The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

A funny thing happened on the way to these NBA playoffs. You used to be able to set your clock to veteran teams winning playoff series.  The greatest teams in NBA history, or at least recent history, had to pay Continue reading The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

Book Review: Can’t Knock the Hustle by Matt Sullivan

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama quote on the wall Continue reading Book Review: Can’t Knock the Hustle by Matt Sullivan

The summer of Kevin Durant’s miscontent

Regular readers of this website know I’m the first in line to sign up for some healthy, off-season drama.  When NBA trade rumors bubble to the top of my summer stock, I morph into the town crier spreading them even Continue reading The summer of Kevin Durant’s miscontent

Celtics no answer for Steph Curry’s greatness

“This one hits a little different.” -Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, four-time NBA Champion With minutes left to play in Game Six of the NBA Finals, on the infamous parquet floor some 3000 miles from where he plays his home Continue reading Celtics no answer for Steph Curry’s greatness

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 Celtics Embarrass Nets, Remind Me I Know Nothing About Basketball

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 Something happened on the way to Brooklyn: Kevin Durant’s Continued, Yet Stifled, Quest for Greatness

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 Ja Morant and the Memphis Friggin’ Grizzlies

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 Drama and the Brooklyn Nets

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 The NBA’s mid-summer nightmare