Friday, April 6, 2007


J.J. Redick writes poetry:

But you could have guessed that.

What you could never have guessed is that Dave Cowens, former Celtics great who, famously, in the prime of his career, left professional basketball to drive a cab, only to return later that year and make the All-Star team, is the author of an only recently discovered epic-poem titled Parquet.

Scholars who have read it say that it is the poem Charles Olson would have written had he played taller than his height—but at six feet seven, Olson was afraid to bang, and you know what kind of poetry that makes for. Maximus my ass.