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

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

Throwing it all away on the Houston Rockets

Excuse me while I get this off my chest.  I just need to get my money’s worth after a season of horribly, ill-advised wagering.  We’ll get to that in a bit. By no means am I a Houston Rockets fan.  Continue reading

Stephen Curry: Upsetting the natural order of things

“Just say sorry, Big O.  Just say sorry.” -Mark Jackson’s post-game comments to Oscar Robertson immediately after Steph Curry hit game-winning three-pointer in Oklahoma City If I’ve written about you in three straight posts, you’ve either done something right or Continue reading

The NBA’s ongoing (and rather unfounded) image problem

“I am… whatever you say I am” -Eminem, The Way I Am   I had an interesting conversation about sports the other day with a complete stranger.  Actually, I had met this gentleman once or twice before but our previous Continue reading