What’s In A Name? Ron Artest Picks Up On World B. Free, Updates the Message.

Okay. Okay okay okay.  This is awesome. When I was six, the Point Guard Formerly Known as Lloyd Bernard Free returned to my Philadelphia 76ers.  By then, of course, Free had legally changed his first name to World (having been so nicknamed as a youngster because of ultimate vertical skills), and I was introduced to … Continue reading What’s In A Name? Ron Artest Picks Up On World B. Free, Updates the Message.

Assessing The NBA Finals with Joseph Campbell

A few nights ago, I dreamt  I was playing basketball while talking about Joseph Campbell's theory of the monomyth.  And also, I was playing basketball with Joseph Campbell.  After deftly receiving my in-bound pass, Campbell started explaining the archetypal hero of the monomyth to me:  "Some people find this hero in Beowulf or Roland or … Continue reading Assessing The NBA Finals with Joseph Campbell