Heaven is a Playground

Heaven is a Playground — Kyle Korver: NBA MVP?

With the NBA Playoffs tipping off, our own Noah Perkins chopped it up with I’m Sorry Mark Jackson’s (imsorrymarkjackson.com) Quinten Roseborough to discuss who the rightful NBA MVP is — or, more accurately, Noah’s highly controversial opinion that it is

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Heaven is a Playground — Levi Levine, Vince Carter, racism, and Rucker Park

The most important basketball game in the sports history occurred on Feb. 19, 1948, when the embodiment of pointed white elbows, stiff horizontal movement, set shots and athletic goggles faced off against the “negro quint,” as they were dubbed by

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Heaven is a Playground — Larry Sanders #420 and the nine worst people in the NBA

July 10, 2012 “What’s in the box”? “Drugs,” The detective replied, indignantly stone-faced. “Like cocaine?” I forced the words out. It felt like Tabasco Sauce was being directly applied to my heart. Of course I knew it wasn’t cocaine. Alone

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Heaven is a Playground — Horrible bosses and the NBA trade deadline: eight bold predictions

Imagine the body of Mark Mangino combined with the intellect of Avery Johnson, the self-control of Bobby Knight, the obnoxiousness of Stan Van Gundy, the enthusiasm of Dick Vitale, the grime of Rick Pitino, the ability of Sidney Lowe and

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Heaven is a Playground — Saying goodbye to a good friend: The Downtown YMCA, San Diego

I imagine that when the lights went off, the Ghost of Pete Maravich came out to run ball-handling drills across the battered floorboards. On Friday, Oct. 31, the Downtown YMCA of San Diego closed its doors for the final time.

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Heaven is a Playground — Rose Park 26th and O: Stacey Dash, the orthodox shul and Washington D.C.

The shot goes up and rims out, spelling out H-O-R-S. The sun is down by now, it must be at least 8:45 p.m. The bats are out, feeding on the mosquitoes caught in the sticky Boston dog day air. Most

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Heaven is a Playground: FIBA World Cup 2014 — Human nature, Gilas Pilipinas and Andray Blatche’s redemption

Human Nature is about as fickle as an 8-year-old boy chasing tumbleweeds through the backwoods of Georgia, or so I’m told. Why are we so quick to judge and falsely label others, when we all know too well the feeling

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Heaven is a Playground: I’m sorry, Senegal, I screwed up

The passion Senegal plays with is why I love the game of basketball. What they have done thus far in the FIBA World Cup has been humanity reaffirming, touching and, above all, a tribute to everyone who has ever been

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Heaven is a Playground: FIBA 2014 team preview — Spain vs Team USA

Columnist Noah Perkins will be covering the 2014 FIBA World Cup for One-Bid Wonders. Leading up to the Aug. 30 tip-off, he will be previewing all 24 qualified teams. As much as I’d like to predict another team besides the

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Heaven is a Playground: FIBA 2014 team preview — Lithuania

Columnist Noah Perkins will be covering the 2014 FIBA World Cup for One-Bid Wonders. Leading up to the Aug. 30 tip-off, he will be previewing all 24 qualified teams. What’s the best country in the world at the game of

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