Follow @MySportsComplex You may have seen this yesterday if you follow Dan Devine’s excellent “Ball Don’t Lie” blog on Yahoo. Devine broke the story yesterday about Derek Dilday, a diehard Dallas Mavericks fan, who was so excited that his team was in the NBA Finals, that he went out on an odd limb. Not surprisingly,... Read more »
Follow @MySportsComplex On Sunday I tuned in to watch Brazil do what Brazil does best…Scoring goals. Norway has one of the world’s better soccer programs, especially for a country of 3 million. Yet Brazil set them ablaze going up 3-0 by the first five minutes of the second half with one goal coming from the... Read more »
Follow @MySportsComplex Four championships. Rookie of the Year. MVP, and the three-time NBA Finals MVP. Two-time scoring champion, eight-time All-NBA First Team selections. A 15-time NBA All-Star. Shaquille O’Neal ranks 7th in blocked shots, 12th in rebounds, and 5th in all-time points scored. How could one ever think that Shaquille O’Neal ever delivered anything but... Read more »
It’s been over a decade since the Bulls were any where near contention for the NBA title. And not since 1995, since a t-shirt craze. Back then Chicago was littered with “Michael Chills, City Sweats” t-shirts about the time Michael Jordan’s first return the NBA was a big question mark.
As we all know, Osama bin Laden took the news headlines starting Sunday night. Bin Laden’s sudden and necessary career retirement was probably bigger news than Michael Jordan’s retirement (the first one, that is). Separately, as a Chicagoan and a Bulls fan, I was pleasantly surprised to see the parallel news story above from Times... Read more »
So there, I said it. Derrick Rose is the greatest point guard in the game since Magic Johnson, the Lakers’ 5-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer. And with 25 points per game and only a few years under his belt it’s fair to say that this statement is taking a risk and, OK…yes, I’m... Read more »
“Burrito Michael Jordan making a Layup”, circa 1997. This wall mural, fantastic yet ridiculous, can be found in Chicago at LaBamba Tacos, Wrightwood & Halsted in Lincoln Park.