimed King James as the best while SI alluded to the fact that both he and Kobe are the best.

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He Got Game

Posted in Michael Jordan on August 2nd, 2008 by AXG

Black Cat

MJ, the Black Cat

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Lakers versus Celtics: The love I lost

Posted in Blogroll, Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Comcast, Johnny Dawkins, Lakers, Michael Jordan, NBA Finals, Reggie Miller, Western Conference on June 6th, 2008 by AXG

Best basketball video game ever

The NBA Finals have a nostalgic flavor to it, with Los Angeles playing against Boston for all the marbles. If I didn’t know better, I would think I fell into a time portal and landed somewhere in front of a floor model color TV, circa June ’87. That last sentence alone is enough to perplex anyone younger than I, because I’m guessing, the thinking by the younger reader would be…since when did television broadcast in anything but color, and why would anyone place a TV on the floor? Nevertheless, let’s stay on memory lane, but I’d like to talk about a time near and dear to my heart…1990. Read more »

NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: “I hate to see Avery Johnson (get fired) but coaches are going to get fired.”

Posted in Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Caron Butler, Charles Barkley, Charlotte Bobcats, Cheryl Miller, Cleveland Cavaliers, Darius Songaila, Dick Stocton, Doc Rivers, Eddie Jordan, Ernie Johnson, Gilbert Arenas, Hyundai, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Larry Brown, LeBron James, Marty Snider, Michael Jordan, Mike Fratello, Mike Woodson, NBA On TNT, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Sam Cassell, TNT, Washington Wizards, Zaza Pachulia on May 1st, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Whassup Etan? What’s good with you?

Barkley on the Mavericks and the Suns making personnel changes: “I hate to see Avery Johnson (get fired) but coaches are going to get fired. Mike D’Antoni in Phoenix pushed for the Shaq (O’Neal) trade. Hindsight is 20/20 and the trades did not work. I thought it was admirable of Dallas to get Jason Kidd. I thought it was admirable for the Suns to get Shaq. The Suns lost because they don’t play any defense. The Mavericks lost because they aren’t a good team top-to-bottom. I know that Jason (Kidd) is going to get the blame, but they aren’t a very good team.”

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West Side Story

Posted in AXG, Bill Russell, Charles Barkley, D.C., Derek Fisher, Jim Crow, Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, NBA, Pau Gasol, Shaquille O’Neal, Washington Wizards, West Philly, Wilt Chamberlain on April 30th, 2008 by AXG

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Not the greatest

Michael Jordan is not the greatest basketball player of all-time. That statement could never be true, because of the rich history the game offers. If the argument was based on the number of NBA Championships, then the greatest would be Bill Russell. Not only did he win 11 titles, he endured Jim Crow laws and racism, making the game of basketball and life for that matter a lot more difficult. If you rather talk about dominance, then you need to look no further than Wilton Norman Chamberlain.

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LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen VOGUE Cover Causes Racial Stir…And No One Understands Why???

Posted in Blogroll, Charles Barkley, Gisele, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, O.J. Simpson, Race and Sports Culture, Race in Sports, Racial Issues, Ricky Williams, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Vogue on March 28th, 2008 by Ron Glover

What the…
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This ain’t no coincidence. The enlistment pic was sent to me by a prominent writer soon after the issue hit the stands. It’s the same damn pic. The weapon of choice is different and Gisele isn’t topless, but you get the idea. Annie Leibovitz definitely has some explaining to do for this bullcrap–Mizzo

Once again a national publication has taken the liberty of pissing off the Black community. The April issue of VOGUE focuses on NBA superstar LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and supermodel Gisele Bundchen, girlfriend of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The cover of the magazine draws comparison to the King Kong/Fay Wray pose – James is shown baring his teeth, clutching the waist of Bunchen with his shoulders hunched in a gorilla-like pose. This recent development opens the door for James, who is arguably the most popular player in the NBA to address this issue and others concerning race in sports and how Blacks – specifically how Black men are viewed.

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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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