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

Stephen Curry: Upsetting the natural order of things

“Just say sorry, Big O.  Just say sorry.” -Mark Jackson’s post-game comments to Oscar Robertson immediately after Steph Curry hit game-winning three-pointer in Oklahoma City If I’ve written about you in three straight posts, you’ve either done something right or Continue reading

Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach, no one notices

The Milwaukee Bucks fired their interim coach on Wednesday.  His name was Jim Boylan. Boylan took over for Scott Skiles when Skiles left the team in early January.  In his absence, Boylan and the Bucks made the playoffs but were Continue reading

Passing Fancy: College Basketball’s career assist leaders and another record that will never be broken

Since I subscribe to various, sports-related e-mail groups, including University of Florida basketball, I recently discovered that Erving Walker, the diminutive point guard from Brooklyn, New York, became the Gators’ all-time assist leader, breaking Ronnie Montgomery’s previous record of 503.

Busting out the STFU Meter for Donovan McNabb and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Tired of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Donovan McNabb? Me too. Continue reading

Debating Shaquille O’Neal’s place in NBA history: How Slam got it wrong

  I’m a huge basketball fan.  I think that much has been established.   Despite my unhealthy obsession with the hardwood, I had never before purchased a copy of Slam magazine, a publication dedicated entirely to basketball.  After seeing Michael Continue reading