The shortened season, why it will never happen and why any discussion of such matters is absolutely ludicrous

LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki recently had a conversation about the merits of shortening the basketball season. Yawn! Before delving into this matter wholeheartedly, I’d like to know where this conversation took place.  Did it take place over a fancy Continue reading

Gratuitous Perpetuation of Racial Profi-Lin: Headlines we hope we’ll never see

We have repeatedly discussed on this website, the outright need for political correctness,

Presenting… Your NBA Lockout Caption Contest

I miss basketball season. It was a season that began with LeBron hate, concluded with even more LeBron hate and was punctuated with some Blake Griffin highlights and a Dirk Nowitzki championship ring. I miss basketball season because now, there’s Continue reading

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. 

Experience trumps youth: Why my wallet and I liked Dallas over Oklahoma City

Once the Mavericks advanced to the Western Conference Finals, I absolutely loved them against Oklahoma City.  To me, a Dallas victory was a no-brainer.  The Thunder may have been the trendy pick, but trendy is the reason there are so Continue reading

Hail or Rail Five: Indians, Mavericks, Lakers, Spurs, Magic, Rondo and the Prez

Welcome to Edition Five of Hail or Rail.  With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing and Major League Baseball well underway, it’s been a wild few weeks in sports.  This time around, we feature a few repeat offenders Continue reading

Timberwolves go artsy to support fragrant All-Star Kevin Love

Athletes have been known to endorse the oddest things: blue jeans, panty hose, bug spray, even erectile dysfunction medication. So why not a fragrance, right?

NBA free agency looms: LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Dirk, Stoudemire hold league hostage

It has been two full years since the talk of LeBron James leaving Cleveland for potentially greener pastures first made headlines.  With the free agency deadline finally upon us, the talk has come to a head and a lot of Continue reading

Woe are the Dallas Mavericks

Even millionaires sing the blues.  After the 2009-2010 Dallas Mavericks, winners of 55 games, were eliminated from the playoffs by their in-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, Mark Cuban felt a need to go back to his gold-encrusted, drawing board… Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 11: Jon Gruden’s QB Camp, an NBA Playoffs update and would you trade for Ben Roethlisberger?

Chuckie Strikes Back