For your edification and amusement, Ball in Europe presents seven stories, interviews, blog entries and whatnot definitively worth a little of your time on a Sunday. Read on, compliments of us and a bunch of hard-working writers out there.
The Los Angeles Times was intrigued enough by the blogging activities of Coleman Collins – he formerly of Virginia Tech, now with Ulm in the Bundesliga – at True Hoop that he got a writeup in the prestigious paper’s food section. “Hoop dreams, Ramen reality” should give some insight into why; anyone else dig the food court at Germany’s IKEAs?
From the Where Are They Now Department comes the story of Doron Sheffer, the former pride of Israel who played for Upper Galilee HaPoel, Maccabi Tel Aviv, the University of Connecticut and was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in a career that was cut short thanks to a cancer diagnosis at age 28 in year 2000.
Speaking of the past (and perhaps seeking to pay tribute to Kareem in an hour of need), Michael Bradley contributes a nice retrospective on that lonely Milwaukee Bucks championship of 1974 at Slam Online.
Meanwhile, Byron Russell is apparently still stinging from Michael Jordan’s infamous remarks regarding the former Utah Jazzman at no. 23’s infamous Hall of Fame induction speech in September. Russell has now apparently arranged an official proposal for a one-on-one pay-per-view match … but Jordan hasn’t responded.
Hoops Addict scored a short podcast interview this week with Detroit Pistons/Team Great Britain player Ben Gordon, including on an upcoming documentary about his offseason contract negotiation. (Hey, it’ll be a better film than 2012, to be sure.)
And just in case you were wondering about the whereabouts of Kosta Koufos, well, he’s still with the Jazz…