LeBron James Westward bound

LeBron pats chest

Weeks ago, we all gathered around our television sets and witnessed something that hadn’t happened in nearly forty years: American Pharoah won horse racing’s Triple Crown. Very soon, we’re about to witness something that’s happened even less frequently than that. Continue reading

Is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of this generation?

Serena trophy

With all this talk about Michael and LeBron, Money and Manny, A-Rod and Roids, Brady and Manning and whether Tiger will ever return to prominence, one person has dominated their sport this century more than any of them.   And it’s Continue reading

Defining LeBron

Bron Bron

There was once a time in history when every single one of us rooted for Tiger Woods.  After all, what wasn’t to like?  He was handsome, personable, a smiling young man who represented change in a game that had historically Continue reading

The incredible, forgettable Bulls

Bulls lose to Cavs

I lost thirty dollars on the Chicago Bulls last night. I saw they were only laying 2 ½ points at home, in an elimination game, against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  I assumed that was easy money.  In a must-win game with Continue reading

LeBron who?

Whos LeBron James

I remember taking an intro to poli sci class back in the day when students actually went to class instead of channeling streaming video of the lecture onto their dorm room iPads. In this one lecture in particular, the professor Continue reading

Warriors come out and play

Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Four

It was almost three years ago to the day.  Golden State Warriors owner Joseph Lacob was introducing Chris Mullin to the Oracle Arena crowd.  Mullin’s jersey was about to be retired. Frustrated with the state of the franchise, the Oakland Continue reading

Clarifying the MVP debate

Curry and Harden

In a recent radio interview with Dan Patrick, Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love said that Russell Westbrook is more deserving of this year’s MVP Award than Love’s own teammate LeBron James.  In their never-ending quest to make something out of nothing, Continue reading

The NBA coaching carousel redux

Blatt

About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games.  There were Continue reading

Coexistence and the difficulties that lie within: JR Smith lands gig with the Cleveland Cavaliers

JR Smith sits down

Some relationships are destined for failure.  You can sense it before it happens.  That first fight, that little squabble, that annoying thing your partner does that you put up with for a while but that you know will ultimately lead Continue reading

ESPN celebrates Pick On Kobe Bryant Week

Kobe ball

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