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Ball In started as a paper zine in the mid-90s and became a blog on ManilaUserland in the late-90s. (The original site is: ballin.editthispage.com)
In Ball In, Basketball Is... Accessories, about basketball clothes (Shorts), equipment, collectibles (Cards) and fashion - Books, (yes) books are reviewed (guess what gets reviewed in Basketball Is... Movies) - Madness (college hoops) - Politics (radical Democratic Party and lefter) - Assists (other sites to check out) and spans the Basketball Universe - including Religion, Advertising, Beer, Brunch, Poetry, Family, Home, Racism, Music, Feminism, TV. Oh, yeah, and Love (and Sex), which I don't think we've gotten enough of in, if only because just like in Basketball, the only two things you can control in Love (and Sex) are defense and accessories.
Now that LeBron James has his first championship ring, his narrative is complete. A brief history:
Finally, after several drama-clogged months, LeBron James announced his intentions. He called a public meeting in the Roman Forum, at the very spot from which Marc Antony had addressed his countrymen after the death of Julius Caesar. (Some found this choice of venue distasteful.) ‘I have decided,’ James declared, ‘to take my tridents to Sicily.’
“This came as a surprise to many: the gladiatorial scene in Sicily was rather provincial, its arena small and poorly attended. There were, however, other dominant fighters in Sicily with whom James was eager to team — a lion named Jade and a dancing bear named Squash. From then on, they fought exclusively as a trio, doing well sometimes and not so well at other times. Spectators around the empire found this all to be rather anticlimactic. Interest in gladiator fighting dwindled, and many scholars believe it is no coincidence that the sport was officially banned, without public outcry, just a few decades later.