Ice Cube’s Big3 League Starts At Barclays Center In Brooklyn

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 11: (L-R) Jeff Kwatinetz, Rashard Lewis, Allen Iverson, Ice Cube, Kenyon Martin, and Roger Mason Jr. attend a press conference announcing the launch of the BIG3, a new, professional 3-on-3 basketball league, on January 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for BIG3) ORG XMIT: 691015503 ORIG FILE ID: 631496728

More basketball the better for me because I am a NBA and basketball junky. When the NBA season ends as a sports fan I am depressed. Thank god for NBA TV!

Watched the NBA Draft a few days ago and the NBA Summer League starts soon. Meanwhile their is another league starting up. A idea of producer/rapper and actor Ice Cube a league of former NBA players will play in a league called Big3. The Big3 started with its first games on 6/25 at the Barkleys Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. home of the Nets.

It will be 3 against 3 on the court with a four point shot. First team to 60 points win but you have to win by two points. Plus their is no fouling out. As a NBA fan it will be fun to see the former NBA players on the court. Most of them in the late 30s to early to mid 40’s. Even a few players who are in their early 50’s.

Some of the players will be former Seattle Sonic Ruban Patterson, Al Thornton, another former Sonic Rashard Lewis, “White Chocolate” Jason Williams, Kwame Brown, Mahomoud Addul-Rauf. NBA Hall Of Fame member and of course Sonic great “The Glove” Gary Payton will be a coach.

Also playing will be Josh Childress, Rasual Butler, and another NBA Hall Of Fame member Rick Berry will be a coach. You will also see on the court Chauncey Billups as coach, player and also rapper Stephen Jackson, another former Sonic Reggie Evans, Larry Hughes, Brian Cook and former NY Knicks/Bulls star Charles Oakley will be a player and coach.

Fans will also see playing Jermaine O’Neal, Bonzi Wells, Mike James, Lou Amundson and will see the great “Dr J” Julius Erving as a coach. Also playing will be Mike Bibby, Ricky Davis, Mo Evans, Joe Smith and the great “Iceman” George Gervin will be a coach. The biggest name playing in the Big3 league will be NBA Hall of Fame member and trend setter “A.I.” Allen Iverson. Former NBA star Kenyon Martin will also be playing as will Roger Mason Jr.

The Big3 will play in 10 different cities in 10 weeks. Those cities will include here in Seattle, Washington! The schedule is below:

June 25 (Brooklyn)

July 2 (Charlotte)

July 9 (Tusla)

July 16 (Philadelphia)

July 23 (Chicago)

July 30 (Dallas)

August 6 (Lexington)

August 13 (Los Angeles)

August 20 (Playoffs here in Seattle/Key Arena)

August 27 (Finals in Las Vegas)

Games will be shown on a tape delayed basis on FS1. First games shown on June 26th. We will be following and reporting on the Big3 3 on 3 Basketball League and we look forward to reporting on the Big3 playoffs when it hits here in Seattle.

Washington’s Markelle Fulz #1 Choice In NBA Draft

“One Man’s Opinion” By Gordon Curvey

As a basketball junky I am happy as hell to see the University Of Washington’s own Markelle Fulz being chosen #1 by the Philadelphia 76ers. It is a dream come true for the young fella.

At 6-4 he has all the skills to become a superstar in the NBA. Of course he has hops and a outside shot out to the three point range. He is also a good passer. He will have to work on his D in the NBA and that is for sure. At times truth be told Fulz looked lost on defense at the U-Dub. Then again sorry to say in my opinion a lot of players looked lost under former head coach Lorenzo Romar.

At the University Of Washington, Markelle’s UW team last year won only nine games. This is not a good thing but that is in the past for the young fella. He is in the NBA now. But I have to say a little more about former head coach Romar.

Readers it is amazing to me that Romar recruited a lot of really good top NBA draft choices at the U-Dub.  That includes Brandon Roy, Isaiah Thomas, Dejounte Murrey, Marquese Chriss, Nate Robinson, Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross. BUT the UW has not had NCAA Tournament experience lately. This is AMAZING as to why this has happened. I just do not understand.

Of course Romar was fired and is now a assistant at Arizona. Coach Romar is a great man and his players came back to obtain their degrees but he just did not lead University Of Washington teams with loads of NBA level talent anywhere.

So let’s see how young Markelle Fulz will do in the NBA. I loved to watch the young fella play. There is no doubt in my mind he will be a great NBA player. One thing for sure the 76ers have plenty of the line young talent. People in Philly are now talking playoffs. If their top young players stay injury free it will be a very interesting season in Philly.

NFL Teams Not Signing Kaepernick Is Ridiculous & Wrong!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Readers I am really bothered as a sports fan about why QB and former guest on “Music Inner City TV” Colin Kaepernick (myself with Colin pic) has not been signed by a NFL team so far. I just do not understand.

Ladies and gentlemen what is going on to Kaepernick is just plain wrong. Now I do not know if Colin is asking for a lot of money or if he wants to start for a team and not be a backup. What ever the reason is he is still waiting for a team to sign him. Who will it be? I saw the NY Giants will not be one of them.

Not only have racists fans made their voices heard but the owner too. This is truly truly sad. Folks you cannot tell me that Colin Kaepernick is better than MANY QBs that have signed with teams this off season. And not only that, you cannot tell me that Colin is not better than MANY QBs that are starting for a NFL team. This is a fact!

Has Kaepernick been blackballed by NFL owners? HELL YES!! What else can you call this? Kaepernick is talented and ONLY 29 YEARS OLD!! Come on sports fans. You can see what is REALLY going on. Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed by the all white and old NFL owners who most likely voted for Trump.

As we know Trump spoke out of course via Twitter about Kaepernick and  his protest for the benefit of people of color in America. These old and white NFL owners are billionaires and conservatives.

I agree our with ourSeattle Seahawks Micheal Bennett that Kaepernick should be signed by a NFL team and might of fact why not the Seattle Seahawks sports fans? But truth be told I just want to see Colin Kaepernick signed by ANY team. For him not being signed by a team here in June is crazy and ridiculous!!

Seahawks Bennett Asks For Boycott Of Seattle Times

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Seattle Seahawks Micheal Bennett has asked all his Seahawks players to boycott the Seattle Times and I do not blame him one bit!! Bennett is asking for the boycott after this guy Matt Calkins AGAIN puts a African American on blast in
his articles in the Times sports section.

http://www.seattletimes.com/…/seahawks-michael-bennett-doe…/

This guy Calkins seems to have a problem with outspoken, intelligent African American men like Bennett and team member Richard Sherman and other black men.

I hope ALL the Seahawks will follow Bennett and not do interviews with the Seattle Times BUT not only that not do interviews on 710 ESPN and sports radio KJR here in Seattle.

These guys on 710 and KJR and the Times do not give a damn about African American athletes. They just want to put them on blast at a drop of a hat!

AGAIN, this is why ‘SPORTS INNER CITY TV” AND “SPORTS INNER CITY ONLINE” IS NEEDED SPORTS FANS.

To support African American sports stars. Hopefully some badly needed $$ can be put into my business as far as a angel investor or a major sponsor.

NEW “Sports Inner City TV/NBA” webcast now online at sportsinnercity.com or musicinnercity.com

MLB Star Adam Jones Called The “N” Word In Boston

ARTICLE FROM si.com (Full story click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Below is a email I sent out to various people in the media here in the Seattle/Tacoma area regarding former Seattle Mariner and now Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones.

Who was called the “N” word and fans tossed peanuts at him in a game in Fenway Park in Boston. Truly truly sad readers. Pic of myself and Adam here.

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Good afternoon everyone. Gordon Curvey here. First of all I want to say thanks for your support through the years. Yes I had a problem a little while ago when I was tossed out of Safeco but that is water under the bridge.

  • But the water has not went under the bridge when it comes to what I strongly believe is sad to say racism in MLB. And the above article points this out. I have interviewed former Mariner Adam Jones. A great young man who was the worst trade trade in Mariner history. He does a lot for the community of Baltimore in the inner city.
    When I read crap like what happened to Jones it bothers me. It bothers me that their is ONLY 62 African American MLB players currently on MLB teams. Only 62. Ladies in gentlemen this is why I request to come to Safeco and interview the few African Americans that are in the majors. To get their feelings on the lack of African Americans in MLB.
    I truly believe also the marketing of the Mariners and MLB IS NOT reaching “the hip-hop generation” like the NBA and NFL is doing. I see the Mariners commercials and truth be told I have to use the word “corny” Young inner city kids cannot relate to those spots. These are just facts.
    Young African American kids turn to football/basketball by age 12. I work with kids everyday. I asked a bunch of 10, 11 and 12 year old African American kids to name three African American MLB players. They could not name ONE! But of course they can name a whole bunch of African American NFL/NBA players. This is sad. They do not see ANY African American MLB players doing commercials. Unlike Lebron, Curry, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Harden, Barkley, Shaq, John Wall, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Odell Beckham Jr, Cam Newton and more!!
    Chris Rock AND Adam Jones said  baseball is a “white man’s sport”. Below is the link to Rock’s segment on HBO where he talked about how white baseball players are and the crowds who attend the games also.
    In my opinion the bigots who called Jones the N word and tossed peanuts at him etc should NEVER be allowed to attend aadamjones-web1-master768 Red Sox game and should be fined $25,000 also. Adam Jones said this should happen and I agree 100%. MLB has a problem.
    And the commissioner was right to address this problem today. The Mayor of Boston did also.
    Ladies and gentlemen this is 2017 not 1948. MLB tries to celebrate “Jackie Robinson Day” every year. This is a joke! A big fat joke! Jackie would not be happy knowing their are ONLY 62 African Americans in the majors.
    And only two African American managers in Baker and Roberts. When I turn on a Mariners game from Safeco it is a sea of white faces.
    Yes I am very upset at this Adam Jones story. With Trump in the White House (well sometimes he is in the White House), racism is showing that it is alive and well. Just look at his cabinet.
    Over the years I have asked the Mariners to help me with advertising dollars with my business. I have not obtained one penny. I get a bunch of excuses. My program airs 24-7 in Washington State/Oregon and California on Comcast-On Demand and Xfinity X1. My entertainment program AND my urban sports program.
    And we stream online at musicinnercity.com and sportsinnercity.com  We are not a little public access program. I have been in broadcasting over 26 years folks. And have interviewed legend after legend after legend.
    • Tim and Rebecca and Kelly and others who attend games at Safeco, take a look around in the stands. And see at the white faces. Root TV for sure shows them. Their is a segment during the games where they have Mariner fans on trips over seas or at home. They are ALWAYS white! ALWAYS.
      It is sad. It is just the opposite at for instance the Warriors game tonight a Cavs game or Spurs game or a Seahawks game. You see diversity. You see America. You see African Americans, Native Americans, Whites, East Africans, Asians etc.
      The terrible story about Adam Jones in Boston shows me again why I am needed with “Sports Inner City TV”. Sorry to say racism is alive and well folks.  Sports radio KJR with it’s all white regular on air staff day and night for instance cannot discuss racism. They have never experienced it. Sorry to say EVERY African American man in America has. Including Adam Jones, David Price and others. We experience it EVERY DAY when we walk out our doors.
      And with Trump in the WH, things will not get better. See ya.
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      Ladies and gentlemen the last day or so since this Jones incident happened, I have heard African American MLB players wondering what in the hell is going on. This is 2017 not 1948. And they are also saying a lot of incidents have happened for some reason in the city of Boston.
      It is known in the black community that Boston is a racist city. But readers I don’t give a damn!! I feel the sport of baseball is racist. There outreach to the African American community is terrible. And it seems it is getting worse not better sad to say.