Chumpservations, Vol. 34: Draft picks, cookie monsters and the last great boxing match any of us will ever see

Draft Picks Gone Bad You see some disturbing things while surfing the internet but this week, disturbing just kicked it up a notch. I don’t know whether draft busts Sam Bowie or Ryan Leaf have ever sunk so low as Continue reading

The NBA coaching carousel redux

About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games.  There were Continue reading

ESPN celebrates Pick On Kobe Bryant Week

If you had been paying close enough attention, you could have seen this coming a mile away. ESPN is making its own news again.  This time around, they literally created a story out of the cool Los Angeles air. As Continue reading

A tale of two cities

Argentinians took to the streets of Miami this week in celebration of their World Cup semifinals victory over the Netherlands.  Blue and white shirts and flags adorned the streets of South Beach with every last Argentine partying until last call Continue reading

Random thoughts on the NBA Playoffs so far… and a look ahead

After watching the Clippers outscore the Spurs by 22 points in the first quarter of Game Three of their playoff series, it appeared, if ever so briefly, that San Antonio was not as invincible as everyone thought.  Then we saw Continue reading

These NBA Playoffs are about one man and one man only: LeBron James

The NBA Playoffs are rapidly approaching; the best time of year for professional basketball fans. But let’s just cut to the chase, shall we?  The upcoming playoffs are about one thing only… whether LeBron James can finally win a ring.

Miami Hate: Trying to make sense of our feelings for LeBron

I had an interesting conversation with a reader the other day. He asked me if I could believe all the hatred that had developed for LeBron James since last summer.