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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Brownsville, Brooklyn to Broadway Staring Tyson

Spike Lee. Mike Tyson.  Yes, Mr.’ Do the Right Thing’ and Mr. Eccentric join forces to displace the life and times of the former champ. The legendary Packer’s Coach Vince Lombardi, NBA Hall of Famers Bird and Magic careers have also hit the bright lights of Broadway.  Now for the main event, for pure entertainment if nothing else, Broadway will host ‘The Undisputed Truth’ one-man show staring Mike Tyson playing his self.  I can’t think of any one better for such a complex role.

The play will take Tyson fans down memory lane of his boxing success and his life struggles.  It will introduce newer fans to how he ran havoc in and out the boxing ring. No one did it better (50-6 44KO’s).  With Spike Lee managing all production, I’m sure it will have a dark yet colorful feeling of Tyson’s world.

I once thought he didn’t fight anyone in their prime, silly me, while he climbed the boxing ranks.  Well I was wrong.   Tyson not only climbed the boxing ranks, he changed the boxing world forever.  I call him Mr. Pay-Per-View. When his fights came on you didn’t move an inch.  Those fights could be over within seconds, 21 seconds to be exact just ask Marvis Frazier the son of Joe ‘Smokin’ Frazier.   Those fights only left me craving for more, not fights just longer fights.

Tyson still has that I’ll kick your ass persona and anyone with a tattoo on their face should right? However, Tyson has a sense of humor that is unmatchable.  See the movie Hangover I & II.  When ask by Rolling Stone how he would like to improve the ‘The Undisputed Truth’, Tyson said “it may seem weird or wimpy, but I want to have some quick dance acts in there. I’d love to sing, but I can’t. Maybe I’ll get the guts one day”.  I’m not sure what Tyson will wear during the play but the black shorts, black shoes, and no socks would be a KO of a job to catch his in the ring boxing image.

Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success.  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Olympics Stars

Gabby Douglas. Michael Phelps. Missy Franklin has brought me more reason to cheer for the USA in these 2012 Olympics games then years prior.  The anticipation of seeing their greatness was my carrot.  Not even the USA Men’s Basketball team with Kobe, Lebron, and Melo was enough to get my attention to follow the Olympics, more on them later.  I love when the Olympics Games roll around every four years.  It reintroduces the world to sports that most wouldn’t regularly watch.  The games bring the best storylines and dreams for a life time.
Another part of the Olympics excitement is the track and field events.  They are filled with stunning athletes, but my eyes and yours too will be on one runner Usain Bolt. Bolt repeating as the 100m gold medal winner was a daunting task, which he did, in doing so he broke his own World Record.  Breaking the World Record with a time of 9.63seconds Bolt has truly become the face, fastest, and flamboyant personality of the Olympics games. 

Now back to the USA Men’s Basketball team and their quest for gold.  I love watching the best of what the NBA has to offer on one team.  My desire is that the NBA All-Star game would take on an Olympic feel.  Where the fans vote for 10 USA born players and have them go up against 10 Foreign NBA players. Sorry, I digress.  Much was made of this Olympic team, and how they would fair against the Original Dream Team with Bird, Magic, and Jordan.  My thoughts on who would win this Dream game which has been the talk of these Olympic Games, rightly so, because clearly I know Kobe, Lebron, and Melo will win the gold.

My take on this Dream game…
Athleticism- goes to Kobe, Lebron and Melo
Skill- goes to Bird, Magic and Jordan 
Intangible- goes Kobe, Lebron and Melo. 
Coaching- I must go with Chuck Daly and his coaching staff. So who would be my winner in a single game with Olympics format is…to be continue let the great debate live on.

Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Owners, spending money on the right players

NBA players like Nicolas Batum of Portland Trailblazers, Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets, and Omer Asik of the Chicago Bulls all received contract extensions stretching from 3-years and $25.1 million up to 4-years and $61 millions.  No wonder why NBA fans are asking why this past summer NBA lockout had to happen.

NBA owners are first to yell they aren’t making money.  Well with deals like that I can clearly see why they are not. However, after a second glance at the new CBA contacts like the one Brook Lopez received aren’t the problem. It was those maximum contracts; players received and not live up to.

The new CBA is working for at least one big spenders like the New York Knicks, who opt not to match the offer sheet (3-years $25million…$15million in the last year) from the Houston Rockets for raising star Jeremy Lin. Before this new CBA I’m sure the Knicks would have match it without question. Now only if teams like the Milwaukee Bucks can find a way to sign a ‘big name’ free agent to make them more competitive, I’ll love this new CBA even more.

At the end of the day, fans want to see improvement in competition and owners want to see profit. Can both things happen? I know only a small percent of teams should think championship or failure, but am I asking too much for teams to think of a winning season or playoffs year in and year out?

Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success.