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February 21st, 2019 - 2:21 pm § in Misc.

What Should Zion Do?

   Zion Williamson,a likely NBA superstar, hurt his knee while playing  … for free .. for ohso wealthy private college, Duke.  Now what? The consortium of the NBA and NCAA has a “one and done rule” that says a player needs to start playing while in college.  So, Mr. Williamson ha[...]

October 13th, 2016 - 2:54 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Adversity is Nothing #4

After hurting myself in the first game of the tournament I became a spectator. Although very disappointed that I could not play, I was glad that I had an opportunity to watch my cousin play professional basketball live. My cousin is really doing it out here. Watching him play was easily the best par[...]

October 13th, 2016 - 9:21 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Adversity is Nothing #3

Seri Matiari is a tournament held in Malaysia, that up until this year, featured teams that play in NBL Asia. The majority of those teams in last year’s tournament were local Malaysian teams, and one team from the Philippines. This year in an attempt to increase the legitimacy of the NBL Asia leag[...]

October 5th, 2016 - 8:37 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Adversity is Nothing #2

Up until the friendly match that Avery and I played last Sunday against a Croatian team that is participating in the actual basketball tournament, my time in Malaysia has been cool. The two other import players from America are really good basketball players. The food has been amazing, with the exce[...]

September 28th, 2016 - 11:51 am § in America, Misc., The Ave Scene

Adversity is Nothing #1

I wasn’t going to start this blog until my cousin Avery and I actually got to Malaysia, but, mainly due to a lack of space, I cannot sleep on this 13-hour flight from Vancouver BC, to Hong Kong. Therefore, I will start this blog while I am in the air, aboard a Boeing 777. Sitting […][...]

April 18th, 2016 - 9:00 am § in America, Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

More than just football players

The NCAA must do more to help prepare current and former student athletes for life after sports.  A start would be allowing kids to actually major in subjects they are interested in. In 2002, I received an athletic scholarship, for basketball, from the University of Washington. I attended the schoo[...]

January 14th, 2016 - 2:07 pm § in America, Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Athletes giving money

Does anyone else notice the large amounts of money that Black athletes are donating to their alma maters? New York Mets outfielder, Curtis Granderson donated $5 million to the University of Illinois-Chicago , Draymond Green, combo forward for the Golden State Warriors gave Michigan State University [...]

September 10th, 2015 - 7:00 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Davey L. Whitney (1930-2015)

Davey “The Wiz”Whitney, an influential American Basketball coach, was born January 15, 1930, in Lexington, Kentucky, to parents Albert Whitney Sr. and Elizabeth Whitney.   Mr. Whitney coached Alcorn St. to the first NCAA tournament win ever by an historically black university with a 70-62 vict[...]

September 9th, 2015 - 7:00 am § in America, Misc., Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Lebron James understands the importance of education

Last month, Lebron James announced that his foundation would donate $41 million to cover tuition at the University of Akron for 1,100 Ohio high school graduates. For many years programs have trained kids, without taking into account that the kids parents may also need help.  Programs can not contin[...]

August 21st, 2015 - 9:44 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Josh Williams

First time that I encountered Josh was in the 7th grade, when I was playing basketball for a local Seattle AAU team, C.A.Y.A..  We were playing in a tournament in Yakima. I remember being amazed by a giant dunking seventh grader, that was bigger than any adult man in the gym attending the tournamen[...]