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

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

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

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

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

A fitting end, a new beginning: The Milwaukee Bucks are your NBA champions

The sun shone bright in Milwaukee on Wednesday morning.  A fair portion of the town’s constituents probably woke up with a beer-induced hangover but also, a smile.  For the first time in fifty years, longer than the majority of their Continue reading

Gaps narrowed, coaches embittered and efforts not worth their weight in gold: The Currently Troubling Case of Team USA Basketball

I’m in a pissed off mood and about to blaspheme a legend so fasten up.  Riddle me this, Batman.  Why is Gregg Popovich coaching this Olympic USA Basketball team? To be perfectly clear from the outset, Coach Pop is an Continue reading

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

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

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