Drama and the Brooklyn Nets

On May 21, 2021, in the heart of COVID, the New Yorker Magazine released an issue with a caricature of the Brooklyn Nets on its cover.  Mark Ulriksen’s artwork depicted Brooklyn’s big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Continue reading

Guards and Big Men: The Just Can’t Get Along Edition featuring Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid

This off-season NBA fans have suffered through the unfortunate tale of two lottery picks who cannot get along, or perhaps better stated, one who can no longer coexist with the franchise that drafted him. After finishing the 2015-16 season with Continue reading

The NBA’s mid-summer nightmare

I have a few questions. For a while now, the NBA has been force-feeding us this whole “mid-season tournament” idea while we continue to push it away like a kid does his vegetables.  Commissioner Silver and Co. have been testing Continue reading

Book Review: Dave Zirin’s “The Kaepernick Effect”

Dave Zirin would like to remind you that Colin Kaepernick is not the only athlete to take a knee for a cause he believed in. Dave Zirin would also like to remind you that, in far less publicized cases, countless Continue reading

N-I-L doesn’t spell nil but rather the exact opposite

Remember that Simpsons episode many moons ago when the cartoon boldly predicted the Saints would win a Super Bowl.  When the episode first aired, such a thought was laughable, hence its inclusion as a punch line.  The Saints were a Continue reading

Book Review: Bubbleball by Ben Golliver

Have you ever wondered what life is like living in a bubble?  While many of us have thanks to the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, few of us lived life under the strict conditions of an isolated environment. Have you ever wondered Continue reading

A fitting end, a new beginning: The Milwaukee Bucks are your NBA champions

The sun shone bright in Milwaukee on Wednesday morning.  A fair portion of the town’s constituents probably woke up with a beer-induced hangover but also, a smile.  For the first time in fifty years, longer than the majority of their Continue reading

Gaps narrowed, coaches embittered and efforts not worth their weight in gold: The Currently Troubling Case of Team USA Basketball

I’m in a pissed off mood and about to blaspheme a legend so fasten up.  Riddle me this, Batman.  Why is Gregg Popovich coaching this Olympic USA Basketball team? To be perfectly clear from the outset, Coach Pop is an Continue reading

Let the fawning over Deandre Ayton officially commence!!

Allow me to become the millionth writer to wax quasi-poetically about Deandre Ayton.  I figured going last in line allows my Ayton-fest to become the most recent in your feed. For those of you not paying attention to these NBA Continue reading