NBA On TNT Notes 1/24/08: All Star Game Starters Announced

Posted in on January 25, 2008 by thebrotherreport

 Nate Dogg takes center stage at The Commission

TNT NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader

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Magic Johnson on what playing in the NBA All-Star Game meant to him: “One of the greatest honors besides winning the (NBA) Championship, is playing at the NBA All-Star Weekend. You get to see great players and you get to play with those great players. It was great when I got to see Charles (Barkley) and Dr. J (Julius Erving) and Michael (Jordan) and Larry (Bird). Playing against them was the most exciting basketball (game) I ever played.”

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Friday Fire 2: Is Kobe Bryant the NBA Midseason MVP?

Posted in on January 25, 2008 by thebrotherreport

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Top Four?

In our Eastern Conference Preview, I predicted Kevin Garnett would be MVP. No flip flopping here, so I have to stick with my choice even though Kobe most likely has a stranglehold on the award. There are many deserving candidates and this season is shaping up as one of the most competitive in recent memory.

Who ya got?

Friday Fire: Choose Your Weapons

Posted in on January 25, 2008 by thebrotherreport

The Super Bowl is a week from Sunday and the New England Patriots are in a position to complete the second undefeated season in NFL history. On one hand – I would like to see it done for the historical value and so Mercury Morris can finally shut up. Here’s a newsflash Merc; they’re in your neighborhood, they’ve been your block and now they’re at your door.

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Throwback Thursday: Andre Tippett

Posted in on January 25, 2008 by thebrotherreport

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In football more than any other sport there is always the debate of “Who ranks where?” The discussion can gofrom quarterback – down to the special teams gunner.

In most of these discussions, there is always a player or two who falls between the cracks for whatever. Talent aside, it could be the stigma of playing on some not-so-great teams or simply because he played in an era where other players simply received more shine.

In the case of Andre Tippett – it was both.

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The Chuck D of Public Enemy Interview Part II: Whos Your Hero

Posted in on January 24, 2008 by thebrotherreport

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Whos Your Hero.

We live in time where trust, loyalty and honesty mean absolutely nothing. Folks say they are your friend one minute and hate you the very next second. Hate you so much they could care less if you live or die and will tell you so to your face probably in the presence of your children. Whos Your Hero.

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NBA On TNT Notes – The MLK Day Editon: Carmelo Anthony Goes Down; Kobe Bryant and the Lakers Keep Pace

Posted in on January 23, 2008 by thebrotherreport

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Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley

Barkley on the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his lifetime: “Even the short period of time (Dr. King) lived, his legacy speaks for itself. Some people will live to be 100 and don’t do anything (in their lifetime). If you get to live a certain part of your life, you should have accomplished something. What Dr. King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and all the other civil rights leaders have accomplished will live on into eternity. It doesn’t matter how long you live, it’s what you did while you were alive.”

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The Chuck D of Public Enemy Interview: Soul and Sports Part 1

Posted in on January 22, 2008 by thebrotherreport

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Just so you know, this entire week is dedicated to Martin Luther King on The Starting Five. We don’t do the one day thing…April 4th is just as important because it documents the true struggle of Blacks. I won’t belabor you with an extensive lede on the accomplishments of Chuck D and Public Enemy. We all have recited his lyrics at one time or another on the site, so just see this as a P.E. discussion continuum. Part II tomorrow.

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