Posts Tagged ‘NBA’
Director/screenwriter Antwone Fisher wrote this piece in the Huffington Post about Lebron James.
Ten days ago CitySportsReport (formerly Razz and Jazz Sports Blog) predicted these reasons ‘Melo would return to the Knicks.
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.
Here is a website looking for suggestions for a commencement speaker at Syracuse University. I have several suggestions, but after listening to this podcast, I am convinced that former Orangeman Etan Thomas should be considered.
Is there any athlete who is more of an activist in this current era?
To call him a Renaissance man would be appropriate.
Thomas is a former NBA player, poet, philanthropist, FOBO (friend of Barack Obama), and he has been organizing Fatherhood panels (the most recent one was moderated by SU Professor Dr. Boyce Watkins) to help redefine what it means to be a man.
When it comes to role models, Etan’s got my vote.