TNT analyst and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley still isn't ready to give LeBron James the credit he deserves. Last year, Barkley said that James would never be a top-5 NBA great, and there's nothing he could do to change that. On Tuesday during an interview with Mike & Mike, he stood by that sentiment but added that LeBron isn't even on Kobe Bryant's level. According to Barkley, LeBron would need to beat the Warriors (again) in the NBA Finals just for him to consider James in the same tier as Kobe. Barkley said: "If LeBron is able to beat the Golden State Warriors, I might move him up to Kobe Bryant's status. Michael (Jordan)'s got six championships - that's a whole other planet. LeBron has
Ariana Grande's mother, Joan Grande, helped multiple fans get to safety following the bombing at Manchester Arena Monday night. E! News reported Tuesday that Ariana and Joan Grande have since returned to their hometown of Boca Raton, Florida. Mac Miller reportedly met them at the airport.
As a college student in the early to mid-1980s, I knew Kris Kobach because we were on the debate team together. I'm a couple of years older than Kobach, but he started debating as a freshman, so I had two full seasons to get to know him. I recall him as smart and genial. He was conservative but in what at the time struck me as a middle American country-club Republican sort of way. I did not hear from Kobach again until the mid to late 1990s, when he was a junior faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He contacted me to talk about an academic paper he was working on. It was very much a scholarly rather than polemical exercise. We had a pleasant substantive exchange, which confirmed