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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Scottie Pippen’s Lack of Perspective. Oh, and Also Batman.

From the summer of 2011.  A kinder, simpler time. A few days ago, Scottie Pippen said that while Michael Jordan remains the greatest scorer in the history of basketball, LeBron James might be the best all-around player ever.  And then everyone said "ffffwhat?"" and I thought about Batman.  See, when Dick Grayson, the first and … Continue reading Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Scottie Pippen’s Lack of Perspective. Oh, and Also Batman.