Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
Fans yearn for the glory days of great rivalries like the Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Critics of the current NBA say there just aren't enough great players to fill out 30 teams.
Derek Fisher thought about joining that burgeoning superteam in Miami, but in the end Derek Fisher will remain with the Lakers.
Ron Artest had 20 points on 7 of 18 shooting, five steals and five rebounds in the decisive game of his first season with the Lakers.
NBA Finals MVP? It's Kobe Bryant. He says the championship is the 'sweetest' because LA beat the Celtics.