Friday, June 18, 2004

Lakers Lose

Well it's always a good day when you see the Lakers lose the chance at winning another championship. This article shows how over the entire NBA Finals history the Lakers have appeared in almost half of them (48%). That percentage is more than any franchise in any US professional sport, including the Yankees World Series appearences (only 40%).

After all, I am born and raised in San Antonio and a huge Spurs fan. They've been our natural born rival for many years. Even back in the George Gervin era, so I was born to hate the Lakers.

But I think something that satisfies me even more is to know that Joe Dumars, the Detroit Pistons GM, has become the first black GM to win an NBA championship. It's pretty hard to believe with the high percentage of blacks involved with the league, but it's true. But I guess this is still America though.

And just last year Robert Johnson became the first black owner of an NBA franchise, the new Charlotte Bobcats. I guess he was so proud of himself that he named the team after himself ("Bob").

Saturday, June 05, 2004

New Photos

Well I finally posted the photos from my visit to Dallas, TX for my little cousin's high school graduation. It was cool to be back in Texas and to see friends and family. The photos include the ceremony and also the BBQ we had a few days later.

Edit: Just added two new videos as well

Aunt CeCe on Trampoline
My Cousin Vinny Getting his Diploma

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

New PS2 games

I know some might say I'm a little too old for video games, but I'm still into it. I just bought a new baseball game, All Star Baseball 2005 and am thinking about picking up another one, Transformers.

I may not have the spare time like I did when I was younger, but I still find a way once in a while. I find myself working late and then working out at the gym and not finding my home till about 9 or 10. By that time I just feel like checking my email, watching Sportscenter, and going to sleep. So my gaming time has definitely been slowing down. In fact with the NBA playoffs occuring the past month, I've been coming home or going to a bar and watching a different game every night as well. I definitely need to regain my focus.

Here's a few screen shots of the hot Transformers game I'm thinking of picking up later on tonight.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Back in the Chi

Well I made it back to the Chi in one piece from my long 5-day weekend down in Texas. I got a chance to catch up with some friends and family that I haven't seen since the holiday season. It was fun.

Everyone was in town since one of my little cousins graduated high school and is probably headed to Prarie View A&M. I took some pictures and videos, so look for those real soon. Actually one of the videos is pretty funny and includes one of my Aunt's falling on her face on a trampeline. Classic. :-)