Topic: Big Expectations

March 4, 2014

Wang Zhelin may be the next great big man to come from China. In his homeland, they're already sure he will be. How well that works out for all involved is yet to be seen.

November 19, 2013

Jabari Parker is not just one of the most exciting college hoops prospects in a long time, although there's that, too. But while it's a lot to ask anyone his age to carry the burden of dreams and expectations and perceptions that Parker is bearing, perhaps the most exciting thing about him is how ready he seems to carry that weight.

May 31, 2013

At any given moment, and sometimes for games on end, the Pittsburgh Penguins can be the best and most exciting team in the NHL. This doesn't sound like a problem, but it can feel like one.

November 15, 2012

Brook Lopez needs to be a lot of things to a lot of people and given that he's smart, sophisticated and self-assured; it appears he has the tools to be the Big Man for the Nets. The only question that remains is whether or not he can do it while still being the Big Dude he's been all along.