Kevin Durant has no time for rappers or mascots

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to top-tier NBA athletes.  Jordan, Bird and Magic all had it.  Kobe and Shaq had it.  For the longest time, we wondered whether LeBron had it.  He ultimately proved he Continue reading

Closure, finally.

Well, it’s finally over.  Thank goodness! This season, all any basketball fan could talk about was the bad blood between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.  It was the most bitter breakup professional sports had seen in years. It wasn’t long Continue reading

Aussie, Aussie Aussie!!! Ugh, Ugh, Ugh!!!

Please allow me to play the role of the ugly American and express my unbridled frustration with what happened last night and Team USA almost losing to Australia. Here’s your chance to totally call me out on my reactionary nature Continue reading

Identity and the Golden State Warriors

We talk a lot about identity in sports, how the greatest teams over time, as a collective, develop a specific identity all their own. The Detroit Bad Boy Pistons of the late 1980s had a clear-cut identity.  If you drove Continue reading

2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

If we’ve learned anything from this wet, hot free agency summer, it’s that neither Hassan Whiteside nor his great, great grandchildren will ever go hungry.  That’s because the Miami Heat will pay him $98 million over the next four years.  Continue reading

Playoff thoughts: NBA edition

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

The voting off

This is hardly an original concept. The television show Survivor made it popular many moons ago. I never watched the show, or maybe I did once against my will, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the first elimination-style game show 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