You Dance and Shake the Hurt

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About Yago Colás

Yago Colás writes about sports, literature, and philosophy as equipment for living. He wrote the Cultures of Basketball Course Diary based on a course he created at the University of Michigan. You can find him on his blog, Between the Lines, and on twitter @yagocolas.


  1. Love it! I had no idea that Kareem Abdul-Jabaar did exactly what Muhammed Ali did, converting the day after becoming the champ. I appreciate the multiple explanations laid out here. Looking forward to more in the same vein.


  1. [...] You Dance and Shake the Hurt: Yago Colas reflects on race and basketball, as they were lived and played, body and soul, in 1970′s America. [...]

  2. [...] mostly I liked Kareem because he was smart and, as Yago Colas pointed out in his great piece about growing up watching the NBA during the 1970s, Kareem evinced in his public persona something [...]

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