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
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.