I was recommended to read Wright Thompson’s story about 73-year-old basketball player Ken Mink. It’s a fascinating piece, mainly because Thompson walks that line of being fascinated by his subject, but also, quite wary at the same time: “I wonder if they’ve lost touch with reality,” he writes, at one point. Then Thompson calls Mink “the James Dean of Lees College.” Intriguing stuff. Enjoy.
MINK: Sinks two from the foul line…but is he a maniac/fraud/weirdo/liar? Or a hero!