God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. ~J.G. Holland
Not often do two people who stay true to their beliefs come together with the same goal in mind and have the drive to avoid possible obstacles along the way. This takes teamwork, trust, faith, integrity, and understanding the importance of building a family-type environment. When I see the bond that Jordan Schoem (Syracuse University class of 2011 graduate who studied Sport Management and Law) and Zack Charles (senior at Yeshiva University in Manhattan, NY studying Business and Management/Marketing) have built, I am reminded of the bond that made Drew and Jason Rosenhaus so successful. Schoem and Charles are aspiring Athlete Agents who, like myself, do not plan to use their schooling to find a job, but rather to create one.
It’s a long horse race. It doesn’t matter where you are at the quarter pole or halfway pole. It doesn’t matter who breaks out of the pack first. What matters is who finishes the race first. This philosophy was not only helpful, but it was essential in guiding David Falk through the difficult fortuitous circumstances that impeded him on his road to becoming the Agent that singlehandedly restructured the way contract negotiations were run in the NBA.
“It allowed me to absorb near-term setbacks because I was committed to the long-term plan. It’s easier not to compromise long-term interests for short-term gains when you have a longer view. It’s about rhythm, pace, and patience.” stated Falk in his autobiography The Bald Truth. Continue reading
Jordan Crawford (L) and John Wall (R) sport the new Wizards uniforms
Atlanta, GA- The Washington Wizards are moving forward. The teal and gold era has come to an end, finally. An era marked with disappointment highlighted by drafting Kwame Brown, losing from the day the era began, and felonious activity such as Gilbert Arenas’ gun charge. Continue reading
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It is extremely hard to win a basketball game when you are out rebounded by 19, only make 33.8% of your shots, and you allow 14 extra possessions by way of the offensive rebound… Just ask the Atlanta Hawks. Much credit given to the Chicago Bulls defense, which stifled the Hawks offense all game long. In game 2 the Hawks were forced to settle for outside jump shots and unlike game 1, they didn’t make many. The Hawks only hit 13 of 50 shots from outside of 5 feet (26%). Continue reading
Categories: 2011 Playoffs, NBA
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After leading his team to the best record in the NBA, Derrick Rose was named the Most Valuable Player of the league Tuesday. This comes with no surprise as Rose dazzled the city of Chicago night in and night out.
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