Friday, September 07, 2007


Not all monuments are to remember something terrible or the sacrifice of young lives... There are some, which are beautiful and they just stand to remember important milestones, achievements and important people...

Like the one in Kansas for Mr. James Naismith, the man whose genius invented the game of basketball. I think the NBA trophy shouldn't be named after former commissioner Larry O'Brien, but after Mr. Naismith as without him, there would be no NBA, and no basketball, for that matter.

Extremely pretty is the newly built monument in Vilnius, Lithuania, where basketball is closer to being a religion than a national sport. In any case, Lithuania's pride IS basketball, and during the past 30 years, Lithuania was home to few of the top European players: the most famous of all might be Arvydas Sabonis, but worth a mention are also Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Sarunas Marciulonis and Rimas Kurtinaitis.

Last, but certainly not least, the MJ statue erected just outside the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls. There are a number of these statues around, Magic Johnson in LA, Karl Malone and John Stockton in Salt Lake City to name only a few. But my personal favourite is obviously MJ's, a tribute to the best basketball player to ever play this AWESOME game.

I love this game :)


Blogger Steven said...

You don't say... ;-)

Friday, September 07, 2007  

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