My Favorite Players—Anti Hero Edition: JR “Isaiah” Rider

Rakos filed the suit in January 1995, saying she faced disabling injuries, limited future earnings and humiliation. Her attorney, Keith Johnson, said she was “very happy” with the settlement.

Rider would not comment on the case.

“It’s settled and he’s pleased to move on with his life,” said Rider’s attorney, Chris Madel. “He’s a gentleman. I never found J.R. Rider to be anything but a total gentleman.”

Describing himself as a the PERFECT MAN IN SOCEITY, JR “Isaiah” Rider did not try to force the MINNESOTA “aw shucks” persona during a draft day interview with Craig Sager in 1993. 

Instead, he told Sager that “he didn’t want to get ahead of himself.” But that he would win the slam dunk contest if he were to participate in the event.

He told Sager what his mantra would be: “Attack Everybody like I have no respect for them.”

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My Favorite Players: Derrick Coleman

"He’s been an Uncle Tom since the beginning of time. That’s how I see him basically, as an Uncle Tom." Asked why he would say such things about (Karl) Malone, Coleman added: "Because he’s an Uncle Tom. He’s fake. He’s not real." —Coleman on Karl Malone

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It’s more of qualitative attraction than a quantitative attraction. More or less, it’s about the shoes than the player.

BK Dymacels, as hard as they tried, would never reach the status of the eras most popular basketball show: the Nike Air Jordan

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blockhead griffin

Holding hands w/ Santa Claus… 9yrs old 1992 Mall of America

Holding hands w/ Santa Claus… 9yrs old 1992 Mall of America

BRO’ing it up. #Brady #Patriots #NFL

Breitbart ?!?

Breitbart ?!?

Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

The Mike Alto Podcast—Episode 3

2013-2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

1989-1990 Minnesota Timberwolves

Welcome to the 25th season of Minnesota Timberwolves’ basketball. The upper midwest’s NBA franchise has experienced quite a bit these last 25 years: apathy, a near move to New Orleans, the drafting of one of the best NBAers of all-time, playoff appearances, the best record in the league, the trade of one of the best NBAers of all-time, apathy, optimism, injuries, and more optimism.  

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