Wilkens was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame a staggering three times (as a player, coach and an Olympian).
When I’m on the golf course with my friends, the brand of golf we play is entertaining in a way that the PGA could never be. We have a trash-talking, risk-taking, street-gambling, profanity-laced good time. Our best shots are catalogued to be exaggerated and recounted, our clothes, hats and golf accoutrement are lovingly cared for and on display every chance we get.
Comedian/satirist Bill Mahar is in the news for using the “N” word. Those familiar with Bill, know he has no filter between his mind and his mouth and has a predilection for black girls, so not unlike massa in 1869. His belief that he has no malice in his heart covers the indiscretion. Harmless, right? Bot a big deal…what’s all the fuss?
In the WWE, villains are manufactured for ratings. After all, how can there be a hero if there isn’t a villain. In the construct of the WWE and many other great works of fiction, the powerful villain sets the stage for the heroics we demand from our entertainment. So it can’t come as a surprise that even in our legitimate sports, just as we love the hero, we love to love the villain.
Mars Blackmon AKA Spike Lee in that iconic Nike commercial for Nike Air Jordan’s opined: “It’s gotta be the shoes”. Michael sagely replies “No” to the idea that it is the shoes, shorts or anything else he is wearing that make him a great player. The 1985 Nikes retailed for $65 (a king’s ransom for a pair of sneakers in those days) 32 years later, a brand new pair of AJ’s still is not going to set you back more than 2 bills.
It will be the topic of debate for years to come: Was it right for Kevin Durant to add his talent to what is already arguably, the best team in order to assure the team victory and himself a ring? Let’s examine this. If you are, let’s say, a lawyer who has gone to the best law school and made a reputation for yourself in the DA’s office, is it a likely scenario that at a certain point you will seek a private firm to be rewarded for your hard work and preparation?
Written By: Dee Christopher
Back in 1992, Leo Burnett, one of the country’s largest and most successful ad agency’s penned the slogan: Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner in a campaign for the National Livestock and Beef Board. 14 years earlier, enchanted by the word on a menu, Kobe Bryant’s parents named him after Kobe Beef, some of the most famous and expensive beef in the world. The rest is history as Kobe, became well, Kobe. The question is, after a stellar 20 year career and 5 NBA Championships, what is Kobe doing now?
Written By: Darnell Lorenz
Our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, in what was without a doubt his greatest speech said it best when he said: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood.”