Tag: career highlights

  • Sports & Thanksgiving 2011: Athletes We’re Thankful to Have Witnessed

    For Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps making the 2008 Olympics so special, so memorable. For making athletics and swimming cooler-talk worthy. For Michael Jordan making the argument of Greatest of All-Time seem unnecessary. For Roger Federer, for being perfect and then being anything but. For Ronaldinho, bringing the fan back in soccer. And Barry Sanders, for making us still remember when the Detroit Lions mattered.

  • The NBA’s Unique Way of Looking Back at Shaq’s Career

    One last time, one last bit about the Shaquille O’Neal retirement thing. NBA.com put out a rather cool video of Shaquille O’Neal and his career, something combining a comic book style view plus the usual video + commentary. If you’re still having a hard time saying goodbye to the big man or just want to look back at his 19 NBA years squeezed into 3 and so minutes, this is for you.

  • Rest in Peace, Manute Bol

    Manute Bol, the tallest man and the biggest hearted man in NBA history, passed away today, at the age of 47, in Virginia.

  • Dikembe Mutombo Retires

    After going down in the Rockets Blazers game two nights ago and discovering the severity of his knee injury, Dikembe Mutombo announced his retirement from the NBA and the game of basketball, who said goodbye to one of the nicest and most generous players to play in National Basketball Association.