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First ever cover of Slam Magazine

Fact: In order to be a good writer you have to enjoy reading.

Fact: Every writer writes based on their inspiration and/or experience.

When I was younger the only thing that I enjoyed reading were sports Magazines. My parents allowed me to express my creativity and I had sports pictures and cut outs all over my wall. I wish I had a picture cause the room my brother and I shared was c-o-v-e-r-e-d with sports pictures. Back then the only sports magazine out was Sports Illustrated but there was something that didn’t allow me to fully connect. Fast forward to 1994 an urban, brash, in-your-face magazine called SLAM came on the scene and I instantly connected with it. The first writer who pulled me into his world of words was Scoop Jackson. This post is inspired by his first article he wrote when he got to ESPN entitled “The Scoop Manifesto” .

Thanks to all those who blazed the path for young writers to write their own manifesto.

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Old School NBA …(To soothe your pain)

We love our old school dunks

Yes I know our dear football season is gone. … And I know there is a strong possibility that there might not be football again for next year. … Welp the silver lining is that there are still other sports going on. The violence of game day experience of football will be missed but we here at Ballers Sports have a special gift for you. To get your appetite wet for the NBA we have assembled some of our favorite NBA highlights of the past.

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Greatest Sports Rants

Due to the greatness of the Bart Scott post game interview we here at Ballers Sport got to wondering about our favorite sports rants of all time. We’ve reached out to you via facebook and twitter and have managed to narrow the list down to 10. When you see the list, understand there is no way that we can rank them in any type of order because they all pertain a small piece of greatness.

In no order here is our top 10:

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Dear AI

 

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Allen Iverson at Georgetown where it all began

So word on the street is AI is about to call it quits. I wrote this last year but I thought i would repost. This is for all my AI fans. In the beginning … It was the year 1994 and as a Freshman in High School I instantly became a fan with #3 for the Georgetown Hoyas. As a lifelong Hoyas fan I was drawn to them because “I liked their colors”. Continue reading