Originally written on Stepien Rules  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Underdog stories about Northeast Ohioans are my favorite ones.   Like when they said Earl Boykins was too small to play in the League right up until he played a dozen years in it. Or when Kelly Pavlik wasn't good enough to beat Jermaine Taylor up until he knocked him out. Or even back when record companies wouldn't sign a rap group from Cleveland named Bone Thugs N Harmony, who then outsold the Beatles.  Or when people said Drew Carey wasn't cool enough to hold Bob Barker's skinny microphone, and then he took over The Price Is Right.Okay maybe I made that one about Drew Carey up. He probably isn't as cool as Bob Barker.I'm not making anything up when I say that Cleveland's own Brian Kortovich can hoop with anybody though, and I hope his underdog story includes a chapter with his hometown Cavaliers this season. I'd like to see them extend BK an invite to training camp in a couple weeks, and see what he does with it from there.  Brian first came on the scene way back in the day for t...
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