All is Lost in Brooklyn as New Look Nets Drop Opener… and other healthy sports exaggerations

The New Look Nets lost Wednesday evening to an undermanned and clearly inferior Cleveland Cavaliers team.  It was the first time the NBA’s newest power trio, comprised of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden, all played together in a Continue reading

What a difference a week makes: The hypothetical question of whether the Bucks should have traded for James Harden

About a week or so ago, I intended to write a post about whether the Milwaukee Bucks should have entertained the idea of acquiring James Harden. The season had not yet begun, Giannis had just signed a supermax deal keeping Continue reading

Milwaukee Maxes Out

“This is my home.  This is my city.” -Giannis Antetokounmpo The Bucks got their man.  “Whew!” sighed Milwaukee collectively. While Bucks fans (there are some, yes?) waited with bated breath to see whether Giannis Antetokounmpo would re-sign for the supermax Continue reading

Burrow, Luck and Gratitude

“What’s gonna set you free? Look inside and you’ll see. When you’ve got so much to say it’s called gratitude. And that’s right.” – Beastie Boys, Gratitude, 1992 “With a little luck, we can help it out.  We can make Continue reading

Tampa Bay has an NBA team! So now what do I do?

Dear Readers, I’m in a quagmire, a quandary, a mid-state scrum if you will.  So, I turn to you and ask, what is a dedicated roundball fan to do? Thanks wholeheartedly to coronavirus, the NBA has announced that the Toronto Continue reading

Discrediting the NBA MVP Award

Kenny Smith tells one of my favorite NBA stories. It was May 1995 and San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson had just been awarded his first and only regular season MVP.  Later that evening, in Game Two of the Western Continue reading

Bam Adebayo is a baaaaad motha… shut yo’ mouth! I’m just talkin’ about Bam!

I placed my lone wager for the day early Tuesday evening.  Nothing over the top, just twenty bucks on a two-team parlay: Celtics minus the two, Denver Nuggets plus the seven-and-a-half.  The twenty bucks, if it hit, was to come Continue reading

Brown Out! Sixers sack coach after seven seasons on sidelines

The Philadelphia 76ers just fired their head coach, Brett Brown. While I’ve watched that basketball team plenty over the last several years, I need not have watched a single minute to conclude that Brown’s biggest mistake was his inability to Continue reading

The case for two MVPs

I’m about to catch some heat for this next post. “Fence sitter!” they’ll scream from the rafters.  “LeBron apologist!” will cry anyone who has ever read this site.  “Make a damn decision and stick with it!” will shout the purists. Continue reading

Orlando Magic ticket office provides happy ending (not in that way)

I’m not much of a planner.  Never have been. It’s not because I ever foresaw a pandemic that would cancel sports as we know it just so I could say I told you so.  That’s not my style.  I’ve just Continue reading