Warriors spur San Antonio, draw first blood

Up until about 3:29 pm on Sunday afternoon, every basketball fan in America had penciled the Golden State Warriors into the NBA Finals. I mean, why not?  They rattled off another 67-win season, had just swept two straight playoff series Continue reading

Two times it’s okay to lose a wager

When it comes to losing money, I do it with flair. Don’t get me wrong.  I’d much rather win all my wagers, kick back in the Caribbean sipping rum drinks out of pineapples and freely pilot my Learjet to Las Continue reading

Identity and the Golden State Warriors

We talk a lot about identity in sports, how the greatest teams over time, as a collective, develop a specific identity all their own. The Detroit Bad Boy Pistons of the late 1980s had a clear-cut identity.  If you drove 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

Calling for the four-peat: My personal challenge to the Golden State Warriors

Well, we’re at the NBA All-Star break and this just in: The Golden State Warriors are really good.  They are 48-4.  No, that is not a typo. In late January, over a five-game stretch, the defending champions beat the Cavs, Continue reading

Underestimating the San Antonio Spurs

I feel an apology is in order. As a hardcore, self-professed basketball jones, of all people, I should know better than to underestimate the always underestimated San Antonio Spurs.  Somehow, once again, I fell victim to doing so.  I know Continue reading

When good is bad: No flash in the pan for the Indiana Pacers

This post is for the casual basketball fan, not the over-eager basketball jones like me but the one who tunes in to only a few games a year, knows a few big named players and can probably pick LeBron, Kobe Continue reading