Ok maybe I’m jumping the gun with the number one pick talk, but Andrew Wiggins is the real deal. He has recently reclassified to the 2013 class which means he’s leaving high school early and trying to get to the NBA as fast as possible. Just think if there wasn’t for the one and done rule would we see this kid at the NBA draft in June. See for yourself.

-OB

Since being drafted Calvin Johnson has been the centerpeice of the Detroit Lions offense and one of the most talented receivers to play the game. On the field he’s “Megatron”, an all out beast who will destroy anyone in his way. Off the field Calvin is a humble family man who came from strong roots. This is the future of Detroit Lions football

-OB

Video  —  Posted: September 7, 2012 in Thoughts

The University High School Eagles in Ferndale Michigan do not have as big a school as their inter-city rival Ferndale High, nor do they have the glorified athletic program of said rival. Something UHS does have though is heart, pride, and maybe one of the best basketball players of the 2014 class in the state. Anthony Terry Martin, or “ATM” as his peers refer to him because he’s “money” on the court, looks to lead the unknown program to the promised land. This highly touted athlete shows major improvement in his game and leadership ability every year and looks to take that next step into PSL history. After a painful loss to rival Ferndale High in the District Championship, this team only got “hungrier” this offseason lead by their “starving” captain Antony Martin. If you have not heard of this kid or seen him on the court you must not be a highly regarded scout, but don’t worry thats what I’m here for. His pure stroke from the perimeter along with his size, strength and athleticism gives him the total package to excel on the Division 1 level and with the right steering become a professional athlete. Also his intensity, tenacity and passion on the defensive end separates him from most kids his age putting him on another level of basketball maturity than most. Look out for the University High School Eagles this season as they look to take over as a Powerhouse in Michigan Hoops!

-OB

Video  —  Posted: August 25, 2012 in Thoughts

Everybody with money has their little charity that they make faceless donations to, but few actually show real love to their people. Brandon Jennings is one of those few who is using his celebrity to help where he came from. One of the realest dudes.

Video  —  Posted: August 14, 2012 in Thoughts

Pretty cool mix of the generations #salute !!!

Video  —  Posted: August 14, 2012 in Thoughts

18 years ago the Orlando Magic lost the NBA’s most talented center in Shaquille O’Neal to the glamour of Hollywood, opening a wound that would not be healed for nearly a decade. In 2004 the Orlando Magic found a spark of hope in a 18 year old broad shouldered kid coming out of high school named Dwight Howard, but who knew those broad shoulders would lead the Magic to their second Great Depression. For eight years now the Magic has mishandled their franchise and disrespected their franchise player. Shaq who received running mates like Penny Hardaway, Denis Scott, and Nick Anderson, was waited on hand and foot. Anything Shaq requested of the Magic he got. Unlike Dwight Howard who for years carried the entire city on his shoulders, being that the Magic are Orlando’s only professional sports team. Dwight repeatedly requested a legitimate supporting cast and a competent coach with a winning system and never received such. Now after years of mistreatment and disrespect Dwight has packed his bags and left Orlando behind for a much brighter future with the Los Angeles Lakers. Now Kobe is once again teamed up with the most dominant center in the game, though he’s not eighteen anymore he still capable of leading a team to a championship and with this years Olympic experience I believe he has learned the ability to differ and play off the younger guys. Don’t get me wrong though Kobe can still score with the best of them and with Steve Nash facilitating the chemistry will be oozing out of Staples Center. With the history and prestige of Laker centers, I believe Dwight will grow tremendously on the offensive end of the ball. Dwight was already a future Hall of Famer and moving forward with the Lakers I see him solidifying his place as one of the best to ever play the position. With mentors like Kobe, Shaq, and Kareem he will take his game to new heights. With Dwight in LA the Miami Heat may have some issues repeating as we assumed they easily would, because as we all know Miami has no answer for Howard who last season beat them twice basically by himself. Even without a game played the Lakers are once again the team to beat in the Western Conference and possibly the League.

-OB

Romo’s Last Stand

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Thoughts

As the years go on more and more pressure is added to America’s Team, more importantly its leader Tony Romo. From the first snap of Romos’ career drama and expectations have been at an increasingly high level. Since becoming a starter midway through the 2006-2007 NFL season, Romos’ play has remained at a very consistent level. The positives as well as the negatives. Although his individual stats rank amongst the top 10 players at his position every year, Romo still hasn’t been able to perform when it matters the most. He still has not been able to get a post season win under his belt. Traditionally the Dallas Cowboys have been known to have a very talented quarterback running their offense, a few of them even making it to pro football’s Hall of Fame. In order for Romo to keep tradition alive he must become a more consistent clutch performer more importantly get a few super bowl rings under his belt. With the new season just around the corner fans are ready to put last years disappointing season behind them and anticipation is at an all time high. The time for Romo is Now!

-MM