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

Down and Out in Beverly Hills: The Disruptive Influence of a Tweeting Mamba

We’ve all been there before, driving around town behind the wheel of our sedans, looking for our intended destination with a carful of passengers, when one of those passengers, the loud-mouth know-it-all in the back, begins shouting out directions.