Mama, there goes that coach: Why Cleveland needs to make its Mark

I brought this idea up about a year ago and was looked at like I knew nothing about basketball. I forget whether it was in an online forum or on the phone with a friend or during a conversation with Continue reading

Throwing it all away on the Houston Rockets

Excuse me while I get this off my chest.  I just need to get my money’s worth after a season of horribly, ill-advised wagering.  We’ll get to that in a bit. By no means am I a Houston Rockets fan.  Continue reading

They said what? Volume 10: Dan Shaughnessy’s Twitter account and the UConn women’s basketball team

I’m not sure what’s going on with old people these days but there must be something in the nursing home cafeteria food that’s making them cranky.   First we had Oscar Robertson belittling Steph Curry’s MVP season by criticizing the modern Continue reading

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’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

Calling for the four-peat: My personal challenge to the Golden State Warriors

Well, we’re at the NBA All-Star break and this just in: The Golden State Warriors are really good.  They are 48-4.  No, that is not a typo. In late January, over a five-game stretch, the defending champions beat the Cavs, Continue reading

Two and ten: The frighteningly bleak future of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Somewhat surprisingly, the Golden State Warriors were three point underdogs Monday night headed into Cleveland.  It was the first time all season long Las Vegas didn’t consider them a favorite.  After a thirty-four point dismantling of the Cavaliers, Monday will Continue reading

NBA predictions sure to come true in 2015

As you all know by now, I live for the NBA. Even though David Stern disappointed me by handed over the commissioning reins of his league to Adam Silver instead of me, I’m not bitter, even though I was just Continue reading