The Black History Month Spotlight series serves to highlight some of the most iconic, influential black athletes to make their mark in Philadelphia. For the second installment, we’ll cover the career and legacy of longtime shortstop and Phillies legend Jimmy Rollins. As the saying goes, big things sometimes come in small packages. There is perhaps […]Read more "Black History Month Spotlight: Jimmy Rollins"
You guys didn’t actually think I’d skip Allen Iverson in this series, right? #1: Drafted No.1 overall in the 1996 draft, Iverson immediately proved he was worthy of the top selection by taking the league by storm. In his NBA debut, Iverson poured in 30 points on 12-19 shooting. He was simply sensational and was […]Read more "Black History Spotlight: ‘The Answer’ to the Sixers Woes"
In honor of Black History Month I decided to introduce a series that highlights some of the most historic and influential African-American Philly athletes. I will begin this series with the Doctor himself- Julius Erving. Julius Erving, famously coined Dr.J, was acquired by the 76ers in 1976 (because of course it was that year) after […]Read more "Black History Month spotlight: How Julius Erving transformed the Sixers"