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Kitchen Too Hot for the Heat

Posted: 13 June, 2014 at 1:21 pm   /   NBA, Sports

It’s over. The Miami Heat look old. The Heat players look older than the other old guys, some team called the San Antonio Spurs. Dwayne Wade  has turned into Dwayne Fade. Mario Chambers resembles Mario Chambers. Shane Battier should have retired before the start of the season. Greg Oden is useless. The Heat must have […]

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Dwayne Wade pulling up for two points in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Photo Credit: Antonio Uzeta/

‘Batman & Robin’ Light up Spurs

Posted: 10 June, 2014 at 2:24 pm   /   NBA, Sports

SAN ANTONIO-The Miami Heat responded from their Game 1 defeat in the 2014 Finals to grab Game 2 with a 98-96 victory in San Antonio to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1. LeBron James, quieted down his critics with a 35-point, 10 rebound performance. Dwayne Wade was effective for the Heat, and wound up scoring […]

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Center Roy Hibbert has some growing up to do in order for the  Pacers to overthrow the Miami Heat. Photo Credit: Jevone Moore/

George, Pacers Primetime Floppers

Posted: 2 June, 2014 at 12:32 pm   /   Monday's Meditation, Perspective

My oldest son tried to warn me about Paul George and the Indiana Pacers.  For most of the NBA season, I tried to convey to my namesake that George and the Pacers were legit and would be primed to overthrow LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Well, after the self-inflicted headcase the Pacers had become […]

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Griffin February Player of the Month

Posted: 8 March, 2014 at 3:48 pm   /   Clippers Corner

The National Basketball Association today announced that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Month for February.  It marks the first time Griffin has achieved this honor and the first time a Clipper has won since Chris Paul (December, 2012). Griffin helped the Clippers to a 7-4 month including victories over Houston, Oklahoma City […]

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Open Letter to LeBron James (Fatherless Anger)

Posted: 24 February, 2014 at 1:30 pm   /   Sports

By Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director, Fathers Incorporated Hello Beloved Brother, My name is Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated. My work for the last 23 years has been in business and not-for-profit leadership on behalf of vulnerable communities and Black men and boys. Today, I read with pain, excitement, angst, horror, delight, fear, concern, […]

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Tennis star Maria Sharapova dazzled on the red carpet with this dress. Photo: Dennis J. Freeman

Stars Prefer Style and Class at the ESPY Awards

Posted: 19 July, 2013 at 4:24 pm   /   Showbiz!, Sports

LOS ANGELES-Style was certainly in at the 2013 ESPY Awards.  Fore sure, there were a lot of fashion cops manning the red carpet out in front of Staples Center and L.A. Live as the parade of glamour and the not so glamorous made their stroll in front of the many cameras snapping up shots about […]

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End of the Road for Big 3 and Heat?

Posted: 21 June, 2013 at 1:39 pm   /   NBA, Perspective, Sports

Congratulations, Dwayne Wade.  Celebrate while you can, LeBron James. Enjoy your offseason partying, Chris Bosh. Winning back-to-to back NBA championships is not an easy thing to achieve. However, you managed to pull it off. Getting to the NBA Finals three times in a row is a great achievement. But considering the ineptitude of teams in […]

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Monday Quarterback: Blocking the Heat

Posted: 17 June, 2013 at 2:23 pm   /   Monday's Meditation, NBA

Small ball will only take you so far. Right about now the Miami Heat can’t seem to find the forest from the trees. The Heat’s view of a second straight NBA championship has been currently eclipsed at the moment by the giant obstacle known as the San Antonio Spurs. It could be a temporary thing […]

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Thursday’s Truths: The Champs Are on the Ropes

Posted: 13 June, 2013 at 6:53 pm   /   NBA, Sports, Thursday's Truths

In the NBA, no one has come back from being down 3-1 in a playoff series. Tonight away from the home crowd the defeating champions Miami Heat must play at a high level to get the victory. If you would have told me that San Antonio Spurs star players in Toni Parker and Tim Duncan […]

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A Texas-Sized Whipping

Posted: 12 June, 2013 at 2:56 pm   /   NBA, Sports

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing. The Miami Heat received what they put out in Game 3 of the NBA Finals: a blank check they could not cash in after an embarrassing 36-point beatdown at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. . It was nice to see you. Now it’s time to say good-bye. Thanks […]

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Thursday’s Truths: Last Man Standing

Posted: 6 June, 2013 at 11:42 pm   /   NBA, Sports, Thursday's Truths

As we approach the end of the 2012-2013 NBA playoffs, we see a different dynamic between the two teams facing off in the final series of the season, and yet if we take a closer look we can see more similarities than differences. One team is older in age that plays very conservative, and shoots […]

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In the Closing Minutes

Posted: 30 May, 2013 at 11:56 pm   /   NBA, Perspective, Sports

Sloppy plays down the stretch has cost the Miami Heat  two games during their series with the Indian Pacers; one game at home and one game on the road. There’s no doubt in my mind that this series could have been and should have been a sweep. Playing the most intense game of the entire […]

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A Brown New Day

Posted: 24 April, 2013 at 6:40 pm   /   NBA

Mike Brown must be a happy man today. He should be. After being relieved of his duties as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers five games into the 2012-13 season, Brown has 20 million reasons to flash that wide, charismatic smile of his. I wonder if the city of Cleveland is as happy as […]

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Time for Change

Posted: 18 April, 2013 at 9:52 pm   /   NBA

In a year full of posterizing dunks, highlights and buzzer beaters, the NBA has entered into a new era. This is a time when we start to see a rise of different competitors, individually, as well as collectively as a team. As we enter the 2013 NBA playoffs, it is not the traditional teams, except […]

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Kobe Bryant: Living Legend

Posted: 4 April, 2013 at 9:49 pm   /   NBA

Although the Los Angeles Lakers are battling the Utah Jazz for the final eighth and final postseason spot in the Western Conference, there’s no doubt the Black Mamba will lead his team into the playoffs. This close to the end of the season some players have reached their peak already. Meanwhile, special players take their game […]

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