Jeff Pearlman the New York Times best-selling author of nine books. His new release, "Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty" is available now. He is a former Sports Illustrated senior writer, a former ESPN.com columnist and a former staff writer for Newsday and The (Nashville) Tennessean. He contributes to Bleacher Report and CNN.com, and blogs regularly at www.jeffpearlman.com. He can be reached at email@example.com, and he tweets regularly @jeffpearlman.