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)”

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.

Chris Webber’s Hall of Fame Résumé

There have been approximately a quadrillion articles devoted to the Fab Five of Michigan – interviews, reviews, praises, critiques, “should haves,” complaints, and memoirs – so I would rather devote my time to a cause I find far more interesting: Chris Webber’s case for inclusion in The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The NBA & Hip-Hop: Til Death Do They Part

The NBA has a complicated history with hip-hop, but the sooner it embraces the fact that the two are forever entwined, the better it will be. My latest for The Musical Outcast. Continue reading… Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work hasContinue reading “The NBA & Hip-Hop: Til Death Do They Part”

Michael Jordan’s Performance as a Wizard Was Far Better Than You Remember

The following is an excerpt from Christopher Pierznik’s new book In Defense Of… Supporting Underappreciated Artists, Athletes, Actors, and Albums, in which the author defends and celebrates individuals, teams, and projects that were unfairly maligned or misunderstood from the world of music, sports, TV & film. It can be purchased in both paperback and Kindle. It was the perfectContinue reading “Michael Jordan’s Performance as a Wizard Was Far Better Than You Remember”