It happens often in sports.
You hear it on sports talk radio, you read it on the blogs and of course they talk about it in the coffee shops.
I’m guilty of it. So are you!
Last night I heard two ESPN women’s college basketball announcers talk about Baylor’s center Brittney Griner.
They threw out the, “is she the greatest ever in college basketball” question?
The guys in the truck then posted her stats against Kentucky’s freshman Anthony Davis.
I know it makes for great discussion but it’s a joke to proclaim someone the greatest, especially when in reality we will never know the answer.
Griner is an outstanding player, let’s enjoy her skills while we can and not compare her to great players from the past.
Plus, I firmly believe when you compare two athletes, you will always devalue one.
Baylor beat Stanford last night and Notre Dame took care of UConn. Women’s finals Tuesday night should be a goodie.
The LA Times va the A.P. on both games from last night.
Cheryl Cooky of the Ft. Wayne Gazette feels the women’s game doesn’t get enough love.
Kellis Robinett of the KC Star on Bruce Weber, the new head coach at Kansas State and a possible assistant coach.
Pete Thamel of the New York Times warns you about driving to the basket against Kentucky and Kansas.
Steve Ginsburg of the Chicago Tribune on John Calipari and the ‘one and done’ solution.
Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal on Draymond Green who was voted by the NABC as their Player of the Year. Here’s Green with a great quote.
“Coming to Michigan State from Saginaw High School, I knew I was talented but my work ethic wasn’t where it needed to be. I always thought I was capable of doing some good things and helping my team win, but I didn’t envision that I was a player of the year level player. I wasn’t quite sure how to take that next step. I was fortunate enough to have coach Izzo and coach Dwayne Stephens and all the assistants show me the way and make me believe.”
Mike Griffith of Go Vols on Bruce Pearl and Jimmy Collins. Interesting situation with these two, including forgiveness and self-awareness.
” … I looked up, he was walking toward me,” Collins told ESPNChicago.com. “When he got to me, he started to apologize for what had happened. He made it clear that he was young and didn’t understand things. He ended up saying he really felt bad because he knew Deon Thomas got hurt.
“The truth of the matter was it was fine. It was a guy who had gone through some changes, and as he’s gotten older, he realized some things were wrong, and he apologized for it.”
Courier-Journal on Class Basketball in the State of Indiana.
The Boston Celtics whupped the Miami Heat last night. BTW, the Celtics are 10-1 without Ray Allen.
In the game, LeBron James played 35 minutes and did not record an assist.
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