This off-season NBA fans have suffered through the unfortunate tale of two lottery picks who cannot get along, or perhaps better stated, one who can no longer coexist with the franchise that drafted him. After finishing the 2015-16 season with Continue reading Guards and Big Men: The Just Can’t Get Along Edition featuring Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid
We are a stay-at-home people these days. We all have this new strain of Coronavirus to thank for that. That means that we, especially us sports fans, have been glued, perhaps unhealthily, to our television sets. Old movies, reruns we’ve Continue reading Defending Isiah Thomas
Not long ago, two men perfected the basketball weapon called the “pick-and-roll.” John Stockton and Karl Malone reestablished this two-man offensive technique to combine for over a decade of playoff victories, two NBA Finals appearances and countless points scored. If Continue reading LeBron, AD and the indefensible pick-and-roll
Old guys are getting crotchety again. Whether it’s Oscar Robertson criticizing Steph Curry or Goose Gossage blasting Bryce Harper, every six months or so we’re graced with the glorious soundbite (or these days, Tweet) from athletes of yesteryear cracking back Continue reading Karl Malone tells current NBA players to get off his lawn
The NBA season is once again upon us, my friends. I was saving this Twitter hashtag for just the occasion. Thanks to the twisted minds of Chris Hardwick and Comedy Central, we can now take our basketball and our movies, Continue reading #BasketballMovies
About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games. There were Continue reading The NBA coaching carousel redux
10 – Their team is better than yours at pretty much everything.
I’m torn. Not Rip Torn, the actor, but torn torn. Unsure torn. Conflicted torn. Now that some of the dust has settled since LeBron James publicly spurned Cleveland for the oft-unfilled American Airlines Arena, I’m still not sure whether the Continue reading Like the Heat, hate the Heat. Still undecided.
The week that was, including Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens Continue reading Chumpservations, Vol. 13: Bud Selig, Armando Galarraga, Jim Joyce, World Cup Soccer, the NBA Finals, Ken Griffey, Jr., Jose Canseco, Affliction sport coats, Danny Ferry, drunken bosses and broken-down Volkswagens
Even millionaires sing the blues. After the 2009-2010 Dallas Mavericks, winners of 55 games, were eliminated from the playoffs by their in-state rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, Mark Cuban felt a need to go back to his gold-encrusted, drawing board… Continue reading Woe are the Dallas Mavericks