New biography by author Roland Lazenby goes in depth on one of basketball's greatest. Lazenby has penned dozens of sports books including volumes on Johnny Unitas, Jerry West, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan: The Life, perhaps the definitive bio of another of the best players in NBA history. I first met Lazenby when he was in Chicago researching his Jordan … [Read more...] about The Life of Earvin “Magic” Johnson
When the Milwaukee Bucks face the Miami Heat, last year’s MVP and likely this year’s will be on the floor, leading the way for the team with the NBA’s best record and one of the clearest paths to a title. But that team, the Bucks, and that player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, are in trouble. Down 2-0 to Miami, a loss tonight would essentially bury their season. Jimmy Butler … [Read more...] about How will we talk about Giannis if the Bucks are eliminated?
with Packer Dave, Steve Leventhal, and John Poulter They're back! The Sports Report has returned for a look at post season hockey, basketball, and more. John gives his take on the playoffs in the NHL and his first impressions of how the baseball season has progressed. Despite Covid setbacks, the MLB season is up and running with the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees off … [Read more...] about The Sports Report – August 18, 2020
If you are enjoying The Last Dance on ESPN, it was an incredible experience. I had the good fortune to share coverage of that 1998 Chicago Bulls season with my colleagues at SRN. I was able to see nineteen regular season contests and at least one game in each round of the playoffs in person. Chicago Bulls 1997-98 schedule and results from Basketball Reference. The … [Read more...] about Chicago Bulls Retrospective: 1997-1998 Season (with audio)
UNC point guard Coby White is making his first long term foray outside of his home state. White didn't have to go far from his Wilson, North Carolina home to join the Tar Heels. The city of nearly fifty thousand people was once a major center for tobacco cultivation. Now it's better known for Interstate 95, a major north-south route along the eastern seaboard, and as the … [Read more...] about Chicago Bulls select UNC’s Coby White in 2019 NBA Draft