My New All-time Favorite NBA Player

Jim LaBate
7 min readOct 10, 2021
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

As the 2021–2022 National Basketball Association season begins, I think back to all the players whose careers I have followed through the last 60 years or so. Some of them are truly great players whose accomplishments will never be matched. Others, meanwhile, were players from the area where I live, so I had a long, rooting interest in their basketball exploits. My newest favorite player falls into that latter category, but…

Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.