Narwhal Party


Jocks v. Nerds: Internal Conflict?
02/16/2010, 11:22 am
Filed under: Books, Sports | Tags: , , , , , ,

I came across this WSJ article through The Book Bench, The New Yorker’s book blog. Apparently the growing number of foreign-born NBA players are in many cases, avid readers. Most players fill their time with video games and iPods, but there is an increasing number of players who unwind the old-fashioned way. Clearly this has everything to do with America’s electronic/consumer culture and kids eschewing a full college career for an early trip to the Big Show. It’s good to know that some cultures are still able to instill reading habits, even among the jocks. And even though it was an assignment from Lakers coach Phil Jackson, it warms my heart to think that Pau Gasol is reading 2666 . Here’s the article.

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did you photoshop that picture?? funny…

Comment by Karla

Yes, and thank you. I made that face a lot when I was reading 2666, too.

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