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[12 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on The sad story of LeBron James | ]
The sad story of LeBron James

(My radio show on 7.10.10 featured extensive analysis regarding LeBron James’ decision to leave for Miami. The following commentary is primarily an excerpt from the show’s opening commentary. The audio link to this show is here.)
Please, please … please … tell me that LeBron James did not just leave Cleveland; that the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the unfathomable did not go down this week. That I was NOT proven wrong.
It is a very unfortunate situation in Cleveland, where hometown hero LeBron James decided to end his quest to bring that city …

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[1 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Basketball has salvaged my health | ]
Basketball has salvaged my health

As fun as it is to play basketball, it is very physically challenging – and so I treat it as a full-fledged workout, as I should at my age. I make sure to handle the obvious; I stretch before playing, make sure to eat and drink plenty of fluids and avoid playing in pick-up games that may result in a heart attack. The idea is to get a good workout and be wise while staying out of the hospital – and avoid dealing with our health care system.
Whether it is …

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[25 May 2010 | Comments Off on Basketball, life balance have strong connection | ]
Basketball, life balance have strong connection

I love to play basketball. I always have, yet there have been a few incredible gaps in my lifetime where I simply did not include basketball in my life. From my early college years to a couple of years into my career as a sportswriter, I did not play much at all. Upon further reflection, this is no surprise since physical fitness had zero priority in my life for that five- or six-year period.
Taking care of obtaining my degree from the University of Missouri and working my way through school …