More than ever, the regular season is something to endure until we get to the only games that really matter in college basketball: the NCAA tournament. Our writer might not make it.
Charles Lindbergh in 1927. Nikita Kruschev in 1957. Pope John Paul XXIII in 1962. Why not LeBron James in 2010? Stranger things have happened when Time magazine picks its Person of the Year.
The End Game is a scary, unrelenting beast. Especially to players who have been among the best in their sport. It's the athlete's ultimate reality check, when he (or she) must begin to admit that playing is no longer feasible.