Tag Archives: Basketball

Lebron Held the Sky Suspended

The Lakers signed Lebron James and two years later have a championship. While some see him as a mercenary, A.E. Housman has good things to say about mercenaries.

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Kobe’s Farewell Poem

Kobe Bryant’s farewell poem to basketball takes on new meaning in light of his untimely death.

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The Return of King James

Lebron’s return to Cleveland is like Odysseus’ return to Ithaka.

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Miami Heat Stymied by Heat

The Miami Heat were beaten by a heat-assisted San Antonio team in the first game of the playoffs. Here’s an H.D. poem about heat.

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Titanic Struggles, on the Court & at Home

This moving David Rivard poem shows how a moment in basketball can symbolically capture a contentious father-son relationship.

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For Sterling, Waves Came Crashing In

Collective player anger may have led to the NBA’s harsh punishment for Clippers owner Don Sterling. Lucille Clifton has a poem about the power of collective black action.

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NBA Playoffs: Daphne Chases Apollo

Like the topsy-turvy forest in “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the NBA playoffs are witnessing strange reversals.

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Asphalt Court Dreams

Asphalt court basketball players dream of the spotlight.

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The Zen of Basketball

Imagine a groups of Zen Buddhists playing basketball.

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