It's Thursday, Jan 24th, and I'm back en route to New York from Dallas about an hour after sitting down for an interview with Kobe Bryant, scheduled for a tease on ESPN's Sportscenter tonight, then to be aired on ABC this coming Sunday afternoon. And as usual, I've got several thoughts on my mind.
One would be that Kobe is the league-MVP right now, hands down. It's so obvious, it isn't even worth discussing, although I'll have to tomorrow night on NBA Shootaround.
The other thing is.......I can't wait to do my show on ESPN Radio tomorrow to talk about Jim Brown's comments regarding Tiger Woods tepid response to the whole "lynch" issue and, more importantly, why Tiger, Michael Jordan and so many timid athletes are willing to place themselves in the line of fire with the Jim Brown's of this world.
I really don't care much about Barry Bonds' legal strategy because I'm too fixated on what the one man who got older but still bigger and better as he aged -- Mr. Roger Clemens -- has in store for us all. Expect me somewhere near the steps of Capital Hill on Feb. 13th when Clemens shows up before Congress…Can't miss that show.
Last but not least, I don't know about anybody else, but I've never been this interested in the presidential primaries in my life. I love Barack Obama, but respect the hell out of Hillary Rodham-Clinton. I think it's completely asinine that anyone would chide Bill Clinton for being "disloyal" to the black community, as some folks have said to me, personally -- as if Clinton's loyalties are owed towards the black community more than his own wife.
I'll elaborate on that further in an upcoming blog, along with a few other thoughts. I might even shock you by revealing why I'm a fan of John McCain, too.
For now, though, I'm going to relax, laugh off of a little Bad Boys II and Dave Chappelle and catch up on some rest.
By the way, if anyone's looking for a little laugh, get Season 2 of the "Chappelle Show" and click on the skit......."Black Bush."
If you don't laugh off of that, you're about as humorless as some of you mistakenly believe I am.
Talk to you soon!!!
P.S. There's another reason why I'm in such a good mood today: The New York State Appeals Court decision to reject a change-of-venue request by the defense in the Sean Bell police shooting trial in Queens (N.Y.) on Wednesday.
Remember Bell? The 23-year-old fatally shot on Nov. 25, 2006 the night before his wedding.
I've heard a lot of unfathomable things explained in my lifetime, but I can't wait to hear anyone justify 50 bullets getting sprayed at Bell.
I'll opine on these issues from time to time. But don't be surprised to hear from some of my friends, either.
In Sports. In Journalism. Maybe even a few folks on Capitol Hill (Smile!!!)