Category Archives: LeBron James

My Dad Was a Stathead Before They Invented the Term

I don’t have any photos of my father, but I do have stories. Here’s One A lot of my fondest memories of my Dad are centered around sports and especially baseball. We went to lots of games together, not only … Continue reading

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On Game 7 of the NBA Finals

Like most basketball fans, I’m excited about tonight’s game seven of the NBA Finals.  Yet, I’m also annoyed.  It seems like two superficial narratives have overtaken one of the most compelling stories of the series. First off let’s deal with … Continue reading

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Why Golden State Will Sweep the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals start this week and there’s good reason for excitement. For instance one of two long suffering fan bases are going to hold a championship celebration. Cleveland has somewhat infamously never won a title and the Bay Area … Continue reading

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The Iron Rule of Sentimentality in the NBA This Summer

                Sentimentality is the rumpled trump card of sportswriting. The games are actually won or lost on the basis of strategy, tactical adjustment and execution, but that’s as dry as a brand new cardboard box. Better to tell the story … Continue reading

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Remember the 2007 New England Patriots?

In 2007, the New England Patriots went 16-0, and put up one of the most ferocious first halves of a season in NFL history.  They averaged 41 points a game.  And they gave up only 18 points per game, and … Continue reading

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Sports: What if it’s Rebounding and not Rust?

The Chicago Bulls shocked the NBA last night by beating the Miami Heat 93-86 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.  This was astonishing on several levels.  For one, the Bulls went 45-37 during the regular season to … Continue reading

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Sports: This Post is not About Derrick Rose

Although I’m an avid Chicago Bulls fan, I’m a little conflicted about tonight’s game between my team and the Miami Heat.  The Heat have won 27 games in a row and have the all time record of 33 in their … Continue reading

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