Book Review: KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest by Marcus Thompson II

Kevin Durant is a fascinating, NBA character study.  His story is not entirely unique, unless you consider the fact that everything that happened to him happened to arguably the best basketball player on the planet.  His life’s story, like so Continue reading

Ten pressing questions about today’s (and tomorrow’s) NBA

1… Was the Toronto Raptors winning the title good for the league? In a word, yes.  Just as Golden State three-peating would have been good for the league, introducing new blood is never a bad thing.  The league and its Continue reading

Finding a Happy Middle: An Invaluable Lesson in Advanced Sports Wagering

Someone involved in professional sports will lose their job Tuesday morning and I’m not referring to those on Golden State medical staff who cleared Kevin Durant to play. Lost in all the talk of the Warriors staying alive, Kevin Durant’s Continue reading

Basketball Wagering Made Easy: Your NBA Playoffs Edition

We’ve talked before about the beautiful inevitability of the NBA.  What I mean by that is, headed into this season, we all knew who was going to win this year’s championship.  We just didn’t know the path they would take. Continue reading

Draymond Green and Brooks Koepka: Two Tales of Confidence Brimming

Confidence is a really bad movie starring Edward Burns.  If I remember the plot correctly, Burns plays a con artist who’s trying to pull off the scam of his life.  The film features a number of twists and rather predictable Continue reading

Terry Stotts drops the mic

Portland Trailblazers head coach Terry Stotts had just lost to the Golden State Warriors.  His Trailblazers have reached the Western Conference Finals, far exceeding anyone’s expectations but in today’s NBA, if you want to make your mark, you better be Continue reading

The Final Four… Series: NBA Playoffs in Full Effect

With my brand, new car in the shop needing, wait for it, a whole new engine, #HyundaiBuyerBeware, what better time to catch up on some NBA Playoffs?  I wasn’t driving anywhere so I grabbed the remote, cracked open a bottle Continue reading

Warriors, Rockets, Whistles and Refs

“It’s kind of disheartening.  The talk over the last few days was nothing about basketball and everything about foul calls.  Is that what this game is coming to?” –       Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors It’s finally upon us. No disrespect Continue reading

SportsChump’s First Annual March (Through June) Madness Pick ‘Em Contest

Three big tournaments are upon us and for the first time in a long time, there are three overwhelming favorites to win all three. March Madness is only days away with Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils under a Continue reading

Hunches in bunches

Gamblers love a good hunch.  Considering I’m a gambler, by the associative property of hopefully successful wagering, I also love a good hunch. Perhaps my favorite hunch of all-time came many moons ago on one of my annual, drug-induced visits Continue reading