Tag Archive: LeBron James

Jan 07

Ten

Ten years ago on New Year’s Eve, I stood in a hotel room in the Mirage preparing for a night of Las Vegas revelry, a process that consisted for me at age 23 of putting on a flamboyant cream and gold Jordan Brand button-down and drinking Tanqueray out of a water glass. My friends and …

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Jan 24

School of thought

Make no mistake, I’m used to being in weird environments. Last year, I helped set the Guinness Record for participating in the largest gathering of zombies. But from a sports perspective, sitting at the Hoophall Classic last week, I couldn’t help but think the whole thing was pretty perverse.

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Dec 16

Darryl’s room

I still remember like yesterday the day Darryl Strawberry left the Mets for the Dodgers. I was waiting to get a haircut in fifth grade when the news on the television at the barber shop told me Darryl had jumped ship. I melted out of my chair and sank to my knees. Straw was my …

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Oct 20

Word is bond: The gospel of the Oak Man

Charles Oakley said a lot of provocative things in his one-hour media session at K1X on Saturday, most of which have already been printed elsewhere. (I’m sure you’ve already heard his take on the current-day Knicks, Amar’e Stoudemire and Isiah Thomas.) Transcribing an hour of Oak was a bear, but I enjoyed every minute of …

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Aug 17

Acting your age

I think the best way to ponder our own inevitable passage into physical decline is to watch it happen to those who would seem invincible to such mortal constraints – and observe how they handle it.

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Jul 14

Holy grail: LeBron-branded Ohio State jersey, Version 1.0

I have what one might consider to be an extensive sports jersey collection, one I continue to cultivate despite the fact that I don’t have nearly as much occasion to wear them as I used to when I was a few years younger. Though I work at a sports website, I’ve attempted in recent years …

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Jun 20

When we were Witnesses

When you open my apartment door, the first thing you see when you walk in is a poster of the “We Are All Witnesses” billboard that stood as a beacon of pride in Cleveland. I loved that campaign. It encapsulated everything I wanted LeBron James to be.

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May 20

Putting the future on hold with Bryce Harper

I watched Bryce Harper go through the motions last Friday night, his attention to detail and serious countenance connoting a longtime veteran of the sport. I listened as the 18-year-old Harper, sporting a ridiculous mustache, crafted a respectful and droll media presence, relaying with an underlying trace of irony to a group of reporters that …

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Feb 13

Watch the throne: Kobe holds court in the City that Never Sleeps

Kobe Bryant sat on stage at Foot Locker on 34th Street in New York City on Friday night, his congenial nature thinly veiling his inherent razor-sharp focus, which had been on full display at Madison Square Garden just an hour beforehand. Make no mistake: Though Kobe was relaxed and enjoying himself while entertaining and inspiring …

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Jan 30

LeBron and the Knicks: Everything in its right place

  As I sat in the MCI Center and watched LeBron James in the 2003 Jordan Capital Classic, his final game as a high schooler, I fantasized that the next time I’d watch him play live would be at Madison Square Garden. And he’d be wearing Knicks blue and orange. The Knicks, of course, did …

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