Last Night at the NBA Finals: In a a 98-96 win, LeBron James and the Heat shut up the critics and tie the Spurs 1-1

Posted in Blogroll on June 9th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Larry W. Smith, pool/ Associated Press )

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The eyes have it…

Well, well, well. What do we have here? Y’all hear those crickets outside in broad daylight? I sure do. Whassup Twitter? Why is basketball twitter so quiet after the Heat win, but are loud as stinking hell when the Heat lose? Are you really that needy to find solace in a Spurs victory? Are you really that needy that you’ve become pseudo Spurs fans and stick voodoo dolls with crazy ass eyes in hopes LeBron and his mates lose and lose hard? Some of you are about to learn a critical lesson why respecting greatness in the current time and space in which it operates is the correct option instead of the moronic one usually taken in this social media numbing era. An option of ridiculousness having absolutely nothing to do with the game of basketball or even sports itself. Where the hell are the memes? Where the hell are the jokes and facebook conversations about cramps clamoring for Midol pills? Where are the stupid as hell hockey player comparisons? Where y’all at? Yeah I just finished a sentence with a preposition, but maybe foolery induced emphasis is just what some of you need. Yet and still, even after the Miami Heat reclaimed home court advantage in these NBA Finals with a 98-96 win, doubt will remain.

Be honest, in that 3rd quarter when LeBron took over, you got up out of your seat, turned off the air and turned on the heat on blast. Come on admit it. Ha.

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Last Night at the NBA Finals: In Game 1, LeBron cramps up and the Spurs turn on the Heat 110-95

Posted in Blogroll on June 6th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Michael Laughlin / Sun Sentinel)

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Hell yeah the Spurs lucked out last night. Look at the fans oh so happy Bron went down. Very telling. 

In Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs defeat the two-time defending champion Miami Heat 110-95. Game 2 Sunday.

A lot of LeBron hate out there. Now it’s time for LeBroning? Ha. Why are y’all so shook of greatness? It’s like dude is Notre Dame, Duke and the New York Yankees, rolled up into everything knee caps and all that. I’ll let y’all have at it though (Alonzo Harris voice). Look the Spurs took care of business in Game 1 at home. Just like they won Game 1 last year. That series, as well all know, went 7 games…

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@TSFSports Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals Preview: Let’s do it again!

Posted in Blogroll on June 6th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(Zimbio.com)

For nearly a year, Tim Duncan has stewed in the anguish of last year’s Finals defeat.

The Spurs had the Miami Heat right where they wanted them in Games 6 and 7 of last year’s NBA Finals. San Antonio’s inability to execute in the most critical moments cost them their fifth world championship. Tim Duncan feels the angst more than any player heading into thew Finals rematch. It was Duncan who missed a rolling hook in the lane with the Spurs trailing 90-88 late in Game 7. The Spurs would never recover awarding the Heat their second NBA title in as many years with a 95-88 victory.

Will it be different this time?

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NBA.com Exclusive: Living Legend Bill Russell on The Finals, Past and Present

Posted in Blogroll on June 5th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Art:  Björn Wichmann)

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Eleven-Time NBA Champion Provides Insights into his Finals Experiences and Thoughts on this Year’s Rematch Between the Heat and Spurs…

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage – Saturday, May 31, 2014: The Spurs quiet the Thunder and now face the Heat

Posted in Blogroll on June 1st, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: Alonzo Adams/USA TODAY Sports)

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About says it all huh? 

OKC just isn’t ready and the front office most certainly can no longer live off past glory with two of the best players on the planet on the floor. Durant and Westbrook need help or they will never win a chip. Gaping holes exist on the bench and definitely in Scott Brook’s handling of this team in an authoritative sense as well as x’s and o’s. Dude misses Mo Cheeks…trust. The Spurs move on to face the Heat in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals. It’s the first time they’ve ever been to consecutive Finals. The Heat are on a mission. Who wins? I say the Heat in 6. Kawhi Leonard is the key for San Antonio. If he can bother the greatest in the game, the Spurs absolutely have a shot to dethrone the champs. This is where Pop matters most.

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Friday Fire: As the season winds down to the NBA’s version of the Final Four, who wins the chip?

Posted in Blogroll on May 16th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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What everyone expected right? How will this play out? What do you want to see? Who deserves to play for it all?

Part 3 of Chuck D airs Saturday 8:30. The show concludes with TSF family, The Last Poet, Kobie Colemon. Here’s first part with Chuck and the second part. Chuck and I talk about the violence in Chicago and LeBron James.

Let’s get to it…

It’s down to the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and all three teams looking to become the new NBA Champion have gone down to Miami during this dynastic run. Is revenge overrated? Are any of these teams capable of shutting down the champs and specifically LeBron James 4 out of 7?

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@TSFSports 2014 NFL Draft Live Blog

Posted in Blogroll on May 8th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(Turnonthejets.com)

We’re live!

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@TSFSports 2014 NFL Draft live blog tonight at 8pm

Posted in Blogroll on May 8th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(Faniq.com)

Who will be this year’s top pick? (Left to Right) Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jadeveon Clowney.

Tonight, Ron Glover will host a live blog of the 2014 NFL Draft on The Starting Five beginning at 8pm. Follow on Twitter @RonGloverII

TSF Greatest Playoff Moments 5/7/89: Michael Jordan finds redemption against the Cleveland Cavaliers with “The Shot”

Posted in Blogroll on May 6th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(SI/CNN)

I guarantee you that kid cried in the car.

Everyone remembers the moment they were won over by a player or team. You gave your unconditional stamp of approval — come hell or high water, that was you boy or squad. Future failures were only speed bumps on the road to immortality.

Michael Jordan — who I was a fan of, but not at a fever level — won me over when he disposed of the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers with what has become known as “The Shot”.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Game 7 Coverage – Saturday, May 3, 2014: The winners won

Posted in Blogroll on May 4th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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No surprises…

 

TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage will continue Monday, May 5, with a second round doubleheader beginning with Washington vs. Indiana Game 1 at 7 p.m. ET. Ian Eagle will call the action with analyst Chris Webber and reporter Tracy Wolfson. The second game of the night will feature the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 1 at 9:30 p.m. Marv Albert will be court side with analyst Steve Kerr and reporter Lewis Johnson.

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@MrChuckD Comes on The Starting Five Live 5/3/14 at 8:30 pm ET

Posted in Blogroll on May 3rd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Airs tonight 8:30 pm ET on RAPSTATION Radio.

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Adam Silver’s Sterling Quandary of 40 Million Dollar Slavery

Posted in Blogroll on April 29th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

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Oh, the irony of this pic. A more apropos statement has to be forthcoming right?

There are no qualifiers in this piece. Yeah it’s time to go napalm…

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TSF Greatest Playoff Moments 4/26/84: New Jersey Nets deny the Philadelphia 76ers a dynasty

Posted in Blogroll on April 28th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(Taringa.net)

The 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers are considered one of the greatest NBA championship teams ever. The team — which included the iconic Julius Erving and two-time NBA MVP Moses Malone finished with a record of 65-17 in the regular season and streaked to a 12-1 record in the playoffs. Philadelphia would sweep the Los Angeles Lakers in four games to win their first NBA title since the 1967-68 season.

Philly would meet the up and coming New Jersey Nets in the first round of the 1983-84 playoffs. Easy work right? For the 76ers, nothing came easy in a series which was dominated by two young stars from across the bridge.
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling bares his racist soul

Posted in Blogroll on April 27th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(Getty Images)

 

Donald Sterling and his (hopefully soon to be ex) girlfriend V. Stiviano

It wasn’t a drunk rant or anything that could have been misinterpreted when it comes  to the recent statements by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling in a phone conversation with his girlfriend V. Stiviano — who describes herself as Black and Mexican — stated she should not associate herself with African-Americans, most notably Magic Johnson.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage – Thursday, April 24, 2014: “That was a foul in every state.” – Kenny Smith

Posted in Blogroll on April 25th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Mark Humphrey/AP)

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Conley’s big shot gave the Grizzlies confidence to finish the win.

 

TNT’s NBA Playoffs coverage continues Saturday, April 26, with doubleheader action featuring the Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks at 2 p.m. ET and the San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks at 4:30 p.m.

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