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 Ronald 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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Flight School

Posted in 76ers, Andre Iguodala, AXG, Brandon Roy, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Donavan McNabb, Greg Oden, Le Bron James, Maurice Cheeks, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, Super Bowl on January 15th, 2009 by AXG

 

“I holla at AI peoples…”

 

50 Cent – Ski Mask Way

 

Andre Iguodala and the Philadelphia 76ers have managed to turn things around…recently winning their last 5 games. Iguodala scored a season-high 29 points yesterday. Over the past 21 games, he is averaging 20.4 points and has scored 20+ points in nine of the past 12 games. Read more »

Elton Brand To Philly Virtually a Done Deal; Brandon Jennings To Bypass College and Play In Europe

Posted in Blogroll, Elton Brand, Philadelphia 76ers on July 9th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Deal can’t be announced until 12:00 am Wednesday

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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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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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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Barkley: “I didn’t say they weren’t making shots, I say they can’t shoot.” Wade: “I didn’t want to say that.”

Posted in Andre Iguodala, Antonio McDyess, Avery Johnson, Billy King, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, Dallas Mavericks, David Aldridge, Dei Lynam, Detroit Pistons, Doug Collins, Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra, Ernie Johnson, Houston Texas, Inside the NBA, Jason Maxiell, Kenny Smith, Kevin Harlan, Los Angeles Lakers, Mark West, Maurice Cheeks, Miami Heat, NBA On TNT, NBA.com, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Pat Riley, Pau Gasol, Paula Abdul, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Rashard Lewis, Rasheed Wallace, Rodney Stuckey, Shaquille O’Neal, Star Jones, Tayshaun Prince, TNT OverTime, Will Robinson on May 2nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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The clamps: Once Iggy got past Prince, Roscoe was there waiting

Wade on getting in shape to play on the US National team this summer: “My body will be good. Next week I start working out with my trainer, Tim Grover in Chicago. My trainers from Miami all come down and we all get to work on my body. I’m trying to get as healthy this year as I’ve ever been in my life. They Olympics are very important, not only for me but for the USA…I’m 100% in, unless somebody else tells me that I can’t play.”

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Philly’s Playoff Run: This Ain’t Over

Posted in Mo Cheeks, Philadelphia 76ers, SLAM on April 30th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Wrote a little piece on SLAM expressing my belief this series is going seven. Click on Cheeks to check it out on SLAM or read the piece below. Read more »

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

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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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NBA Playoffs On TNT Notes: GO SIXERS!!!

Posted in Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Magic Johnson, NBA On TNT, Philadelphia 76ers on April 21st, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(KIRTHMON F. DOZIER/Detroit Free Press)

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I Gotta give Reggie his shine for an outstanding performance 

Barkley after seeing footage of Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard shirtless in the locker room:  “If I had a body like that I’d walk around with my shirt off, too.”

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#2 Detroit Pistons vs. #7 Philadelphia 76’ers First Round Preview

Posted in Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers on April 18th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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What you say about my Momma? I ain’t scared of ya’ll

We’ll have playoff previews throughout the weekend on TSF. Click the pic to check out the preview on SLAM.

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 Ronald 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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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…

Throwback Thursday: Andrew Toney – The Boston Strangler

Posted in blog roll, Blogroll, Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, LA Lakers, Larry Bird, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers on February 7th, 2008 by Ronald Glover

Picture a player in the presence of The Doctor (Julius Erving), a Leader (Moses Malone), the Secretary of Defense (Bobby Jones), and the Floor General (Maurice Cheeks).

But among these legends is one who doesn’t have the notoriety, the big school background or the big-time salary. He does however possess big game ability and the heart of a killer. He is The Boston Strangler… he is Andrew Toney.

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