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Len Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986)his tragic life still haunts basketball players and coaches,29 years later after his death.

Our community and the Boston Celtics can only estimate his accomplishments, since he never even enjoyed his new-found fame and wealth.

Now we can only marvel over the games and his statistics and wonder what would have occurred if it wasn’t for that party,that tragic night?

How would Len Bias’s legacy compare with NBA Athletes such as Kobe Bryant,Scottie Pippen,  Kareem, and of course Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, and even Lebron James and D.Wade?

We revisit Len’s game in this 1985 clip uploaded that was filmed the year before he died.
 
We are still captivated and admire him in amazement and regret, and sadness at all these highlights, that never will tell his intentions and what he would contributed to the entire world, and in and off the professional court.

 
Len Bias was second pick in the 1986 NBA draft.

Did Len Bias have  a promising legacy? Of course he did, and that is why he is still discussed.

Would he be on Sports Center now discussing the drafting possibilities and have a family of his on, or maybe be a coach or owner of  his own basketball  team? 

Some NBA historians think he could have rivaled Michael Jordan?
 
We unfortunately we will never know,but there is a Len Bias in every neighborhood with talent that loses it to their outside surroundings.

Lin Bias left dinner,in his newly leased car and headed to the local dorm to hang out and enjoy his promising new life.

That night he snorted cocaine 2 days after being drafted and had a seizure and died before anyone even witnessed his highly anticipated year.
 
The world was anticipating an event that would never come…


The Sports World assumed that they would watch the soon to be legend score points and run up and down the court in his rightfully owned, Celtics Jersey.

Truthfully,Len became a legend, but not how he planned it, or the rest of the world envisioned..
 

 
Len Bias never began his NBA career and technically lost everything that he worked for in one night, because of lines of Cocaine.

Len also signed a $3,000,000 contract to endorse Reebok, that he never even had a chance to advertise for, and he never even modeled the shoe.


He died, and now we have his documentary, but I found a game of the legend as well.

Now, we can all ponder on what the Basketball world will never forget, Mr.Len Bias. The world is also left examining how much did the game lose, and why did it end up this way, “With Out Bias” all we have is the “What If?s”

 

According to writer Richard JT, “Bias was way more advanced than Jordan while in college.”

His “childhood friend” Brian Tribble (known drug dealer) was convicted of supplying the cocaine that tragic night and I am sure he lives with that haunting truth, every day. He didn’t Kill Bias, but imagine if you were the one that supplied that dose.

That has to be a haunting that never goes away.

I have friends and family members that chose selling and doing drugs over their talent, and they regret it every day.

Now they watch the games!

However, some of them should be on that same damn court, getting the attention.

At times, it saddens you to see these men doing nothing with their talent and letting their boys bring them down.

It happened, and it will always happen.

Unlike talent destroyed as in the case of Len Bias, Michael Jordan kept perfecting his game.

Jordan is the Best NBA Player of all time, and that is a fact.

Len Bias should be an NBA Legacy, instead he is a NBA Tragedy.

Len Bias will always haunt the Basketball Community, anytime he is mentioned in conversations.

We still think about his potential now.

He has been gone for 29 years, so we must  demonstrate and teach the youth  how talent can be lost within a minute, and one minute you are living your dream, and the next minute you aren’t living at all…

Len’s story should be told and never forgotten,  so these young men and women don’t waste their talent, and never get to even celebrate all of their overcoming of adversity , earned awards, and their recognition for their professional dedication.

This story was important 29 years ago, and it is important now.

 
 
If only …
 

 

 
 

Happy Birthday To The Queen Of Pop! Madonna Is 58 Years Old Today!***messymandella***

 

Remember Madge in her Golden Years?

Wait, these are her Golden Years…

We love this Golden Cougar, and her longetivity!

Madonna has been a favorite of all women that are fighting to live their seventh childhood.

Some women use Madonna as a reminder of why everyone does NOT  have  to spend their Golden Years, in a nursing home.

I mean really, just look at Madonna, still sexxxy and confident.

She can send  Activia, Geritol, and  AARP  at a  stand still.

You can’t imagine, how much love Madonna has reserved in my heart.

When she throws those powdered shanks all over the stage,WE LOVE IT!

 

R.i.p. phife dawg!–A Tribe Called Quest + The Leaders Of The New School***messymandella***

 

Happy Birthday! I Wish Whitney Houston Would Have Known Her Own Strength.***messymandella***

         Whitney Houston lived a life that humbled most, and destroyed her in the end.

Today is her birthday.

We must tell the truth about Whitney Houston. I cried, because I was in her situation,not drugs but with someone who would play the part of a different person to the public…

 

When she lost part of her heavenly voice, and her self-respect through addiction, we were confused and disappointed.

We laughed, and comedians made multiple jokes about Whitney Houston’s addiction.

No one thought it would end like this.

I want to say that Whitney Houston has always inspired me to hold your head up high and walk with pride.

Even when she wasn’t the Whitney we fell in love with, she still tried.

In fact, she was that unselfish, when she was going through her demons, she didn’t want anyone to know she was still on drugs and suffered alone.

          She dealt with her own pain, the worst way, but what sadly she assumed was the best thing for her life.

When you take the time to look inside  yourself use Whitney as your example.

 

People who love you and care, will not hurt you or destroy your creativity with stupidity or insist you make decisions that could destroy your ability to showcase your talent, or diminish your inner strength.

It is sad, that her personal life overshadowed everything she did professionally.

Her life can be our lesson in self-evaluation. You can never carry people that WILL NEVER carry you.

She looked like a fool in the public eye and she suffered in pain and maybe that is why she turned to drugs?

She didn’t tell the world she still needed Help.

I wish she knew her  worth, there will never be a voice to rival hers.

You  can’t be around someone who does not want anything in life,or just will cause you pain because they can.

You must know your self-worth and believe in your talent! Never associate with someone who doesn’t have your best interest at heart.

If that person cares they will help you career, not sidetrack it to cause pain or drama or interfere with your fan base and family perception.

I hope other women realize that even with beauty, determination, and talent the person you love the most could be the worst thing that ever happened to you.

Too bad, when you realize it, you can see what all you passed up, and lost of your own talent, time, and well-being.

Love yourself,

Thank you Whitney.

Thank you for your beauty and voice. We love you, still.  I just wish you would have known your own strength.

 

Classic – Soulful Sunday + The Visionary: ***messymandella*** Loves You For Being You!

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“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”
— James Allen

Having those  bags and shoes ain’t shit without your dignity and aspirations!

_***messymandella***

I  retain hope for all mankind and feel uncomfortable  with a bias picture of reality. Living with envy and hatred  is not living, you deserve more. 

It will take time but you will see the picture

Everything you want to know about me is at messymandella.com

 

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Nostalgic – White Lines (1983) + 3rd Base (1991)***messymandella***1980’s + 1990’s – Hip-Hop History

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Don’t y’all bring this shit back…

 

Halle Berry , Ya’ll ***messymandella***

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