Topic: Basketball

March 17, 2014

For a record (for this site) third straight year, Classical Bracket Achievers is back. Let us take this Pitino-haunted journey together, friends.

March 11, 2014

Basketball just looks a lot easier when Paul George plays it than it usually does. That hasn't stopped him from working hard at it, which is just another reason why George is one of the NBA's truest must-watch stars.

February 19, 2014

He can't shoot, not even a little bit. He's a recent Rookie of the Year who is making a living as a sixth man at the age of 24. And yet Tyreke Evans, flaws and all, is still making it happen, and maybe playing better than he ever has.

February 18, 2014

For a brief and dazzling period in 1994, the Washington Bullets employed both Manute Bol and George Muresan. The dual giant frontcourt could have been beautiful, but it wasn't nearly long enough.

February 13, 2014

At its highest level, basketball is a game played by some of the most graceful and determined athletes in the world. It is also played at other levels, and this New Hampshire men's basketball league is one of those.

February 4, 2014

Video games, or at least good ones like NBA2K14, are converging on something that very much resembles reality. How much fun that will be is an open question. A selection from the previous issue of The Classical Magazine, Play.

January 27, 2014

How great was Carmelo Anthony's 62-point performance? Great enough to make every Knicks-y thing surrounding it disappear. So, pretty great.

January 24, 2014

Some mysteries are so esoteric that they can only be properly assessed in verse. This year's Golden State Warriors aren't necessarily that, but this is a poem about them.

January 9, 2014

For their own specific miserable reasons, the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls have been tough to watch this season under the best of circumstances. Christmas Day basketball is not the best of circumstances.

January 2, 2014

What kind of person suffers through a performance specifically designed to create a very specific type of discomfort? A Knicks fan can probably tell you a little something about it.