Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

“All Alone with Karl Malone – Cereal”

May 25, 2017

“One of Jimmy’s favorite characters in all of sports is Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz. Karl has a very unique take on the world, so Jimmy invited him to talk about life and some of the things that make it worth living in the first ever edition of All Alone with Karl Malone.”

“The Utah Jazz Keep It All in the Family – – The Millers have created a structure that effectively ties the franchise to the Salt Lake City”

May 7, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-utah-jazz-keep-it-all-in-the-family-1494188503

Excerpt:

“Thanks to a complex financial transaction that closed this winter, the Jazz are probably more tied to Salt Lake than any major U.S. franchise is tied to its city . . . [The] Jazz likely aren’t going anywhere. `It’s the asset that brings the community together more than anything besides the Church of Latter Day Saints,’ Haslam said. ‘The goal here was perpetuity.’”

“Jay Wright, the coach of college basketball’s defending champion, has an unusual strategy for keeping his players’ attention: He takes away their cell phones the night before games.”

March 16, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/villanova-players-want-back-to-back-titles-they-also-want-their-phones-back-1489608702

Jim Valvano – – Arthur Ashe Courage Award Acceptance Address – – delivered 3 March 1993

March 12, 2017

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jimvalvanoespyaward.htm

This speech was mentioned in a talk at church today.

I’ve never listened to it, but tonight  I read the transcript.

Excerpt:

To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.

“I’ve been married 25 years…She’s put on seven pounds. I’ve put on basically a Backstreet Boy.” – Alvin Gentry, NBA coach

February 18, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/anthony-davis-the-only-man-in-new-orleans-being-forced-to-eat-1487274842