Austin Kent is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Good Point. Having contributed to a handful of newspapers, web sites and magazines prior to his involvement with TheGP, he blends traditional journalistic qualities with the new online medium.
With an academic background in both the business of sport and academic writing, he offers a uniquely specific background to the publication. Personal interests in medicine, technology and 1990s popular culture are obvious in his extensive archive of work with the publication.
Contact Austin Kent by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TheGoodPoint.
Five years ago, Austin Kent published an open letter addressed to Greg Oden’s neck beard. Five years later he exhibits a glaring lack of development both in terms of maturity and the quality of his content. No matter, sometimes we can tell a lot about an individual by the way they choose to wear their hair. Sometimes it’s the only thing holding them back.
Let’s talk Larry Hughes, and I mean let’s really talk Larry Hughes, from the beginning to the end and everywhere in between. Hughes may not have ever ended up being the next Michael Jordan, or even an NBA superstar by most definitions, but that doesn’t mean his story isn’t still one of the most inspiring of our generation. You just have to tell it in reverse.
Never mind the fact that we spent 45 unsuccessful minutes trying to accurately describe his jump shot, or that he hails from a Canadian suburb known more for being misinterpreted as the birthplace of Wayne Gretzky than anything significant, Tristan Thompson has spent the past two months emerging as an NBA star. That’s right, star.
Andre Drummond is a bloody fascinating figure. Sometimes though, as we get older, it gets harder and harder to express the appreciation we have for our favorite athletes. Austin Kent takes a therapeutic look at his relationship with the first-year Pistons big man, what exactly Dre means for the Detroit franchise, and – perhaps most importantly – how to actually root for a professional athlete like a full-fledged adult.
Jerry Stackhouse is an aspiring NBA coach nearing the end of a long and eventful career. Will it be his experience playing with a young Allen Iverson, spearheading a revolution with the Detroit Pistons, sharing time on the wing with an aging Michael Jordan or playing in the NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks that will help him most as he transitions from on the court to the sidelines? The man’s got history.
Launched in 2008, The Good Point is a feature-based digital magazine that prides itself on long-form, essay-style journalism. With a primary focus on the North American market and over 50 writers across the continent, the publication’s central theme ranges from sports medicine to sports humor and everywhere in between. By emphasizing creative story telling and a tiered-editorial process, TheGP marries behind the scenes access at the professional level with the passion and enthusiasm of the fans that fuel the industry. With an archive growing deeper by the day and a reputation of compelling content sweeping the sports media landscape, once you’ve said The Good Point, you’ve said it all.
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