Category Archives: Basketball

Pulling Espresso Shots and Other Updates On Life

You may ask yourself, how do I work this? You may ask yourself, where is that large automobile? You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife Talking Heads, … Continue reading

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The Lai family guide to evaluating athletes

The main guiding question is: are they assholes?  No.  Okay, we can like them.  Check out how my brother talks about his favorite incoming basketball player, Michael Kidd Gilchrist: Another reason to like Michael Kidd Gilchrist is his dad died … Continue reading

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My impassioned plea to a hockey fan

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Sports Fan Dilemma

    The French Open at Roland Garros is 6 hours ahead of New York.  The NBA Finals happen late at night (for me).  So, I ask myself, should I go to bed now, and try to catch the French … Continue reading

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Basketball talk on the street

“Man, Shaq has 4 rings, 3 with the Lakers, 1 with the Heat.”  “Right, right.  He went from the Lakers, to the Heat, to some other team, to the Celtics.” I chimed in with that last team.  The Celtics.  The … Continue reading

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Building Santosha (aka Contentment)

I stopped on the island of a busy intersection today–even though I could have rushed over to the other side, and jaywalked two times while waiting for the light to change.  But I wanted to wait.  I wanted to breathe, … Continue reading

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Learning to say Gasol in Catalan, and Spanish

I really enjoy TNT’s basketball show with EJ, Shaq, Kenny, and Charles Barkley.  Their chemistry really works, going from mirthful fits to Charles Barkley’s frankness.  On Shaq getting his PhD with a 3.8 GPA, he says, “you know Shaq didn’t … Continue reading

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OKC has 98 pts after 3 quarters

OKC Thunder outscore LA Lakers by 15 to go up by 30 pts at the end of the third. Now that’s how you come out after halftime, and a week of rest! This is rather palette cleansing after that ugly … Continue reading

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A Worrisome Loss for the Celtics

I know the final score says 82-81 in favor of the Sixers, but the game really wasn’t that close.  Down by two possessions with less than 5 seconds to go, the Celtics sank a 3.  Last shot aside, this game … Continue reading

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Basketball without borders

How awesome are those uniforms from the 90s?  Also, how great would it be to work with Basketball without Borders?  Ewing, Mutombo, and Mourning served as ambassadors to Africa in 2011.  Really, though, I’d love to do anything within the … Continue reading

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