Congratulations to both @RealMikeWilbon
and NBA play-by-play commentator Mike Breen for being named the 2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients!
My good friend, and a guy I love and respect @RealMikeWilbon
, will be receiving the 2020 Curt Gowdy Media Award. I’ve known Mike for over 30 years and admire him as a great writer and now as a commentator and host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption!
The 2020 Hall of Fame class is the greatest class ever to be inducted led by Kobe, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and Patrick Baumann.
Laker Nation, another all-time Laker great Kobe Bryant will be rightfully enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame! Congratulations to the entire Bryant family!
Cookie and I are extremely saddened to hear about the passing of our good friend Bill Withers. I am really going to miss him making me laugh and our deep conversations. Sending our condolences and prayers to the entire Withers family🙏🏾
Because of Lew’s dominance, the NCAA changed the rules and banned dunking in college basketball. From that he created his famous sky hook!
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar/Lew Alcindor is decisively the undisputed GOAT of college basketball! During his 3 years at UCLA he led the Bruins to an 88-2 record, won 3 National Championships, was 3X National College Player of the Year, AND was 3X NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
Cookie and I want to wish our good friend Simone Smith a very very happy birthday!
Everyone stay safe, stay healthy, and practice social distancing.
Thank you to Dr. Judy McAllister and the other singers for their performance this morning at service!
Cookie and I had church from home this morning. @BishopCEBlake
’s online message had four points for us during these troubling times; stay humble, pray, seek God’s face, and turn from wicked ways.
Cookie and I want to wish Zoe Jackson, daughter of our good friends Sam and LaTanya Jackson, a happy birthday!! Zoe is a dynamic, smart, and brilliant young lady! May God continue to bless you.
To all of my MSU fans worldwide, if you have any photos of me growing up in Lansing from Main Street Elementary School, Dwight Rich Middle School, Everett High School, to MSU, I want to see them tomorrow! Tag me & use the hashtags #MichiganThrowback #EarvinJohnson
I had a great time reflecting on what It meant for me to bring the first NCAA Championship back to my hometown Lansing, MI.
Even though we had to stay in, @cjbycookie
and I still received a powerful message from @BishopCEBlake
by streaming one of Bishop’s previous sermons online. During these uncertain times, we really needed a word from God.
Happy Birthday to a legend, educator, businessman, father, and diehard @Dodgers
fan Dr. Norman Francis! Wishing you great health, love, and happiness. #xula
The greatest women’s college basketball player I’ve ever seen in my lifetime is Cheryl Miller!!
It’s not a doubt in my mind that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest college player ever! Three National Championships and if freshman had been eligible to play, he would have won four straight!!
I’m looking forward to seeing ESPN’s College Basketball’s Greatest of All Time show coming on at 4 p.m. PST!
We need rapid antibody tests for COVID-19 to fight this pandemic. FDA should approve them now!
Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law Cora Kelly! ❤️
Continue to read, watch the news, and educate yourselves so you’re prepared during these challenging times. Pray for good health and may God cover us all.
As much as I love basketball and sports, prioritizing your family and health is most important. All, please do everything in your power to protect yourselves and your loved ones during this time.
All of the professional sports leagues did the right thing in suspending their seasons due to the Coronavirus. Professional athletes, both men and women, are sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and uncles and aunts with family concerns as well.
Spartan Nation I want to congratulate Coach Izzo and @MSU_Basketball
for winning the Big Ten title!!
Kyle Kuzma played the best defense I’ve seen during his time as a Laker; taking charges and not letting his man get by him. Superb defense by Kuz!
Laker Nation, after seeing what I saw today from the Lakers defensively and offensively, they are going to go to the NBA Finals!!
game ball should go to Avery Bradley for his great shooting and Coach Vogel because of the adjustments he made going with the small-ball lineup.
defense won this game over the Clippers. Avery Bradley’s 24 points were huge and the Lakers two superstars, LeBron and AD, played stellar on both ends of the court!
and the Bucks would be the most exciting NBA Finals matchup for basketball fans!
LeBron James was the best player in Staples Center tonight scoring 37 points over Giannis and the Bucks!!
I want to extend a big thank you to my partners at Simply Healthcare Holly Prince, Angela Blaylock, and Roben Dunnings and all of the Simply volunteers for facilitating this event. I had a great time!
It was great to see former players Bo Outlaw and Tony McGee, and WNBA Player Krystal Thomas in attendance to support the club. Fraternities Omega Psi Phi and Alpha Phi Alpha, along with sorority Zeta Phi Beta, showed their support as well.
The amazing young artists at the Boys and Girls Club presented their new piece of art. Also, a big thank you to Commissioner Bakari Burns for my “I Am Simply Magic Day” proclamation from the city of Orlando!
It was so good to back in the Boys and Girls Club today in Orlando. My visit was so special to me because grew up in the Boys and Girls Club and I had so much fun with the incredibly talented young men & women. They had many activities like dance performances and magic tricks!
I look forward to supporting @jessomatt
and the @upowerco
Today in Miami with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez , Charles Hadley Park and Recreation team, and the Miami Police Department.
Thank you to my partners at Simply Healthcare Lourdes Rivas, Tomas Orozco, Carlos Fernandez, and the entire Simply Healthcare team that volunteered for this incredible appearance!
The bible teaches us that we are blessed to be a blessing to others and today I was overjoyed to bless hundreds of our all-important seniors with games, dancing, laughter, hugs and high-fives at the Senior Activity Center in Miami.
I was named Magic because of basketball but many don't know about my magical skills. Take a look and check out the movie Onward! #ad
What an amazing morning in Greenville, SC! I was blessed to speak at the Clemson Men of Color Summit to over 1000 individuals, over 600 of which were students. Thank you to my partners at Denny’s and the Clemson family for having me!
Michigan State played their best game this season in their 78-66 victory over Maryland!!
Congratulations Ramona! I am so proud of you! Great decision by Founder Fred Smith and the FedEx board !!
FedEx named Ramona Hood the first African-American CEO. She should be an inspiration to all people, especially African-Americans, Latinos, and women, because she started off a receptionist and is now the woman in charge.
I had fun motivating Samsung's clients and partners. This is my fourth speaking engagement for Samsung and I want to thank the team for continuing to bring me back.
Thank you to Samsung executives SVP of Sales & Marketing Mark Quiroz, VP U.S. Sales and VP Product Marketing Harry Patz Jr., and VP U.S. Sales Chris R. Mertens, for allowing me to come speak and give the keynote at their Partners Electronics Conference today in Las Vegas!
For Kobe fans who don’t live here, take it from me, you’re going to want to have a copy of this memorial section, available online at LA Times!
Thank you to the LA times for the unbelievable 24 page tribute to Kobe in today’s paper!! It’s an incredible keepsake & souvenir for me & all Laker fans.