"The first ever NBA MVP was handed out in 1956 to Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks. There were six teams in the league at the time and I don’t really understand how the playoffs worked that season and refuse to figure it out for this piece."
"It's a combination of incredible, very grateful, and there's a Hebrew expression, Dayenu, which means sufficient. I'm getting this thing, this honor for basically doing what's been fun for [me] for more than half a century."
"Richard's writing in particular is a combination of what makes all the best people in this business. It’s informative, well-reported and entertaining. And his television and podcast work has made him a breath of fresh air in a business where some can get stale."
"As flies to wanton boys we are for the gods, they kill us for their sport. Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal."