Once upon a time, there were Bad Boys

Once upon a time, NBA players beat the crap out of each other.  ESPN’s “30 for 30: The Bad Boys” pleasantly reminded us of that.  The two-hour, must-watch special highlighted the rise and fall of the Isiah Thomas-led, two-time champion Continue reading

The tenuous tenure of an NBA head coach

Gregg Popovich became the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs in 1996.  Doc Rivers began coaching the Celtics in ‘04.  Erik Spoelsta started his tenure with the Miami Heat in 2008, five years ago.  That makes Spoelstra the third Continue reading

Houston Rockets to retire Yao Ming’s jersey but is he worthy?

I think, as sports fans, we’re getting a little soft. There was a time when receiving entry into the Hall of Fame or having your jersey retired meant you were among the greatest of all-time, that your contributions to the Continue reading

The 13 most memorable individual altercations in sports, Part Two

Before I delve into Part Two of my most memorable altercations in recent sports memory, let me first say that we fans must be a bloodthirsty bunch.  The previous post in this series brought a record amount of viewers to Continue reading

From First to Worst: Five NBA Hall of Famers who failed as GM

More often than not, the NBA superstar athlete is unable to translate the success he had on the floor onto either the sidelines or front office. There are exceptions to this rule, such as Pat Riley, Bill Russell, KC Jones Continue reading