I gotta tell you this www.spexoftime.com thing continues to be an amazing and humbling ride. I have met so many new friends and most importantly reconnected with old friends - in the best way ever. I came from a place where there were very few solid men to reinforce the importance of having a man in the household. While Mr. Wicks Sr is not present in this photo his sons Mike Wicks and Wesley Wicks are repping www.spexoftime.com super hard.
While growing up, I took their effect on my entire community for granted. It was just their way of life...they were molding all of us into better people and not once rubbed it in our face. As a grown man, I'm so grateful for what they did for our community, particularly with their basketball tournament "All Net." If you are from Co-op City you KNOW All Net was the hood's NBA! #Staightup.
I will leave you with this - they say "You are nobody till somebody kills you." That said, help me celebrate "Stand Up" people like Mr. Wicks Sr and his sons for all they did for our community while they are here to soak up all the love. 👏👏👏