Len Bias vs David Robinson NCAA 1985 Maryland vs Navy ***messymandella***

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 …

 

 

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A Sense Of Humor

Accomplished Livelihood

Unstoppable

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Banging Body

 

 

 

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“Did you see me rocking my #TeamBlue in the ‘Up’ video with @ollymurs?” Demi asked in the caption her Instagram hair pic, before revealing that her colorful pieces were part of her Secret Color Extensions hair collection! We love that her slip-on hair extensions are so easy that we can copy her look ourselves.
 
You can check out Demi and Olly’s new video below, and make sure to drop us a comment letting us know what you think of Demi’s blue hair!
 

 

 

 
 

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You Deserve The Best Because You Are Worth The Best! ***messymandella***

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In 2015, who is going to steal the life of this black man? Will it be the police officer? Who will steal his life? Will it be the dogs, or the homeboy that he runs home to embrace for protection?

 

 

 
 

Beyoncé – Superpower ft. Frank Ocean ***messymandella***

 
When the palm of my two hands, hold each other
That feels different
From when your hands are in mine
That’s just the way it is, hmmm
And when my voice is screaming out, to my own ears, uh
That feels different
From when I hear yours
Now that’s just the way it is
And when I’m standing in this mirror
After all these years
What I’m viewing is a little different
From what your eyes show ya
I guess I didn’t see myself before ya
Moving forward

 
(Super power)
A subtle power
(Super power)
A tough love
(Super power)
Uh huh, like a shark
(Super power)
Ooh, Like a bear
A tough love
And I thought the world would revolve
I thought the world would revolve, without us
Without us, without us, without us
But nothing I know could slow us down
They couldn’t slow us down
I thought I could live without you
Hey, hey
Cause nothing I know can break us
Down
They can’t break us down
And just like you I can’t be scared
And just like you I hope I’m spared
But it’s tough love
I know you feel it in the air
Even the babies know it’s there
Tough love
(Super power)
The laws of the world tell us what goes sky
And what falls
It’s a super power
(Super power)
The laws of the world never stopped us once
Cause together we got plenty super power
 
A subtle power
(Super power)
A tough love
(Super power)
Uh huh, like a shark
(Super power)
Ooh, too much to bear
And I thought the world would revolve
I thought the world would revolve, without us
Without us, without us, without us
But nothing I know could slow us down
They couldn’t slow us down
I thought I could live without you
But together we’ve got plenty power
But nothing I know can break us
Down
They can’t break us down
Yes we can
Couldn’t break us down
They couldn’t break us down

 

 

Inspiration From ***messymandella***

 

Find yourself and never forget those that kept you inside of their heart, through your biggest disappointments.

Don’t stress yourself out about close minded people who are afraid to show their artistic side.

You just have to live, and strive survive, and forgive those that hurt you.

Love the ones that stick by you.

If you have your thoughts are on a person everyday, they have already inspired you.

Keep them in your life,because they will continue to build you up!

Even if the money and materialistic items disappear,They will still be there.

Dream and Do and “Shine Your Light!”

If you lay under your covers scared of the world, that is your fault, and you are handicapping your abilities.

Nothing comes from just dreaming or hiding! Admit when you care and demonstrate your true self to impress others.

Be You!

Keep Growing And Pushing and prove those stereotypes, and sexual degrading thoughts of women, and racialism issues of yesteryear.

I appreciate you supporting you for linking and loving me,and enjoying me!

It means so much to me, that you except me …for me

With my messy ass….

 

 

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Age doesn’t matter!
Your size doesn’t matter!
The Color of your Skin Doesn’t Matter!