One Quick Thought About LeBron James

Since everybody else is talking about LeBron James right now, I wanted to throw in one observation. There is one reason why “Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James” debates will always end with Jordan on top. One reason why Jordan was, is, and always will be considered greater than James. That reason is this: Jordan didn’t spend his formative years with More …

What to Do Now That Your NCAA Tournament Bracket is Completely Ruined

So, we’re through the first weekend of a three-week-long basketball tournament, and all my bracket is good for now is reminding me that I still don’t know how to pronounce “Creighton.” (But after they yakked up their game against Baylor, I guess I don’t have to. Yes, I had them in the Final Four.) The way I look at it, More …

Pick a Bracket with a Guy Who Hasn’t Watched College Basketball in Two Years

They say that the odds of picking a perfect bracket in the NCAA basketball tournament is 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Even for people who study basketball all the time, the odds are something like 1 in 128 billion. So, if the odds are that long even for professional analysts, I think it’s safe to say that the success of your More …

Stephen Curry

One of the big symptoms of my early-onset old fogyness is my belief that I have already witnessed the greatest days of pro basketball during the Magic-Bird-Jordan era. I therefore don’t have many reasons to care about the NBA anymore (other than the inspiring boldness of one Mr. Chris Broussard). However, I have heard about this kid named Stephen Curry, More …

Playing Through It Like Michael Jordan

When you’re sick, do you ever think, “I wonder how sick Michael Jordan was during the Flu Game, and how does that compare to how sick I am now?” Could I go for 38 points and 7 rebounds on a day when I have to make a plan just to get up out of a chair? Or did he just More …

Metta World Peace Teaches Bible School

Ron Artest is a perfect example of… well, a lot of things. For the purposes of this post though, let’s look at him as an object lesson in the difference between “change” and “repentance.” For Ron was a mean man, you see. He was mean to basketball fans. He was mean to women. He was mean to animals. Even among More …