Read Everything That Dunks Must Converge

Read Everything That Dunks Must Converge
by Bryan Harvey

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To their own devices: Pablo Larrain's 'The Club'

To their own devices: Pablo Larrain's 'The Club'
by Bryan Harvey

Colin McGowan's NBA previews are recommended reading.

October 29, 2015

Don't look now, but the season has started, again.

When I’ve sat down to write over the last week, I’ve pretty much written only college recommendation letters or lesson plans. Someone who has, however, been writing like some feral creature born on the hellish wings of too many late nights over a typewriter is Colin McGowan at The Classical

His "They Can't All be Winners" series started back in September. It was a wild and crazy ride, revealing all the toads and warts of every glorious NBA team.

Each team preview is pretty spectacular in its level of condescension towards all the things we take too seriously, like NBA basketball. The man also turns a nice phrase. He’s captured a particular moment in a sport we all love, and he’s dissected that moment from thirty different angles. Like a man plowing a street before the snow has fallen, I do worry no one will notice the work's grace and dedication. 

He made me rethink the Spurs, again. He found the beauty of despair in every awful team. And he made the really good teams even more monstrous than the awful. He made me fall in love with the idea of a new season and somehow disgusted with myself all at the same time. I think you should feel these feels too. I think you should read some Colin McGowan.


Bryan Harvey tweets @LawnChairBoys. He’ll be back to writing more once he is free from the burden of praising tomorrow’s leaders today.  

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