How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “Since I’m a long-time Washington Wizards season ticket holder and a fan, I’ve invited my Situation Room team to the Wizards-Hawks game tonight. We’re looking forward to a win.” How did you get your start in journalism? “After getting a master’s in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here in Washington, I got an entry-level job with the Reuters News Agency, and it was a life-changing experience. I will always be grateful to Reuters for the opportunity to learn about journalism. Even as a kid growing up in Buffalo, New York, I was always a news junkie and I still am. I feel blessed that
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, he now has LeBron James angry with him. Earlier in March, Ball spoke out about LeBron’s sons on an episode of the In the Zone with Chris Broussard podcast. In that episode Ball mentioned that his sons would have a better chance in the NBA than James’, suggesting that it would be too hard to live up to James’ legacy.
This column was originally published on Sept. 9, 2009, before Michael Jordan’s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Looking back, Jerry Krause still believes creative tension delivered a greater good to the dynasty. In the spring, he read Bill Russell’s memoir about his devotion to the Boston Celtics’ patriarch, Red Auerbach, and naturally it made Krause rewind to those days with Michael Jordan when winning came with isolation, without the joy of Jordan’s embrace.