Discrediting the NBA MVP Award

Kenny Smith tells one of my favorite NBA stories. It was May 1995 and San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson had just been awarded his first and only regular season MVP.  Later that evening, in Game Two of the Western Continue reading

Bam Adebayo is a baaaaad motha… shut yo’ mouth! I’m just talkin’ about Bam!

I placed my lone wager for the day early Tuesday evening.  Nothing over the top, just twenty bucks on a two-team parlay: Celtics minus the two, Denver Nuggets plus the seven-and-a-half.  The twenty bucks, if it hit, was to come Continue reading

Brown Out! Sixers sack coach after seven seasons on sidelines

The Philadelphia 76ers just fired their head coach, Brett Brown. While I’ve watched that basketball team plenty over the last several years, I need not have watched a single minute to conclude that Brown’s biggest mistake was his inability to Continue reading

The case for two MVPs

I’m about to catch some heat for this next post. “Fence sitter!” they’ll scream from the rafters.  “LeBron apologist!” will cry anyone who has ever read this site.  “Make a damn decision and stick with it!” will shout the purists. Continue reading

Orlando Magic ticket office provides happy ending (not in that way)

I’m not much of a planner.  Never have been. It’s not because I ever foresaw a pandemic that would cancel sports as we know it just so I could say I told you so.  That’s not my style.  I’ve just Continue reading

What Michael Jordan meant to me: My own ten-part documentary

I grew up in a baseball household. Basketball was never around much… for two reasons. First of all, nobody older than me in my family really played basketball so there was never any motivation to watch. My uncle Alex was Continue reading

Zion Williamson’s Services Not Rendered: The Bottom-Feeding Sports Agent Strikes Again

In shocking news, a sports agent has alleged that former, college basketball phenom Zion Williamson illegally received money while at Duke. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWNNNNN!!!!!! (Pulls up soapbox to begin rant) There are countless reasons why we should consider paying high-profile college athletes Continue reading

Defending Isiah Thomas

We are a stay-at-home people these days. We all have this new strain of Coronavirus to thank for that. That means that we, especially us sports fans, have been glued, perhaps unhealthily, to our television sets. Old movies, reruns we’ve Continue reading

SportsChump and J-Dub debate… the Post-Virus Sports Landscape

What better time than a pandemically induced, state-of-siege-like, self-quarantine to turn to my blogging brother in crime to remind me… that we were stir crazy long before it was fashionable. Before we proceed, sir, know that I will always be Continue reading

Coronavirus hypotheticals and the Michael Jordan-LeBron James Debate

We will have no NBA Finals this year. As much as it pains me to type that last sentence, hosting a Finals in any way, shape or form at this juncture seems not only logistically impossible but wholeheartedly irresponsible. So, Continue reading