Category Archives: Sports

Less is More

Dwayne Wade, Miami’s (ever so slightly faded) star basketball player, has been wrestling with whether to retire, or to play one more season. The team wanted Wade, both because he’s still valuable and because he’ll give the fans some excitement in what otherwise might not be a very exciting season.

So this afternoon, Wade announced his decision, and did it in a manner that couldn’t be more different from the way that his former teammate LeBron James announced his Decision to ‘take his talents to South Beach’.

Here’s how Dwayne Wade did it:

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Back from Amsterdam

Back from a great and helpful conference in Amsterdam. Lots of interesting papers, a chance to reconnect with many European colleagues especially from Amsterdam and Tilburg, and lots of useful comments on the draft paper I presented.

Now I have to deal with jet lag.

And tonight, if I can stay up for it, do I watch the GOP debate, or the first game of the Miami Heat’s potentially interesting season? So far I’m leaning towards the basketball. The first two debates had enough hate and fantasy to hold me for a long while.

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Politics Heat Up

Huffpo reports that among the NBA stars giving big $$$ to Team Obama are two Heat stars:

  • LeBron James ($20,000)
  • Shane Battier ($4,300)

I imagine that’s a larger fraction of Battier’s salary.

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