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LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James

LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James
Some weeks ago immediately following the NBA Finals we said, “If you believe LeBron James is a physical freak of nature in terms of size, speed, agility and ability, then break on down, give him props and acknowledge that he’s also an intellectual freak of nature with maturity, savvy, leadership and communication skills that greatly transcend his age, background and educational attainment.”
 
Did we hit the nail on the head or not?

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Building a legacy of Lawsons

Building a legacy of Lawsons
No stranger to many sports-minded Memphians, Keelon Lawson’s headline count has ratcheted up in recent weeks.
 
The former boys’ basketball head coach at Hamilton High School is now an assistant coach for the University of Memphis men’s basketball program, Tigers head coach Josh Pastner announced last Wednesday (July 16).
 
Lawson’s sons – four deep – are newsmakers also. Two of them already have committed to play for the Tigers. In a win-win deal, Lawson gets to take his coaching to the next level as his sons keep their talent in their hometown and under his watchful eye.

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LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits
Donald Sterling is toxic, or at least that is the sentiment from current Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and interim CEO of the organization, Richard Parsons, who testified Tuesday that Rivers would quit if Sterling were still the owner of the team.
 
“Doc is troubled by this maybe moreso than anybody else,” Parsons stated during a trial to decide if Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, could sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. “If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach.”

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What is one to make of Grizzlies’ off-season moves?

What is one to make of Grizzlies’ off-season moves?
Just two years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies were referred to as a young and emerging team. Now they are a more established ball club in the basketball world with a diverse roster. 
 
With offense in mind and defense still a priority, the front office has made moves to put a roster in place that can take Memphis deeper into the playoffs
 
The moves include the addition of newcomer Vince Carter, a seasoned veteran with big-time credentials. With Carter’s entrance and a few other summer tidbits, fans are wondering if more is to come. Or is time to hold’em?
 

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

New ‘old’ player ready to help Grizz ‘over the hump’

New ‘old’ player ready to help Grizz ‘over the hump’
The Memphis Grizzlies now have a new addition who seems happy in the city of grit and grind.
 
It’s a 37-year-old veteran player who made his mark with one of the most-talked-about dunks in NBA All-Star history. Do you remember? It’s Vince Carter. He’ll be sporting his number, 15, this upcoming season with the Grizzlies.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Olympic legend Alice Coachman dies at 90

Olympic legend Alice Coachman dies at 90
Alice Coachman, the Olympic legend who shattered ceilings and the status quo when she became the first black woman to win a gold medal at the games, earning the medal for her 5-foot-6-1/8-inch high jump, has died in her hometown of Albany, Ga., at the age of 90, the New York Times reports.
 
Coachman had been grappling with health issues in recent months, suffering from a stroke. Her daughter, Evelyn Jones, told the Times that the former track and field star went into cardiac arrest on Monday, following breathing problems.

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