The somewhat popular notion that the truth of my recent Heat-Spurs, dysfunctional-childhood-upbringing column can be determined on a game-to-game basis speaks to the level of delusion pervasive throughout America.
If the Spurs lose to Oklahoma City and never qualify for the playoffs again during the Tim Duncan era and the Heat go on to win the next 15 NBA titles, it would in no way undermine the accuracy of my original column.
In general, traditional two-involved-parent families produce young people who find it easier to consistently operate in a team environment and submit to coaching than young people who are raised in one-involved-parent and/or no-parent homes.
Despite the whines of my ignorant critics, this isn't up for debate. This truth is played out in all aspects of American life. Step inside any classroom and the academic honor roll is populated, in general, by young people reared by two involved parents, and the kids who are struggling academically are reared in abandon...