Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

Another What If…

Monday, November 14th, 2016

A documentary film about retired NBA player and NYC hoops legend Kenny Anderson was screened in NYC over the weekend. In the interview below, Anderson admits that if not for his mother, he would have come to Syracuse.

Bring it On

Monday, July 25th, 2016

We are buying this suggestion by columnist Bud Poliquin big time. Let’s have Mayor Miner call Adam Silver immediately.If the NBA can do it in Toronto, they can do it here, where we have have history. If not for this year for the near future.

An event in the ‘Cuse would be a great tribute to Danny Biasone, Earl Lloyd, Dolph Schayes and The Pearl.

Audience of One

Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Chante' Moore on stage with J. Black at Juneteenth

Chante’ Moore on stage with J. Black at Juneteenth

We are not sure if the NBA Finals are rigged, as many are saying, but if last night’s show at Juneteenth was any indication, there is a possibility that we can all (fans of each team) just get along. With a grain of irony, Bay-area native Chante’ Moore just happened to choose J. Black (who was wearing a Lebron jersey and Cavs cap), to join her on stage for a personal performance.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
20 years ago John Wallace led Syracuse University on a great Final Four run.

20 years ago John Wallace led Syracuse University on a great Final Four run.

Props for No. 4

Monday, January 11th, 2016

When Lovetron Landed in the ‘Cuse

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Darryl Dawkins aka Chocolate Thunder

We can vividly remember tipping into OnaJava about a decade ago to find Darryl Dawkins, aka Chocolate Thunder, chillin’ at the counter.  He was a big man with a big personality to match, and helped pave the way for Lebron and Shaq.  Dawkins was the first high school player to be drafted to the NBA (1975).

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A final salute to Earl Lloyd,aka the Moonfixer.

Throwback Thursday: Cleveland’s Finest

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Antwone Fisher at Syracuse University in 2008.

Antwone Fisher at Syracuse University in 2008.

Director/screenwriter Antwone Fisher wrote this piece in the Huffington Post about Lebron James.

Store Mural of Lebron James (circa 2010)

Store Mural of Lebron James (circa 2010)

Gimme Five

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Ten days ago CitySportsReport (formerly Razz and Jazz Sports Blog) predicted these reasons ‘Melo would return to the Knicks.

They Came before Crossover

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Author and Morehouse College journalism professor Ron Thomas spoke at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications last Thursday.

Morehouse College Sports and Journalism Program Director Ron Thomas spoke about the genesis of the NBA and how it was integrated during a visit to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday.

Ron Thomas shared stories from his book They Cleared the Lane with SU students and faculty this week. His exhaustive research highlights ballers such as Chuck Cooper, Bucky Lew and Cleo Hill.   Thomas, who grew up in Buffalo and went to college in Rochester,  is a former NBA beat-writer, turned author and educator. His talk was part of an event produced by Syracuse University’s Sports Media Center.

Thomas also posed one of the most clever sports trivia questions out there: Who was the NBA’s first player? (there’s more than one answer, so read the book)

On Friday, Thomas continued his labor of love by attending a ceremony in West Virginia that featured a tribute to Earl Lloyd.