Ten pressing questions about today’s (and tomorrow’s) NBA

1… Was the Toronto Raptors winning the title good for the league? In a word, yes.  Just as Golden State three-peating would have been good for the league, introducing new blood is never a bad thing.  The league and its Continue reading

Draymond Green and Brooks Koepka: Two Tales of Confidence Brimming

Confidence is a really bad movie starring Edward Burns.  If I remember the plot correctly, Burns plays a con artist who’s trying to pull off the scam of his life.  The film features a number of twists and rather predictable Continue reading

Terry Stotts drops the mic

Portland Trailblazers head coach Terry Stotts had just lost to the Golden State Warriors.  His Trailblazers have reached the Western Conference Finals, far exceeding anyone’s expectations but in today’s NBA, if you want to make your mark, you better be Continue reading

The Final Four… Series: NBA Playoffs in Full Effect

With my brand, new car in the shop needing, wait for it, a whole new engine, #HyundaiBuyerBeware, what better time to catch up on some NBA Playoffs?  I wasn’t driving anywhere so I grabbed the remote, cracked open a bottle Continue reading

Warriors, Rockets, Whistles and Refs

“It’s kind of disheartening.  The talk over the last few days was nothing about basketball and everything about foul calls.  Is that what this game is coming to?” –       Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors It’s finally upon us. No disrespect Continue reading

Kawhi Leonard and Carlos Santana: Separated at Birth, Masters of their Domain

“It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War I saw Carlos Santana in concert last week.  This year, he will Continue reading

SportsChump’s First Annual March (Through June) Madness Pick ‘Em Contest

Three big tournaments are upon us and for the first time in a long time, there are three overwhelming favorites to win all three. March Madness is only days away with Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils under a Continue reading

Fun with wagering, Volume 1: Prop bets, recency bias and unforeseen upsets

You know you’re gambling too much (or perhaps just the right amount) when you come up with prop bets all your own. With basketball season coming to a close, it’s becoming harder to make money on the games… that is Continue reading

Overs, unders and oddly appropriate movie quotes

“220, 221, whatever it takes.” -Michael Keaton, Mr. Mom   Summertime is near and that means gambling season is coming to an end at SportsChump Manor. Baseball season in full swing but betting on baseball is much more a game Continue reading

Warriors spur San Antonio, draw first blood

Up until about 3:29 pm on Sunday afternoon, every basketball fan in America had penciled the Golden State Warriors into the NBA Finals. I mean, why not?  They rattled off another 67-win season, had just swept two straight playoff series Continue reading