Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

I watched this video the other day.  It reminded me of a story, and pissed me off, all at the same time.  I’ll wait until you’re done gawking before I elaborate. Go ahead and press play, Orlando Magic fans. I Continue reading Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

Anthony Davis: A top 75 all-time NBA great? You be the judge

I’d like to preface this post by publicly stating I have nothing against Anthony Davis.  I’d even go so far as to say it’s a bit unjust picking on the guy while he’s on injured reserve.  Anyone familiar with Davis’s Continue reading Anthony Davis: A top 75 all-time NBA great? You be the judge

Several things I learned from watching the Lakers destroy the Orlando Magic: Amway Center, Dec. 11, 2019

The Lakers are fucking good. They carry an aura about them that few other teams have and do. It’s hard not to take your eyes off LeBron James when you see him play in person. He’s considerably larger than Aaron Continue reading Several things I learned from watching the Lakers destroy the Orlando Magic: Amway Center, Dec. 11, 2019

Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Jerry Jones-Ezekiel Elliott, Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal-Dwight Howard, Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown edition

Summer is over but the heat is still burning strong. There’s a whole lot of bickering going on these days. If you don’t believe me, just turn on your television set. Of course, I don’t watch much broadcast news. An Continue reading Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Jerry Jones-Ezekiel Elliott, Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O’Neal-Dwight Howard, Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown edition

The fault in our expectations and the waning careers of Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter and Dwight Howard

Carmelo Anthony is about to become a Houston Rocket.  At 34 years of age, he is about to embark on his 17th NBA season with his fourth different team.  Despite coming off a career low in scoring, after so many Continue reading The fault in our expectations and the waning careers of Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter and Dwight Howard

Upcoming Ayton, Bagley draft eerily reminiscent of other big man drafts… maybe

I stood at the bar in front of the TV with friends like I had so many times before.  The NBA Draft lottery was on and this was to be a big one. You see, two game-changers were going to Continue reading Upcoming Ayton, Bagley draft eerily reminiscent of other big man drafts… maybe

Your friendly neighborhood reminder that Dwight Howard is totally full of shit

It’s been ages since I’ve railed on Dwight Howard… so let’s get this reunion party started, shall we? There was a time in this website’s history where I would routinely bitch about Dwight Howard.  As a (former) Orlando Magic fan, Continue reading Your friendly neighborhood reminder that Dwight Howard is totally full of shit

2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

If we’ve learned anything from this wet, hot free agency summer, it’s that neither Hassan Whiteside nor his great, great grandchildren will ever go hungry.  That’s because the Miami Heat will pay him $98 million over the next four years.  Continue reading 2016 NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

Throwing it all away on the Houston Rockets

Excuse me while I get this off my chest.  I just need to get my money’s worth after a season of horribly, ill-advised wagering.  We’ll get to that in a bit. By no means am I a Houston Rockets fan.  Continue reading Throwing it all away on the Houston Rockets