:10 By the next time you hear from me, I’ll be coming to you from “Tim-Buk-Tu”…that’s a place in Africa for all you Allderdice grads (Debbie Norrell…say what?). Anyway, I am starting to get the same feeling LeBron James is getting.  Yep.  It’s over!  That said, I will stay the course and stick with Tim Duncan and One Leg Tony Parker and trust that the Spurs will prove me to be the sports information genius you all know me to be.  “Spurs in Seven.”  Take it to the bank!  (Bank might be closed…so be it!)

:09 Speaking of Debbie Norrell…and I was if you missed it, try to pay attention here, I know I am in the right place when I show up and she’s there.  That spot was the backyard…wait check that…the Back Forest of Ernie Groover. And “The Grove Man” delivered big time. First of all, free food and plenty of it, that always works. Big ole white folks tent, D.J. Rich McCord, Jazz band. Beverages of all kinds for all kinds and a VIP list as big as the area we occupied. Two time Olympic Gold Medalist Roger Kingdom, “All Hail to the King.” Jerry Lopes, Don Patterson, Fred Crawford, the Vett Club, Warren Wilson Sr. & Jr., Debbie Hickman, Ron Hunt, Steve Snyder, Curtis Aiken and the list goes on and on.  Happy 60th and a great party Norma and Ernie Groover. You come in a tight third behind Debbie Norrell and Vince Neal.  Let that be your motivation!

:08 I know we all…well, most of us anyway…want Tiger to win, and for a variety of reasons. But guess what?  Tiger you better get busy son.  The clock is ticking on you being the greatest of all time!!! Tick…tick…tick…

:07 Hey, for all you doubters, I found “Dude’s” Top 10 Greatest NBA Players of All Time List. It’s Good. Not as good as mine, but pretty good.  (And like I said, he’s on vacation and has time to wait…I am just saying.)  See it next week.

:06 Did ya’ll know Milton Raiford…excuse me, “Elder Milton Raiford” can preach?  I mean in your face, matter of fact, right now for real preach!  Is there anything this man can’t do?

Top defense attorney in the state, firery community advocate, VIP level status, last, but not least, a humble and beautiful wife.  I ask, is there anything this man can’t do? Yes – there – is!  He – can’t – sing!  Aw c’mon.  If ya were at Petra Ministries for Fathers’ Day on Sunday, you know it…you just don’t want to say it.  But you’re thinking it! …(huge smile)…Brother Raiford, I love you man!

:05 Serena Williams won another Grand Slam.  Not only is she the best in the world today, she just may be the greatest female player of all time!

:04 Next to the last call for 14 and under boys middle school basketball tournament coming up in three weeks. Call the Champions at 412-628-4856 to get your team in.  Also get ready for the annual Armon Gilliam Memorial “Hard Work Basketball Camp” for boys and girls ages 8-16 coming up Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at the Penn Hills YMCA from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.  Call the Champions at 412-628-4856 to register.

:03 Yet another tip of the judges cap to my main man Dwayne Woodruff.  He will soon be inducted into the Kentucky Hall of Fame. Not the college…the state man. Now that’s huge.  The Judge is rackin the awards up so fast he’s going to have to add another wing on the estate.  (Opps, my bad. Did that already.) Congratulations Wood!

:02 You like LeBron. Think he’s the greatest of all time? Tell you what I’ll do. Bring all your money to any gym on the planet and I’ll lock LeBron in the gym with Michael Jordan…then I am going to go spend all your money, while you and L. B. sit there and try to figure out what happened. I’ll tell you what happened! The mean and nasty in Jordan happened.  LaBron ain’t got the mean and nasty. Now run tell that. Or call me. You got the number.

:01 The Pirates are for real I promise.  They just have to keep their Jolly Roger out of Atlanta. I predict a 92 game winning season.

:00 At the Buzzer.  HHHEEERRREEE We Go.

•Rick Cokely—great job with your youth mentoring program. “A Few Good Men.”  Keep up the good work.  It’s valuable and needed.  Let’s hope a few more good men step up for the next one.

•Ernie Bey and the Pittsburgh Chapter of Mad Dads—another great Fathers’ Day event. Old School style. Hot dogs, burgers, kids playing kick ball, prizes and games and that back in the day music. Job well done Mad Dads.  Job well done!

•Coming at ya the same way with a little different flavor, Harlem Nights Old School Par-tay, Friday, June 28.



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