Break-ups, get-togethers, super teams and Anthony Davis: Collusion and today’s NBA

Definition: collusion, n. /col·​lu·​sion/: 1. secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose I broke up with a friend of mine once… or I should probably describe the situation better as him breaking up with me.  Such Continue reading

That other team from New Orleans

“Don’t you know me, I’m your native son.  I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans.  I’ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done.” -Arlo Guthrie   DJ Arthritic Semitic woke up at the Waldo Compound Continue reading

Kevin Durant, James Harden behind in All-Star voting… and rightfully so

The latest NBA All-Star voting shows Kevin Durant and James Harden, two perennial league favorites, on the outside of that starting lineup looking in. Shocked?  You shouldn’t be because this year, that can only mean that fans are finally paying Continue reading

Things I learned from reading “Basketball: A Love Story” – Part One: Bill Russell and the Rochester Royals

Malcom Gladwell coined the term “tipping point” which refers to a point in time where a certain specific event changes the course of history.  One such decision came on April 30, 1956 in Rochester, New York of all places.  Two Continue reading

My Sports Week, Part One: The Jimmy Butler Invitational

I keep an odd schedule. I work nights and weekends, which I love because it keeps me out of trouble but it also cramps my style when it comes to big time concerts or sporting events. Since I have Wednesdays Continue reading

The fault in our expectations and the waning careers of Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter and Dwight Howard

Carmelo Anthony is about to become a Houston Rocket.  At 34 years of age, he is about to embark on his 17th NBA season with his fourth different team.  Despite coming off a career low in scoring, after so many Continue reading

Decisions, decisions and the summer of Cleveland’s discontent

Earlier this year, I had every intention of writing a piece detailing the most talked about – yet least important – stories on the docket.  The Ball Family, Lonzo, LaVar and the Chinese shoplifters obviously made the list as did Continue reading

Cleveland loses golden opportunity

“I can’t say for 100% certain that JR cost them the game but history is gonna remember that JR cost them the game.” -Brian Windhorst, ESPN JR Smith is a knucklehead. If you’ve been watching the NBA for any amount Continue reading

Fancy meeting you here: Golden State and Cleveland renew their vows in NBA Finals

“Do you hear that, Mr. Anderson?  That is the sound of inevitability.” –          Hugo Weaving to Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Stop me if you’ve heard this before.  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are meeting once again in Continue reading