My Very Best Writing from 2017

It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.

Documentary Tuesday: “30 for 30: No Crossover – The Trial of Allen Iverson”

Allen Iverson is a beloved, complicated figure. The poster child for the marriage of basketball and hip-hop, he was small, but played with a huge heart, won the 2001 NBA MVP, and did it all his way.

I Was There: Michael Jordan’s Final Game

Last week, I read (with escalating anger) the story of the Kobe Bryant fan who had the foresight to purchase tickets to what will almost certainly be Kobe’s final NBA game, only to later be screwed by StubHub’s greed. (StubHub has since apologized and promised to make things right, but only because of the outcryContinue reading “I Was There: Michael Jordan’s Final Game”

Knicks Fans Owe Phil Jackson an Apology

As a lifelong fan of Philadelphia sports teams, I’ve seen more than my share of unpopular draft choices. Of course, the one everyone remembers is a small segment of the fan base booing the selection of Donovan McNabb with the second pick in 1999. In recent years, the narrative has shifted to make it seemContinue reading “Knicks Fans Owe Phil Jackson an Apology”