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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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Tim Hardaway – Throwback Tues.

Throwback Tuesday is becoming on of the best parts of this blog. Doing our research for the throwback athlete of the week is awesome because we here at Ballers Sports are old school to the chore. At first glance it was kind of surprising that today’s throwback was even considered a throwback, I guess that’s us showing our age. Todays throwback athlete is none other than Timothy Duane “Tim” Hardaway. Sit back, relax and lets take a look at #10.

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Ballers Sports – Week in Review

Kemp was this weeks throwback

As a sports blogger who isn’t really into putting a lot of additional entertainment gossip and other things on this site we would like to keep this site for the sports purist. We are already working on some interesting and fun topics for next week but if you have an idea or would like to do a guest feature just hit us in the comments or email us at ballers.sports@gmail.com Since its going into a relatively slow sports weekend we thought we would just recap the week that was. Continue reading

Shawn Kemp – Throwback Tues.

Remember these?

Shawn Kemp was known as the reign man in the NBA during the early 90’s. Before his career ended Kemp was a All-star and a daily highlight on sportscenter. To the young kats out there Shawn Kemp was Blake Griffin before Blake Griffin was Blake Griffin. Kemp was on yesterday’s post (Old School NBA – http://wp.me/p1hrP8-9w ) and we already had him pegged for this weeks Throwback Tuesday a week ago.

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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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Ballers Sports Dunk of the Night – Blake Griffin

Mamma there goes that man! .. Blake Griffin is at it again. I will say this. I will give Kyle Korver credit for jumping though. That is a brave man. *slow applause* — The Clippers eventually lost but hey at least we got more Blake Griffin highlights.  For more on Blake Griffin http://wp.me/p1hrP8-3h

Ballers Sports – Dunk of the Night … Blake Griffin.

Lil Penny – Throwback Tues.

“Thats Tyra Banks fool!” … I’m sure many of you that followed basketball in the 90’s remember when lil Penny came on the scene. Penny and Shaq were supposed to be a dominant force for 10+ years. Unfortunately Shaq left Disney world for Disney land to get his rings and Penny became a marginal player. I think Jim Rome said it best about Penny, “He’s a good player with a great doll.” If you’ve forgotten about lil Penny, lets take a trip down memory lane.

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