Week in Review (April 15, 2016)

After a dreadful season in which he was faced to confront his own basketball mortality, Kobe Bryant’s final game was the most Kobe Bryantest game possible. He scored 60 points! On 50 shots! In the locker room after the game, the Lakers popped champagne! This after a season in which they finished 17 – 65,Continue reading “Week in Review (April 15, 2016)”

Photo Essay: Magic & Bird Through the Years

I put together a collection of photos of Magic Johnson & Larry Bird since 1978. Head on over to Tumblr to check it out. Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more.Continue reading “Photo Essay: Magic & Bird Through the Years”

Remembering When Kobe Bryant Won the Slam Dunk Contest

Today, Kobe Bryant is one of the elder statesmen of the NBA and next weekend his career will be celebrated at his 18th and final All-Star game. Like Peyton Manning, he now relies on his intelligence and guile rather than his athleticism to keep competing against the young upstarts. Things were very different in 1997.

“Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” [2010]

HBO Sports documentary on how the rivalry of Magic Johnson & Larry Bird shaped modern basketball and launched the modern NBA. Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has beenContinue reading ““Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals” [2010]”