"If you quit once, it’s so much easier to quit the second, third, fourth time." - Michael Chang
Don’t make it a habit.
Shaq vs. Laettner.
“It’s sobering to think that in just a few weeks Derek Jeter won’t be doing any of this anymore, and will be reduced to picturing himself in action, just the way the rest of us do,” Roger Angell writes.
(Accompanied by next week’s cover, “Derek Jeter Bows Out,” by Mark Ulriksen)
Moses Malone was immediately signed by the Utah Stars. He became an instant success, averaging 18 points and 14 rebounds per game in his rookie season. He played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) until the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. He then played 19 successful seasons with…
The Basketball World Cup starts tomorrow! The pictures above show the last 6 champions.
Here’s a quick history crash course, most World Cups won:
1. Yugoslavia (present day Serbia) - 5x
2. United States of America - 4x
3. Soviet Union (present day Russia) - 3x
4. Brazil - 2x
5. Argentina and Spain - 1x each
List of Champions and the most valuable players on their roster (MVP in bold if he was on the winning team) over the last 30ish years:
1982 - Soviet Union
- Myshkin, Tkachenko, Sabonis.
1986 - USA
- Robinson, Sean Elliott, Kenny Smith.
1990 - Yugoslavia
- Toni Kukoc (MVP), Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac.
1994 - USA
Shaquille O’Neal (MVP), Reggie Miller, Kemp.
1998 - Yugoslavia
- Dejan Bodiroga (MVP), Rebraca, Obradovic.
2002 - Yugoslavia
- Dejan Bodiroga, Peja Stojakovic, Vlade Divac.
2006 - Spain
- Pau Gasol (MVP), Garbajosa, Navarro.
2010 - USA
- Kevin Durant (MVP), Odom, Billups.