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
Having written 400-plus posts about basketball over the last nine years, I felt it would be grossly irresponsible of me not to write a proper tribute to Tim Duncan. Here’s what Tim Duncan meant to me and to the game Continue reading
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
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
I had an interesting conversation about hoops with the Ice Cream Man the other day. In the wake of one of the league’s smallest markets signing this summer’s biggest free agent, he said San Antonio was “grooming the next Tim Continue reading
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
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
And so, it is done. Another basketball season has come to a close with the Miami Heat raising another trophy and LeBron James fitting himself for another ring.
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.
Whenever we hear the average, and often misinformed, sportscaster talk about ways to beat the Miami Heat, one factor invariably comes up: Size.