The NFL Personal Conduct Policy: Not Worth the Paper It’s Printed On

Of all the rules Commissioner David Stern enforced in his thirty years presiding over the NBA, his dress code legislation was one of the most criticized. At one point, too many players began showing up to games or press conferences Continue reading

A look back at Playboy’s 2007 College Basketball Season Preview

I was rummaging through a friend’s old Playboy collection recently (no, we weren’t in his tree house) when I stumbled upon one of their college basketball preview editions.  I asked if I could borrow the magazine for a “Where Are Continue reading

When egos collide: The inevitable downfall of Russell Westbrook

For years now, we’ve read about the on-again/off-again bro-mance between Kevin Durant and his teammate Russell Westbrook.  They’re the NBA’s most dynamic, fake-spectacled duo this side of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

Putting the Dream Team debate to rest

I woke up late the other morning to find out that the US Men’s Basketball team had barely eked out a victory over Lithuania, by a final score of 99-94.  Apparently, LeBron bailed out Team USA with a strong fourth Continue reading

Random thoughts on the NBA Playoffs so far… and a look ahead

After watching the Clippers outscore the Spurs by 22 points in the first quarter of Game Three of their playoff series, it appeared, if ever so briefly, that San Antonio was not as invincible as everyone thought.  Then we saw Continue reading

The next great NBA rivalry may be upon us

Magic versus Bird, Russell versus Chamberlain, Jordan versus everybody else.  These are the rivalries that molded the National Basketball Association into what it is today. 

Holding Court, Vol. 1: Our NBA Round Table

When the mastermind behind the Full Court Pest: 94 Feet of Tenacious Blog Sense first confronted me about contributing to his No Drama Hoops roundtable, I couldn’t have been more excited.