Timothy Pate Timberwolves

Reviving My Love for the NBA

It’s 1997. I’m six. And two nights after Michael Jordan’s improbable “Flu Game,” I watch as Steve Kerr sinks the game-winning shot to give the Chicago Bulls their second-straight NBA title, the team’s fifth in seven years. The Bulls’ league dominance started before I was even born, but I feel a part of it nonetheless. … Continue reading Reviving My Love for the NBA

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NBA Buzz: Finals MVP

Last night's game in Cleveland was a disappointing one for Cavaliers fans. And for LeBron James. James seemed frustrated toward the end of the game, exchanging words with Curry near the scorer’s table as the teams went to the bench for a timeout. Shortly before, James also had words with Draymond Green after knocking him to … Continue reading NBA Buzz: Finals MVP

The Story of How Under Armour Won Steph Curry

Clickbait title notwithstanding, this story from Ethan Sherwood Strauss is pretty incredible. It took me awhile to get around to reading it (the dynamics between a millionaire athlete and billion-dollar companies didn't much appeal to me), but it surprised me with its substance and drama. While the article avoided all the predictable David vs. Goliath cliches, … Continue reading The Story of How Under Armour Won Steph Curry