———————————————————— by Ballin’ Jones Hardcourt Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Chapter 1 The Long and Winding Road of Dwight Howard’s Quest to Become the 2010 Version of LeBron James You know how everyone loves Dwight Howard?Read more "The Book of Basketball (Diaries): Dwight Howard and Yo’ Momma, Bargnani’s Millions, and the Steph Curry Thing"
———————————————————— by John McNeill Midwest Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— Will Leitch For: Vicious. Intelligent. A computer. Excellent with adjectives. Self-reflective. Self-loathing, and all-loathing. But, most of all? Leitch seems to (I’d bet my entire “fortune” on it) genuinely care about the sports he covers and the athletes he rips apart. Most of his oft-criticized […]Read more "Who Wins: Will Leitch vs. Bill Simmons"
by Kolby SolinskyEditor, White Cover Magazine—————————— The statement in the title above is not written without awareness of the irony some people may instantly realize. White Cover is, of course, a sports + culture site. So, how are I ask Grantland to abandon the latter for the former. After all, there are several writers in the Grantland rotation […]Read more "Should ‘Grantland’ Just Stick to Sports?"
Is it Two Escobars? The Best There Never Was? The U? Winning Time? King’s Ransom? Into the Wind? There have been plenty – almost too many, really – fine, just absolutely fiiiiiiiine documentaries aired over the last two years, and almost all of them have been products of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, led by Bill […]Read more "What’s the Best ’30 For 30′?"
by Kolby Solinsky / White Cover Staff —————————— If you half-read most books and then try and sum it up, chances are you’ll feel guilty about it. In some way, maybe. Especially since you’ll talk out your a*s about it, and you might even influence some poor sap who thought, “Really, I heard Hannibal wasn’t […]Read more "Half-Read Book Review: “The Book of Basketball” by Bill Simmons"
Just this title should enrage several, because it seems that all views and swinging dic*s in Heaven and Hell are furious with the Knicks and owner James Dolan for letting him for free to Houston. New York refused to match Houston’s three-year $25 million offer for the kid who electrified Broadway, Asian America, and the […]Read more "The New York Knicks Were Right to Let Jeremy Lin Go to Houston"
“Hi, I’m Steve Nash. Today is my birthday. And these are basketballs.” (Photo “courtesy” of NoodleWaveMedia.com) As Larry Bird just said, like, a couple days ago: “Basketball’s basketball and if your body holds up, you can play a little bit longer.” He was actually referring specifically to Steve Nash and one or two other older […]Read more "Happy 38th Birthday to the Unstoppably Awesome Steve Nash"
Screenshot “courtesy” of Grantland.com Wait, did this happen today? This morning? Yesterday? Last Friday? It’s impossible to tell on the Internet if something has changed until you see it for yourself, but Grantland – the column, blogs, and features site from Bill Simmons and a wizzy-wig of rotating all-star writers from ESPN and elsewhere (including […]Read more "Grantland: Out With the White, In With the Hue"