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Dirk Nowitzki (l) and Lebron James (r) are both seeking their first NBA title. 2011 NBA Finals—Who Will Win It? (2011)

By Jerry Bembry Come on, admit it: you hated the fact that the Miami Heat signed Lebron James and Chris Bosh, giving the team—along with Dwyane Wade—a Super Friends trio worth of a special edition of Marvel Comics. You hated the fact that they won 12 straight games in December, after looking completely lost in […]

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Jet Magazine: Derrick Rose’s Rise To NBA’S MVP (2011)

By Jerry Bembry Way back in training camp, even before the Chicago Bulls had played a preseason game, a member of the Chicago media asked Derrick Rose whether he had a shot of being the league’s Most Valuable Player. “Why not,” Rose answered. “Why can’t I be the MVP of the league?” Back in October, […]

Continue reading Jalen Rose Responds To ‘Fab Five’ Controversy (2011)

Former NBA star talks about Grant Hill, Duke and socio-economics By Jerry Bembry Last week’s airing of ESPN’s documentary, “The Fab Five” attracted 2.7 million viewers, the biggest audience for a documentary in the network’s history. The most intense reaction to the documentary (about Michigan’s trendsetting basketball team that reached the ’92 national championship game […]

Continue reading When Sports Moments Make Grown Men Cry (2011)

In some instances tears are understandable, in others, not so much 2011-03-10 By Jerry Bembry I’ll never forget the first time I saw a professional athlete cry. It was August 3, 1979 and I was sitting in the right field bleachers at Yankee Stadium, the day after beloved catcher Thurman Munson died while flying his […]

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Jet Magazine: Brandon Davies—Truth And Consequences (2011)

By Jerry Bembry (This article appeared in the March 4 issue of Jet magazine.) When the Brigham Young University basketball team landed at No. 3 in the Associate Press’ college basketball rankings on Monday, it didn’t raise many eyebrows. BYU had college basketball’s best record (27-1), best player (Jimmer Fredette), and a legitimate chance to […]

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