I miss…

I miss hearing about the drama between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and seeing how the Philadelphia 76ers would have either overachieved or underachieved in this year’s NBA Playoffs. I miss seeing what could have been between LeBron James and 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

One more free agency post can’t hurt…

Kawhi Leonard is a Los Angeles Clipper.  In case you missed it, Paul George is too. In the biggest clandestine operation of the summer, the two west coast kids from Los Angeles County, who are pretty darn good at basketball, Continue reading

LeBron, AD and the indefensible pick-and-roll

Not long ago, two men perfected the basketball weapon called the “pick-and-roll.”  John Stockton and Karl Malone reestablished this two-man offensive technique to combine for over a decade of playoff victories, two NBA Finals appearances and countless points scored. If Continue reading

Here’s a thought: Trade LeBron

Eureka!  I, the resolver of all things irresolute, the fixer of all that needs fixing, have found a solution to all the Lakers problems.  Someone please get me Magic Johnson on the phone! All the talk this NBA trade deadline Continue reading

Break-ups, get-togethers, super teams and Anthony Davis: Collusion and today’s NBA

Definition: collusion, n. /col·​lu·​sion/: 1. secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose I broke up with a friend of mine once… or I should probably describe the situation better as him breaking up with me.  Such Continue reading

That other team from New Orleans

“Don’t you know me, I’m your native son.  I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans.  I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done.” -Arlo Guthrie   DJ Arthritic Semitic woke up at the Waldo Compound Continue reading

Woe is the Orlando Magic (fan)

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

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

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