LeBron James Beast Mode!
Jun12

LeBron James Beast Mode!

I have always been a fan of LeBron James’s talent and really how he handles himself.  He is comfortable in his own skin more now than ever.  Here is where I have some issues….He only brings his talents and abilities sometimes.He floats at times and takes quarters off, sometimes halves off. Why? Do you always want to be considered a great player, but not the GREATEST OF ALL TIME? Why doesn’t Miami have home...

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PASSION or Participation Ribbons?
Jun10

PASSION or Participation Ribbons?

I understand that sports at a young age should be fun.  Learn the fundamentals and have fun.  At the end of the season, congratulate the participants and make some future goals. However, I passionately believe that we should get rid of participation ribbons. There needs to be a goal.  Not just to participate!  Participation ribbons do not help fuel the burning desire to succeed.  It only promotes participation.  Whether the goal is to...

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NBA Finals – Game 1 – When I Played for The Heat, I Was Very Impressed
Jun05

NBA Finals – Game 1 – When I Played for The Heat, I Was Very Impressed

I played on several teams throughout my professional career, including many different NBA teams.  When I played for the Miami Heat, I was very impressed with how well things were run. With the Heat, the facilities were state-of-the-art, the trainers were second-to-none and the organization was obviously dedicated to do what it took to invest in a successful program. Pat Riley was my coach, and Erik Spoelstra was the film guy. He was...

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Who Would WIN? NBA or CBA?
Jul14

Who Would WIN? NBA or CBA?

Who would win, NBA or CBA? Before I played in the NBA, I played professional basketball in the Continental Basketball Association.  At that time, there were only two leagues in the United States that ran concurrently, the NBA and the CBA.  These two leagues were the best in the world. Since there were the only two leagues, there was a very fine line between those that made the NBA and those that did not.  The talent wasn’t...

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University of Illinois – The Flyin’ Illini
Jan12

University of Illinois – The Flyin’ Illini

These are optimistic times for the University of Illinois men’s basketball program. A series of off-season recruiting victories for second-year head coach John Groce have inspired confidence that the downstate school will once again be rich with Chicago-area hoops talent, the very same type that had every corner of the campus soaked in applause and excitement 25 years ago. 1988-89 Illinois men’s basketball team, dubbed “The Flyin’...

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American NBA Players Are Spoiled
May29

American NBA Players Are Spoiled

I grew up deep-rooted in isolated Washington Iowa, where people lend a helping hand and strive to live their lives with honesty and integrity.  Besides God and family, a man’s word is everything held dear. I am proud to be an American and believe that there is no better place to live than the great United States of America. I always knew that being an American meant that I was blessed to live in a country that has more than most...

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