#TBT Sports Blog: Boston Celtics Great & ESPY Winner Bill Russell

Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls Boston Celtics great Bill Russell – the most decorated championship player in NBA history, and now the 2019 winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. ESPN presented the octogenarian with its hallowed honor at last … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog Remembers NBA Bad Boy Bill Laimbeer

If the NBA introduced its popular BIG Marketing campaign back in the late 80s, this former all-star, and Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boy, would easily have been nicknamed the Big Jerk!

That’s because saying his name immediately sparked agitation in basketball circles everywhere – except maybe in the state of Michigan.

One would think words like champion, all-star, terrific rebounder, rugged defender or great teammate would best describe this player.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Detroit Pistons Guard Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the clock to the 1989 and 1990 NBA seasons. During those back-to-back Detroit Pistons championship years, starting guards Isaiah Thomas and Joe Dumars were voted Most Valuable Players in the NBA Finals respectively. However, muscular … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: 1970 NBA Finals Hero Willis Reed

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the game clock to the 1970 NBA Finals. That’s when Willis Reed provided New York Knicks fans with perhaps the most memorable entrance in Big Apple sports history. 40+ years later, Knicks fans still vividly … Continue reading

FREE Book: College Basketball Comics

Today is the most opportune day to offer my FREE book on College Basketball Comics. That’s because the wildly popular annual NCAA men’s national basketball championship tournament culminates in tonight’s championship game in Minneapolis. From mid March through early April, … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA’s Portland “Jail Blazers”

Today’s #TBT sports blog looks back on one of the best, but most dubious nicknames in sports history – the NBA’s Portland “Jail Blazers.” Professional sports team management often turns a blind eye to the bratty behavior of their athletes … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain

Today’s TBT sports blog remembers Wilt Chamberlain – one of the most iconic athletes of all-time – in any sport. Few athletes so totally dominate a sport that their professional league must enact rule changes to make the games fair … Continue reading

Best About Sports: Favorite Basketball Cliches

This slam dunk of my top 10 favorite basketball expressions come from my book Best About Sports…

…It would be crazy if the metaphoric and figurative ways we describe the game of basketball, whether in the NBA or at the NCAA level, actually came true.

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#TBT Sports Blog: The Old Boston Garden

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the old Boston Garden. Though the storied arena was demolished in 1998, its lore lives on and remains a beloved part of Boston sports history. In addition to playing host to Stanley Cup Finals and … Continue reading

On This Day in Sports in 1972 Title IX Became Law

Today’s sports blog recounts the 1972 ground breaking law known as Title IX that changed the landscape of women’s sports in our country. On June 23, 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the landmark civil rights legislation … Continue reading