Whitlock’s final wrap/view of NBA All-Star Weekend. A good read.
A lot of people thought they took up Ralph Wiley’s post when he passed (I don’t profess to be an expert on Wiley in the slightest), all fail (because who could fill those shoes?). But Whitlock really comes close. It’s a no-holds-barred look at the social impact of sports. I don’t read him regularly, even though EVERY time I do I think I should.
edit (added 2.23.07): I also agree with Dan Shanoff about the article:
Whitlock takes on the “Black KKK”: If only he didn’t compare himself to Rosa Parks for doing it, I might appreciate this column as much as I should.