What he Meant to Me

by Kris Pursiainen

Anybody who knows me is aware of how much space in my heart is taken up by basketball, and that space will forever be home to his legacy and my memories of it. This has certainly been reflected in my actions relating to him: endless debates about him and other all-timers with friends fueled by his greatness; asking for his gold jersey for Christmas eight years ago; practicing his signature post-fadeaway jump shot every time I had a ball in my hands; loudly exclaiming his name every time I’ve sent something soaring at a trash can.

I may be only 17 years old, but the impact he has had on my life is more than apparent. It is just over 24 hours after the news of his death, but the event doesn’t feel real in my head: it can’t possibly be real. It’s a tragedy by definition, and one that affects millions of people. My words here can only hope to capture my true thoughts on his legacy. 

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Fizdale says Knicks know who they will take if they win lottery

David Fizdale didn’t give the best poker face when asked if the Knicks would select Zion Williamson if they win the lottery on May 14.

  • If we win the lottery, do I know who we are taking? Yes,” the coach answered.
  • He then gave a “San Diego” poker face when it was suggested the pick would be Zion Williamson. “That was not South Central,” Dan Patrick joked.