Connecting with a person to get your point across is as easy as getting on their level? Especially, when you’re trying to relay a message to the opposite sex or to a person who may be younger or older than you.
When it was finally time for my nephew to walk the stage after completing High School, I knew I wanted to leave him with a message. He was completing one goal and getting ready to start another; as he’ll be heading to college in the fall. Society loves to down play achievements such as these for African-American males but on the flip side they are quick to say one is a thug of sorts. Therefore, it was my goal to inspire him! Continue reading
Michael Jordan. Shaquille O’Neal. Charles Barkley. Scottie Pippen. Dennis Rodman. Hakeem Olajuwon. Magic Johnson. Karl Malone. Penny Hardaway.
Most of you know these names because they are all related to the game of basketball. These men are only a few of the athletes that made me fall in love with the game of basketball growing up. I can recall trying to keep my eyes open and glued to the TV screen as the games would come down to the final seconds. It would be one of those really close games, almost midnight, and all a team needed was one shot to either win or tie the game. I always fell asleep at the very end of a game when there were only about 2 or so minutes remaining and 2 minutes of playing time in the NBA feels like 10 minutes after everyone are fouled and shooting free throws. Same thing today. Continue reading