Wednesday, March 3

Skipped a day?

Yay, Ryan called two days in a row. Lucky me. He's doing great and taking it easy. I'm glad. He's already in Dallas which is great. He's going through withdrawls from the umbillical cord being chopped off. He's dealing. I'm just glad that I did that ish a while back. I had to gnaw my cord off. But I'm a better person for it. Don't ge me wrong I love my mamma. She made me the beautiful Native woman that I am. But she also has her crazy times. And I was taking up to much responsiblity. Blah blah blah. Anyways.

Wednesday was aight. Nothing too fancy. Had some good laughs with Kelli (when do I not have laughs with my numi?) we were listening to wav files off the internet. Monty Python rawks....

Five things I'm greatful for today

1. Frankie J *I still think that mofo is hotter than biscuits*
2. Pebbles and co for thinking up hotter than biscuits.
3. Carmen for being so kick ass and her new michelle branch layout. *it's awesome*
4. Amba for always being cute.
5. Danna for keeping it real always. Don't let Gretchen get you down.

*Missing CCC-Carmen...what's up with blog city...come to the darkside and come to blogspot*

Wednesday Randum

*kinda deep*

WHAT IF.....

What if Michael Jordan, who was dismissed from the Washington Wizards,

has finally come to the conclusion that no matter how popular he was in

basketball and around the world, some little old white man controlled

his destiny. Michael Jordan's destiny. I mean he put over

$40 million in ticket sales alone in Abe Pollin's coffers. The Wizards

were a team that he alone personally made popular and profitable. He

alone made the team and organization a star attraction in every city he

went to play. # 23 - Jordan's Wizard jerseys selling off the rack at

sporting goods stores everywhere. Not to mention the economic impact

that he made on Washington, DC and the league all around. But all that

doesn't matter because Jordan doesn't own what he created the value for.


What if immediately after that meeting with Abe Pollin, Jordan got on

his phone and called Bob Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, Willie

Gary, Magic Johnson, Russell Simmons, John Johnson, Cathy Hughes, Sean

Combs, Master P. and said, "it's time". "It's time for us not to own

just a team, but it's time for us to own our resources: sports and


Of course David Stern, Abe Pollin and other NBA owners would be laughing

their asses off. Thinking, those Negroes are trying to start a league of

their own. Ha! ha! ha! ha!

Then in the very next batch of calls, he calls: John Thompson, Charles

Barkley, Paul Silas, Isaiah Thomas, Maurice Cheeks, Doc Rivers, Lenny

Wilkins and others and says, " we need experienced coaches for our new

league. We have the investors, now we need coaches, general managers

and front office personnel. It's time! Will you join us in making world


The laughs from Abe and David have subsided, but they are still coming.

And they still have doubts. Those Negroes can't do it.

Then in the last batch of calls, while Abe and David Stern are still

laughing, Michael Jordan calls Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe

Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter, Jason

Kidd, Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce and Lebron James and says "it's time." He

continues, "My partners and I are starting a new league and we need you.

We need to control what we have given to this earth in terms of our

entertainment, sports and athleticism. Without you, there is NO NBA.

Forget your contracts, you all are all millionaires. Come with us and

let's make history."

Abe and David Sterns aren't laughing anymore. They realize that there is

something serious happening and Michael Jordan, the most popular and

beloved athlete in the world is leading the charge.

"Well what about arenas?" the owners say. "We own them".

"Fine. There are plenty of arenas in every city that are not being used.

They are old, but hey it's a start. So we'll lease them".

"Well, what about TV?" Abe asks.

"No problem. Willie Gary and Cathy Hughes' companies are starting cable

channels. We'll run our games on them for now as well as BET, then we

will negotiate with the major networks soon. And with Cathy, we've got

radio broadcasting, so that isn't a problem either."

"Well, how do you advertise?, Abe sneered.

"No problem. We get Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, P-Diddy and Master P. to

get every rapper and R&B singer in the world to talk about the new

league in all their songs. We'll do commercials and videos with Bill

Cosby, Spike Lee and even Oprah yelling "The UBA is fantastic [Universal

Basketball Association], others can play, we just want to own). We'll

get John Johnson and Earl Graves to write about it in Jet, Ebony and

Black Enterprise. We'll get FUBU, Sean John and Rocawear to design the

team uniforms. We'll get Oprah to talk about the new league and

interview players, investors, coaches on her show.

We'll get Johnnie Cochran and Willie Gary to head our legal team.

We'll get actors like Halle Berry and Denzel Washington to publicly

endorse the league and attend the games. And finally, we get Michael

Jordan, the biggest draw in the world to put his competitive spirit and

name recognition behind it".

There are a lot of intangibles missing in this hypothetical situation,

but nevertheless, this "what if" could be the trigger to set Mr. Jordan

on a path that would really put his name in the history books.

He alone has the clout to bring this to fruition.

When are African Americans going to stop hating and start cooperating

with each other to do something on this scale?

When are African-Americans going to stop being used by sport owners and

start thinking OWNERSHIP? Bob Johnson is great, but he had to be voted

in by 28 other white men.

If we collectively take what is ours, sports and entertainment, and hold

it back from the world until we own it, then we can control our own


It sounds far-fetched, but IT CAN BE DONE. Then Michael Jordan, the

greatest player to ever play basketball, will not have to worry ever

again of being used by someone for personal financial gain. If Mike

owned the league, he's the one who'd be doing the firing and hiring. And

then a person like Abe Pollin would have no choice but to respect the

greatest basketball player to ever live.

What if....



REMEMBER THESE WORDS... "Those who don't understand interest pay it,

those who do, earn it."

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