The Legacy of Shaquille O’Neal

Initially what struck me was the complete lack of grammar, but after I read through the lines of incoherent babble, I knew I needed to find out exactly what ESPN analyst Jalen Rose had said to set O’Neal off. Apparently in an interview, Jalen said that Shaq was aging and Father Time is undefeated. I’m sure nobody likes being called old, but does it warrant an irate, nonsensical Twitter response? Especially when it’s true. In the first game of playoffs this year O’Neal scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes of work. The headline on ESPN was LeBron and Shaq send Cavs past Bulls in Game 1. Unfortunately, this is now considered a great game from the Diesel. But don’t try to tell him, BlogCatalog, May 2010

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The Art of Sport Podcast: Episode 1

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An Ancient Battle in Beantown

With the Boston Celtics Game Five victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, What? You’ve never heard of the Battle of Salamis?  Allow me a quick history, BlogCatalog, May 2010

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South Africa or Bust

If you happened to be working at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, you may have missed the announcement of the USA 30-man provisional World Cup Roster.  These 30 will now train in Princeton, N.J. until the final 23-man roster has to be submitted to FIFA on June 1.  Without further ado, here is your (provisional) USA World Cup, BlogCatalog, May 2010

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Changing of the Guard

I’ve always had a soft spot for point guards.  They are the smallest guys on the court, yet they command so much respect as they are the ones who control the pace of the game and run the offense for their team.  In the most traditional sense they aren’t there to score, but rather make sure their teammates get involved.   Guys like Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson, and John Stockton were the pinnacle of point guards for their respective generations.  Though each added his own personal style to the equation, their primary role was facilitate the offense. So while Magic ran the fast break to perfection and Stockton mastered the pick and roll, it was always about making the right pass at the right, BlogCatalog, May 2010

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