I have no idea what's going on. Here's a pretty emotional column I did for Sporting News, about anyone who would call Elton Brand a traitor. In retrospect, I wonder if it has a certain "Special Comment" feel to it. Expect the Recluse's thoughts on Jennings this evening. Join the book's Facebook group; it set it up all by itself.
UPDATE: Well, not really. I just felt bad making my first post in five days so slight. So, because these things matter, here's my YouTube wishlist at the moment. In no particular order:
-Afghan ballers: This article captured my interest, but all the videoes are of SoCal Middle Eastern dudes slashing to basket and breaking at halftime. I was hoping for an even more Otherly version of that Iraqi schoolyard ball clip I found a few months back, which, if memory serves, prompted a long discussion over Arabs' love of the jerky, pointless no-look pass.
-Gordon Gund at the 2003 lottery: When the Cavs won the lottery, Stu Scott decided it was a good, even sensitive, idea to ask the blind owner what he thought LeBron James played like. I think it really quickly devolved into just getting some basic sense of what Gund pictured in his mind when he thought of James. Profound and, at the same time, totally vulgar and cruel.
-Basketball was jazz: TNT, answer my emails! Around 2001, when I watched every single network/TNT/ESPN game (no League Pass for me then), there was this ad where Vince, Chris Webber, Ray Allen, and one other sad, plausible dude were performing as a jazz combo in someone's living room. Vince made a point of making it clear he was actually playing. For some reason, I always link this in my head with the Code Red ad where T-Mac and Webber buy soda for everyone at the courts and then dunk a bunch while everyone watches.
If anyone has these clips, please post them. . .