What a difference a week makes: The hypothetical question of whether the Bucks should have traded for James Harden

About a week or so ago, I intended to write a post about whether the Milwaukee Bucks should have entertained the idea of acquiring James Harden. The season had not yet begun, Giannis had just signed a supermax deal keeping Continue reading

Milwaukee Maxes Out

“This is my home.  This is my city.” -Giannis Antetokounmpo The Bucks got their man.  “Whew!” sighed Milwaukee collectively. While Bucks fans (there are some, yes?) waited with bated breath to see whether Giannis Antetokounmpo would re-sign for the supermax Continue reading

Discrediting the NBA MVP Award

Kenny Smith tells one of my favorite NBA stories. It was May 1995 and San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson had just been awarded his first and only regular season MVP.  Later that evening, in Game Two of the Western Continue reading

I miss…

I miss hearing about the drama between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and seeing how the Philadelphia 76ers would have either overachieved or underachieved in this year’s NBA Playoffs. I miss seeing what could have been between LeBron James and Continue reading

Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

FIBA’s happy ending

When we last left our not-so-merry band of American underachievers, they were finishing seventh overall in a basketball tournament held around the globe. Hosting these games in China did all red-blooded American basketball fans a favor by sparing us the Continue reading

One more free agency post can’t hurt…

Kawhi Leonard is a Los Angeles Clipper.  In case you missed it, Paul George is too. In the biggest clandestine operation of the summer, the two west coast kids from Los Angeles County, who are pretty darn good at basketball, Continue reading

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

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