The summer of Kevin Durant’s miscontent

Regular readers of this website know I’m the first in line to sign up for some healthy, off-season drama.  When NBA trade rumors bubble to the top of my summer stock, I morph into the town crier spreading them even Continue reading The summer of Kevin Durant’s miscontent

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 Celtics Embarrass Nets, Remind Me I Know Nothing About Basketball

Something happened on the way to Brooklyn: Kevin Durant’s Continued, Yet Stifled, Quest for Greatness

After watching a season (or two, really) that have been characterized by disarray, with vaccine-refusing Kyrie Irving playing only half the season, James Harden being shipped to Philly for a clinically depressed guy (allegedly) that hasn’t played a lick and Continue reading Something happened on the way to Brooklyn: Kevin Durant’s Continued, Yet Stifled, Quest for Greatness

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 Drama and the Brooklyn Nets

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 The NBA’s mid-summer nightmare

The oddity that is Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks

I don’t know why I continue to find myself writing about the Milwaukee Bucks.  I’ve never seen them play basketball live, don’t watch them any more regularly than I do any other NBA team and am not a fan of Continue reading The oddity that is Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks

Your Final Four NBA Primer

I could have entitled this post “How wrong I was about the Milwaukee Bucks.”  I could have also labeled this post “How I lost $50 and an expensive steak dinner betting on the Nets.” Similarly, I could have called this Continue reading Your Final Four NBA Primer

We are who we thought they were: The Brooklyn Nets Edition

As the Brooklyn Nets, led by Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, walked off the floor after beating the once considered, title-contending Milwaukee Bucks by a cool 39 points, responses nationwide were eerily similar.  With these Nets, they have been all Continue reading We are who we thought they were: The Brooklyn Nets Edition

Chumpservations, Vol. 40: Your 2021 NBA Playoff Edition

We are smack dab in the middle of the NBA playoffs.  If you’ve been paying close enough attention, you’ll notice one thing rings true much more so than in recent years. We might be about to witness a changing of Continue reading Chumpservations, Vol. 40: Your 2021 NBA Playoff Edition

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