Tag: #nba

CHASING RINGS: HOW THE NBA HAS BECOME LESS ENTERTAINING SINCE PLAYER TEAM JUMPS

“The super team is boring.” paying for rings With Lebron James moving to South Beach to play with DeWayne Wade for the Miami Heat, people thought it was just him chasing the rings. But then Kevin Durant keeps getting beat by the competition, now… Continue Reading “CHASING RINGS: HOW THE NBA HAS BECOME LESS ENTERTAINING SINCE PLAYER TEAM JUMPS”

WAY TOO TYPICAL: WHY YOUNG BLACK MALES CHASE THE SAME HOOP DREAMS

“One in a 4,000 to 12,000.” going pro “With the number one pick of the ______draft, the _______ select_____________ from the University of_____________________.” These are the words so many collegiate athletes will not hear. And if you read my previous post about hoop dreams… Continue Reading “WAY TOO TYPICAL: WHY YOUNG BLACK MALES CHASE THE SAME HOOP DREAMS”

MONEY WOES: WHY ATHLETES MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND GO BROKE

“Why they lose it all.” new money When you are a young male coming from an impoverished environment or even coming from the middle class, you have all these dreams in regards to money. Buying this lavish home and living a life that you… Continue Reading “MONEY WOES: WHY ATHLETES MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND GO BROKE”

ROLE MODELS: WHY WE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON ATHLETES

  “Role models, really?” the chosen ones For the longest, athletes have been seen as these role models, especially to a younger generation. But what happens when the onus is on the athlete to raise the children of society. Because that is what being… Continue Reading “ROLE MODELS: WHY WE PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON ATHLETES”

SHOW ME THE MONEY: WILL SPORTS CONTRACTS GET BIGGER IN THE FUTURE

“Give me some money.” the big bucks In my lifetime I have heard of some pretty major contracts to play professional sports. Kobe Bryant signing his $126 million contract, Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods, and Formula One driver Michael Shumacher all earning $100 million in… Continue Reading “SHOW ME THE MONEY: WILL SPORTS CONTRACTS GET BIGGER IN THE FUTURE”

HOOP DREAMS: WHY SO MANY NEVER MAKE IT

“You’re just not good enough.” the dream As a young boy growing up, we have all had these visions of ourselves becoming a top athlete in sports. But somewhere in our lives reality sets in and you know that your life is not going… Continue Reading “HOOP DREAMS: WHY SO MANY NEVER MAKE IT”

KING JAMES: WHY WE WON’T ALLOW HIM TO BEAT MICHAEL JORDAN

“His greatness enrages people, but for what?” King James Since being drafted into the NBA, Lebron James has remained strong over the past 15 seasons going on to win 3 NBA titles, 4 NBA MVP seasons, 14 All Star appearances, and a slew of… Continue Reading “KING JAMES: WHY WE WON’T ALLOW HIM TO BEAT MICHAEL JORDAN”

LEBRON HATE: WHY PEOPLE WANT HIM TO FAIL SO BAD

“He’s not the first and won’t be the last.” NBA All-Star Lebron James has been dealing with controversy ever since he decided to leave Cleveland the first time and head to the Miami Heat. Since then, he has returned to Cleveland, yet the hate… Continue Reading “LEBRON HATE: WHY PEOPLE WANT HIM TO FAIL SO BAD”

GRABBING LAVAR BY THE BALL: WHY HE SHOULD BE MORE MENTAL AND LESS VERBAL

“Success comes from mental¬†strategy, not verbal emotion.” Over the recent months there have been a man in the news whose son is a potential NBA draft pick. His name is Lavar Ball, and his UCLA collegiate basketball playing son is Lonzo Ball. ¬†Lavar has… Continue Reading “GRABBING LAVAR BY THE BALL: WHY HE SHOULD BE MORE MENTAL AND LESS VERBAL”

LAVARTHERHOOD: WHY PEOPLE ARE SO UPSET OVER CONFIDENT PARENTING

“What’s the big deal?” The above photograph is of a father who has three sons. One in college who is a rising NBA prospect and two other young sons highly ranked in high school. But them being ranked high is not the topic of… Continue Reading “LAVARTHERHOOD: WHY PEOPLE ARE SO UPSET OVER CONFIDENT PARENTING”