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Are the Los Angeles Lakers the Real Deal?

May 5th, 2010
Article originally appears on Kyle's NBA blog, Folks, I have been issued a challenge.  A colleague of mine – for the moment, let’s call him Nole Cowlin – is an Orlando Magic backer.  He recently reached out to me with this statement: "I know you’re a Lakers fan, but how can you possibly ...

Da’Sean Butler: A Cautionary Tale

April 10th, 2010
On April 4, one week ago today, Da’Sean Butler was a crumpled heap on the Lucas Oil Stadium floor.  After leading his West Virginia Mountaineers to an improbable Final 4 berth, the All-American senior had faced an established and well-coached Duke team in the heat of the national spotlight.  He was ...

From Santa Barbara to Goettingen, Germany: Winning the Rochestie Way

March 2nd, 2010
There’s an old saying, “great people make great basketball players."  But with the slew of drunk driving charges and drug busts that follow our NBA superstars, it is hard to think of these dunking demi-gods as healthy human beings.  Rich and young, their egos oftentimes fill the room—the area that ...