Tag Archives: Basketball

Giving The People What They Want: A Review of Jalen Rose’s New Book

In his first book Got To Give The People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions From Center Court, former NBA player and current ESPN media personality Jalen Rose does three things well:  He offers a rare perspective on a bygone era of … Continue reading

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Review Rewind: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Giant Steps

Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s 1983 autobiography Giant Steps was an intended to be a revisionist history of the life of the basketball great.  It was supposed to be true account of the basketball great that once-and-for-all corrected the media misperception of Kareem.  His inside … Continue reading

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The Err Of Basketball Prosperity Theology: A Book Review Of The Leftovers by Matt Sayman

Matt Sayman’s autobiographical narrative The Leftovers: Basketball, Betrayal, Baylor, and Beyond is many things.  It is first and foremost an insider’s account of the Baylor basketball scandal of 2003.  Patrick Dennehey’s murder was heartbreaking; Carlton Dotson’s involvement was horrifying; and Coach … Continue reading

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Jesuits, Evangelicals, and Basketball: The Theology Hoops Tourney Update

I am not sure how much you know about Jesuit education, but my recent CaPC column afforded me the opportunity to explore this wonderful tradition of Christian education: However, this Regional Final should remind readers of the importance and influence of Jesuit education … Continue reading

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