Author Archives: Josh Elias

Kobe Bryant Dies at 41 Years Old: His Legacy as a Player and, More Importantly, a Person

Josh Elias | January 26th, 2020

Former Los Angeles Laker, NBA Hall of Fame nominee, and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has died this morning at the age of 41.

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Happy New Year, Here’s The List to Kill All Lists

Josh Elias | January 1st, 2020

You know what I can’t stand? Lists.

All these lists are around in the sports world that try to rank players, teams, positions, eras, and whatever else people can find to put numbers next to in order to start some sort of ridiculous argument among Redditors and Twitterers and Facebookites.

Well, I’m tired of it. I’ve seen too many lists – especially all these best blankety-blank-blank of the 2010s lists.

And now that the 2010s have officially come to a close, I sincerely hope sports listicles go away with the end of the decade.

It’s time for me to play my part in killing lists by making the lengthiest, most useless list of all.

Here’s The Scorecrow‘s official ranking of the Top 2010 Athletes of the 2010s, organized not at all by any sort of skill level or accomplishments, but instead by who pops into my head first. I will also provide zero analysis beyond the list itself because no one else that writes lists ever does to any meaningful extent. So why would I?

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Meet Roy Rubin, The Worst NBA Coach Ever

Josh Elias | December 7th, 2019

The last three coaches to lead their team to an NBA Championship have done so in their first year as a head coach.

Before them, only three other coaches (George Senesky, Paul Westhead, and Pat Riley) had done so since 1950.

That’s a great sign for innovation in the NBA. Continue reading

The Six Degrees of ̶K̶e̶v̶i̶n̶ ̶B̶a̶c̶o̶n̶ Vince Carter

There used to be a game people would play called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” where people would try to connect Bacon to any given person in Hollywood in six degrees or less. It was a spoof of the concept of six degrees of separation and an interview Bacon once gave in which he talked about having worked with just about everybody in Hollywood, it was popular enough to inspire books and become engrained in pop culture, and anybody who actually played it must have been the biggest film nerd in the world.

There’s even a website that’s been around for 20 years now entitled The Oracle of Bacon. The Oracle of Bacon uses an algorithm that compiles nearly a million IMDb pages to find links to Bacon.

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A Fisher and 10,000 Lakes (and Other Triste Tales About the Troubled Timberwolves)

Considering the start of the NBA’s existence was ushered in with complete dominance from the team representing the city of Minneapolis, there was bound to be a certain air of excitement emanating throughout the Twin Cities when it was announced that, after nearly thirty years of absence, professional basketball would be returning to the city that was once able to claim many of basketball’s biggest stars – George Mikan, Vern Mikkelsen, Elgin Baylor, Clyde Lovellette, and Slater Martin – as well as four of the first five NBA championships. Continue reading