Kevin Durant has no time for rappers or mascots

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to top-tier NBA athletes.  Jordan, Bird and Magic all had it.  Kobe and Shaq had it.  For the longest time, we wondered whether LeBron had it.  He ultimately proved he Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s MVP season?

In February, New York Times writer Sam Anderson wrote a spectacular piece about one of today’s most misunderstood athletes: Russell Westbrook.  By the time the article was set to print, Westbrook was in the middle of chasing history: the NBA’s Continue reading

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

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

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

Playoff thoughts: NBA edition

I’ve had a few of you write in lately and ask me to chime in on the NBA playoffs. Considering a) I’ve been working a ton, b) the playoffs are just now starting to get interesting and c) I’ve actually Continue reading

NBA predictions sure to come true in 2015

As you all know by now, I live for the NBA. Even though David Stern disappointed me by handed over the commissioning reins of his league to Adam Silver instead of me, I’m not bitter, even though I was just Continue reading

Billy the Kid heads west to Oklahoma City

I was once in a relationship for ten years, which in all fairness lasted about six years longer than it should have.  In its final days, things had gone sour.  Despite living together, we had grown apart.  Goals differed; disagreements Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 31: NBA post-season edition

Mom.V.P. I’ve got a mom. For better or for worse, I’m the kind of man I am today because of her. Apparently Kevin Durant is too. In perhaps one of the most moving MVP Award acceptance speeches we’ve ever heard, Continue reading