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Determination, Real, Efforts, and Abilities, Means Success! D.R.E.A.M.S

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Four Quarters

First period
For all of you who have been reading my blogs, you know that I’m loyal to sports, mostly basketball.  Each major televise sport has sold me years ago.  Baseball, for its rich history along with its marathon race to October, that’s the playoff season for first time readers.  Football for its fourth quarter drives, See John Elway 1986 AFC Championship “the drive”, and how it has grown to be America most watched sports.  Big Business if you ask me.  And, my personal favorite Basketball!  Although basketball may come third in most sports polls popular sports, I love its consistence over the years.  It’s truly a snap shot of my culture.
Second period
This game of basketball highlights intelligent, athleticism, and HEIGHT! I’m not sure if I’ll ever get that last one.  Basketball has always been the sport that seemed to be the coolest, have the most style with personality.  Be honest you look at us; yes I included myself, like we created the word “swagger”.  With our Jordan style of walk, our Magic smile, Dwight Howard body, and D-Wade style of dress our “swagger” is always high. 
Third period
With the league currently in a labor war, players vs. owners, this game of basketball might slowly become a topic of the past.  I truly hope not.  The NFL has ended their labor issues, and baseball is in full swing I hope the NBA sees the light soon! Note to the NBA: you don’t have the most loyal fans.  Let’s not take hundred plus days to get a new CBA done.  
Fourth period
Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

NBA Financial woes

By now I know you are aware that the NBA Owners locked its players out last week. What most may not know is that the league is running strong and damn sure profitable. While listening to all the current reports about how many millions the league lost or that 23 team’s lost money this season-See Milwaukee Bucks-.  I had to offer my opinion about this topic. But, first I must quote Mr. Empire of State himself Jay-Z, “men lie, women lie numbers don’t”. Using that line as a guild your eyes might blink twice as mine did after viewing the numbers.  

This chart, cited in Nate Silver New York Times article, highlights the NBA Financial Performance from 1989-2010

Okay, okay it might not make a whole lot of sense to you. Allow me to clear it up for you it comes down to Billionaire looking to make more money while spending less. Business class one on one people!  I honestly feel like the NBA got big too fast, just think in the 70’s and early 80’s no one cared about this game, let alone the money Owners and Players were making. I thank Bird, Magic, and Jordan and now Kobe, Lebron, and Wade who brought more eyes to the game which meant more dollars. Now the Owners want to capitalize from it even more. Scary thought, the entire season might be lost. Word of advice to the both parties involved-- be careful what you ask for you just might get it “mo money mo problems” Biggie Smalls said it best… Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success.