Sonny Fulks
Sonny Fulks
Managing Editor

Sonny Fulks is a graduate of Ohio State University and pitched four varsity seasons for the Buckeye baseball team from 1971 through 1974.  He furthered his baseball experience as a minor league league umpire for seven years, working in the Florida State League (A), the Southern League (AA), and the American Association (AAA).  He has written for numerous websites and outdoor publications, and for the past ten years has served as a regular columnist and photo editor for Gettysburg Magazine, published by the University of Nebraska Press.  Widely knowledgeable on that period of American History, Fulks is a frequent speaker on the Civil War at local roundtables throughout the Midwest. He and wife Mindy have two grown children and live in Covington, Ohio.


I’m beginning to believe that the old notion…that NBA basketball is little more than professional wrestling in sneakers and shorts.  Here’s the latest reason why.

You may or may not have seen the post-game interviews Tuesday with Heat’s forward Dwyane Wade.  But if you didn’t see it, here’s what you missed.

Wade, dressed in his fashionable best, answering questions on camera with reporters following the Heat’s 94-90 loss to the Celtics.  In his fashionable best, that is…wearing frames (glasses) with no lenses (obviously) in them! 

And for what?  I can only guess for show.  As one radio talk show host snickered Wednesday, “We’re supposing that his fashion consultant told him to wear the Clark Kent horn-rimmed frames to complete the look of his outfit.” 

Seriously, has vanity no limit?  Like, look at me.  We just got beat by 4 points in the most important game of the season to date and I’m idiot enough to wear  glasses with no lenses, believing that no one out there will catch on and tell me I’m an idiot.  Wow.  That’s an image hard to defend.  Eh?

The point is…everyone in America that saw it (and I’m still supposing that 75% of the country doesn’t give a damn) could tell that the glasses were phoney, which meant, in the grand context of that whole Wade-LeBron-Chris Bosh thing in South Beach, that what Wade was saying about the game and the Eastern Conference Finals was phoney as well.

I’m writing about his because in the wake of my recent post about the insignificance of NBA basketball at least one person brought it to my attention that 1) I was just hating on the NBA because I was jealous of young black men making that much money, and 2) that if I had no respect for the best basketball players in the world…in the grand scheme of things Press Pros Magazine matters a million times less.

Really?  Well I can at least defend the image and the opinions expressed by any of the eight writers on Press Pros who regularly post.  I would ask anyone who saw or heard Dwyane Wade last night…how do you defend wearing horn-rimmed glasses with no lenses?

Three things I struggle with:  Favre, spelled with the “v” before the “r”…Dwyane, spelled with the “y” before the “a”…and wearing frames with no glass in them.

Pure bogus!