"It's really a very simple story. What happened was this: I met this girl and did a very stupid thing. I fell in love. Hard. I know that to some people that makes me an idiot and a loser. What can I say? They're right. I did some extremely foolish things; I'm the first to say it. And they've left me in jail and alone."
So begins one of the most compelling, emotionally charged, and affecting novels you are likely to read this year.
After more than 2,500 games, the entire NBA season came down to the last few minutes. It couldn't have been more dramatic: a seventh and deciding game between the same two teams who played for the championship last year – the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Only this time, the ending was different.
In one of the most remarkable achievements in pro basketball history, Lebron James led the Cavs from a 1-3 game-deficit to defeat the best team in NBA history (the Warriors were 73-9 in the regular season) and bring the city of Cleveland its first professional championship of any kind since 1964.
Lebron was unanimously voted the Most Valuable Player and became the first player in any playoff series to lead all players – from both teams -- in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
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everyday THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ... Tolstoy ... the new New Yorker and the new New York Review of Books
Deezer! ...Howard Stern and Thom Hartmann always... lots of COSI, lots of KEITH JARRETT ... ... too much Pandora (but I made a new Children's Indiestation) ... and tons of Van the Man ... and more BRUUUUUUCE than usual!!!
MSNBC and Fox ... Rick Steves' Europe and SEINFELD(comfort watching) ... Turner Classic Movies... and the struggles of the Lakers and the Clippers