Comparing the greats: Dwight Howard versus Patrick Ewing

Most knowledgeable basketball fans agree that the five greatest NBA centers of all-time, in no particular order, are Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal.  It’s difficult to justify any other center cracking that top five.

Is LeBron James too nice for his own good?

There’s an old Twilight Zone episode that goes a little something like this. A scientist constructs the perfect baseball player. He is so unhittable that not a single opponent can reach base against him.

From First to Worst: Five NBA Hall of Famers who failed as GM

More often than not, the NBA superstar athlete is unable to translate the success he had on the floor onto either the sidelines or front office. There are exceptions to this rule, such as Pat Riley, Bill Russell, KC Jones Continue reading

Debating Shaquille O’Neal’s place in NBA history: How Slam got it wrong

  I’m a huge basketball fan.  I think that much has been established.   Despite my unhealthy obsession with the hardwood, I had never before purchased a copy of Slam magazine, a publication dedicated entirely to basketball.  After seeing Michael Continue reading