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    ESPN's Black Magic

    Did anyone else watch the first part last night? I found it fascinating. Especially how John McLendon revolutionized the game by going up-tempo after meeting with James Naismith who told him the game was invented to be played with two goals...baseline to baseline. Not in the slow-tempo style that had become prevalent. Very interesting in my opinion.



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    Re: ESPN's Black Magic

    I have seen that, it's pretty cool stuff. On a related note, I watched "Glory Road" for the first time last night. Great movie. It's interesting how they play Adolf Rupp to be a complete d*** in that movie. I wonder what the folks in Kentucky thought of that. However, I suppose it could very well be true how he acted about playing against black players.


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    Re: ESPN's Black Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    Did anyone else watch the first part last night? I found it fascinating. Especially how John McLendon revolutionized the game by going up-tempo after meeting with James Naismith who told him the game was invented to be played with two goals...baseline to baseline. Not in the slow-tempo style that had become prevalent. Very interesting in my opinion.
    It was interesting to see how slow of a tempo they use to play. Almost made me fall asleep. It was also interesting to hear them talk about how African-American kids wanting to play for the Harlem Globetratters more than wanting to play in the NBA


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    Re: ESPN's Black Magic

    I watched the Barry Stevens Mizzou game last week, and I forgot how much teams held on to the ball with no shotclock. The last 4 minutes of regulation were incredibly boring.




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    Re: ESPN's Black Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    I have seen that, it's pretty cool stuff. On a related note, I watched "Glory Road" for the first time last night. Great movie. It's interesting how they play Adolf Rupp to be a complete d*** in that movie. I wonder what the folks in Kentucky thought of that. However, I suppose it could very well be true how he acted about playing against black players.
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    Re: ESPN's Black Magic

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    I have seen that, it's pretty cool stuff. On a related note, I watched "Glory Road" for the first time last night. Great movie. It's interesting how they play Adolf Rupp to be a complete d*** in that movie. I wonder what the folks in Kentucky thought of that. However, I suppose it could very well be true how he acted about playing against black players.
    Most of Glory Road was filmed where I live. I know several of the kids that served as extras by playing the opposing teams' players...in fact my son plays some with the guy that played JoJo White from KU.



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