J-Dub and SportsChump discuss “Load Management”

If you’ve tuned in to watch any NBA games so far this season, you’ve probably heard the new and rather controversial term “load management” being thrown around quite a bit. Load management refers to teams resting their star players over Continue reading

How Walter McCarty shook up the world

I remember Walter McCarty. If you’re a basketball fan around my age, you probably do too. Back in the mid-nineties, attending Kentucky-Florida college basketball games was a gala event. Back when they split the conference into Eastern and Western divisions Continue reading

NBA Championships, the importance of scoring and why the 2019-2020 Orlando Magic are a far cry from both

I had an enlightening conversation with Uno Testikale the other day about the 2019-20 Orlando Magic. Having attended two home games with him last year and adjoining in our love for the team, we had a difference of opinion about Continue reading

FIBA’s happy ending

When we last left our not-so-merry band of American underachievers, they were finishing seventh overall in a basketball tournament held around the globe. Hosting these games in China did all red-blooded American basketball fans a favor by sparing us the Continue reading

Drama, FIBA and history repeating itself

You probably haven’t been paying much attention to basketball these days… and why would you? The NFL season is upon us and the only basketball games that matter are being played halfway around the world, in China. The 2019 FIBA Continue reading

Is It Better to Have Lucked and Lost: The Inherent Difficulty in Measuring Y’ant To

Despite the healthy paycheck and inherent fringe benefits, presiding as general manager over a professional sports team can be a tremendously, risky endeavor. Just like Forrest Gump’s mother used to preach… life is like a box of chocolates. You never Continue reading

Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Jerry Jones-Ezekiel Elliott, Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal-Dwight Howard, Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown edition

Summer is over but the heat is still burning strong. There’s a whole lot of bickering going on these days. If you don’t believe me, just turn on your television set. Of course, I don’t watch much broadcast news. An Continue reading

Coming to an Association near you: Collusion-Gate

Not long ago, the NFL got their man. Curiously enough, the player they were going after was one of the faces of the league and the winningest quarterback of all time. You see, the man they call Tom Brady had Continue reading

Max guys, whiny GMs and the current state of the NBA

With all the millions of dollars being thrown around the NBA this summer, it was only a matter of time before we heard some disgruntled, and as-of-yet anonymous, NBA GM complain about the salaries of his employees.  God bless the Continue reading