Marvin "Bad News" Barnes: The Turbulent Life of an Original Basketball Renegade by Mike CareyMarvin “Bad News” Barnes was considered a future Hall of Fame basketball player before he even graduated from college. A standout at Providence College (where he averaged 20.7 points and 17.9 rebounds per game), he was an All-American with the world at his fingertips.
Although Barnes had a successful two years in the ABA (winning the ABA Rookie of the Year Award), his career fizzled in the NBA, and his immaturity, as well as a long battle with drugs and alcohol, turned a potential great into a “has-been,” or even a “never was.”
Written by Mike Carey, who opened his house to Barnes later in his life, this is the story of a promising athlete who couldn’t catch a break. Every time it seemed that “Bad News” had turned the corner, his demons reappeared and knocked him off the wagon.
On September 8, 2014, Barnes finally lost his battle when he passed away of acute cocaine and heroin intoxication. He was sixty-two years old.
With stories and quotes from Moses Malone, Mike D’Antoni, and many others who crossed paths with Barnes, as well as a foreword from former Spirits announcer Bob Costas, Marvin “Bad News” Barnes is the story of a wasted talent who could never defeat his inner demons.
This 'Red Road' graphic novel tells characters' origin stories
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The characters on SundanceTV's The Red Road — an acclaimed drama about the tensions between a Native American tribe and residents in a New Jersey mountain town — are getting origin stories. In a new digital comic, which you can exclusively preview here, readers will get a chance to flash back to a time when characters like Phillip, Jean, and Harold were high school age, and unravels their beginnings. It also offers a deeper look at the relationship Jean shared with twin brother Brian — who died many years ago, as viewers learned at the start of the TV series. It highlights "their struggle for autonomy," according to SundanceTV's vice president of digital content Drew Pisarra. Pisarra adds that the graphic novel version, developed with series creator Aaron Guzikowski, aimed to capture both the spirit of the show and tell a story that fans wanted. The other one is the twins' dynamic.