It’s fun to admire Clyde’s fashion sense. The Knicks and Madison Square Garden payed tribute to Clyde last night for his 68th birthday. Honoring him with a bobble head, Chris Rock talking about style with Jill Martin during halftime, the mood was real light for Number 10. There’s so much more to be proud of though with Clyde’s lasting impression. As far as basketball goes, he’s a student of the game. He is very sharp with his commentary, having played and continuing to analyze offense and defense. He never sugar coats anything either. Like when Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett were going at it earlier in the season, Clyde straight up said, if he were Melo he would have cold clocked KG. Applaud that man. But his speech has always been known to be thoughtful and eloquent. While he never shies away from using his extensive vocabulary, what’s more important is that he’s a role model for literacy and public speaking. It’s rare to see good, strong, smart TV personalities. VJ’s don’t count either. I can respect your man Terrence J, AJ, and Matte Babel for being one of the few black men reporting on pop culture. Sports has a bunch, and that’s great too. But I hold Clyde in the ranks of Ed Bradley (RIP). They’re filled with knowledge, and don’t just come off like talking heads. So although we find the well dressed black man charming, know there’s more to him than meets the eye.