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 good, the bad and the NBA All-Star Game

I couldn’t help but see a certain dynamic develop in this year’s NBA All-Star Game.  The drama which unfolded right before the keenest of basketball eyes has been years in the making.  Good versus Evil, coming to you in June, 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

What a difference a week makes: The hypothetical question of whether the Bucks should have traded for James Harden

About a week or so ago, I intended to write a post about whether the Milwaukee Bucks should have entertained the idea of acquiring James Harden. The season had not yet begun, Giannis had just signed a supermax deal keeping Continue reading

Milwaukee Maxes Out

“This is my home.  This is my city.” -Giannis Antetokounmpo The Bucks got their man.  “Whew!” sighed Milwaukee collectively. While Bucks fans (there are some, yes?) waited with bated breath to see whether Giannis Antetokounmpo would re-sign for the supermax Continue reading

Discrediting the NBA MVP Award

Kenny Smith tells one of my favorite NBA stories. It was May 1995 and San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson had just been awarded his first and only regular season MVP.  Later that evening, in Game Two of the Western Continue reading

I miss…

I miss hearing about the drama between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and seeing how the Philadelphia 76ers would have either overachieved or underachieved in this year’s NBA Playoffs. I miss seeing what could have been between LeBron James and Continue reading

Thoughts on a wild, wild few weeks of sports: Chumpservations revisited (Vol. 39)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?” Slim Pickens as Taggart in Blazing Saddles, 1974 It’s been a while since I’ve put some random thoughts down on paper. Between holidays, birthdays and deaths in the Continue reading

FIBA’s happy ending

When we last left our not-so-merry band of American underachievers, they were finishing seventh overall in a basketball tournament held around the globe. Hosting these games in China did all red-blooded American basketball fans a favor by sparing us the Continue reading

One more free agency post can’t hurt…

Kawhi Leonard is a Los Angeles Clipper.  In case you missed it, Paul George is too. In the biggest clandestine operation of the summer, the two west coast kids from Los Angeles County, who are pretty darn good at basketball, Continue reading