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Category Archives: Kyrie Irving

LeBron and Gilbert at the Summit

About four o’clock this dark morning five armored SUVs enter an Akron estate, a man in the first vehicle using an electronic device to open the wrought iron gate, and speed to the entrance of a mansion boasting more than thirty thousand square feet. At least ten camouflaged commandos emerge from somewhere and aim automatic […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Chris Paul, Dan Gilbert, Golden State Warriors, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Lebron James

Cavaliers Reshape the World

Quietly I enter Dan Gilbert’s office and ease into a corner to watch him stare at a massive wall map of the United States. Every few seconds he tightens arms locked across his chest and juts his jaw at various targets – NBA cities across the land. LeBron James and general manager Koby Altman stand […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Cleveland, Dan Gilbert, Koby Altman, Lebron James

LeBron’s Championship Dreams

Am I dreaming? I hope so and we aren’t really getting bushwhacked by Oklahoma City and surrendering forty-three points in the first quarter to trail by nineteen. Despite shooting well we’re down sixteen at halftime and twenty after three quarters and let the gathering Thunder hit fifty-eight percent while they hang a hundred forty-eight on […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Bill Russell, Dan Gilbert, Donald Sterling, George Thomas Clark, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Magic Johnson, Stephen Curry

“Basketball and Football” is Published

In a rousing trip through the worlds of Basketball and Football, George Thomas Clark explores the professional basketball league in Mexico, the Herculean talents of Wilt Chamberlain, the difficulties and humor of attempting to play basketball in middle age, and observes that coaching at Caltech can be more painful than studying all night for a […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Bill Walsh, Donald Rogers, Football, George Thomas Clark, John Wooden, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kristaps Porzingis, Lebron James, O.J. Simpson, Stephen Curry, Wilt Chamberlain

Point Guard Mania

This story is part of the collection “Basketball and Football” Damn it, Kyrie Irving, I’d planned to focus my comments on rookie point guards but now you and your advisors have upset everyone by announcing you want to leave Cleveland so you can be king of a franchise. Please note you began your career as […]

Also posted in Basketball, Cleveland, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith, Lebron James, Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers, Markelle Fultz, Sacramento Kings

How to Win Next Year

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill O'Reilly, Draymond Green, John Havlicek, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Lebron James, Red Auerbach, Sam Jones, Stephen Curry

Game Four Diary

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Kevin Love, Lebron James, Tristan Thompson, Tyronn Lue

Mr. Clutch

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Wilt Chamberlain

The Underdog

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill Russell, Cleveland, Dan Gilbert, Jerry West, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Oakland, Stephen Curry, Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Calls LeBron

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, John Havlicek, Kevin Love, Lebron James, Wilt Chamberlain

At the Summit

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Cleveland, Golden State Warriors, Lebron James, Stephen Curry, Tristan Thompson