Kevin Durant has no time for rappers or mascots

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to top-tier NBA athletes.  Jordan, Bird and Magic all had it.  Kobe and Shaq had it.  For the longest time, we wondered whether LeBron had it.  He ultimately proved he Continue reading

J-Dub and SportsChump discuss the ESPN firings

Fox News just fired Bill O’Reilly. Neither one of us ever really made much time for either Fox News or O’Reilly, but his dismissal made huge news. After all, he was one of the most recognized if not controversial talking heads in Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s MVP season?

In February, New York Times writer Sam Anderson wrote a spectacular piece about one of today’s most misunderstood athletes: Russell Westbrook.  By the time the article was set to print, Westbrook was in the middle of chasing history: the NBA’s Continue reading

Book Review: Dueling with Kings by Daniel Barbarisi

Dueling with Kings opens just as the leaflet suggests, like something out of Wolf of Wall Street, minus the Oscar-winning performance from Jonah Hill but with guys most likely equally goofy and out of shape, throwing around the money they Continue reading

Knowing Your Place:  What College Sports Programs and Booty Calls Have in Common

I used to have a friend, still do actually, who used to preach the expression “Know your place” when it came to women and relationships. I would talk to him regularly about my goings on with the opposite sex.  Many Continue reading

Karl Malone tells current NBA players to get off his lawn

Old guys are getting crotchety again. Whether it’s Oscar Robertson criticizing Steph Curry or Goose Gossage blasting Bryce Harper, every six months or so we’re graced with the glorious soundbite (or these days, Tweet) from athletes of yesteryear cracking back Continue reading

Every sports fan’s not to do list

A very dear friend of mine recently posted a video on social media entitled “Why women live longer.” Upon clicking said video, one finds four boys on one of those spinning playground things with a fifth off to the side Continue reading

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