A fond farewell in Central Florida as the Magic bid adieu

“Parting is such sweet sorrow” -Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet “Fire sale. That was nothing but a fire sale in Orlando” -Reggie Miller, speaking of the Magic’s moves by the trading deadline It was a fitting goodbye, a one-point Orlando victory Continue reading

The good, the bad and the NBA All-Star Game

I couldn’t help but see a certain dynamic develop in this year’s NBA All-Star Game.  The drama which unfolded right before the keenest of basketball eyes has been years in the making.  Good versus Evil, coming to you in June, Continue reading

All is Lost in Brooklyn as New Look Nets Drop Opener… and other healthy sports exaggerations

The New Look Nets lost Wednesday evening to an undermanned and clearly inferior Cleveland Cavaliers team.  It was the first time the NBA’s newest power trio, comprised of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden, all played together in a Continue reading

What a difference a week makes: The hypothetical question of whether the Bucks should have traded for James Harden

About a week or so ago, I intended to write a post about whether the Milwaukee Bucks should have entertained the idea of acquiring James Harden. The season had not yet begun, Giannis had just signed a supermax deal keeping Continue reading

Tampa Bay has an NBA team! So now what do I do?

Dear Readers, I’m in a quagmire, a quandary, a mid-state scrum if you will.  So, I turn to you and ask, what is a dedicated roundball fan to do? Thanks wholeheartedly to coronavirus, the NBA has announced that the Toronto Continue reading

Brown Out! Sixers sack coach after seven seasons on sidelines

The Philadelphia 76ers just fired their head coach, Brett Brown. While I’ve watched that basketball team plenty over the last several years, I need not have watched a single minute to conclude that Brown’s biggest mistake was his inability to Continue reading

The case for two MVPs

I’m about to catch some heat for this next post. “Fence sitter!” they’ll scream from the rafters.  “LeBron apologist!” will cry anyone who has ever read this site.  “Make a damn decision and stick with it!” will shout the purists. Continue reading

Orlando Magic ticket office provides happy ending (not in that way)

I’m not much of a planner.  Never have been. It’s not because I ever foresaw a pandemic that would cancel sports as we know it just so I could say I told you so.  That’s not my style.  I’ve just Continue reading

What Michael Jordan meant to me: My own ten-part documentary

I grew up in a baseball household. Basketball was never around much… for two reasons. First of all, nobody older than me in my family really played basketball so there was never any motivation to watch. My uncle Alex was Continue reading

Zion Williamson’s Services Not Rendered: The Bottom-Feeding Sports Agent Strikes Again

In shocking news, a sports agent has alleged that former, college basketball phenom Zion Williamson illegally received money while at Duke. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWNNNNN!!!!!! (Pulls up soapbox to begin rant) There are countless reasons why we should consider paying high-profile college athletes Continue reading