TAG: Lloyd Daniels

Playground / Apr 21, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Dime Q&A: The Minds Behind Upcoming Swee’ Pea Documentary

Lloyd Daniels

NYC basketball.

The mecca of it all some may say. You can’t go to any other place in the world without feeling the essence of basketball unless you go to NYC. No court, no gym, no park will quite give you that feeling and it’s safe to say it may never change. NYC basketball is known for its rich history in streetball with legends such as Pee Wee Kirkland, Earl “The Goat” Manigault or even Julius “Dr. J” Erving. But what about Lloyd “Swee’ Pea” Daniels? Read More »

College / Mar 15, 2011 / 3:00 pm

The Runnin’ Rebels: How One Coach Changed Lives In Sin City

The Runnin' Rebels: How One Coach Changed Lives In Sin City

At the age of 12 years old, I saw UNLV absolutely dismantle the Duke Blue Devils in the 1990 national championship game. It was a blowout I would never forget, as was the upset Duke pulled on UNLV the following March in the 1991 national semifinal. Runnin’ Rebels Of UNLV, which debuted this past Saturday evening on HBO, reminds us how Coach Jerry Tarkanian and a university and town never known for basketball, became both a national power and target of the NCAA between the early 1970s until 1992. Read More »