Jump shots and coffee shops: Vin Baker’s tale of loss and redemption

Starbucks

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom” -          George S. Patton I read an article the other day that made me stop and think.  It made me think about life, addiction, consequences and how the things we Continue reading

Gilbert Arenas banned once again Caption Contest

stuffed animals

Gilbert Arenas is a former NBA player.  More commonly known for being suspended by the league for bringing firearms into the locker room and then mocking about it in a pre-game warm up, there was a time when Arenas could Continue reading

Woe is the Orlando Magic (fan)

Orlando Magic fans

I woke up to news the other morning that the Orlando Magic had traded for Shabazz Napier. Shortly thereafter, I Tweeted “As an Orlando Magic fan, someone other than Shabazz Napier’s mom tell me why I’m supposed to be excited Continue reading

Mountains out of molehills: Deandre Jordan disses Dallas for L.A

Jordan v Cuban

I can’t believe I’m even taking time out of my extremely busy schedule (yoga, semi-nude sunbathing, overall disorderly conduct) to discuss the goings on in the Deandre Jordan sweepstakes but since everyone else has jumped on the ‘this is incredibly Continue reading

Lost promise: The disturbingly parallel paths of Donnell Harvey and Chris Walker

chris walker

The year was 1999. A young Billy Donovan was starting to cut his teeth at the University of Florida.  Anyone who saw Billy the Kid play college ball at Providence under Rick Pitino knew it was only a matter of 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 truth revealed

Tom Brady hands

Paul Pierce is NBA basketball player.  His nickname is “The Truth.” The other night, with his Washington Wizards down by three, Pierce made a miraculous last second, off-balance shot to tie the game and send it into overtime. Except it 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

Old school, new school and the differing schools of thought on the state of college basketball

NCAA

Geno Auriemma has never been one to keep his opinions to himself.  The current coaching king of women’s college basketball recently called the men’s game “a joke.” He claimed the game is behind the times and lacks any consistent offense Continue reading