Up until about 3:29 pm on Sunday afternoon, every basketball fan in America had penciled the Golden State Warriors into the NBA Finals. I mean, why not? They rattled off another 67-win season, had just swept two straight playoff series Continue reading
In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, we just held a presidential election. It was kind of a big deal. Real estate tycoon and now president-elect Donald Trump bested career politician and former first lady Hillary Clinton in what Continue reading
Having written 400-plus posts about basketball over the last nine years, I felt it would be grossly irresponsible of me not to write a proper tribute to Tim Duncan. Here’s what Tim Duncan meant to me and to the game Continue reading
I’ve had a few of you write in lately and ask me to chime in on the NBA playoffs. Considering a) I’ve been working a ton, b) the playoffs are just now starting to get interesting and c) I’ve actually Continue reading
I had an interesting conversation about hoops with the Ice Cream Man the other day. In the wake of one of the league’s smallest markets signing this summer’s biggest free agent, he said San Antonio was “grooming the next Tim Continue reading
A reader recently asked me why I hadn’t written anything about Tim Tebow being picked up by the New England Patriots. What’s to say that hasn’t already been said?
Gregg Popovich became the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs in 1996. Doc Rivers began coaching the Celtics in ‘04. Erik Spoelsta started his tenure with the Miami Heat in 2008, five years ago. That makes Spoelstra the third Continue reading
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