Ah, yet another sure shot from our pals over at Longform. Dig this excerpt from David Halberstam's book about MJ, Playing For Keeps:
David Halberstam was not a sports writer but he wrote about sports often. He was rarely vicious which makes this Page 2 column on Patrick Ewing stand out:
Occasionally, we'll select stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that we urge you to read for one reason or another. Today: the late Maurice Lucas, menacing the whistle right out of a ref's mouth.
We, like anyone who has even a passing interest in the world of journalism, deeply lamented the passing of David Halberstam, who was killed in a car crash yesterday in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 73 years old.