Lebron was criticized for the move but I was inspired by this bold move. Many in the NBA wanted him to follow in the legacy of many great players by staying in Cleveland trying to be the lone star taking his team to a championship. If he really belonged in the conversation with the likes of Michael Jordan then he would stay with the Cavaliers. Lebron choose however to play alongside to other All-Star players in an Ensemble.
As the 2012 playoffs gear up in this shortened NBA season, I am watching the Big Three to see if they can go all the way. I continue coming up against the idea of The Ensemble in all of my work. In my work as an artist/educator, I have tried to be like Mike. I have tried to do it alone, but now I am bringing my talents back to my hometown Queens.
This Spring, I will working closely with my sister's organization, Farmer's Blvd Community Development Corporation to help revitalize the Queens neighborhood. I am also working with my cousin Aaron "Freedom" Lyles on the production of my second album. In the process I look to combine my talents with many of my fellow creatives towards a championship.