Go West, young man: A conversation about the state of the Lakers

Whenever there’s a tectonic shift out West, and this week we saw some seismic activity for sure, I like to turn to my West Coast correspondent, Bleed PRPL&GOLD.  Not only is he one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable Lakers Continue reading

Closure, finally.

Well, it’s finally over.  Thank goodness! This season, all any basketball fan could talk about was the bad blood between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.  It was the most bitter breakup professional sports had seen in years. It wasn’t long Continue reading

Michael Jordan to bring about peace in the Middle East

Adam Silver recently placed a phone call. Upset with the goings on at Madison Square Garden this past week, the NBA Commissioner realized he had a real quagmire on his hands. Knicks owner James Dolan had former NBA great Charles Continue reading

Defending James Dolan and Roger Goodell (yea, right)

I like to be liked. Overall, I think I’m a pretty likeable guy.  I’m sure there are a number people out there who don’t care much for me but in general, I don’t think I am hated.  Being hated would Continue reading

What Cavs won’t do, do for Love

I love NBA trade rumors.  To paraphrase Borat, they make me very excite. Juicy NBA rumors, well, they’re like my stories, the jostling of rosters, a virtual fantasy team turned reality, sometimes worthwhile but far more frequently failing to live Continue reading

Why I’m not overly impressed with Russell Westbrook’s triple-double season and why you shouldn’t be either

When my mother and I first moved to Tampa, I was eleven years old.  Baseball was my life. I lived it, breathed it and could tell you every stat from every player on every team in the league. To relieve Continue reading

Derrick Rose has gone missing and other Knickerbocker tales of woe

“Bueller?  Bueller?  Frye?” -Ben Stein taking roll call in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off “Murray.  Present.” – Rhys Darby as Murray Hewitt taking roll call in Flight of the Conchords   You might remember this for it wasn’t all that long Continue reading

Coaches, opinions, protests and wait, there was an election?

In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, we just held a presidential election.  It was kind of a big deal. Real estate tycoon and now president-elect Donald Trump bested career politician and former first lady Hillary Clinton in what Continue reading