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This is the unmarked grave of Reggie Lewis. Born in 1965 in Baltimore, Lewis was a star basketball player by the time he was a child. He attended Dunbar High School, a powerhouse where he played with Muggsy Bogues, David Wingate, and Reggie Williams, all long-time future NBA players. But Lewis wasn’t quite the high […]
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The Athletes Strike

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On August 27, 2020
I was happy to be interviewed for this Marketplace story on the athletes strike last night in protest of police brutality. The quote they used–that NBA billionaire owners could theoretically have influence in their home states but that Wisconsin Republicans aren’t going to care either way may not have been the pull I would have […]

Wildcat Strikes!

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On August 26, 2020

I want to be clear here, since this is massively misreported. What NBA players and now even MLB (!!!!) players are doing today is engaging in a wildcat strike against racial injustice. This is fundame

Bird

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On December 10, 2016

We need a post about something other than politics. Larry Bird turned 60 this week. The NBA social media people created this collection of his greatest plays with commentary about him. Watching it rea

Caldwell Jones, RIP

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On September 23, 2014
Caldwell Jones has died. Jones was not a great NBA player, but he was an excellent defensive and rebounding center on the 76ers and, more importantly to me, the Trail Blazers teams of the late 80s. For some reason, I still remember watching a Blazers game as a teenager and getting very excited as the […]

Yao

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On August 12, 2014

Have to give Yao Ming a lot of credit. He could have taken the Jordan/Kobe/(to a lesser extent) LeBron path of superstardom, but instead he has engaged in political causes. Going the Jabbar/Ali/Jim Br

Unvarnished Greed

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On July 16, 2014

I am sure am glad NBA superstars have to accept a maximum value contract worth far less than their actual worth. After all, how could impoverished NBA owners pay them those salaries, what with only li

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