The Final Four… Series: NBA Playoffs in Full Effect

With my brand, new car in the shop needing, wait for it, a whole new engine, #HyundaiBuyerBeware, what better time to catch up on some NBA Playoffs?  I wasn’t driving anywhere so I grabbed the remote, cracked open a bottle Continue reading

Warriors, Rockets, Whistles and Refs

“It’s kind of disheartening.  The talk over the last few days was nothing about basketball and everything about foul calls.  Is that what this game is coming to?” –       Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors It’s finally upon us. No disrespect Continue reading

Kawhi Leonard and Carlos Santana: Separated at Birth, Masters of their Domain

“It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War I saw Carlos Santana in concert last week.  This year, he will Continue reading

Here’s a thought: Trade LeBron

Eureka!  I, the resolver of all things irresolute, the fixer of all that needs fixing, have found a solution to all the Lakers problems.  Someone please get me Magic Johnson on the phone! All the talk this NBA trade deadline Continue reading

The Great Lakers Disconnect

Back in my corporate days, I used to play interleague softball for my company team.  This was just shy of 20 years ago.  It also happens to be the last time I played organized baseball or softball of any sort.  Continue reading

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