Found April 03, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
Former NBA legend turned NBA broadcaster Charles Barkley has made many memorable statements over the years; however the one that has stuck with me, was when he uttered the simple phrase in a commercial “I am not a role model.” Regular readers of these pages are well aware of my views on professional athletes being role models for children; the only lessons that children should learn from pro athletes is how to successfully play the sport that they star in. If your children are learning their moral values from one of today’s professional athletes; then you are derelict in your duties as a parent in my opinion. Ideally, a child’s moral compass should be in tune with a parent or family member, or perhaps a teacher or community leader. Although I have met many quality people in covering pro sports since 1995; they are not the first people who jump into my head when trying to come up with a figure for young people to emulate. The latest example of an NBA player acting the fool is Washin...

Wizards rookie: No regret over $10K lottery spree

Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton says it was worth it to buy $10,000 worth of tickets for last week's Mega Millions lottery, adding it was ''either that or blowing it in the clubs.'' Singleton didn't win a share of the record-breaking top prize, but he said Monday that he did win some money. He's not sure how much because he hasn't gone through...

NBA Rookie Has No Regret Over $10K Lottery Spree

Ever wonder why so many NBA players go broke…well here is one reason. Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton says it was worth it to buy $10,000 worth of tickets for last week’s Mega Millions lottery, adding it was “either that or blowing it in the clubs.” Singleton raised eyebrows last week when he tweeted: “I’m about to drop $10,000 on the lottery and cross my fingers...

DMV: Wiz Rook Chris Singleton’s Quote Of The Year Candidate

“Can’t say I do” was pretty great, but I like this one even better. When asked if spending $10,000 on lottery tickets was wise, Chris Singleton said, “Either that or blow it in the club.” Because those are the only two options, you see. [Wiz Insider] Wall’s post-Nene numbers aren’t good. [Bullets Forever] Wizards get blown out by the Bucks. [Bullets Forever] Caps lose...

Wizards Versus UK Needs to Stop

In the DC area, and even lately, nationally, there has been some debate about whether or not the University of Kentucky men’s college basketball team could defeat the Washington Wizards. This needs to stop right now. I just can’t wrap my head around the immense national scrutiny for the Washington Wizards. There is no question that the team hasn’t performed to anyone’s...

WE Recap: Wizards vs. Raptors 4/1/12

Wizards vs. Raptors   April 1, 2012 – Air Canada Centre 1 2 3 4 FINAL Wizards 21 21 19 31 92 Raptors 22 24 25 28 99 TOP PERFORMERS Wizards Raptors Jordan Crawford PTS 18 Andrea Bargnani PTS 18 Chris...

WE Recap: Wizards vs. Bucks 4/2/12

Wizards vs. Bucks April 2, 2012 – Verizon Center 1 2 3 4 FINAL Bucks 28 27 28 29 112 Wizards 19 28 22 29 98 TOP PERFORMERS Wizards Bucks Jordan Crawford PTS 23 Brandon Jennings PTS 19 Jan Vesely ...

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We've reached the final round of voting for the first ever Billy Packer Chronicles.  Unbelievably, we have four Clark Kellogg quotes from the weekend... and not one of them revolves around food.  Forget Anthony Davis, Clark should have been the MOP of the Final Four!  Clark is 19 points behind Charles Barkley in our Billies standings.  Can he come up with one last comeback...
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