Tag Archive for: Basketball

Body of Work

It is no secret that I am a big fan of late 1980s NBA basketball. In my opinion, these days are the apex of the league and one team had an unmatched zenith of competency and dominance, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics. The main catalyst for this team’s summit of competitive greatness was their leader, Larry Bird. Today many applaud Steph Curry’s work ethic and skill proficiency. While he is very good right now we should remember he was influenced by Kobe Bryant, who was influenced by Michael Jordan, who was influenced by Larry Bird. Read more

Does Winning Make You A Good Coach?

calipariMarch Madness started last week and, according to my brother-in-law and many experts, we might as well hand the University of Kentucky the title already. I haven’t followed college basketball as much since moving to Europe, but the University of Kentucky and its coach, John Calipari, are divisive topics. College basketball is changing and the University of Kentucky is at the center of the storm. I’m not here to make the argument for or against Calipari’s coaching abilities, but what I find interesting is that there is even a debate at all. Read more