Jump shots and coffee shops: Vin Baker’s tale of loss and redemption

Starbucks

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom” -          George S. Patton I read an article the other day that made me stop and think.  It made me think about life, addiction, consequences and how the things we Continue reading

Gilbert Arenas banned once again Caption Contest

stuffed animals

Gilbert Arenas is a former NBA player.  More commonly known for being suspended by the league for bringing firearms into the locker room and then mocking about it in a pre-game warm up, there was a time when Arenas could Continue reading

Woe is the Orlando Magic (fan)

Orlando Magic fans

I woke up to news the other morning that the Orlando Magic had traded for Shabazz Napier. Shortly thereafter, I Tweeted “As an Orlando Magic fan, someone other than Shabazz Napier’s mom tell me why I’m supposed to be excited Continue reading

Kobe’s Last Stand

Kobe glare

I have this friend with whom I used to tend bar for about four years. Having worked there long before I ever stepped foot in the joint, Mr. K was a mainstay.  Servers would come and go and he would Continue reading

The Top and Bottom Ten Things about the 2014-2015 NBA season

Golden State Warriors celebrate

The 2014-15 NBA season is now a month behind us.  And what a season it was. It’s been quite an off-season too.  Summer leagues are already in full swing.  LeBron James is holed up in a gym somewhere doing a Continue reading

Mountains out of molehills: Deandre Jordan disses Dallas for L.A

Jordan v Cuban

I can’t believe I’m even taking time out of my extremely busy schedule (yoga, semi-nude sunbathing, overall disorderly conduct) to discuss the goings on in the Deandre Jordan sweepstakes but since everyone else has jumped on the ‘this is incredibly Continue reading

Grooming the next Tim Duncan

LaMarcus and Timmy

I had an interesting conversation about hoops with the Ice Cream Man the other day.  In the wake of one of the league’s smallest markets signing this summer’s biggest free agent, he said San Antonio was “grooming the next Tim Continue reading

Sports Snobbery, Episode Six: Chris Webber, the time out, a car wash and the pregnant lady who wanted none of the above

Chris Webber time out

Dear God, help us all. The world as we know it is crumbling all around us with people literally knowing nothing about sports.  I can see I’m going to have to start handing out more business cards. Last Sunday started Continue reading

Lost promise: The disturbingly parallel paths of Donnell Harvey and Chris Walker

chris walker

The year was 1999. A young Billy Donovan was starting to cut his teeth at the University of Florida.  Anyone who saw Billy the Kid play college ball at Providence under Rick Pitino knew it was only a matter of Continue reading

Is it live or is it bothersome: The time and space continuum according to my stepfather

remote-control

I sent my mother a text the other night. CNN was airing its very first episode of a series they call “The Seventies.”  Their first installment covered the golden age of television, an era that gave us such legendary and Continue reading