Not a very well written article. Kind of boring and too much about the author. I
guess this is a teaser for the SI article. I hope it's better than this.
Yeah, this sounds like more of an article about Jeff Benedict than an article
about Jabari Parker. Not to mention the Steve Young name dropping.
Congratulations to the author, though, for making his dream come true and
writing for Sports Illustrated. But, as far as Jabari, Mister Benedict seems to
have turned his back on him, just like that Benedict Arnold of old.
It did occur to me as I read the article that I had hoped for more about Jabari,
no so much about why Jabari is like the author, but it was nice to hear about
his character being pre-eminent over his basketball skills. I think having good
character becomes more difficult as you go up that talent/skill chart, so Jabari
continues to impress. I hope he can hold to his great character throughout his
career because great role models in sports are few!
c'mon folks. The article was fine. I enjoyed reading it, and it made me
interested in reaading the SI feature.
Why can't you people understand that what Benedict is doing is giving all
of us background info on how his SI cover story came into being. It is
sometimes interesting to learn how a writer came about writing a piece like
that, or personal insights he had in writing it. That's why he's
including more personal experiences. But if you numbskulls badger him with
non-sensical comments, I wouldn't blame him if he stopped. Geez, people.
Get a clue.
Jabari would look real fine wearing Cougar Blue. That would really irritate some
I read the article in Sports Illustrated and it is excellent. Mr. Benedict did
a great job.I can't believe how similar this story is to
Jimmer's. I recommend it to everyone.
Afterglow Fanissimo: Take a careful look at the title of the article: ‘Sports Illustrated writer Jeff Benedict grateful for the
opportunity to share Jabari Parker story with the world’The
title of the article tells you that the article is about Jeff Benedict's
experience writing the article and, astonishingly, that is exactly what it was
I enjoyed this article! It's supposed to be about Jeff Benedict and how
grateful he was to cover the story about Jabari for SI. Thanks for sharing,
GREAT article! It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for the back story. I can
just imagine what Jabari's parents thought when they first saw the SI cover
and how they were able to keep it a secret from their son I will never know. I
couldn't have kept that big a secret very long from any of my seven
children. I really enjoyed the SI article and this one too. Never mind the
knuckle heads Jeff, you did GOOD!!
@Cats, "I can't believe how similar this story is to
Jimmer's." Everything except that this kid is black, for real, will
have a career in the NBA, humble, doesn't think of himself as more than he
actually is, won't be attending BYU, and probably will go on a mission.
Yup, pretty much the same as Jimmer's story.
Wow, read SI for the article about Jabari. This article was intended to draw a
comparison and it did that just fine. I enjoyed it. So many lit critics.