Daily Archives: February 8, 2008

“Black Magic” Has D.C. Roots

We were invited to the Washington screening of this film last night:


Thanks to Crystal Howard and the ESPN staff. Prominently mentioned or featured in the film are Dr. Edwin B. Henderson, the architect of the Public School Athletic Leagues and the Twelfth Street YMCA basketball program, Earl Lloyd, an Alexandria product who integrated the NBA here on Halloween Night, 1950 at the old Uline Arena, and Elgin Baylor, because, no matter what kind of college one attended, Elgin was basketball’s First Astronaut.

“Black Magic” airs nationally after the NCAA (men’s basketball tourney) Selection Show.



Folarin Campbell is Mmm, Mmm Good

In George Mason’s 75-65 win over Drexel, Springbrook High’s Folarin Campbell tallied 25 on seven-for-twelve shooting, and nine out of ten from the charity stripe. He had three assists, two steals, and two blocked shots. Springbrook has produced players such as Craig Esherick and Mike Mundy.


Where D.C. Basketball Can Lead One

One never knows what their life after scholastic basketball in D.C. will bring. Al Gore became Vice President of the United States, and part of a group that won the Noble Peace Prize. He alsio narrated a documentary which won an Academy Award. Dr. Charles Drew was a pioneer in the development of blood banks, and blood preservation and transfusion. Maury Povich has worked as a television host, either here locally (remember “Panorama”), in New York City, or nationally, for 41 years. Donald Dell founded ProServ, one of the first sports management firms. Collis Jones was longtime head of the National Newspapers Publishers Association.

Where will your game, or the love of it, take you?