If Phil Jackson was picking his own dream team, his squad would start with someone other than Michael Jordan.
Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game's all-time greats.
Boston finally is paying a richly deserved tribute to Bill Russell.
Bill Russell is the American dream, embodying the essence and curses of this land. Russell always said he owed the public nothing, and yet we emerged better for his suffering and success.
The names change, but the dynamic doesn't. Whether it's Russell vs. Chamberlain or Garnett vs. Bryant, the Celtics and the Lakers have been struggling for NBA supremacy for decades.
What do Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky have in common besides their great play? A little coaching.