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

The Top and Bottom Ten Things about the 2014-2015 NBA season

The 2014-15 NBA season is now a month behind us.  And what a season it was. It’s been quite an off-season too.  Summer leagues are already in full swing.  LeBron James is holed up in a gym somewhere doing a Continue reading

Brushes with sports greatness, Vol. 3: David Stern

The year was 1995. I was putting the final touches on a masters thesis I had no interest in writing.  I was equally uneager to see what the real world had to offer in terms of employment.

Charles Barkley to leave TNT for Phoenix Suns? A Dear Chuck letter

Dear Chuck, As I sit here on my sofa writing this, you’re probably out at a casino, golf course or ritzy, all-you-can-eat buffet somewhere, having the time of your life.  But I have something other than cards, bunkers and food Continue reading

Dunk you very little, NBA

Watching the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest has always been a tradition for me. I haven’t missed a single one in over twenty years. The names of former champions, Erving, Jordan, Ceballos, Nance, Carter, Wilkins and Webb ring proudly like a Continue reading