A College Hoops Legend Resurfaces

You can’t really define funky, you just know it when you see it. I’m not talking about the musty odoriferousness of the hipster sitting next to you on the subway right now who smells like he’s been wrasslin’ with an alligator. I’m pontificating on that unquantifiable quality of cool, magnetic, hypnotizing brilliance that only a true artist can conjure.

The funk drips from a Pete Rock beat, a Rick James production or a James Brown drum riff, as it does when reminiscing on the University of Houston’s Phi Slamma Jamma collective.

Watching last night’s dope ESPN 30-for-30 documentary on that wondrous college basketball team brought back memories and reminded me why my passion for basketball became so strong. I clearly remember sitting, frozen, in front of the television and being awestruck by that Cougars team.

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