The next great NBA rivalry may be upon us

Magic versus Bird, Russell versus Chamberlain, Jordan versus everybody else.  These are the rivalries that molded the National Basketball Association into what it is today. 

Your updated NBA contest standings

Back in December, I hosted a contest, asking each of you ten questions of varying difficulty about the upcoming NBA season. Now that the season is about two-thirds over, it’s time to take a look back at those questions, see Continue reading

Miami Hate: Trying to make sense of our feelings for LeBron

I had an interesting conversation with a reader the other day. He asked me if I could believe all the hatred that had developed for LeBron James since last summer. 

Experience trumps youth: Why my wallet and I liked Dallas over Oklahoma City

Once the Mavericks advanced to the Western Conference Finals, I absolutely loved them against Oklahoma City.  To me, a Dallas victory was a no-brainer.  The Thunder may have been the trendy pick, but trendy is the reason there are so Continue reading

The 13 most memorable individual altercations in sports, Part One

When I first heard that Jerry Sloan, long time coach of the Utah Jazz, had retired due to an alleged altercation with point guard Deron Williams (which inadvertently led to both of them leaving Utah), I was immediately taken by 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.

Fifteen burning questions surrounding Game Seven of the NBA Finals

At SportsChump.net, we strive to ask the hard-hitting, pertinent, analytical questions other independent sports sites won’t dare to ask.  In keeping with that theme, we hereby present several burning questions that surround the final game of the NBA season…

Who needs boxing? Heavyweights alive and well in NBA

I’ve often griped about the demise of the professional boxing’s heavyweight division.  It’s a sport, on which many of us were raised, that is now virtually non-existent.  After watching the slugfest that has taken place the first few games of Continue reading