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All-Star, NBA, Smack / Feb 16, 2013 / 7:59 pm

In The Place To Be: Live From NBA All-Star Saturday Night

James White

James White (photo. k1x)

How long have you been waiting for tonight? A couple of weeks? Maybe a month? Well, if you’re James White, you’ve been waiting a decade. Flight White was put on this planet to do one thing. He was born to dunk, and yeah, he’s won some dunk contests over the years (and, somehow, lost a few too). But this will be his biggest stage yet. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 25, 2012 / 8:30 pm

In The Place To Be: Live From NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams (photo. Under Armour)

Took me long enough. Some media members have been complaining all weekend about how this All-Star Weekend seemed like one of those high school Friday night bashes when the rents don’t tell you they’re bouncing until 9:30 that night, and you call up a few friends, they call a few friends, you hit up your beer connect, charge up the iPod and yet everything feels rushed and crowded. That’s what a lockout will do to you. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2010 / 8:45 am

Silent Night: Gilbert Arenas beyond Black and White

Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas (photo. Mannion)

So I guess I’m supposed to have something serious to say about this Gilbert Arenas thing, right? Black athlete gets in trouble, powerful White man pounds the gavel and takes money out of Black athlete’s pocket, Black sportswriters instinctively begin to crank out … something … because whether it’s the Thunderbird-fueled wino on the bus or it’s some other clown, what one of us does in front of White folks reflects on all of us. And given the players in this particular drama, there must be a racial seed at the root that needs to be addressed. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2009 / 4:27 pm

Controversy in Portland? Brandon Roy and the National Anthem

Brandon Roy

Brandon Roy (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

Now that somebody has called attention to it, let’s see how this one plays out.

In today’s Oregonian, columnist John Canzano writes about something most people didn’t even know about Brandon Roy: That he takes the time during the every-game playing of the National Anthem to say a prayer. By himself. In the tunnel and away from the court. Read More »