1. SPORTS IN AMERICA: THERE ARE NO EVEN PLAYING FIELDS!

    Some of the Worlds’ greatest playground basketball players have come out of New York City. Hoop stars like Connie Hawkins, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Pop Gates, Jack DeFares, Carl Green, etc...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about almost 6 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  2. No Cheerleaders in the Press Box, Please: First Whitlock and Now Wilbon!

    A sports column written by Jayson Whitlock (Fox News Sports) last weekend titled “Jim Brown My Hero” must have had legendary Washington Post sports writer the late Shirley Povich turning over in his grave...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 1,101 reads 8 comments

  3. Jim Brown: When a Hero Is Nothing but a Sandwich

    I recently read a commentary written by so-called sports columnist Jason Whitlock. The commentary was titled "Jim Brown My Hero." Mr...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 1,352 reads 1 comments

  4. Detroit Mayor: Can the Motor City Rebound with Dave Bing?

    Last year Dave Bing came back to his original hometown of Washington, DC and officially announced to friends and family he was running for Mayor of Detroit...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  5. Coach Butch McAdams: He Never Cried Foul!

    Butch McAdams is a native Washingtonian. He lived and grew up at the corner of 14th and T Streets NW right in the middle of the historical U and 14th Street corridors. He was raised in the Catholic faith and educated at St...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 1,022 reads 0 comments

  6. Johnny Sample: A Dirty Football Player & a Stand-Up Brother

    John B. Sample Jr. was born and raised in Portsmouth, VA and was known to friends as Happy, Blade, Reds, and Redball. He died suddenly in his hometown of Philadelphia in April 2006. He was 69 years old...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 3,100 reads 4 comments

  7. They Called Him Bighouse: Profile of a Legendary Coach

    On Monday April 18, 2005 college basketball lost one of its true giants, a man of not only mammoth size, but of huge influence also. Winston-Salem State University’s Clarence Bighouse Gaines died at the age of eighty-one...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  8. Black Magic: In & Out of Focus

    ESPN’s airing of Black Magic, chronicling the rich history of black basketball in America was a buzzer-beating jump shot to win and a controversial foul call at the end the game to lose...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 551 reads 0 comments

  9. Red and Dotie Auerbach: An NBA Love Story

    The expectations were high in Boston, and it was Red Auerbach time—the NBA Playoffs. Red lived for this time of year. When Red Auerbach died on Saturday, October 26, 2006 the world of sports lost a true giant...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 180 reads 0 comments

  10. Memorial Day in DC: Death Takes a Holiday

    On Memorial Day America took time out to honor its dead. There were parades, tributes and salutes to our fallen heroes of war. Family, friends and loved ones traveled from all over the country to Washington, DC...

    Harold Bell Written by Harold Bell about 5 years ago 350 reads 0 comments