For a sport widely regarded in this country as a gangster’s paradise of thugs, new money and hip-hop, the NBA playoffs and its accompanying TV coverage oozes class. Australian sport would do well to learn from it. Australia’s always had its NBA true believers. They get the game, they get the culture, they’re rusted-on. But…Read More The NBA Playoffs: Peak Sport
Four years ago, LeBron James left his family to “buy a packet of smokes” and never returned.* Like a father escaping overwhelming domestic demands and frustration over his inability to put food on the table for his family (a championship), James’ simply skipped town on Cleveland. And like any good mid-life crisis, LeBron’s abandonment coincided…Read More Papa’s come home! LeBron’s Cleveland Redemption
There was some huge news out of the US today: Missouri college footballer Michael Sam announced to the world that he is gay. I’m only being slightly facetious when I write that this is “huge news.” Because, assuming he gets drafted this US Spring (and I believe it is likely he will) he will become…Read More NFL Prospect Michael Sam Might Be Gay, But Is He Good At Football?
Without question, the final weekend of Coachella will be remembered for Tupac’s computer-generated resurrection. But while this event not only made those in attendance think they were using the best hallucinogens ever made, it also marked a tipping point for all forms of entertainment. After most Americans changed their shorts from climaxing at the sight of a…Read More Are holograms set to revolutionise sport?
As New Orleans prepares for the 2012 Final Four this weekend, many are tipping that the University of Kentucky will continue its decisive march to a national championship – and rightfully so. The Wildcats are a machine comprised of four soon-to-be first round drafts picks, one of which, Anthony Davis, will be the first player…Read More March Madness, the Final Four showdown