Durant, the Warriors, LeBron, “super-teams” and your 2016-17 NBA season in retrospect

I received an interesting text from a friend the other morning following the aftermath of Game Five.  It read as follows… “Everything we thought was wrong with that move… was in the end.  Lame season in reality.” The text came Continue reading

Book Review: Return of the King by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin

It wasn’t all that long ago that I reviewed Marcus Thompson II’s Golden which traces the meteoric rise in popularity of the NBA’s Stephen Curry.  I felt it was only fair to give his current arch-nemesis equal time. Brian Windhorst Continue reading

Nine reasons you MUST watch these NBA Finals

If you’ve been paying any attention to this website over the past few months, or had any sort of conversation with me in person over that same time frame, you’d know exactly how pumped I am about these upcoming NBA Continue reading

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

Kevin Durant has no time for rappers or mascots

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to top-tier NBA athletes.  Jordan, Bird and Magic all had it.  Kobe and Shaq had it.  For the longest time, we wondered whether LeBron had it.  He ultimately proved he Continue reading

Russell Westbrook’s MVP season?

In February, New York Times writer Sam Anderson wrote a spectacular piece about one of today’s most misunderstood athletes: Russell Westbrook.  By the time the article was set to print, Westbrook was in the middle of chasing history: the NBA’s 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

The greatest two words in sports

I feel giddy, like a wide-eyed kid on Christmas morning hustling down the stairs to unwrap the biggest, baddest, most glorious present under that fancily-decorated tree. The only difference is that Adam Silver is starring as the role of a Continue reading