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

The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

“If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me.  Ooooh, baby, please don’t go.” -Chicago “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” -Lenny Kravitz citing Yogi Berra   It was 2004 and I was living in Orlando.  Continue reading

The most meaningless stat of them all

Numbers are lifeblood to the history of sports.  They help us compare one player to another and one generation to the next.  Quite often, they signify greatness:  714.  .400.  16-0.   These numbers all hold meaning. But statistics can also be Continue reading

Trump tells Curry “No Soup for You!”

Eight and a half years ago, our former president, a black man, rolled up his sleeves and filled out his March Madness brackets on ESPN for all to see.  Many were taken aback, wondering a) who the hell cares whether Continue reading

Who got the better or the Kyrie-Isaiah trade?  You be the judge!

It finally went down. Months after the NBA season ended, in the aftermath of Cleveland losing to Golden State, rumors had surfaced that Cavaliers’ superstars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James could not coexist.  Kyrie wanted out.  He had gone to Continue reading

What the Cleveland Cavaliers can learn from Van Halen

“’’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” -Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1849 “Ain’t talkin’ about love.” -Van Halen, 1978   The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resides in Cleveland, Ohio.  Perhaps the Cavaliers Continue reading

Houston Hopes Handsome Harden Handshake Doesn’t Humiliate

Let’s talk about James Harden for a moment. On Saturday evening, the Rockets announced that they had signed James Harden to the richest contract ever awarded an NBA player.  Harden’s “supermax” extension will pay him $228 million through 2023.  If Continue reading