Posts Tagged ‘basketball’

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Op Ed : Magic has lost his luster with beef against Isiah

October 29, 2009

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As a rabid fan of 1980s NBA basketball, I was saddened to read last week that the friendship between Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas has evaporated and that Johnson has devoted a portion of his latest book “When the Game was Ours,” written with Larry Bird, to trash Thomas.

Once he learned about the book, Thomas simply said he had no idea that Johnson felt that way. However, even though Thomas has taken the high road, it’s still being reported as him “feuding” with Johnson. I can’t help but feel that Thomas’ fate was sealed in 1987, when he made the comment that Larry Bird “is a very, very good basketball player. He’s an exceptional talent…” before adding, “but I have to agree with [Dennis] Rodman. If he were black, he’d be just another good guy”.

That was 1987, the era of Reagonomics. For a black athlete to call America’s racial double standard into question back then took a degree of courage. Prior to that statement, Thomas was viewed as a golden boy in the same way that Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were. After that statement, however, he was never seen in the same light again.

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Celebs At The Lakers Game

October 28, 2009

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Actors Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend watch the season opening game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

Among them were -beside the Kardashian sisters- many A-list celebrities such as Billionnaire David Geffen, Heather Locklear,Jack Wagner,Jack Nicholson,David Katzenberg, Nicky Hilton,David Beckham

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Pic of the Day

October 28, 2009

NBL Rd 6 - Tigers v Blaze

Ayinde Ubaka #3 of the Blaze is challenged by his opponents during the round six NBL match between the Melbourne Tigers and the Gold Coast Blaze at State Netball Hockey Centre on October 28, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Italy’s answer to Vogue: “Kobe Bryant bellisimo”

October 19, 2009

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L’Uomo Vogue  – the very cutting edge of men’s style and high fashion – lists basketball star Kobe Bryant as a contemporary icon in their October 2009 issue.

Kobe Bryant is a character that you hear for years and, on closer look, since he started until now its been over a decade,yet even he had proved to have what it takes to become great.Kobe, however, was already 17 years in the NBA, the Charlotte Hornets before moving to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he still plays and where he has just won the last championship.But there are only superstar: the beauty of working with newcomers is the ability to gamble on talents that are starting to talk about themselves or who have children stories that no one has heard.The purpose of a cover like this is to broaden the horizons of curious readers, who believe that behind the star of the cover there are characters equally talented.

Kobe Bryant (Boss Orange jacket, shirt and bow tie, Boss Black. Fashion editor Rushka Bergman. Photos by Mark Seliger).

Kobe Bryant : The Most Polarizing Figure in Sports