The Dance Never Ends

Nice work from the NBA on tying the playoffs back to the Madness. Really like the idea and the execution of Russell’s is hype.

However, some of the others came across kind of soft/goofy… my man Stephen’s in particular.

Steve Nash is Retiring

Growing up in the Silicon Valley I experienced first hand how Steve Nash became the adopted son of The Bay by way of Santa Clara University.

He inspired me and a legion of us local cats that creativity and hard work (on and off the court) can make all things possible.

“Legacy is a word that gets thrown around a lot in sports, often incorrectly. The formal definition – “something received from a predecessor” – is far different than the popular meaning. Legacy increasingly refers to an athlete’s compilation of awards, records and championships. But those are lines on a résumé. Nash’s imprint on the future is his legacy.”

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“Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.”

Marian Wright Edelman

Straight Outta Compton

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I hope the film is as honest as it looks. As it looks to tell the remarkable story of N.W.A., Southern California, music and cultural history. Straight Outta Compton will undoubtedly be controversial.

With the trajectory that Ice Cube and Dr. Dre has made since their N.W.A. days, it’s going to be interesting to watch. Snoop Dogg is slanging Hot Pockets and pretty much welcomed anywhere, Cube has become a family friendly face, and Dr. Dre is now running with the biggest of all tech and business moguls.

If it doesn’t prove to be inspiring, at the very least it will hopefully continue to open up the dialogue of all the things N.W.A. faced in the 80’s that we still face today.

As someone who grew up on NWA and California rap/hip-hop, I’m excited for this film to drop in August.

 

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.

- Isocrates

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.

- Steve Jobs

The response you want

We launched the Chef Curry food truck last night in NYC for the NBA All-Star Weekend with Under Armour.  So far the buzz for the truck has been incredibly positive. I’m glad folks are enjoying it.

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I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

- Maya Angelou

“The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.”

- Bill Watterson