I wanted to change up this portion to better define some of the ways I approach subjects based on my understanding of history. It's not always the accurate understanding of history and by that I mean there is the history as it appears in the texts used in schools and the history as it actually is known as a summary of competing views.
Basketball is my outlet of pleasure. I play it. I watch it. I study it. I love it. It's one constant in life that always allows me to relax and recycle thoughts about life, work, family, and future. Basketball is a game with a set of rules designed by humans to create a framework by which two teams can compete against each other on relatively equal terms. In a perfect world, almost everything would operate by the same standards. In reality, it does not.
Since it does not, I read competing views of history on a regular basis. I've read Ron Chernow's books about the House of Morgan and John D. Rockefeller. After reading Chernow's book on Rockefeller I read Harvey Wasserman's "The History of the United States" for the competing view. I'll read the lead editorial in the Wall Street Journal in the morning and the lead editorial in the NY Times in the evening. I read David Horowitz's "Radical Son" there followed by David Brock's "Blinded by the Right". I read Bernie Goldberg's "Biased" there followed by Eric Alterman's "What Liberal Media".
My primary objective is to collect as much information as possible to improve my forward thinking through a greater understanding of the events preceding my life. Why I was I born where I was born? Why do I live in Chicago? Why do I stay in Chicago? These are just a few examples of the things I ponder.
From an early age there was one question I always asked; Why do things exist the way they do?
My avatar is Cobra Commander from G.I. Joe. My other favorite character is Starscream from the Transformers. Both characters were voiced by the same man Chris Latta. What made both characters appealing to me was their wicked plans to destroy their opponents, but their personalities always would stand in the way of success.
Rookie Derrick Williams looks like a long-term keeper, too; in fact, he has outplayed starter Michael Beasley and could get his job at some point.ESPN Insider article by John Hollinger
Denver coach George Karl got his "play hard" team, and that’s what the Nuggets did right away: play hard. Since the deal, Denver’s defense has been just a hair behind the Bulls for best in the entire NBA, allowing better than 10 points per 100 possessions fewer than they did before the deal.True Hoop post by Dean Oliver
Maybe if the Spurs could play 6 players they could stop Rose.
"I stop thinking about everything," Beasley continued. " 'Cause when I think it's not really too good."Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Heats play defense.
Your moment of zen.
"Luol Deng said Ben Gordon is planning to join him on England's national team this summer."Chicago Tribune
Fear and Loathing in the NBA playoffs: Bill Kennedy Edition
"But he's always swinging elbows man. I'm hurting right now because of an elbow he threw. It's unbelievable. He's a dirty player. It's one thing to be competitive and compete. But don't be a dirty player man. He's a dirty player."Chicago Breaking Sports
Raptors win 128 to 123 in OT. This shot was, well, huge.
The Bulls could've traded for Stoudemire last season, but opted not to. He's certainly on their radar and discussions between now and the Feb. 18 trade deadline will take place. However, to label him the Bulls' top priority is overstating matters.Lots from KC Johnson and Mike McGraw today on Stoudemire, Hinrich, Jefferson, etc. -ed.
"If a guy was doing the Riverdance like that, coach would come over and say, 'Who's got the fewest amount of fouls of my big fellas?' " said ex-Celtic and TNT analyst Kevin McHale. "If you raised your hand, he would say, 'We will let him drive and then we will throw him on the ground.' "When he is laying there we would say, 'Do you feel like dancing now?' "And that pretty much solved the dancing problem."Kevin McHale from last night's TNT broadcast
Noah was right to be upset[ed. with Lebron James dancing].Bill Livingston column from the Cleveland Plain Dealer