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Brooks: Embrace the Olympics for what it is, not what you want it to be

Brooks: Embrace the Olympics for what it is, not what you want it to be

When it comes to quadrennial (SAT word alert!) spectacles, there’s no better example of what’s right and wrong with humanity than the Olympics. Sure, a presidential election brings out the crazies in droves and the World Cup has the corruption part down to a science. But the Games have the right mixture of athletics, corruption,…

Brooks: Making sense of Warriors’ bipolar performance in NBA Finals

Brooks: Making sense of Warriors’ bipolar performance in NBA Finals

“What happened?” “How could it end like that?” “Damn, man…” As I made my way around The Bay today, I heard a familiar yet strange refrain from Warrior fans. Some sentiments were as simple as the ones listed above, others more pained and more profane.  The passion that led Warriors fans to go from dreams…

Brooks: Draymond knows better than to take LeBron’s bait

Brooks: Draymond knows better than to take LeBron’s bait

So the natural order of things has occurred. LeBron James suckered Draymond Green into doing something wholly unnecessary. No doubt that James’ deliberate step over of Green was itself an act of provocation. No doubt that Draymond’s reaction was a natural one. But who had more to lose? In this case, Draymond Green. Who always…