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I love Fashion and I am in love with everything sports!

Born Today July 24!

 

Giants win 7 in a row! Bonds HR # 741 is by guano, on Flickr
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Legendary left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giant Larry Bonds Turns 51!


 

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Legend-Former NBA Forward Nicknamed “The Mailman” Karl Malone  Nicknamed turns 52


Former LA LAKER AND BOSTON CELTICS NBA player turned Actor Ulrich Alexander better known as “Rick Fox” turns 46

 

Will Becky Hammon be the First Female Head Coach in the NBA?

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Becky Hammon, is the Spurs assistant Coach. She decided to add more to her plate by coaching the Spurs summer league team to a championship. She did such an outstanding job that many people associated with the NBA believe she will be the first woman head coach.

Bobby Marks, a former assistant GM for the Nets, tweeted that if he was running a team and had a head coach opening the first call it would be Hammon.

 

Times are changing. Long gone are the days of men bringing  home the bacon and women politely cooking it. Women are breaking into male-dominated industries and becoming a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, I believe Becky will not make history tomorrow. I predict that she will be a NBA  head coach in about 5-10 year time span. I also predict that she will  be offered another job first. WNBA most likely want her back and a few college teams will be pleased with someone of her caliber.

 

Space Jam 2?

 

25:8 ”Ultimate Throw Back” Space Jam #sw by Kandy Space, on Flickr
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Could it be?  Is there really any truth to the talks of a sequel to the 1996 smash hit Space Jam?  And if so, who will take over MJ’s legendary role?  Well according to USAtoday.com, Warner Bros. and Lebron James have struck a deal and a Space Jam sequel is “definitely happening.”  The Warner Bros. /Lebron partnership was announced Wednesday afternoon. Just last month, Warner Bros. filed new trademarks for Space Jam, as noted by Capital New York’s reporter Alex Weprin.

 

Saturday, July 18, 2015 Sports History

Today in
Sports History

1927 – Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.

Ty Cobb by farlane, on Flickr
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1964 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career.

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1996 – The Los Angeles Lakers sign free agent Shaquille O’Neal from Orlando Magic to a seven-year, $121 million contract — In 1996, this was considered the largest deal in NBA history.

10 Pictures of Shaquille O’Neal Being Aw by johndrogers, on Flickr
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MLB: Greatest Living Players

 

MLB unveils Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax and Johnny Bench named the “Greatest Living Players”