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Poor Me

Trying to pull a good, overlooked angle out of the playoffs is a lot like being a good rebounder who’s 5’10” in a pickup game when a bunch of 6’4” guys show up to play. I know this because that’s exactly the guy I am. Rebounding goes from a matter of effort and determination to simply being physically impossible. As…

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Personhood

To know someone is usually to empathize with them. They cease to be a skin-wrapped tumbleweed, and morph into something beyond flesh and movement — a man with tendencies and tribulations that you can recognize in yourself. The more you learn of the human, the more human he becomes. I feel a connection to Michael…

Little Truths

In both music and sports, we mark boundaries. We draw staves on paper, divide them into measures, press record and stop, pick an opening track and a closer. We put lines on the ground, draw circles and half-circles, plant hoops and measure them at 10 feet. And within these spaces, like pillow forts or dioramas, we…