Sunday, March 16, 2014
I'm reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. It came in the mail last week for Dr. Write from her sister. I picked it up and got hooked by the first few paragraphs. It's nice to come upon a novel by chance. I'm not sure it's novel I would have picked up in the bookstore, or the library, or on Amazon.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
A fun piece today at Grantland--"Who Is the Next Karl Malone?". Which is to say, who will be the next great NBA player to not win a championship?
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- Malone was part of an extinct generation of power forwards who naturally exerted themselves on the defensive end and used their basketball IQ and physical advantages to effortlessly secure rebounds.
- While Blake Griffin might be a master of sponsored opportunities, his identity operates in contrast to Karl Malone, spokesman for Skechers Shape-ups. The career of the most overbranded player in the NBA would likely be considered a success if he were remembered in the same breath as Karl Malone. That would mean he developed his offensive game to take advantage of his physical and athletic gifts. For now, he is the guy who dunked over a Kia.