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‘Put on for my city’: How Big Homie Joe paved his way in Little Oklahoma City

Pursuing a career in anything entertainment-related in Oklahoma City, OK is almost guaranteed to be a bumpy road to travel down. Before 2006, OKC was desolate with only a minor-league baseball team and an inconsistent hockey presence, to say the least. Also, before May 3, 2006, you couldn’t get a legal tattoo in the state, […]

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Perception Isn’t Reality: A Letter on Why We Scream Black Lives Matter

Hello? Is anyone there? Are you listening? There’s so much that needs to be said…but I want to make sure we’re heard. I figure it’s about time I use this platform I’ve been given for this specific reason. Years ago Dr. King said, “I’m tired of marching for something that should have been mine at […]

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Would the Bulls have won the 1998-1999 season?

After watching ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance,’ those that think any NBA player stacks up to Michael Jordan, were proven wrong. Spectacular basketball skills do weigh into the greatest of all time (GOAT) debate, but the legend that was Michael Jordan, including his hunger for being competitive is what puts him over the top. Something that […]

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Highlights from ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’: Episodes 9 & 10

Week five and the final two episodes of ‘The Last Dance’ documentary hit hard, delving into the final days of Michael Jordan as a member of the Chicago Bulls. For the most part, the last two episodes documented his last season, but tea was spilled on a Michael Jordan legend that we’ve grown to know, […]

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NBA’s top 10 list by the decade

The endless debate on who the greatest of all-time (GOAT) is, has gotten tired and redundant. If you base your argument on championships, the greatest is Bill Russell. If you base your argument on statistics, you have to put Russell Westbrook in your top 10, and if you’re basing your argument on legacy, you’re looking […]

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Highlights from ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’: Episodes 7 & 8

In week four of ‘The Last Dance’ documentary, ESPN went from talking about Michael Jordan’s father’s death, and how that affected his immediate future, to his first retirement, and resurgence. This week’s episodes highlighted the first time since Jordan’s prominence that the Bulls struggled as a franchise. Here are a few things that stuck out […]

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Highlights from ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’: Episodes 5 & 6

In week three of ‘The Last Dance’ documentary, ESPN dove deeper into the Chicago Bulls dynasty. Among the things highlighted was a difficult fifth episode that featured a young Kobe Bryant breaking into stardom in his second NBA season. In episode six, they documented the turmoil within the Bulls team en route to their third-straight […]

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