Martin McNeal

Martin McNeal Martin McNeal writes the blog Marty Mac's World.

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Easier to stop Chris Paul than get an interview with World Wide Wes

Sep 30, 2010

For a hot minute Wednesday, I had thoughts of snatching an interview with NBA juice-meister William Wesley.Then reality smacked me like an old girlfriend's right hand.Wes, as I was introduced to him by former Kings forward Lionel Simmons about 17-18 ye...

Ronnie Lott should give knucklehead fans the finger

Sep 23, 2010

So Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott was catching flak from San Francisco 49ers fans this week for talking to the New Orleans Saints before the two teams met Monday night.Lott should give those fans the finger. No, not the middle finger, but the ...

John David Washington is making his own way

Sep 16, 2010

Determination and focus is apparent in his voice.While old heads such as myself chide young folks in following generations, conversations with cats such as John David Washington restore faith in what often seems to be a withering, eroded and corroded s...

Kings getting ready to line up

Sep 15, 2010

The Sacramento Kings, like all NBA teams, are attempting to finalize their training camp roster.According to Kings President Geoff Petrie, the Kings have 18 commitments for the start of camp Sept. 28, preceded one day earlier by media day."We have 18 c...

‘Melo to the Kings? Of course, if possible

Sep 2, 2010

Talking trade reports with Sacramento Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie always is a little dicey.Actually, it's usually an exercise in frustration because Petrie usually gives up less information than love from your pops after a bad...

Bobby Jackson not only played with heart, but has it, too

Aug 17, 2010

Few situations ever will touch us as deeply as the loss of a parent.Former NBA guard Bobby Jackson watched his mom, Sarah, succumb to cancer in 2003 and since has attacked the disease as if it were a retreating defense.As a player, Jackson was known fo...

Hopefully, Evans learns his lesson

Aug 2, 2010

Youth often goes unappreciated until it's gone.Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans has many gifts and talents, but none can help or accelerate life's learning process.It's unavoidable, yet valuable.Evans on Memorial Day used up a lifetime worth of luck...

James polarizes himself

Jul 9, 2010

No one need ever, ever, ever again compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan.With James' decision to leave Cleveland to join Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, basically that was his request.James may have made the move to put himself in the best positi...

James is a hot mess, isn’t he?

Jul 8, 2010

LeBron James clearly is what I think he is.No, he's not. Yes, he is.Tonight, during a one-hour television special orchestrated by James and his people, he'll make his decision known. Personally, I think he'll decide to go to Miami.In one sense, I put l...

No A,I. or J-Will likely for Kings

Jul 7, 2010

The operative word was 'wait' Tuesday during brief discussions with an agent and Kings President Geoff Petrie describing the team's current posture regarding free-agency."We're still in a wait and hold situation," Petrie said. "It's still in effect. We...

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