Columnist Ed Graney says the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis is like cyclist Lance Armstrong in that to appreciate his athletic skills, you first must understand the separation between supreme athlete and questionable character.
In the case of Armstrong, it’s hard to divide humanitarian from cheating superstar. As for Lewis, there is no debating his greatness on a football field, a 17-season career that will end against the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.
Somewhere, in the bowels of UNLV athletics, where marketing slogans are annually bantered about, I’m certain they are toying with some gems for the 2013-14 basketball season.
If the Los Angeles Lakers’ season is a scripted reality show, the writers in Hollywood deserve some sort of award. It’s hard not to follow every episode, featuring Kobe Bryant and his dysfunctional supporting cast of characters.