Anthony Davis and Lebron James Were the Ones Shining at the NBA All-star Showcase #BigTimeUniversity

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

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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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)

It’s another birthday year for Michael Jordan who turned 54. In many eyes he’s the reigning all-time best in NBA play. Fans hoped to see some of that at the recent All-star game as things went jazzy in New Orleans. While the game had some folks sighing, Anthony Davis & Lebron James were the ones shining.

Post-game chatter is overall play was a joke. According to USA Today even Kyrie Irving chimed in saying “It’s all in good fun, but I definitely think that, if we want a competitive game, guys will probably have to talk about it before the game.” It’s things people talk about to bring ‘more game & less lame’ to the office.

The all-star showcase features athletes who know what ‘good-better-yes’ looks like and what winning feels like. It’s where fun is plenty, boos are rare and thrills are high. Plus in the days of Jordan & Magic we’d see how pros excel in stepping out of their heads and into the zone by having a picture of the goal.

Some sports analysts wonder if that mindset is getting lost in the fat-check world of the league. What many remember and point back to is how in the Jordan era athletes would work hard and play smart to get the best out of their effort. They’d give us lots of dunks but not slack-off on playing a complete game.

Cheers were heard when Durant and Westbrook connected on a tag-team score. Then we saw the high-fives. If for nothing else, the best plays in a game or at the office are those where players bring it as go-getters and team players. Maybe next time in L.A. Irving says ‘let’s groove’ they’ll picture it like pure gold.

Groove-Track: Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove – https://youtu.be/Lrle0x_DHBM

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

Another b-day for air Mike. Turned 84, no 54 psyche! For many he’s the real MVP. All-time best in scoring spree. True fans hoped they’d get. A game where players would sweat. Things were jazzy in Pelican town. Lots of celebs hung around. Some folks were kinda sighing. But Davis & James did their shining.

Past-game chatter on overall play. It was a joke is what some say. Even Kyrie Irving chimed-in a bit. On looking for good fun and no sh**. For all-star game to come alive. Players gotta show-up with no jive. Talk before tip-off makes it good. For ‘more game & and less lame’ like they should.

All-star showcase of athletic feats. Dudes from local and foreign streets. Those who know about ‘good-better-yes.’ With winning as a way to bless. Fun is plenty, boos are rare. Thrill are high like they don’t care. Plus in days of Jordan & Magic we’d see. Them be in the zone of goals running free.

Sports gurus wonder out loud. If mindset has become to proud. Getting lost in the fat-check digits. But reduced play and passion so midget. When Jordan and them did their thing. It was more than just about the ring. Work hard, play smart the same. Lots of dunks and a complete game.

Cheers heard for Durant & Westbrook score. With tag-team pass and shot on the floor. Then the high-fives made it feel. Like they were keeping it real. Why best plays in game from go-getters. Are like best work at office of team players. Maybe next time before Irving is old. He’ll say ‘lets’ groove’ for pure gold.

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Tip: The best game in town is where team players are set, goals are reached and new victories are won.

Talkback: What are people saying about the level of play at the recent NBA All-Star game?

Groove-Tracks: DJ Khaled ft Beyoncé & Jay-Z – Shining – https://youtu.be/nD92-vOEUG8

Kiiara – Gold – https://youtu.be/sO9cBXRcBvo

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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Michael Phelps vs. Michael Jordan: How Their Game Faces Gave Them a Sports Label #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)

It’s been 25 years since Gatorade’s ‘Be Like Mike’ ad first ran. It became a catchy jingle and helped propel Jordan as a breakout brand. Soon we might see something similar for Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic swimmer ever. Phelps & Jordan have had the game give them their own sports label.

According to CBS Sports, Jordan said about Russell Westbrook in a promo video “Thirty years ago, that’s me,” the attitude, trying to prove myself, showing so much passion for the game of basketball.” In those words you’ll find three things that regular folks and go-getters keep doing to become better at anything.

At first, Jordan and Phelps were just little scrawny kids. They weren’t as good in the early days as they became later in their careers. Then a glimpse of greatness flashed across their minds which kinda beamed their focus on growing their game. Phelps went on to win multiple championships, so did Jordan.

With Phelps we learn there were times he’d goof off. In one sense things started to come easy. But in another sense he was being pulled by distractions. Along the way he and Jordan found a fun and jazzy groove in their work ethic. Plus a renewed purpose changed their approach at practice and on game day.

When Jordan sees himself through Westbrook, you get a before-and-after snapshot of how to achieve top billing. He elevated his game and impact as a person. He gave all he had on and off the court. Westbrook can strive to ‘Be Like Mike’ (Jordan or Phelps) with no limit results beyond the stats & headlines.

Groove-Track: Soul II Soul – Jazzie’s Groove – https://youtu.be/Sz4rlEy3OtA

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

Been 25 years since Gatorade ad. ‘Be Like Mike’ went longer than fad. Catchy jingle before Mickey D’s ‘I’m Lovin’ it.’ Propelled Jordan to breakout brand summit. Soon to see the same for Phelps the human fish. He can sell dreams and greatest wish. Game gave them sports label. Best-of-the-best in their stable.

So Jordan had a rewind. From early days in his career grind. Seeing himself in Westbrook’s attitude. Trying to reach superstar altitude. Showing so much passion for scoring. Plus a little side-show without the boring. With three things regular folks do. As go-getters get better making dreams come thru.

First they were just scrawny kids. Then later came the six-figure bids. Not so good in the early days. But now they get mad praise. A glimpse of greatness scrolled across their screens. A beam to focus on their gangsta leans. Took them from being a decent nobody. To champs and a major league somebody.

With Phelps goofing-off was an attraction. But also came other distraction. Things kinda flowed easy after a while. So work ethic went out of style. Then came a fun and jazzy groove. Helped them do more to bust the move. Renewed purpose in how they approached the game. Seen in how they’ve handled the fame.

Westbrook as Jordan in fast-break motion. That might stir a fan commotion. Before-and-after snapshot of how to achieve. Top billing in the game they’d leave. Elevating their play to new heights. And impact as a person for equal rights. Westbrook sure can be his best self. With no limit results on the awards shelf.

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Tip: Go-Getters keep moving towards their best self by striving for no limit results on the awards shelf.

Talkback: So is Russell Westbrook a Michael Jordan in the making?

Groove-Tracks: Usher Ft Young Thug – No Limit – https://youtu.be/3w0yqAdJ1iY


St. Lucia – Elevate – https://youtu.be/7HPMK9Uxq3I

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