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

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

Billy the Kid heads west to Oklahoma City

I was once in a relationship for ten years, which in all fairness lasted about six years longer than it should have.  In its final days, things had gone sour.  Despite living together, we had grown apart.  Goals differed; disagreements Continue reading

Decisions, decisions: #1s versus #2s over the years

“Torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool” -Mary MacGregor By virtue of finishing dead last in the league in 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the rights to the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. What to do, Continue reading

ESPN celebrates Pick On Kobe Bryant Week

If you had been paying close enough attention, you could have seen this coming a mile away. ESPN is making its own news again.  This time around, they literally created a story out of the cool Los Angeles air. As Continue reading