Monday, May 21, 2012 • 1:45 pm
Amazing. Inspiring…and umm, hilarious video.
This is Kyrie Irving – the 2011 #1 draft choice and NBA rookie of the year. He had a phenomenal season and he’s a legit point guard and baller.
Apparently, he also has a career in acting. He’s also only 20 years old but playing the part of a older grandpa that I’d estimate around 67 years old.
“Uncle Drew” is living out my dream!
Did you have a dream when you were younger? Mine all revolved around sports.
- Shortstop for the SF Giants
- Point guard for the Golden State Warriors
- Power hitter for the USA Volleyball Team
- Fencing champion in the Olympics
To this day, I still daydream and try to play hoops…which is why I’ve ruptured and completed severed both of my Achilleses muscles.[What's the plural form of one Achilles? Anyone?]
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 • 5:30 am
Growing up, what were some of your dreams?
My hope throughout my teenage years was to become a professional athlete. For whatever reason, I was blessed with some serious jumping skills or “mad hops” as they would say during street ball. And specifically, I wanted to play point guard in the NBA.
Dream over. Officially.
At the age of 40 and after rupturing both of my Achilles in recent years, I’m finally at peace with the reality that my professional basketball days are over. Before it ever began.
Watch the video and laugh with me but not at me – Read the rest of this entry »
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Monday, July 12, 2010 • 12:01 am
What do you think about this provocative question:
Is Lebron James a “runaway slave”
I promise. I’m not obsessed with the Lebron James story. But yesterday, I read [Rev.] Jesse Jackson’s comments & criticism about Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and his perception of Gilbert seeing Lebron as a “runaway slave” and honestly, was miffed:
Jesse Jackson criticized Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday,saying Gilbert sees LeBron James as a “runaway slave” and that the owner’s comments after the free-agent forward decided to join the Miami Heat put the player in danger.
His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , basketball, dan gilbert, jesse jackson, Lebron James, william rhoden
Friday, July 9, 2010 • 12:06 am
Whether you are a sports fan or not, you know about Lebron James. Recently, we’ve been bombarded by all things Lebron James and after months of prognostication – culminating in days of frenetic hype, panic, euphoria, and speculation – Lebron James made his decision to leave Cleveland and join the Miami Heat.
His choice to leave was a right he has earned as a free agent but since he spoke so much about speaking and receiving “counsel” from a small group of friends, family, and confidantes, I wondered this question:
If I were Lebron’s pastor, how would I advise him?
Truthfully, I don’t know if Lebron is a Christian or goes to church but that’s beside the point. I would advise him in the following 5 ways if I were his pastor: Read the rest of this entry »
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Friday, June 18, 2010 • 12:01 am
Alright, let’s get our sports talk going on. I’m hosting a debate about the Top 10 greatest basketball players in history and where Kobe Bryant and Lebron James fit on that list. Despite recent comments from Scottie Pippen that Lebron James might surpass MJ as the greatest player, there will never be another MJ.
Kobe and Lebron are both phenomenal players. I’m a fan of Kobe and think he’s an incredible player. He should be proud of his 5 NBA titles but there is no comparison between MJ and Kobe. Two years ago, he wasn’t in my list of Top 10 but Kobe’s 4th and 5th NBA title seal his place amongst the Top 10 greatest players of all time. As for Lebron, let’s wait till he wins couple championships. We all know he’ll easily be amongst the Top 10 players and likely in the Top 5. But let’s wait…
There is no comparison.
Below is my Top 10 list:
What do you think?
Who would you add?
Who would you remove?
Where would you place Kobe or Lebron (eventually) on that list? Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , basketball, greatest basketball players, kobe bryant, michael jordan, NBA
Saturday, October 3, 2009 • 12:01 am
I thought I was pretty impressive in making every one of basketball shots with a ruptured Achilles in my home made video but these guys who called themselves Dude Perfect are sick. Sick, in this case, being a good thing.
Check out these videos below of these dudes making some crazy basketball shots including the longest basketball shot ever. Read the rest of this entry »
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