Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose And Jeff Van Gundy Distinguish 'Champions' From Guys With Rings
One of the most overused, over-valued career accomplishments in team sports is the number of championships you've won. Unless they've routinely choked on the biggest stage -- in epic fashion -- it's hard to distinguish a guy like Patrick Ewing from the Hakeem Olajuwons of the world solely on the grounds that Ewing never won a ring and Olajuwon did. So did Luc Longley.
Jeff Van Gundy seems to wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. However, he takes it one step further and calls Ewing "a champion."
One small problem -- Patrick Ewing doesn't have a championship.
Thursday night marked the maiden voyage of ESPN's Grantland Basketball Hour, a show that has yet to win an Emmy, though we're still considering it an award-winning television program.
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