Ja Morant and the Memphis Friggin’ Grizzlies

“There’s a new sheriff in town… and his name is Reggie Hammond.” -Eddie Murphy, 48 Hours, 1982 In the grand scheme of things, most NBA regular season games are relatively meaningless. Every so often, however, one comes along that demonstrates Continue reading

LeBron’s got balls, G.O.A.T.s don’t dance and other newsworthy notes from a torrid week in Tinseltown

I have long been called a LeBron apologist so please allow me to criticize when criticism is due. Many moons ago, Shawn Kemp, one of the most authoritative dunkers of his generation, hung from the rim after dunking on his Continue reading

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

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

Coming to an Association near you: Collusion-Gate

Not long ago, the NFL got their man. Curiously enough, the player they were going after was one of the faces of the league and the winningest quarterback of all time. You see, the man they call Tom Brady had Continue reading

Book Review: KD: Kevin Durant’s Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest by Marcus Thompson II

Kevin Durant is a fascinating, NBA character study.  His story is not entirely unique, unless you consider the fact that everything that happened to him happened to arguably the best basketball player on the planet.  His life’s story, like so Continue reading

Ten pressing questions about today’s (and tomorrow’s) NBA

1… Was the Toronto Raptors winning the title good for the league? In a word, yes.  Just as Golden State three-peating would have been good for the league, introducing new blood is never a bad thing.  The league and its Continue reading

Finding a Happy Middle: An Invaluable Lesson in Advanced Sports Wagering

Someone involved in professional sports will lose their job Tuesday morning and I’m not referring to those on Golden State medical staff who cleared Kevin Durant to play. Lost in all the talk of the Warriors staying alive, Kevin Durant’s Continue reading

Basketball Wagering Made Easy: Your NBA Playoffs Edition

We’ve talked before about the beautiful inevitability of the NBA.  What I mean by that is, headed into this season, we all knew who was going to win this year’s championship.  We just didn’t know the path they would take. Continue reading

Draymond Green and Brooks Koepka: Two Tales of Confidence Brimming

Confidence is a really bad movie starring Edward Burns.  If I remember the plot correctly, Burns plays a con artist who’s trying to pull off the scam of his life.  The film features a number of twists and rather predictable Continue reading