A tandem of Wizards, trails being blazed in Portland, a home for Monta Ellis, hope for Michael Jordan's team and Anthony Davis' development all warrant a moment this Thanksgiving, Scoop Jackson writes.
Before Michael Jordan came along, everybody had a life with Dr. J. It was just one of those things that everyone seemed to claim. Young, old, black, white, male, female, Democrat, Republican, Catholic, Baptist, Laker, Celtic.
Dwyane Wade, for a minute, did leave us. Since last season he has existed in a state of erratic greatness. But, if you were paying very, very close attention, a month into the season something happened.
It was a day when no one passed judgement on a 19-year-old with an ankle monitor, a day when the Nation of Islam operated security inside a Catholic church, a day when people in the crowd yelled about basketball.