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Allen Iverson Gets Cheered Back in Philly!!!

Love him or hate him Allen Iverson is one of the iconic figures in Basketball from the last 30 years. The enigmatic hoopster from my home town of Hampton, VA. for many years changes the rules of the game both on the court and off of it with his gritty play and signature hip hop stylings.

It was good to see him get so much love from the fans in Philly. We all know they don’t pass out cheers very easily. Kudos to you Allen AKA Bubba Chuck!

Conversation with AAU Legend Boo Williams

AAU Legend, Boo Williams, has helped many kids achieve their dreams of using basketball to change their lives

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By Miguel Lloyd

This week on #LFCRadio, we are talking to one of the most revered men in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball, Boo Williams.

Before he was a Hoya or the Answer, he was a star guard for Bethel High School and Boo Williams Summer League program in Hampton, VA

For those who are reading this and is from the Hampton Roads area, there is no explanation needed as to who Marcellus “Boo” Williams is. For the rest of you, let me give you the cliff notes version. Over the last 30 years his teams have included , 1 time NBA MVP Allen Iverson, NBA Champion Alonzo Mourning, NBA #1 pick

Alonzo Mourning was one of the early Boo Williams All-Stars

Joe Smith, and two current members of the North Carolina Tarheel roster, Kendall Marshall and James McAdoo.  But those are just some of the big names that you may know. The Boo Williams Summer League program has not only produced professional athletes, but also pastors, teachers, coaches and entrepreneurs. The BWSL is a pillar in the Hampton Roads Community and beyond.

You see, the Boo Williams 17U annual all-star team is just one of the many teams that play in the Boo Williams Summer League program. Over the course of the last 20 years, the AAU system has become more important than the scholastic system when it comes to identifying elite talent. Boo Williams is a major player in the system.

Many of you are familiar with what I am talking about. Why? Because, as soon as the high school season ends, those traveling weekends begin. Especially if your son or daughter has been identified as a “blue chipper” or in the words of Dick Vitale, a “Diaper Dandy.” Boo, and his mom for that matter, has been knee deep in organizing transportation and washing uniforms in their homes for years. You see, for those who have not experienced that system, it is very rarely supported with your tax dollars like the high school system and the local school buses aren’t driving these teams around. It is hard-working moms and dads who give up their weekends and nights to make it happen. Taking time away from their jobs, families, etc to make sure those kids travel whenever and wherever to be seen by some of the biggest coaches in the game.

The Legacy continues. One of the top recruits in the '13 graduating class is Boo's very own nephew Troy Williams

We’re going to talk to Boo, about the importance of the AAU system to the college and pro game, as well as its importance to the communities they serve all over the country. You don’t want to miss this conversation with one of the best that has ever done it.

Miguel Lloyd is a blogger, radio host and Media entrepreneur. He hosts a weekly talk show called Life Full Circle Radio. The show includes super producer, Nikkia Ganey with hot topics, Seshmi Robertson with Entertainment, Elton Gumbel with Sports and Alton Drew with the Politics365.com Politics segment. Join us this and every Wednesday night for the lively conversation by clicking HERE!

ESPN’s Bomani Jones Goes in Hard on Allen Iverson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESPN Contributor and Sirius XM Radio host Bomani Jones went in hard on NBA Legend, Allen Iverson, by going as far as questioning his manhood in examining his life and career. Is this the last we will hear of Allen “BubbaChuck” Iverson? Will he respond to critics like Jones and others on or off the court? Stay tuned.

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