1. ATLANTA - LeBron James shows up for work Friday night wearing a backward baseball cap. He is quite possibly the first person to pull off the backward-cap look since its early ‘90s heyday of Ken Griffey Jr. and Axl Rose. We lead with this fashion choice because on this night, LeBron James will do many things very well. Tonight, LeBron will be better at his job than you and I ever are at ours. And yet, redeeming the backward cap may be the most impressive feat of all.
2. This is Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, a series pitting James’ Cleveland Cavaliers against the Atlanta Hawks, and it’s both a sad commentary and absolutely true to say that this is the most important game in Atlanta’s history. The Hawks have never advanced out of the second round, and after losing Game 1 at home, this is a must-win. This represents Atlanta’s best chance to get to the NBA Finals, and all the Hawks have to do is get past LeBron, which is like saying Everest isn’t so tough once you get past theRead More »from 23 ways of looking at LeBron James