Thursday, January 28, 2021


One Year Later—The (LA Lakers) Kobe Bryant I Still Remember.

January 27, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Our Responsibility is more than putting a ball in a basket” Kobe Bryant It’s hard to believe. But yes, it’s been one year since the death of Kobe Bryant. The pain of that is still very much there. A year later, my two greatest enduring and life affirming memories of Kobe Bryant are the same. And they have absolutely... [Read more...]

Bring up Bianca Smith when talking about women breaking through in men’s sports leagues.

January 14, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) During last year, one of the more notable stories in sports have been women who have made history leading or playing men’s sports. Prior to the beginning of 2021, Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon became the first female acting head coach in NBA history after Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich was ejected during a game... [Read more...]

Sports reaction to riots at U.S. Capitol.

January 8, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) 2021 has gotten off to an “eventful” start. As millions of Americans face eviction issues, homes belonging to two of the most powerful and influential servants of capital, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell, were vandalized. Both homes were defaced with graffiti with messages like “$2K,” “CANCEL RENT!” and “MITCH... [Read more...]

College sports has temporarily dodged bullet with Florida’s Keyontae Johnson.

January 8, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s a new year and 2021 brings both uncertainty and hope. The year 2020 was dominated by the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus. There was no industry on Earth that was not significantly impacted by COVID-19. Athletes were physically impacted and even emotionally impacted as in the story of Minnesota Timberwolves star... [Read more...]

2020: A Look Back and A Look Ahead.

December 27, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some current thoughts on my comments from last year about things that would shape the narrative of 2020.  It has truly been a year unlike any other. The numerical expression “20/20” is widely recognized as synonymous with perfect vision.  And given what we have witnessed in 2019, we definitely have to face the year 2020... [Read more...]

2020: Pandemic, Protest, and Politicians.

December 25, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The concept of time was different in 2020 than any other year in recent memory. It was a year that was both incredibly long and short. The entire world has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people have died, been physically impaired, and have suffered personal, emotional, and financial losses as result of... [Read more...]

First all-Black NFL officiating crew: Big Deal or No Big Deal?

December 19, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the better NFL games during Week 11 a few weeks ago was the Monday Night Football game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Brady’s struggles and the Rams looking like a possible contender for the NFC Championship game were some of the takeaways from the Buccaneers loss. Interestingly, one of the... [Read more...]

NBA 2K21 Next-Gen: Looking Beyond Visual Polishing.

December 19, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With a bumpy start, NBA 2K21 received mixed reviews, but with the new NBA 2K21 Next-Gen update, things seem to have started to change. The major complaints with the basketball simulator have been addressed and 2K has raised the bar for others to catch up. NBA 2K21 Next-Gen is finally available to play and here’s everything... [Read more...]

This is who should judge Olympic breakdancing in 2024.

December 14, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In a year that has been unique and challenging for numbers of people across the Earth, it is so 2020 that The International Olympic Committee would provide a measure of lighthearted but real sports news earlier this month. During the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, breakdancing will be an official Olympic sport. According... [Read more...]

Unlike Tiger, Lewis Hamilton is Black champion worthy of acclaim.

December 5, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Earlier this week, ESPN aired, the one-hour documentary The Undefeated Presents Tiger Woods: America’s Son. It was a fascinating look at golf’s historically bad treatment of Black golfers, Tiger Woods’ impact and history with race, and explored “Woods’ historic win at The Masters in 1997 – becoming the first African-American... [Read more...]

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