Chuck Klosterman, “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs” (2004)

chuck-klosterman-sex-drugs-and-cocoa-puffs-2004“The following citing is taken from an essay about the 1980s rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. I quote: ‘Scrabble is a game. Popomatic Trouble is a game. Major League Baseball is a game. But any situation where [Larry] Bird is boxing out Magic [Johnson] for a rebound that matters is not. That is a conflict that dwarfs Dante.’ (NY: Scribner, p. 104)”    –Cody Reis

Contributed by Cody Reis (NYU)