Basketball


Dean

Dean Smith. July 2010. Good days. Some years ago, I went to a North Carolina basketball game with a buddy who despised Dean Smith. Well, that’s not exactly right — he had nothing against the man. He despised the IDEA of Dean Smith. He honestly believed that Smith wasn’t really a great coach. He thought Read the full article…



The Last KU-MU Hoops Game

Kansas-Missouri. February 2012. LAWRENCE — There were a lot of signs at Saturday’s Kansas-Missouri basketball game, of course, but one sign in particular stood out. A college kid was holding it above his head throughout the game. I kept looking over at him. There was something that I really wanted to tell him. But, of Read the full article…


A Basketball Carol

Red Klotz. December 2011 Red Klotz points out the sliding glass door at the ocean just 100 yards away. Red:: Look out there. Me: Yes. It’s beautiful. Red: You know, every day it looks different. Every single day. Me: Because of the weather? Red: Because of the ocean. * * * The Washington Generals always Read the full article…