October 20th, 2011
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On twenty-six occasions I have been entrusted to take the game’s winning shot … and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
To put success and the ultimate career achievements of Michael Jordan into perspective – he’s human… Continue reading
May 17th, 2011
It seems every day that you’re having to tell your kids to take the bucket off the dresser and bouncing the basketball off the walls. (One kid I know actually put a trashcan in the top drawer of a chest of drawers and used duct tape (!) to tape the drawer tight so the can would stay put …)… Continue reading
April 10th, 2011
Growing up, there wasn’t a street in town that didn’t have some garages with basketball hoops. They were those white fan-shaped backboards attached with a web of 2×4 planks (which caught every wayward ball).
Most had the shooting square outlined with bright orange tape – that is, if the elements hadn’t deteriorated the… Continue reading
March 22nd, 2011
Rumors are flying all around the NBA about players being traded and deals being just a handshake away as the deadline for trades approaches.
Even though fans get either elated or irritated with all the trades and deals, it’s a fact that basketball players change teams a lot. Careers and popularity rise and fall – Continue reading
March 11th, 2011
Here it is, spring in Indiana (yes, one of the hotbeds of basketball fever) and that means wind. It blows across the fields like it has to be somewhere right now.
What it does, right now, is blow a lot of things around. And today I saw a great big ouch! Big enough to make me cringe. Continue reading
March 3rd, 2011
Every once in a while you come upon something that makes you say, “Wow. Just wow.”
Bill Simmons is the writer of the “Sports Guy” column for a couple of ESPN products, a blogger, writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live and author of books, now numbering 2.
It was his second book, The Book of Basketball, that made me go, “Wow. Just wow.” It’s sub-title is The NBA According