Dear Kobe . . .

It’s hard to believe this is the end.

 
I remember sitting in my living room years ago. I had been allowed to stay up late that night to watch my beloved Dallas Mavericks take on the closest incarceration of Lucas’s Evil Empire, your Los Angeles Lakers. It was a game of tremendous import. Phil Jackson had a chance at making history, I can no longer remember why.

 
You torched us. Emphatically.
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LeBron James Owes Cleveland A Full Return

Let me be clear. I do not dislike LeBron James. I believe he is the most unjustly hated player the NBA has ever seen. Could his decision to leave Cleveland for Miami back in 2010 been handled better? Yes. Could he have not acted out the part of arrogant, self-entitled, macho basketball demigod during that first season in Miami? You bet. But he was young. Continue reading →

Spring Training Superlatives

I’ve missed you old friend. Not you, whoever’s reading this, stop being so narcissistic, I’m talking to baseball season. Yes, Spring Training officially began on Wednesday as roughly one-third the teams in the MLB saw pitchers and catchers walk onto the field to being preparing for opening day. By Feb. 21, every team will be practicing and we will have about 260 straight days of baseball action until the World Series concludes somewhere around Nov. 1. Continue reading →