Category Archives: Sports

And Then There Were Four…Andre Iguodala Joins The World’s Most Exclusive Club

Three years ago, Alvin AuYoung and I pointed out that  Shaquille O’Neal held all three major championships in basketball: the NBA Championship, (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006), the Olympic Gold Medal (1996), and the FIBA World Cup (1994).   We incorrectly said that he was, at the time, the only member of Basketball’s Triple Gold Club: David Robinson had …

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The World’s Most Exclusive Club

The Triple Gold Club

[This is written jointly with Alvin AuYoung] What’s the NBA’s Most Exclusive Club?  Well, let’s first consider this question in the context of other sports. The Club should honor specific, noteworthy achievements, and have very few members.  The Club of Golf Grand Slam Champions might qualify: a purist would argue that the only member is Bobby Jones, …

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