Shaquille O’Neal & Patrick Ewing: Not the Most Elegant, But Probably Most Dominant? #BigTimeUniversity

BigTimeUniversity – “Small Talk, Street Dreams, Next Level”

This production of “Wise-up Weekly” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

LOL Tube – Got Funny? (Or Just Fun!)

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (Old-School Flava)

The ‘big diesel’ is talking stuff again. Shaquille O’Neal is saying he’s in the top 3 of all-time NBA centers. On a list of his all-time greats he puts Bill Russell at #1, Kareem Abdul Jabbar at #2 and Patrick Ewing at #7. Shaq and Ewing might not have been the most elegant in the paint, but probably the most dominant.

At a recent statue unveiling event, Shaq told Sports Illustrated and other media “There’s two things that made a crowd go crazy: a deep, contested three and a dunk. I always tried to dunk to intimidate my opponents and to make the crowd go crazy.” Everyone has different reasons that put them in ‘drive.’

During their NBA careers Shaq and Ewing brought something different to the game. Ewing had a medium range shot while guarding Shaq in the paint was a hassle. They know whether in college or beyond, the key to improving their game as athletes or industry leaders is to discover strengths.

Ewing would probably love to see the Knicks do better. Shaq’s happy for the Lakers’ honor as a go-getter. As the Final Four squads have been set, they and others hope their team gets to cut down the net. It will be about how stars and role players deliver the goods on the court with hunger and hustle.

Some think Ewing’s in the running to be Georgetown head coach. He got major props from Detroit Piston’s head coach Stan Gundy. Even though Shaq & Ewing had issues with aspects of their game that people might debate over, the real ones bring extra heart that put them in the winner’s circle.

Groove-Track: Gnarls Barkley – Crazy – https://youtu.be/bd2B6SjMh_w

Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (New-School Flava)

The ‘big diesel’ back at it. Gonna put some fans in a fit. Saying he’s among top 3 all-timers. As NBA center ballers. Giving Bill Russell #1 spot. And Jabbar #2 in the lot. Ewing takes #7 place. Others filling-out the space. They not the most elegant. But probably for some most dominant.

At recent statue unveiling. Shaq rising to the ceiling. With lots of media in the house. Not expecting him to be a mouse. Things that made crowd cheer. Was three-pointer or dunk in the air. How he’d use it to intimidate. And make crowds go crazy mate. Different reasons to have drive. Watching them come alive.

During career in their prime. Various skills brought at the time. Ewing with medium range shot. Shaq in the paint, hassle opponent got. Whether in college or beyond. Working with team players to bond. Key to taking game to new heights and lengths. As athletes and leaders is to discover strengths.

Ewing hoping Knicks could do better. Shaq’s happy for Laker’s honor as go-getter. Season after season, day after day. Doing the best in their own way. As Final Four squads have been set. They and others hope their team cuts down net. Stars and role players deliver more. With hunger and hustle for the score.

Some think Ewing’s in the mix. For Georgetown University head coach pick. Got major props from coaches old and new. From his days of Hoya’s blue. Even with issues in their game. Not much debating over their fame. The real ones bring that extra heart. To reach the winner’s circle from playing smart.

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Tip: The real ones bring to the game extra heart whether as a star or in their role playing part.

Talkback: How’s that March Madness grid looking these days?

Groove-Tracks: Chante Moore  – Real One – https://youtu.be/BtyVdN3iQDE

Tori Kelly – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing – https://youtu.be/bzPQ61oYMtQ

This production of “Wise-up Weekly” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

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Cory Booker, Yes! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, For Sure! They Spoke, Listened & Walked! #BigTimeUniversity

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

LOL Tube – Got Funny? 

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

The stage was set for a parade of graduates. One by one they’d step forward to receive their diplomas. But first they had to sit through a series of speeches. The headline speaker was some well-known public figure. Cory Booker, Yes! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, For sure! They spoke, folks listened and then walked!

Booker said, “Stay faithful because you have come this far by faith—faith in each other, faith in yourselves, faith in our country…you may not be called to change the whole world, but to one person, you could make a world of difference.” That’s a real important leadership value for getting what you put in.

Before receiving his honorary degree Abdul-Jabbar poked fun at how social media has taken over in pop culture. He used his own journey to sell the idea of connecting to new opportunities. Whether it’s in a job, career or vocation, the next level ought to be less about default setting and more about an inner calling.

Twenty years ago social media didn’t exist. Today there’s plenty to go around. For some people it’s hard to imagine life without ‘likes.’ Booker is no millennial but as a social media pro he uses social savvy to keep his work in the culture flow. But he knows that ignorant enthusiasm doesn’t produce social impact.

After their commencement moments Booker and Abdul-Jabbar were back at work. The business of the Senate has him focused on justice reforms. While for Abdul-Jabbar, he’s writing a comic book. They bring an approach to work that’s on the opposite ends of the spectrum, but in many ways it’s worth fighting for.

Groove-Tracks: Brian Courtney Wilson – Worth Fighting For – https://youtu.be/3e5qjboL8iI

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Stage set for the college grads. Robes covered up their tats and fads. One by one taking the stage. As they turn life’s next page. With diplomas received in hand. Speeches tell them to take a stand. Well-known public figures give headline talk. Booker, Abdul-Jabbar and others spoke, listened then they walk.

Booker said to stay faithful sister and brother. Come this far by faith in each other. Faith in self and country too. To change the world or point of view. Make a difference one person at a time. Turn lemons into lemonade and lemonade into wine. A leadership value for the strong. Get what you put in after long.

Abdul-Jabbar gets honorary degree. Not paid for but for free. Poked fun at social media’s cultural pop. How things have gone over the top. Used his story to pitch another way. Where opportunities come with more pay. Whether job, career or higher vocation. An inner calling that feels like recreation.

Twenty years ago social media wasn’t around. Maybe only in the underground. Hard to imagine no ‘likes’ in their stable. Even for millennials who’ve ditched their cable. Booker’s no young-un but a social media pro. Which tends to keep his work in the flow. With less ignorant enthusiasm to showcase a way to grow.

After commencement back at doing what they do. Working, creating, bringing change through. Business of the Senate his special place. Focused on justice reforms keeping pace. Approach to work on opposite ends. Worth fighting for is the message each sends. With plenty time left for family and friends.

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Tip: Getting out of the work day what we put in takes attitude and follow-thru that’s worth fighting for.

Talkback: How much do graduates really pay attention to or remember commencement speeches?

Groove-Tracks: Chance the Rapper – Blessings – https://youtu.be/uZyt5dSNcFo


Zara Larsson – Lush Life – https://youtu.be/tD4HCZe-tew

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST