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The days of Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Shaquille O'Neal, Tracey McGrady, and Vince Carter are long gone. Although the legends may have retired, the present day has brought in a new generation of high flyers -- and it seems like some of the best touch down in the Staples Center.
The rock star status of today's scientific celebrities encourages aspiring scientists to focus on the retail possibilities that can result in fast fame and wealth. While understandable, this unwittingly neglects a crucial part of the scientific equation.
Love him or hate him, Doug Collins is the Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, and for the time being, that's how it will stay.
It had only been a couple of months since I had been diagnosed with ALS, but I was constantly reminded of how few people have actually ever heard of the disease. To say this was frustrating is the PG version of my feelings toward the issue. This sparked the creation of A Life Story Foundation.
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No matter who is brought up, none can compare to the dominance of combination Shaq and Kobe. If only they stayed together and resolved their alpha male differences, the duo could have attained more than eight championships in their respected careers.
Believe it or not, his most imposing coup had nothing to do with his six championship rings and six Finals MVP awards, five regular season MVP awards, 33-point career playoff average, and ten scoring titles.
This weekend is NBA Commissioner David Stern's last NBA All-Star Game where he will sit in the driver's seat in the same manner that astronaut Neil Armstrong sat in the commander's seat of Apollo 11.
As the congratulatory wishes come in to mark the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, I am struck by the iconic image of MJ in flight and what it represents for all of us.
Michael Jordan turns 50 on Sunday causing lots of people to mouth off about who is better, among Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant. Does it really matter?
James, frustrated with the comparisons, took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to voice his opinion on the situation.
This nation is obsessed with rankings. Who is best? Who is number one? Who should be number one? So it should not come as a shock that there are a lot of people who have decided that now is a good time to conjure up a Micheal Jordan vs. LeBron James debate.
So far the Lakers' season is nothing more than a failure, a bust, a sham in the eyes of every Los Angeles fan that hasn't jumped on the Clippers bandwagon by now.
Unlike most 7 footers with a knuckle set full of gold, John Sally opted not to open a car wash with his NBA loot, but rather to invest in a way of life, one he believes in so strongly, he kicked his daughter out of the house for not following.
Muhammad Ali was the GREATEST of all time, at punching men into unconsciousness. Michael Jordan for human flight, Gretzky for hockey, The Babe for hitting, Julia Child for sautéing. Rampal for flute.