Houston Hopes Handsome Harden Handshake Doesn’t Humiliate

Let’s talk about James Harden for a moment. On Saturday evening, the Rockets announced that they had signed James Harden to the richest contract ever awarded an NBA player.  Harden’s “supermax” extension will pay him $228 million through 2023.  If Continue reading

And this most important free agency signing of the summer is…

“Take the money and run” -Steve Miller Band “This is a moral test of one’s self, whether or not you can maintain loyalty.” -John Travolta as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction The most intriguing free agency signing this off-season is Continue reading

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