The Firing of Lorenzo Romar Is Wrong!!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

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Yesterday I was in my car coming home from my Seattle Public Schools job and I had the radio on sports radio KJR here in Seattle. And all of a sudden the news comes out that University Of Washington head basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was going to be fired.

I said to myself DAMN! The UW is going to fire Romar. It was a shock ladies and gentlemen. I thought the school would keep Romar another year because of the top 5 class coming to the school next year.

Led by the dynamic Micheal Porter Jr. This kid CAN BALL!!! He averaged 34 points and 13 rebounds for Nathan Hale. He helped turn around a school that was 3-18 to a undefeated season and state title.

He is 6-10, can pull up from 35 and has a deadly jumper from 20 or other words a mid range game and he can get up and block shots too. And can dribble like a guard. He is the real deal. And he is a future NBA superstar. Another Kevin Durant!!

Hale was led also by head coach Brandon Roy. Of course a Seattle native and former NBA All Star player for Portland. Nathan Hale was #1 in the nation.  A great high school team under Roy. Porter Jr. Jontay also a star on the Hale team. He is a year behind his brother.

YES their are rumors as to how and why Nathan Hale went from 3-18 to undefeated and a state title in one year. And how and why Porter Sr and Jr and another son moved from the midwest to here in Seattle and how and why Porter Sr. got hired as Lorenzo Romar’s assistant. And how and why Brandon Roy, a ex UW star got hired at Hale. His first coaching position. Yes their are rumors.

Having said that no one has got fined or got a penalty. Their are just rumors. Yes even myself thought things were real shady. But again the people involved were not given a penalty.

Now we have Romar being fired. The question is why? Yes Washington had a flat out TERRIBLE season and loss 13 games in a row to end the season and again UW is not in the big dance. I mean I watched the UW get completely blown out by UCLA and Gonzaga. It was sad watching those games. It really was.

But with the season coming to a end I did not think the AD at Washington Jen Cohen would fire Romar but she caved in to the pressure and ended the head coaching career at UW for Romar after 15 years.

But why did Cohen fire Romar? How come she could not wait another year with Porter Jr and kids from Garfield High School coming in? I have had discussions with folks since the firing of Romar and I do not like would I have found out. Something is not right with AD Cohen pulling the strings on Romar.

First of all do you think Jen Cohen knows ANYTHING about college basketball? I say NO!! And how about this readers. I think Cohen did not want Romar to start a possible dynasty at UW or a string of real good teams even with kids leaving for the NBA. For instance like Kentucky.

Cohen felt pressure and fired Romar. I was wrong folks. Just think about it. Washington had one of top recruiting class of all schools in Div 1 college basketball coming in. WHY would Cohen fire Romar without letting him coach these kids? It is just wrong and something is very very shaky about Lorenzo being fired at this team Washington.

So now Micheal Porter Sr has left UW and is going back to Missouri to be a assistant coach. So you already know his sons will follow him to Missouri. This is very sad for UW basketball fans.

I reached out to former NBA Coach Of The Year Sam Mitchell via social media to see if he would be interested in the UW job since Romar was fired. Mitchell got back to me and said thanks but no thanks and he happy being on NBA TV for right now.

Also other Romar recruits will leave too. Maybe even of the kids who played last year will leave also. So now what? Who will be the next UW head coach? Well how about Will Conroy who Cohen has said is now the “point person” what ever that is. What about Roy? How about Conroy as a assistant or head coach or Roy as the head coach or a assistant? And bring in ex UW star Donald Watts Jr.

Maybe if they act quickly on Roy/Conroy this might help keep Porter Jr here and the other recruits. Roy by the way is a ex UW star and also a Garfield High star whose jersey hangs in the gym at Garfield.

Will AD Cohen do this? Most likely not. But they should and they should do it NOW!! By the way I am not happy with the sports reporter at the Seattle Times Matt Calkins.

This guy writes in the Times “Romar had to go for the good of team” CALKINS NEEDS TO GO!! GO BACK WHERE HE CAME FROM!! He has ONLY BEEN IN THE SEATTLE AREA A YEAR OR SO. HE HAS HIS NERVE TO SAY THIS ROMAR NEEDS TO GO BS!! Give me a damn break!!! Calkins has put other African Americans on blast on his blog at the Seattle Times!!

Sorry I have to go here but Calkins is a white dude writing this BS about a African American head coach that he really knows nothing about. HE IS STILL NEW IN OUR AREA. GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM MATT CALKINS!! Finally this.

When Lorenzo Romar was first hired, sports radio KJR host Dave Mahler who truth be told I have never liked, put the UW on blast all day over the air for hiring Romar. He was saying who is this guy and why did they hire him and not others. Mainly white by the way.

I made some calls to find out what time was the press conference to announce the hiring of Romar and I got my keys and went to press conference. Knowing Mahler would be there firing “softball questions” to Romar knowing he was on radio blasting the hiring of Lorenzo. I sat in the stands and BAM! Here goes Mahler asking “softball questions” to Romar.

After the press conference I confronted Mahler. I was pissed. Former UW players had to cool me off including my childhood friend and ex member of the “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons and a Seattle native James Edwards and others. I was upset folks at Mahler. KJR program director (and still is 15 years later) Rich Moore wanted to put charges on me but my good friend former NAACP of Seattle Carl Mack talked him out of it.

So Romar gets fired yesterday and I turn on Mahlers radio show and he was saying all this BS about how much he loved Romar as a person etc. But then he agreed with the firing of Romar. Readers this was no surprise. Mahler most likely celebrated they firing of Romar!! Romar even did a interview with Mahler about the firing. It was a damn joke. I saw right though Mahler!! He was not fooling me!!!

So let’s see what happens to Porter Jr and his brother of the 2018 Class Jontay who also has committed to UW. Let’s see what happens to Garfield High kids Jaylen Noel and Daejon Davis. What will their family decide for their kids. We will keep you informed right here on “Sports Inner City Online-TV”

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Getting Tired Of Draymond Green’s Act

“One Man’s Opinion by Gordon Curvey

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I love to watch the Golden State Warriors play. Yes I do have a huge problem of Kevin Durant joining a already powerful team. KD just made them even stronger. They are a great great team.

Curry is one of best shooters ever in NBA history and Klay Thompson is also a great shooter and they have a great bench when the starters get tired. One of the starters is Draymond Green. Green is not a scorer but on this team he does not have to score. What he brings to the table is his defense and passing.

He is a very big piece of the Warriors and they would not be a great team without Green. He is a team leader and does not mind getting in teammates faces when they mess up (in his opinion). Green also brings something else to the table and it is not positive sorry to say ladies and gentlemen.

Green has huge temper problem on the court. Off the court word is he is a great dude. But on the court I am getting tired of Green’s act. Tired of seeing him whining and going off when he disagrees with a officials call on him.

He even will go off on his head coach Steve Kerr. He does not care. If his mom and dad were courtside and tried to cool him off heck I think he would go off on them for goodness sake! Green also has another problem. And that is kicking players in the private area and other parts of the body. This has to stop!

Watched the Warriors vs. Clippers game recently and Green kicked Blake Griffin in his shoulder. It was amazing nothing was called. I will tell you readers this. Draymond is lucky to be playing basketball in 2017. Because if Green was playing in the 80’s or 90’s he would have some serious problems. Cats like Charles Oakley or X-Man Xavior McDaniels or Patrick Ewing or the Bad Boys Detroit Pistons would retaliate with a quickness!! REAL TALK!!

There are a lot of “soft” players playing in the NBA right now. Not trying to condone violence BUT one night Green is going to kick the wrong player and he will pay for it. It is just a matter of time. He cannot continue to kick players over and over and over. He needs to realize this and realize it now.

Green has done great things with his foundation. He has gave ONE MILLION DOLLARS to his old school Michigan State to help build a new weight training facility on campus. That is a great move by Draymond. But I am just tired of seeing him whining and going completely off after a call and also watching him kick players. Take that away, Green is a great player for what he brings to the Golden State Warriors.

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Disappointed In NBA All Star Weekend As A NBA Junky

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

If you happen to know me you would know I am a NBA and basketball junky. I love the game of basketball. It is by far my favorite sports. I was even kind of good playing the game.

I started loving the game as a kid growing up here in Seattle, Washington. Going to Seattle Sonics games and watching NBA games on TV and going to the store and buying basketball magazines. Cutting out pics and putting them on my wall wishing I could be like them when I get older.

My basketball game got better after being cut every year at Roosevelt High and Shoreline C.C.  I kept playing everyday at the playground and at local gyms. Working on my shot. I became a very good shooter. Had a rep as a good shooter in the community here in Seattle. It is what I hate about getting older and the loss of my right lung due to pneumonia. Cannot play the game of basketball like I did before. I have dreams about hoopin!

So again I just love the game. I look forward to the NBA season every year. When the season ends I am depressed as a sports fan. Thank god for NBA TV! And I look forward to the NBA All Star Game every year. The three point contest and Skills Challenge and of the course the dunk contest.

Last year the dunk contest was great Levine from here in the Seattle area winning. This year the dunk contest and the whole weekend was a disappointment in my opinion. Really no excitement. Glenn Robinson III dunk was a really really good but it did not make up for my disappointment. Something needs to be done to make the dunk contest better.

How about the players in the dunk contest represent a charity? Hell, do these multi millionaires need the dollars they get they obtain from being in the dunk contest? HELL NO!! Also some of the “stars” of the NBA need to be in the dunk contest!!

Instead of guys like Derrick Jones Jr. who no has heard of and a cat who has played a few minutes in the NBA!! Come on give me a break!! Lebron James never entered the dunk contest. Dr. J did, Kobe did, “The Human Highlight Film” Wilkens did, my good friend and Seattle area resident Shawn Kemp did and others took part.

Next year how about John Wall or one of the young Lakers enter? How about Russell Westbrook being in the dunk contest? How about Gordon Haywood or Damian Lillard? This is what needs to happen to make the dunk contest great again. The commissioner Adam Silver should try to make this happen.

I want to see a exciting NBA All Star weekend. Including the game. This year’s game featured absolutely ZERO defense and I mean ZERO readers!! The players were not giving one ounce of effort to playing anything near D. There were 75 dunks for goodness sakes!! I know Dr. J sitting at court side liked all the dunks but how about another Seattle area resident the great Bill Russell who by the way recently celebrated his 83rd birthday. Do you think he enjoyed seeing the young fellas playing ZERO D while he sitting courtside? I do not think so.

Yes the ratings were good but as a NBA fan I want to see a exciting NBA All Star game and Dunk Contest. Hope next year changes will be in effect to make it exciting all of the NBA junkies like me.

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How On God’s Green Earth Is T.O. Not In Hall Of Fame?

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Readers something is very very wrong going on in sports. And that is certain people who do not like a person and because of that, they allow their negative feelings get in the way of the true facts.

This is what is going on when it comes to NFL great Terrell Owens. It is a dirty shame that T.O. again was passed over for election into Pro Football’s Hall Of Fame. As a sports fan I am pissed off big time. This B.S. should not happen to Owens and who ever voted against T.O. should never have a vote again for election into the hall. Never!!

Look at the stats of Owens. Six Pro Bowls, five first team all pro, three times NFL receiving TD leader, NFL 2000 All Decade team, second in NFL HISTORY in career receiving yards with 15,934 and is third ALL TIME in receiving TDs with 153.

But because he is so called “controversial”, Hall Of Fame voters are holding this over T.Os head and for the second year in a row he is not going in the Hall joining LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Kurt Warner, Morten Anderson, Jerry Jones and former Seattle Seahawk player Kenny Easley. I am in Seattle so I am very happy for Kenny!

But I am sad for Owens. It is just unfair when it is as obvious as two left shoes that he should be in the Hall Of Fame! And for anyone to say he should not be must be on crack!

T.O. said after being passed over for the second time he does not care anymore. But come on folks…he cares. Terrell because eligible for the Hall last year. He should have been a first year member readers. Just a dirty shame this has happened to Owens. But in my mind, he is a member of the Hall Of Fame. Just look at his stats. Enough said.

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Yo Sage Steele What Is Your Problem?

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DANA POINT, CA – OCTOBER 09: Sage Steele speaks onstage at the 2013 espnW: Women + Sports Summit at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort on October 9, 2013 in Dana Point, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

I was flat out shocked to read about Sage Steele online today. Before I go there, I used to have respect for Steele. A beautiful sista who moved up the ladder at ESPN over the years. A lady who has served her dues in the male dominated sports media world. We all know it is male dominated.

Flat out wondering what happened to her when I watched the NBA coverage on ESPN and ABC with Jalen Rose and Phillips and sometimes Magic. Another lady who I happen to also like Michelle Beadle had took her place.

Then all of a sudden she was on the coverage of last weekends game on ABC. Again I like both Steele and Beadle. Then BAM!! I went online today and saw the headlines concerning Sage Steele and her whining about her travel plans to Houston and the Super Bowl. GIVE ME A DAMN BREAK SAGE!!

Sage got on Twitter and whined about her travel plans being put on hold because of Trumps (will never ever call him President) travel ban on Muslim countries and the protests at airports.

Poor Sage! Her comments on Twitter are the perfect description of a very arrogant individual!! Who does she think she is readers? Poor Sage could not get her plane to the Super Bowl. Meanwhile families were crying and upset that their kids, their grandmothers or mothers or Uncles and Aunts could not be reunited because of the unfair travel ban by Trump.

I do not blame people on social media for putting Steele on total blast!! She should be. But last time I checked, she is not backing down on her feelings about her travel plans!!

Lost total respect for Sage Steele and more respect for Michelle Beadle. She seems to be a very down to earth lady who knows sports and has a good relationship with guys on “Sportsnation” and “NBA Countdown” etc. I don’t care if I ever see Sage on ESPN or ABC again! Real talk. I don’t care about her damn travel plans to the Super Bowl. Do you think families waiting for love ones from overseas care about Sage? HELL NO!!

Gordon Curvey

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