Closure, finally.

Well, it’s finally over.  Thank goodness! This season, all any basketball fan could talk about was the bad blood between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.  It was the most bitter breakup professional sports had seen in years. It wasn’t long Continue reading

Michael Jordan to bring about peace in the Middle East

Adam Silver recently placed a phone call. Upset with the goings on at Madison Square Garden this past week, the NBA Commissioner realized he had a real quagmire on his hands. Knicks owner James Dolan had former NBA great Charles Continue reading

What Cavs won’t do, do for Love

I love NBA trade rumors.  To paraphrase Borat, they make me very excite. Juicy NBA rumors, well, they’re like my stories, the jostling of rosters, a virtual fantasy team turned reality, sometimes worthwhile but far more frequently failing to live Continue reading

Why I’m not overly impressed with Russell Westbrook’s triple-double season and why you shouldn’t be either

When my mother and I first moved to Tampa, I was eleven years old.  Baseball was my life. I lived it, breathed it and could tell you every stat from every player on every team in the league. To relieve Continue reading

Derrick Rose has gone missing and other Knickerbocker tales of woe

“Bueller?  Bueller?  Frye?” -Ben Stein taking roll call in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off “Murray.  Present.” – Rhys Darby as Murray Hewitt taking roll call in Flight of the Conchords   You might remember this for it wasn’t all that long Continue reading

#BasketballMovies

The NBA season is once again upon us, my friends.  I was saving this Twitter hashtag for just the occasion. Thanks to the twisted minds of Chris Hardwick and Comedy Central, we can now take our basketball and our movies, Continue reading

Identity and the Golden State Warriors

We talk a lot about identity in sports, how the greatest teams over time, as a collective, develop a specific identity all their own. The Detroit Bad Boy Pistons of the late 1980s had a clear-cut identity.  If you drove Continue reading

Why Stephen Curry is bad for basketball

Stephen Curry is bad for basketball?  I must be on the wrong website. Clearly SportsChump has lost his mind.  Didn’t he spend his hard-earned money going to see Curry play in Orlando last season?  Weren’t these latest NBA Finals, which Continue reading

2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

If we’ve learned anything from this wet, hot free agency summer, it’s that neither Hassan Whiteside nor his great, great grandchildren will ever go hungry.  That’s because the Miami Heat will pay him $98 million over the next four years.  Continue reading