The Making of an HBCU Division I National Champion: Can It Be Done

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Yesterday my homie Kenny Masenda and I came up with this theory of how an HBCU could actually win the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. In theory it sounds so ridiculous but in reality it’s all about selling the dream.  All it will take is 3 5 star players committing to come to the right program and balling with a coach who can lead them. Look at it like Jalen Rose, Chris Weber, and Juwan Howard coming to any HBCU as a group and pairing with the one or two legit ballers that were able to sneak throug the cracks. I used the three members of the fab 5 as examples because that was their initial plan but for some reason they decided on Michigan instead of an HBCU last minute. The question is…. What is it going to take to get those 5 star kids who are already going to the NBA regardless to consider an HBCU and make this a reality?

As we made our way through the information there were a few things that were stated as constants. Continue reading

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CIAA Sold Its Soul With Nothing To Show For It

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A few times in our lives we get a chance to stand for something great. Whether it be something political, moral, or something that provides self gratification. Sometimes we have to let go of something we love in order for the stance to take on the meaning in which we intended.

The CIAA Tournament is a tournament of pageantry, tradition and celebration. While attending the CIAA Tournament you are guaranteed to find yourself in a good time. Fun ranges from step shows, concert entertainment, to day parties and fish fries within minutes of the basketball action. Continue reading

Who’s The Next King of the NBA

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Every few seasons the king of the NBA or dueling kings of the NBA have to pass the torch to the next in line to control the way the NBA is viewed. Every era has had its king or dueling kings. Go back to the 70’s and it was Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.

The 80’s brought us Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and if Julius Erivng hadn’t been late to the party, there’s a very good chance he might have been able to have a say so in that argument as well. The 90’s brought us Michael Jordan. Jordan stood alone on the throne but there were several who would have been able to claim it, had his airness not been so dominant during that era.

The turn of the Century brought us Kobe and Tim Duncan. Continue reading

Clutch Gene: Father Time is Undefeated

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Father Time is probably the most unfriendly person any athlete or human being wants to encounter. Father Time is undefeated and eventually he will claim at least part of your spirit and take away your ability to do extraordinary things in the process. Some athletes find a way to defy Father Time. Others seem to give in to the old fella and in a desperate attempt to prove him wrong, fall to a level where their greatness will be forever questioned.

A few athletes figured it out early and discovered when to quit. Others defied him in ordinary moments, but on his biggest and brightest stage Father Time reigned supreme.

Dwyane Wade – Considered by most to be the most athletic of the trio of fantastic players in the 2003 NBA draft. Wade was unmistakably a force and impact player and never Continue reading