The Silver Lining Bringing Us
COVID-19 has put a strain on the entire world. Our economy is unstable, social distancing has prompted some people’s depression symptoms to surface, and people are becoming increasingly worried about their physical health. While these are
valid issues, recognizing some silver linings can help us keep going through this unique time in our lives.
The NBA playoffs typically rule the sporting world fromApril to June every year, so there’s no better time to take a look back at some of the greatest championship runs in the league’s modern history. The 1991 Chicago Bulls Many Chicago fans remember where they were when the Bulls won their first title in 1991— in fact, most basketball fans know about this historic title run. The road to the championship took the Michael Jordan-led Bulls through Detroit. Back then, the Detroit Pistons were known as the“Bad Boys” in the NBA, and they won back-to-back championships in 1989 and 1990. But the Bulls—backed by head coach Jim Boylen’s philosophy that every player on the teamhad value—shut down the Pistons on their route to the championship. The Bulls would go on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers, win their first championship, and cement Michael Jordan’s legacy. The 2003 Los Angeles Lakers The early 2000s were a prime period for basketball, in large part thanks to Los Angeles Lakers legends Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. In 2003, the Lakers were looking for a repeat victory tomake themback-to-back NBA champions. Having gone 15-1 in the playoffs, the Lakers only lost once in the finals. This is evenmore impressive when you consider that the teams they faced housed six future Hall of Fame players and none had any major injuries. The Lakers would go on to win their second championship in a row and win once again the following year to join the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls as three- peat titleholders. The 2017Golden StateWarriors Much like their LA counterparts did in 2003, the Golden State Warriors were undefeated heading into the NBA Finals. Thanks to the addition of superstar Kevin Durant, the team’s regular-season record of 67-15 propelled them into a hot streak in the championships. What’s even more impressive about this season was the Warriors’ plus-13.5 point differential against championship-caliber teams, and they even managed to handily defeat future Hall of Fame player LeBron James when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. A Look Back at the Greatest NBA Playoff Runs in Modern History
Connection While we might be more secluded right now, many people are using apps like FaceTime and Skype to stay connected
with routine check-ins with friends, family, and neighbors This allows everyone to spend time with others and have quality conversations and shared experiences while observing social distancing.
As the virus spreads, we can see there are many different ways to handle this experience. Of course, our socioeconomic
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Inspired by Bon Appétit Whether you’re celebrating your mom or those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, there’s no better recipe to grill up than these delectable country-style pork ribs.
1/2 tsp ground mustard Salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper, to taste 12 large eggs, hard- boiled Fresh parsley, minced, and paprika for garnish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp dill weed 1/2 tsp fresh chives, minced
In a blender, purée garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, fish sauce, honey, rice wine, chili oil, oyster sauce, and toasted sesame oil until smooth. 2. Reserve and chill 1 1/2 cups for later use. 3. In a bag, add the remaining mixture and pork shoulder. Marinate for at least 8 hours. 4. Using a convection plate on the grill, cook pork until the thickest part reaches an internal temperature of 140–145 F. 5. In a large saucepan, simmer brown sugar, molasses, and reserved marinade for 6–8 minutes. 6. Baste the pork with the brown sugar glaze for 2 minutes before serving.
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