The unselfishness that’s such a fundamental element of every team sport is an extremely important lesson we can take with us when the buzzer sounds (or the final out is made or the winning run scores) and we reenter the rest of our lives. Teamwork. Trust. Self-knowledge. Physical, emotional, and mental resourcefulness. Being so much in our bodies. And, most importantly, the full awareness and enjoyment of the living moment.
Forget about all the blathering by the likes of Dick Vitale about what geniuses the two coaches are who happen to be directing the fortunes of the teams he happens to be working. Really, whatever the game, whoever the coaches, Vitale’s over-the-top positive platitudes are monkey-business as usual.
Numbers have always been used to evaluate the performances and the value of nearly all professional athletes. But in the not-so-wonderful-world of the National Basketball Association, these quantitative judgments have gotten out of hand. I mean, even the most commonly-used and seemingly incontrovertible statistics can be misleading.
Morte Las Vegas, where beneath the faux glamour, the phony fleeting thrills, the perpetual hope that the next card or the next number will produce untold riches, and the cut-rate abundance, the bottom line is always the bottom line. R.I.P. America.
For his remarkable funding for I Promise, a high school for at-risk students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, LeBron James deserves universal praise, respect, and admiration. Talk about giving back!
A preponderance of media Muppets have dismissed Phil Jackson’s (and Tex Winter’s) triangle offense as being anywhere from old-fashioned to
After getting fired after one season in Savannah, I was hired to coach the Rockford Lightning of that same basketball
After serving as Phil Jackson’s assistant for three seasons in Albany, my first job as a head coach in the
Tex Winter: “Everybody thinks they know the Triangle, but few really do. Phil thinks he knows it, but he only
After both my CBA (Continental Basketball Association) coaching career and my playing days were over, I still had the itch