Identity and the Golden State Warriors

We talk a lot about identity in sports, how the greatest teams over time, as a collective, develop a specific identity all their own. The Detroit Bad Boy Pistons of the late 1980s had a clear-cut identity.  If you drove Continue reading

The NBA’s ongoing (and rather unfounded) image problem

“I am… whatever you say I am” -Eminem, The Way I Am   I had an interesting conversation about sports the other day with a complete stranger.  Actually, I had met this gentleman once or twice before but our previous Continue reading

Anything is possible… unless it’s not: Rays’ roster now regrettably unrecognizable

“Anything is possible!” In 2008, Kevin Garnett shouted those words minutes after winning his first and only title as an NBA big man.  Earlier that season, he and Ray Allen defected from their franchises to join Paul Pierce and others Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 29: Tweets, death threats, fake penises, chicken mcnuggets and dookie chains

Remember the old joke about the guy who walks into the doctor’s office and says “Hey, Doc. It hurts when I do this,” only to have the doctor advise him to simply stop doing it?  Apparently, Darrelle Revis isn’t familiar Continue reading

The Magic is gone: Bill Simmons, Mike Greenberg and the increasingly annoying media bias of ESPN

On NBA Draft night last year, Bill Simmons and former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers got into a war of words.  Their spat made for great television. 

Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach, no one notices

The Milwaukee Bucks fired their interim coach on Wednesday.  His name was Jim Boylan. Boylan took over for Scott Skiles when Skiles left the team in early January.  In his absence, Boylan and the Bucks made the playoffs but were Continue reading

Nets knight new mascot; millions frightened

Remember Red Auerbach, who once said his Boston Celtics would never have cheerleaders on the sidelines as long as he owned the team?  Well, Auerbach passed away in 2006.  Not long after that, the Celtics had cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms Continue reading