Posts tagged "basketball"

The morphing of NBA basketball into hockey

( Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / April 21, 2011 ) Derrick Rose fights for possession with Indiana’s Josh McRoberts in the second quarter. Just one of the many scrums that marked Thursday’s game. Basketball used to be a sport of strength and finesse. Now–at least for the NBA–it’s a game simply of brute strength, and... Read more »

Labron James burnout

Is anyone else as worn down as I am by the speculation that NBA superstar Labron James is coming to play for the Chicago Bulls? Or that he’s leaning toward Chicago? Or that Chicago is his top pick? Come on, Chicago; we’re supposed to be the savvy, gritty city that can recognize a scam when... Read more »

Highland Park High educators (?) go from goofy to laughingstock

Highland Park juniors Lauren Evans and Marguerite Biagi. (Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune / May 11, 2010) In trying to explain why they banned the girls’ varsity basketball team from playing in Arizona, school officials sent out a letter to parents that only made matters worse. The Tribune reports: Highland Park High School officials amid national media... Read more »
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