Three-time U.S. figure skating national champion Johnny Weir described his sport as “theatrical, artistic; it’s elegant, it’s extremely athletic.” World-class skaters are paragons of grace and refinement, always aware that every aspect of their appearance matters.
The 2013 NBA Finals feature four players who have been named MVP of the NBA Finals, now known as the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award: Tim Duncan (1999, 2003, 2005) Dwyane Wade (2006) Tony Parker (2007) LeBron James (2012) While this is remarkable, it is not unprecedented. There have been two NBA […]
The number of flopping penalties in this year’s NBA Playoffs nearly doubled this morning when the league fined the Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Indiana Pacers’ David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 each for incidents in Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 4, including this impressive piece of acting by James and West:
Sixty years ago Wednesday, Tenzing Norgay of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. In honor of this historic anniversary Post’s Grape Nuts cereal is running this commercial: Do you see the problem with this 30-second television spot? The […]
After 11 seasons in IndyCar, Brazil’s Tony Kanaan had become his generation’s Michael Andretti: a top open-wheel driver whose likeness, somehow, was nowhere to be found on the Borg-Warner Trophy. But after several close calls, Kanaan finally got to drink the milk at Indianapolis. (He chose two percent.)