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

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