January 9, 2002 |
Portland Trail Blazers star Rasheed Wallace will host two major events during the NBA All-Star Weekend, Feb. 8 to 10. Wallace will throw an All-Star Saturday Night Party with guest hosts Aaron McKie (Sixers), Alvin Williams (Toronto) and Cuttino Mobley (Houston). Like Wallace, they are Philadelphia natives. The Rasheed A. Wallace Foundation will sponsor an NBA Mom's Sunday Brunch, with the mothers of Wallace, Mobley and Williams. It will benefit the Linda Creed Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness and Wallace's community efforts.
March 6, 2015
EVERY FEW DAYS, I see a new crowdfunding request to contribute to a student's education or help out with medical expenses for a terminally ill patient. Those I don't mind. But some of the others have me looking all side-eyed. Go Fund Me? Go F--- you! Excuse my language, but it's getting out of control. Take the case of Jameelah Kareem, 30, a procurement administrator who lives in Willingboro, N.J. She's a hardworking young woman who writes steamy novels in her spare time and works part time as a bottle-service provider at Onyx, a strip club on Columbus Boulevard.
July 5, 2002 |
Reprinted from Wednesday's Inquirer Hoop-hop? That's Like Mike, a roundball fable starring the frosh prince of hip-hop, Lil Bow Wow. It's basketball fantasy camp for the cost of a movie ticket. A cross between Annie and an NBA promotional, the likable film features charismatic Lil Bow Wow as Calvin Cambridge, a 13-year-old orphan who inherits a pair of castoff sneakers thought to have been worn by Michael Jordan. The magic shoes give Calvin, who stands under 5 feet, the lift to compete against the pros.
January 23, 2004 |
Scottie Pippen probably never had to call his teammates out like this during the Chicago Bulls' dynasty days. Pippen chastised his younger teammates for their lack of effort yesterday, saying it's time the Baby Bulls start taking some pride in themselves, their games and the team. Much has been invested in them, and, so far, they're not showing much in return. "That's where it all comes down to: Have you gotten any better since you were drafted here? Are you showing that you're going to make this franchise better in the near future?
February 9, 1997 |
The 76ers may be losing on the court, but the organization has scored a big victory by landing the 1999 NBA all-star weekend for the city of Philadelphia. Although the announcement will not be made for at least two weeks, league and city sources confirm that the deal is solid. Sixers president Pat Croce would not comment, but he is in Cleveland this weekend, with part of his duties there being to work on the final language of the bid contract involving the league, the team and Philadelphia.
December 26, 2008 |
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will defend his Slam Dunk championship during the NBA all-star weekend in Phoenix in February. In New Orleans last season, Howard edged defending champion Gerald Green for the title in one of the most creative competitions in recent history. Howard scored perfect 50s on both of his first-round dunks - one of which included his donning a cape for a "Superman" dunk. Howard will face off against Memphis' Rudy Gay and 2006 winner Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks.
January 18, 2011
76ers Notes It wouldn't be surprising if the 76ers had two players at next month's NBA All-Star Rookie Challenge: second-year point guard Jrue Holiday and rookie guard Evan Turner . The NBA's young-gun event, which features a team of rookies against a team of sophomores, showcases the league's best young talent. Holiday, the Sixers' starting point guard, has all but secured a spot - he didn't play in the game last season as a rookie - with averages of 14.7 points and 6.6 assists a game.
February 18, 2011 |
Until he actually gets into the Staples Center, actually steps on the floor, Jrue Holiday remains more excited to see his family than to play in Friday's Rookie Challenge. Holiday, the 76ers' second-year point guard, is the team's only representative this weekend in his hometown of Los Angeles, site of NBA all-star weekend. In addition to seeing family, Holiday also seems concerned about the weather. "I'm excited to go home," Holiday said. "I'm excited to be home. I've heard it's been raining.
February 22, 2011 |
Excerpt from Monday's weekly Ask Gonzo chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez: Jumping over the hood of a Kia is weak - unless the car is moving, which it wasn't. Blake Griffin is better than that. He should have rolled Justin Bieber into a ball and dunked him. That would have been worthy of his ability. Onward . . . Comment from Talent: Which physical feat [in the dunk contest] that you'll never be able to accomplish without the use of a trampoline and borrowed athletic ability did you like best?
July 8, 2007 |
Warren LeGarie remembers the buzz that LeBron James' first game created even though it was during summer-league action in the cramped gymnasium at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. So LeGarie, an agent representing NBA coaches and general managers and the executive director of the NBA's summer league in Las Vegas, looked for that type of historic setting to begin the careers of players who could be fixtures someday at the NBA all-star weekend. That's why, on Friday afternoon, the 3,000-seat Cox Pavilion was nearly full for much of the day. People were looking to witness the beginning of greatness.