———————————————————— by Ballin’ Jones Hardcourt Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— You’re warned. Don’t count your chickens. Don’t give too much credit to the easy attention hogs. Don’t let the combination of Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Steve Nash cloud your judgment. Except, why not?Read more "Welcome Back To Relevance, Los Angeles. Your Lakers Are Cool Again."
———————————————————— 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"
My, how far Kobe Bryant has come from that one night in Colorado. Dogged for years for his prima donna attitude, his infighting, his feud with Shaw, and his general (what seemed to be) cockiness and smuggishness, Kobe seemed to be a personal turn-off in just about every way. Now, after refurbishing his brand, winning […]Read more "Kobe Bryant: “Dwight Howard is Going to be One of the Greatest Centers of All Time”"
Call me crazy, but I find it a lot easier to like Dwight Howard the Child than I ever did Dwight Howard the Pretender. The Pretender was so fake. Even when he was being honest, there was a fog of, “Yea, he’s full of sh*t” that slurpee’d out of his mouth and from his words. […]Read more "Is Dwight Howard Actually a Nice Guy?"
Does Steve Nash’s flight to Los Angeles and the Lakers improve their ability to sign somebody else? Lord knows – as good as Nash is – L.A. will need more than a 38-year-old point guard to leap frog past the San Antonio Spurs, or the Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder. It keeps them contenders, […]Read more "What Does Steve Nash Do For Dwight Howard, Or Whatever?"
Jesus, Dwight. Who are you? The once-lovable Superman who starred alongside Jamie Foxx in the “smash hit” and “critically acclaimed” Valentine’s Day now appears to be nothing more than the NBA’s equivalent of Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage, or the space in between Kate Upton’s hair and her belly button, or MSNBC’s revenue. You get where […]Read more "Does Dwight Howard Want Stan Van Gundy Fired?"
Exhibit A, or selective memory? (Photo “courtesy” of Zimbio) You hear it generation-after-generation, and decade-after-decade. “Youth is wasted on the wrong people,” you’ll hear nowadays. Or wait, that was actually from 1939 and It’s a Wonderful Life. “The Slacker Generation,” we have heard, although it’s largely meant in connection with things like #KONY2012 and the […]Read more "Is Our Generation of Athletes as Spoiled as Our Generation of Youth?"
The Dwight Howard saga is one of the ongoing stories I “missed” this past week. After a week of fun in the sun clouds in Maui, where I followed the news scene with only one eyeball below a dimming eyelid, I have returned to discover that the Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild still have […]Read more "A Week Gone, A Week Not Missed…"
Some days, you think that Perez Hilton, TMZ, and ESPN could have nothing in common. Then, you see stories like this… “Retiring Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide denies he called Dwight Howard while intoxicated,” by ESPN.com news services (Dec. 7, 2011) In other words, the Magic’s negotiations with their franchise player Dwight Howard […]Read more "Did Orlando’s CEO Drunk Dial Dwight Howard?"
*Read White Cover Magazine’s previews for the AFC North and AFC East… with more coming… not, like “coming” coming, but you know. —————————— Not the Philadelphia Eagles… no, they’re really dead. Until next year, at least. But, with news that the Miami Marlins have upped their offer for Albert Pujols to add him to […]Read more "The Dream Team Ain’t Dead Yet"