Zion Williamson and the art of the rebound

At long last, after three months of anticipation, the New Orleans Pelicans’ number one draft pick, Zion Williamson, finally took the floor in an NBA basketball game. After a slow start from a 19-year old kid who clearly was not Continue reading

Several things I learned from watching the Lakers destroy the Orlando Magic: Amway Center, Dec. 11, 2019

The Lakers are fucking good. They carry an aura about them that few other teams have and do. It’s hard not to take your eyes off LeBron James when you see him play in person. He’s considerably larger than Aaron Continue reading

Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

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