Stephen Curry: Upsetting the natural order of things

“Just say sorry, Big O.  Just say sorry.” -Mark Jackson’s post-game comments to Oscar Robertson immediately after Steph Curry hit game-winning three-pointer in Oklahoma City If I’ve written about you in three straight posts, you’ve either done something right or 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

Passing Fancy: College Basketball’s career assist leaders and another record that will never be broken

Since I subscribe to various, sports-related e-mail groups, including University of Florida basketball, I recently discovered that Erving Walker, the diminutive point guard from Brooklyn, New York, became the Gators’ all-time assist leader, breaking Ronnie Montgomery’s previous record of 503.

Charles Barkley to leave TNT for Phoenix Suns? A Dear Chuck letter

Dear Chuck, As I sit here on my sofa writing this, you’re probably out at a casino, golf course or ritzy, all-you-can-eat buffet somewhere, having the time of your life.  But I have something other than cards, bunkers and food Continue reading