RE2PECT

RE2PECT…..

Tip your HAT, CAP, or Head Wear to the greatest Major League Baseball player to ever wear the #2 jersey. And he did while arguably playing on the MLB greatest franchise the New York Yankee’s. Not the best to play his position. Nor does he have the greatest stats. Whether you like him or hate him. Whether your a fan of the Yankee’s, the Red Sox or some other team. Whether your a fan that loves to see his team lose or someone who just doesn’t like MLB. As sports fan you have to give the man your…

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One of the greatest commercial ever made with no words spoken other than the late great Bob Sheppard…… Actions do speak louder than words!!!

Lion King

You can go home at anytime. Just as long as your the best NBA player at that time. An essay written by the King showed me a man who has grown and matured. My hats off to you LeBron Raymone James for not making a basketball decision, but making a decision to change the world. Read on…http://www.si.com/nba/2014/07/11/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers…..

The Pride of the Yankees

The pride and heart of the New York Yankee organization is one man and one man only. No, it’s not George Herman “Babe” Ruth, it’s not Mickey “the Mick” Mantle, nor is it Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra and it’s definitely not Derek “the Captain” Jeter. Ladies and Gents, it’s Henry Louis “Lou” Gehrig!

Today marks the 75th anniversary of his famous “Luckiest Man Alive” speech. Due to what we now know it as the ALS disease, which at the time was unknown until his 36th birthday June 19, 1939, Lou had to retire from the game of baseball! Although his final game was played on April 30, 1939. On July 4, 1939 using 277 words and with ever last energy he had he showed the world why he is the heart and soul of the New York Yankees. Later that year under special circumstances his jersey was retired by the New York Yankee’s making it not only the first Yankee retired number but the first MLB jersey to be retired! He died two years later on June 02, 1941 at the age of 37.

A career fulfilled with accomplishments the “Iron Horse” has a career batting average of .340, 493 home runs, 1,995 RBI ( most by a Yankee) , 2,721 hits was most by a Yankee until Derek Jeter broke his club record on 9.11.09) a triple crown winner in 1934, 2 MVP awards, 2,130 consecutive games played ( 56 years later broken by Cal Ripken Jr) ended his career with the most grand slams at 23 (since broken), 2-time MVP, became the first MLB player to hit 4 home runs in one game on June 3, 1932. He also has an award named after him called “The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award” given annually to the MLB player that best exhibits integrity and character.

Below you’ll see The Greatest First Baseman of All-Time, and my favorite New York Yankee of all-time career and famous speech…

“King” or “Knight”

As the NBA free agency starts and he once again makes another decision, think about this…

We keep comparing him to Michael Jordan. But in fact he plays more like Ervin “Magic” Johnson. So why do we compare someone to another person if there are no comparisons? Better yet, how can we even compare him to MJ as the greatest, when he’s not even the best to play at his position!?!? What, did I just say that there’s someone better than Lebron James at the small forward position! Indeed I did.

Now don’t get me wrong, when it’s all said and done the self proclaim King James will most likely will go down as the greatest statically. Notice I said “statically” and not ever. His Numbers will be superior to others but his play, mindset and tangibles can’t compare to the best at his position.

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In 842 games played he has averaged 27.5 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, 6.9 assist per game, 1.7 steals per game, 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 34% from 3-point range and 53.5% 2-point range, which leads to an overall field goal percentage of 49.7% with a 74.7 % free throw percentage.

Some of his Awards:
2003-04 NBA Rookie of the Year
2005-06 NBA All-Star Game MVP
2007-08 NBA All-Star Game MVP
2008-09 NBA MVP
2009-10 NBA MVP
2011-12 NBA Finals MVP
2011-12 NBA MVP
2012-13 NBA Finals MVP
2012-13 NBA MVP
most importantly 2 championships!

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In 897 games played Larry Bird has averaged 24.3 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game, 6.3 assist per game, 1.7 steals per game, 0.8 blocks per game, while shooting 37.6% from 3-point range and 50.9% 2-point range, which leads to an overall field goal percentage of 49.6% with a 88.6% free throw percentage.

Some of his Awards:
1978-79 NCAA AP Player of the Year
1978-79 NCAA John R. Wooden Award
1978-79 NCAA Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Award
1979-80 NBA Rookie of the Year
1981-82 NBA All-Star Game MVP
1983-84 NBA Finals MVP
1983-84 NBA MVP
1984-85 NBA MVP
1985-86 NBA Finals MVP
1985-86 NBA MVP
Most important….3 championships!

Granted his career isn’t over and he’ll probably surpass Bird in championships, but I just can’t put him ahead of Larry legend at this time; therefore he isn’t a King… And like the 2014 NBA Finals, he’s just in second place… Making him a Knight…

If you can put Lebron ahead of Bird in your starting 5, Top 5, to take the last shot or as the best small forward, I’d love to hear your reasons…. But remember I’m hard to please so bring a strong argument, and the eye test doesn’t lie..

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Mills Tunes 3…

From 1978 to 2014 all JMillz could do is “Hold On”

Keep your dreams alive…

Stay strong my friends…

Mills Tunes 2…..

A FEW OF US WILL BE ENJOYING THE SUMMER MADNESS THIS WEEKEND!!!!

Dads

Happy Fathers Day to all of the great men I have gotten to know over the years….

Happy Fathers Day to my Pops…

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