Bob Love – “I Wanted to be a Speaker”
Feb13

Bob Love – “I Wanted to be a Speaker”

When former Bulls star Bob Love was growing up, one of 14 children living in a two-bedroom house in poverty gripped and segregated Bastrop, Louisiana, he would retreat by his lonesome to the cotton fields by his home and look out upon the thousands of stalks. Love finds it simpler to say “I couldn’t talk” than detail the severity of the stutter that grasped and ripped at every word that he tried to push through his lips, yet he would...

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Second Annual Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic
Feb13

Second Annual Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic

The Godfather of basketball, Jerry Colangelo always does things in style. He has been instrumental in the game of basketball and sports in general. Jerry has done it once again. Last year, I was honored to be involved with the Inaugural Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic and again this year, the second annual Classic that took place September 26-27 at the Wigwam Resort in Arizona. This event brought together some of...

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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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Boston Celtics Legend Bill Russell Statue to Be Unveiled On Boston City Hall Plaza
Jan12

Boston Celtics Legend Bill Russell Statue to Be Unveiled On Boston City Hall Plaza

A sculpture honoring William Felton “Bill” Russell designed by local Artist Ann Hirsch in collaboration with Pressley Associates and with the Boston Art Commission will be unveiled on Boston City Hall Plaza. A special ceremony to honor him emcee’d by TNT NBA Analyst Kenny Smith will include: Bill Russell- the Boston Celtics Legend himself, Bill Russell’s daughter Karen Kenyatta Russell, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Co-Owner, Managing...

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Growing UP in the Heart of Football Country
Jan12

Growing UP in the Heart of Football Country

Alton Lister grew up in the heart of football country, Dallas Texas. The problem is he grew, and grew and grew. He grew so much that he grew too tall for football but the gridiron’s loss was the hardwood’s gain. Lister was six-foot-10 at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and played the trombone, when the basketball coach talked him into forgetting about football and his music career and concentrate on basketball. It was the right...

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