Kevin Durant, James Harden behind in All-Star voting… and rightfully so

The latest NBA All-Star voting shows Kevin Durant and James Harden, two perennial league favorites, on the outside of that starting lineup looking in. Shocked?  You shouldn’t be because this year, that can only mean that fans are finally paying Continue reading

Things I learned from reading “Basketball: A Love Story” – Part One: Bill Russell and the Rochester Royals

Malcom Gladwell coined the term “tipping point” which refers to a point in time where a certain specific event changes the course of history.  One such decision came on April 30, 1956 in Rochester, New York of all places.  Two Continue reading

New Tampa stadium talk a steaming pile of hooey

Now I know how Cleveland felt. Years ago, the man known as LeBron James made the biggest mistake of his career.  Personally, I didn’t think it was that big of a deal but history will remember it as such. LeBron Continue reading

My Sports Week, Part One: The Jimmy Butler Invitational

I keep an odd schedule. I work nights and weekends, which I love because it keeps me out of trouble but it also cramps my style when it comes to big time concerts or sporting events. Since I have Wednesdays Continue reading

The fault in our expectations and the waning careers of Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter and Dwight Howard

Carmelo Anthony is about to become a Houston Rocket.  At 34 years of age, he is about to embark on his 17th NBA season with his fourth different team.  Despite coming off a career low in scoring, after so many Continue reading

Bloggers getting old: A J-Dub-SportsChump “Turning 50” Collaboration

Dubs: It’s often said that baseball imitates life.  In this case, there’s an odd bit of truth to that because life, like baseball, is all about milestones. In baseball, it’s all about 3,000 hits, 500 home runs, or 300 wins. Continue reading

Spoiler Alert: Uncle Drew is friggin’ AWESOME!!!

We haven’t done a good film review in a while so here goes nothing… A new generation of basketball players has ushered in a new generation of basketball fans.  Long gone are the Jordans, Birds, Dr. J’s, Isiahs and Shaqs.  Continue reading

Upcoming Ayton, Bagley draft eerily reminiscent of other big man drafts… maybe

I stood at the bar in front of the TV with friends like I had so many times before.  The NBA Draft lottery was on and this was to be a big one. You see, two game-changers were going to Continue reading