I would love to hear from you on this one


So today was an interesting one for debate on, blog of champions and peanut lovers.

In particular, I’m referring to the post on Slam Magazine. It seems I made some people at the mag a bit angry—primarily the author of a story on Stanley Roberts from a while back. Some people thought my take was on. Many others didn’t.

Hence, I want a vote on this one, because maybe I’m just missing something.

If you’re writing about the return to college of Stanley Roberts, former 7-foot NBA center, and he mentions that he’s living in an LSU student dorm, is that the type of information a writer can pretty much ignore, because it’s not all that important? Or does that make for riveting reading and call for huge elaboration?

Personally, I don’t see how one can’t make it a gigantic part of the story, if not the lede. Hell, how many NBA players go back to college and live in student housing? Answer: Few, if any.

So give me your take, please. Much appreciated.

PS: Important note: This is in no way an indictment of the writer. I’ve been told by some people at Slam that the limited mention had nothing to do with him.