By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
What About Kobe?
WHAT ABOUT KOBE ?
DID TIME WATCH SUNDAY’S GAME
STEVE NASH IS ON LIST BUT NOT KOBE BRYANT
NEW ISSUE TIME MAGAZINE
Time just published
its List of the
most influential people
in the World
according to Time
Oprah is on the List of course. Are there any she is not. Bill Clinton and Hillary. Both Bushs. Other political figures from around the Globe. But not Rudy Giuliani thank God. Thank God twice. Actor George Clooney is on the List. Must have actors. Will Smith too. Needless to say Bono is on the List. Or else !
And all kinds of whacky names along with some legitimate world leaders, leading scientists, and visionary business leaders.
Yes even the Dixie Chicks are on the List. Howard Stern too. Reese Witherspoon ??? Condoleezza Rice, and Pope Benedict. Al Gore and Katie Couric. Sean Diddy Combs. Ralph Lauren and Paul Simon. Hugo Chavez and Bill Gates. Milenda Gates too. But no Tiger Woods. WHAT ??
Tiger must be Crushed.
On and on it Goes.
It is a Mish Mash. It is impossible to figure why these 100 and not others. No matter if Time tries hopelessly to explain it in the issue. Of course it was drawn up to get attention. Just what we are doing. Falling into their Trap. It’s OK.
We’re using them too !
But why the Black Box ??
Because gentle readers there are some athletes among the 100. A very few but NO Black athletes at all. And one particular white athlete who gets ALL the credit for today’s Box after Sunday’s memorable Lakers – Suns Playoff game.
Who are the athletes among the Time 100
American speed skater Joey Cheek of Winter Olympic fame. But NO African American Shanee Davis a far more deserving story from the recent Olympics. Michelle Wie the young golf sensation is there. And one more athlete for a total of 3 among the 100.
It’s the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash
The same Steve Nash who lost the ball at two crucial points in Sunday’s NBA Playoff game against the Lakers leading to 2 incredible Baskets by Kobe Bryant one to tie the game sending it to Overtime. The second to win in Overtime at the Buzzer. To give LA an insurmountable 3-1 games lead in the Series.
So why is Steve Nash among the 100
you certainly won’t know
Reading his Time 100 profile
why that makes him
one of the most influential
humans on Earth
according to Time
Nothing against Steve Nash. He is an outstanding basketball player, a sincere individual, team player, etc. etc., etc. But why Steve Nash and not Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. Or in football Michael Vick or Donovan McNabb as Quarterbacks redefining their sport. Or in baseball Barry Bonds. For good or bad. Or yes Tiger Woods. On every other List in the universe. Or Shanee Davis Black speed skater. First Black Olympic Gold Medal in the sport . Why only Cheek, Wie, Nash ??
Looks like we’ll have to take up the Challenge
do the Black Box 100 most influential humans
Sorry no Bono, George Clooney, Al Gore,
Condi Rice, Katie Couric, Sean Combs,
Ralph Lauren, Reese Witherspoon. or
not even George W. Bush
he doesn’t deserve it
( Dixie Chicks ??? )
don’t sweat it
you will be on
The Black Box 100
just don’t know when
we’ll get around to it
we’re not Time
Whenever you want to reach us with comments or better yet an idea for a topic for the Box …….
KOBE CELEBRATING HIS SELECTION FOR THE UPCOMING BLACK BOX 100 …
MOST INFLUENTIAL HUMANS ON EARTH