Ime who?

During a mid-game interview, smack dab in the middle of the third quarter of a Game Seven, with his team on the verge of ousting the Milwaukee Bucks, first year Celtics coach Ime Udoka took not-so-subtle jab at the defending Continue reading

Celtics Embarrass Nets, Remind Me I Know Nothing About Basketball

I’m so disappointed in myself.  Clearly, I have not been listening to enough Public Enemy.  Once again, with the glacier-headed Titanic that is the Brooklyn Nets, I fell victim to believing the hype.  Memo to self:  cue up Fear of 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

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

The Final Four… Series: NBA Playoffs in Full Effect

With my brand, new car in the shop needing, wait for it, a whole new engine, #HyundaiBuyerBeware, what better time to catch up on some NBA Playoffs?  I wasn’t driving anywhere so I grabbed the remote, cracked open a bottle Continue reading

Things I learned from reading “Basketball: A Love Story” – Part Two: Don’t Go Messin’ With the Celtics’ Huddle

I remember exactly where I was the night of the Malice at the Palace. It was so disturbing for this peace-loving, NBA fan that I could barely turn away from my television set.  I sat in disbelief, watching highlights (or Continue reading

Things I learned from reading “Basketball: A Love Story” – Part One: Bill Russell and the Rochester Royals

Malcom Gladwell coined the term “tipping point” which refers to a point in time where a certain specific event changes the course of history.  One such decision came on April 30, 1956 in Rochester, New York of all places.  Two Continue reading

Fancy meeting you here: Golden State and Cleveland renew their vows in NBA Finals

“Do you hear that, Mr. Anderson?  That is the sound of inevitability.” –          Hugo Weaving to Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Stop me if you’ve heard this before.  The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are meeting once again in Continue reading

Who got the better or the Kyrie-Isaiah trade?  You be the judge!

It finally went down. Months after the NBA season ended, in the aftermath of Cleveland losing to Golden State, rumors had surfaced that Cavaliers’ superstars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James could not coexist.  Kyrie wanted out.  He had gone to Continue reading