f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Chuck Klosterman on White Guys Who Play Basketball

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Chuck Klosterman on White Guys Who Play Basketball

Race is one of those topics that's spoken about with more deference than intelligence, so I found this essay, "White Like Larry" by Chuck Klosterman really quite well done. He spends some time talking with Malcolm Gladwell, if that's more a draw than the NBA or Klosterman himself.

Plus it sets up this little comparison that I (and likely only I) found laugh-out-loud amusing:

Larry Bird is to Bob Dylan as Keith Van Horn is to Conner Oberst.

I'm trying to figure out if it's Van Horn or Bright Eyes who should be the most insulted.