Andy Baskin writes about Sports for the Cleveland Jewish News. Follow Andy on Twitter @andy_baskin.
The 202One Summer Olympics are set for Japan. At least at the time this story is being written, it is still on. But that is not the only Team USA getting set to go overseas.
A few weeks back I was asked the question about whether professional athletes should have to speak to the media. Kyrie Irving, the former Cleveland Cavs guard and current Brooklyn Nets star, took a $35,000 hit for not speaking to the media. He called the media “pawns.”
Forgive me for being so confused. I feel like a cartoon character who was bopped on the head and is seeing a circle of stars in front of my eyes.
There are plenty of big-time sports going on right now. It would be easy to jump into the NFL Draft, the NCAA, Major League Baseball, the NBA or the NHL. This week, I want to talk about at something that happened at a youth basketball tournament in Sandusky.
If Mitch Albom has the book, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” then I was lucky enough to have Fridays with Les. A twist of fate allowed me the honor to co-host my daily radio show on 92.3 The Fan with the late Les Levine for the past few years, primarily on Fridays. When the Browns Radio Network came to our station, it opened the door for me to spend at least four hours once a week with him.