The Nets’ Big Three and the NBA’s Big Problem

I had circled this date on my calendar as soon as the schedule was released. In this unfortunate era of pandemic and postponement, the National Basketball Association waited until its All-Star Break to release the second half of its 2020-21 Continue reading

All is Lost in Brooklyn as New Look Nets Drop Opener… and other healthy sports exaggerations

The New Look Nets lost Wednesday evening to an undermanned and clearly inferior Cleveland Cavaliers team.  It was the first time the NBA’s newest power trio, comprised of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden, all played together in a Continue reading

Coaches Gone Wild: The fine line of cheating in sports

In one of New York’s five boroughs, a brand new basketball coach coaching in a brand new basketball arena tries something never before seen on the sidelines, a trick straight out of a Bad News Bears movie, just to see Continue reading

The tenuous tenure of an NBA head coach

Gregg Popovich became the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs in 1996.  Doc Rivers began coaching the Celtics in ‘04.  Erik Spoelsta started his tenure with the Miami Heat in 2008, five years ago.  That makes Spoelstra the third Continue reading

And the winner of our second annual NBA Predict the Future Contest is…

All good things must come to an end.  That includes my second annual NBA Predict the Future contest.  Once again, this year’s results came down to the wire with us, in the end, declaring a brand new champion.

Hail or Rail Scale VII: Jay-Z, Kevin Ware, Auburn football, the Yankees, Lakers, Falcons and good old Mike Rice

HAIL 1 point – NBA Winning Streaks I don’t recall that last time we saw double-digit winning streaks by four different teams in a single NBA season. 

Nets knight new mascot; millions frightened

Remember Red Auerbach, who once said his Boston Celtics would never have cheerleaders on the sidelines as long as he owned the team?  Well, Auerbach passed away in 2006.  Not long after that, the Celtics had cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms Continue reading