Book Review: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Triumph and disaster are the same.  They’re both impostors because they are momentary.  More important is becoming a man of conviction.” –          John Wooden For some reason, whenever we debate who’s the greatest basketball player of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Continue reading

Applying Simple Laws of Physics to Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest

“To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction” Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton probably didn’t have Colin Kaepernick in mind when he discovered his third law of physics but damn if he wasn’t right on the money.  For Continue reading

Kobe’s Last Stand

I have this friend with whom I used to tend bar for about four years. Having worked there long before I ever stepped foot in the joint, Mr. K was a mainstay.  Servers would come and go and he would Continue reading

Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach, no one notices

The Milwaukee Bucks fired their interim coach on Wednesday.  His name was Jim Boylan. Boylan took over for Scott Skiles when Skiles left the team in early January.  In his absence, Boylan and the Bucks made the playoffs but were Continue reading

So you don’t think LeBron James is the best player in the NBA? What league are you watching exactly?

This is not the look of a man who just got poked in the eye. This is the look of a man who we once collectively ridiculed for not being a champion.  Do you remember that?  You should because it Continue reading

Busting out the STFU Meter for Donovan McNabb and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Tired of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Donovan McNabb? Me too. Continue reading

Like the Heat, hate the Heat. Still undecided.

I’m torn. Not Rip Torn, the actor, but torn torn.  Unsure torn.  Conflicted torn. Now that some of the dust has settled since LeBron James publicly spurned Cleveland for the oft-unfilled American Airlines Arena, I’m still not sure whether the Continue reading

Comparing the greats: Dwight Howard versus Patrick Ewing

Most knowledgeable basketball fans agree that the five greatest NBA centers of all-time, in no particular order, are Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal.  It’s difficult to justify any other center cracking that top five.