Bread City Basketball


VOTE MARBURY
November 27, 2008, 1:50 pm
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LET’S MAKE STEPHON MARBURY THE FIRST ALL STAR TO PLAY 0 REGULAR SEASON MINUTES. YES WE CAN!


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OBAMA’S MIDAS TOUCH

I LOVE THIS GAME MY COUNTRY


via Free Darko



ELECTION DAY SPECIAL

Fans of athletic metaphors, take note: Barack Obama is a wily player of pickup basketball, the version of the game with unspoken rules, no referee and lots of elbows. He has been playing since adolescence, on cracked-asphalt playgrounds and at exclusive health clubs, developing a quick offensive style, a left-handed jump shot and relationships that have extended into the political arena.
– Jodi Kantor, The New York Times, 06/01/07



FRESH MOUTH FRY-EATING BARACK OBAMA
September 25, 2008, 9:47 am
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I could listen to Barack Obama curse all day. “Get your own damn fries.” YES. This is the completely-out-of-context quote of the year. It’s ripped from the audio book version of his memoir, Dreams from My Father.

barack obama cursing
photo by Joe



TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
September 28, 2007, 12:48 pm
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CHRIS WEBBER



NATE ROBINSON IS DENNIS KUCINICH

Back in February, sports writer Dan Shanoff made the connection between Gilbert Arenas and Barack Obama: “Both are grassroots, internet sensations… Both deliver an aura of accessibility… Both have critics who point to the fact that they are untested on a big time national stage… And then there’s the “Black President” Factor: Obama would like to become the first black president. Arenas actually calls himself ‘The Black President.'”

I guess I must’ve had this article in the back of my mind during Summer League this season because as I watched the Knicks go undefeated, it hit me: Nate Robinson is Dennis Kucinich.

dennis kucinich nate robinson

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Clinton’s Midnight Basketball
August 27, 2007, 5:52 am
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We’ll put more police in public housing, crack down on illegal gun trafficking, and fill vacant apartments where criminals hide out. And we’ll provide more programs like midnight basketball leagues to help our young people say no to gangs and guns and drugs.

– President Bill Clinton, April 16, 1994

EPILOGUE: One of Bob Dole’s most-ran campaign ads in 1996 attacked Clinton’s inner-city midnight basketball program initiative, which cost (according to Dole) $76 million. The ads called the program, among other things, “a subtle and sickening appeal to racism.” The midnight basketball program was eventually scrapped.

midnight madness!