Author: Antonio Maurice Daniels

Dr. Antonio Maurice Daniels, educated at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a published scholar, writing instructor and professional writer with twenty-four years of experience in each role, editor and columnist at The Good Men Project, writer at Gridiron Heroics covering the Arkansas Razorbacks and Pittsburgh Steelers, and writer at Wisconsin Sports Heroics covering the Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Bucks.

Underdog Bobby Portis

Milwaukee Bucks underdog Bobby Portis embraces his significantly undervalued role on the team because he emerges from humble beginnings, better understood in Black popular culture vernacular as coming from “the mud” in Little Rock, Arkansas. Using the wisdom that such a background teaches a person, Portis stays inspired to achieve greatness—even though he recognizes the barriers he must constantly confront. Understanding he does not receive the credit and recognition his talent merits, the former Arkansas Razorback star metaphorically wears his underdog status as a motivating badge of honor. While the Milwaukee Bucks superstars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and newly acquired Damian…

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