Pick of the day: LeBron at 18
Yeah, I know.
Do I care? Not a bit. But all day, I was semi-conscious of live shots outside Madison Square Garden on the television by my desk featuring a perky correspondent whose job, I assume, was to channel the sense of anxiety and anticipation among Knicks' fans. The Choice was also the subject of an NPR story on my evening drive to pick up my daughter. And as of 11:36 p.m., when I sat down to write this, news of the decision was splashed over every website and news channel as if it were the moon landing.
I am not a sports fan, but I am aware that athletes can be good fodder for great writing. High on my nowhere-near-comprehensive list of favorite athlete stories are Michael Leahy's amazing pieces about Michael Jordan, Sally Jenkins' devastating profile of Kwame Brown, and John McPhee's classic profile of Bill Bradley.
I figured that enough ink has been spilled over LeBron James at this point in his career that there must be a good profile of him out there. It didn't take me long to find one. So for those of you who didn't get your fill yesterday or the day before and are not yet exhausted by the many hours you spent breathlessly scanning tweets, I give you LeBron at 18.
Posted by: kwa02 | July 9, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse
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