NBA Playoffs: The Great, Wart-Exposing Equalizer

At the beginning of these NBA playoffs, I was as excited as a kid in a candy shop. 16 teams, most with a legitimate chance to win it all.  Some familiar faces, a smattering of new talent, this post-season boasted Continue reading NBA Playoffs: The Great, Wart-Exposing Equalizer

NBA First Round Playoff Ponderings: Kicks, Cup Checks, Barbs, Charges, Nurses, Nuggets and Old Man Strength

The Toronto Raptors have fired Nick Nurse, which immediately ranks as one of the most inexplicable coach-cannings in recent memory.  Four years ago, under Nurse, the Raptors won an NBA championship, becoming the first (and remaining the only) Canadian team Continue reading NBA First Round Playoff Ponderings: Kicks, Cup Checks, Barbs, Charges, Nurses, Nuggets and Old Man Strength

Black hats, scoring titles and a pick and roll through the Western Conference Playoffs

And so, it happened. The most anticlimactic ending in Hollywood history went down in Tinseltown Tuesday evening as LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader.  In fact, the only person who didn’t see this coming Continue reading Black hats, scoring titles and a pick and roll through the Western Conference Playoffs

LeBillionaire

The internet was set ablaze today with news that LeBron James had officially become… a billionaire.  This, of course, came as shocking news to no one.  With his multitude of endorsement deals, real estate investments, teams played for and teams Continue reading LeBillionaire

SportsChump and the Full Court Pest debate the 2021-22 Lakers and where things went so horribly wrong

Welcome to the umpteenth article, interview and soundbite you’ll encounter discussing the disaster that was the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers basketball season. In a recent social media squabble, I ran into an old friend, Wally Os, a.k.a. The Full Court Continue reading SportsChump and the Full Court Pest debate the 2021-22 Lakers and where things went so horribly wrong

Showtime/Winning Time: A Combination Book/HBO Series Review

Out of conflict, strife, and sheer determination, if we’re fortunate, comes greatness.  Amongst our finest collections of art, music, and film, we often witness unparalleled beauty emerge from uncompromised will and pressure, like a diamond out of coal or a Continue reading Showtime/Winning Time: A Combination Book/HBO Series Review

Anthony Davis: A top 75 all-time NBA great? You be the judge

I’d like to preface this post by publicly stating I have nothing against Anthony Davis.  I’d even go so far as to say it’s a bit unjust picking on the guy while he’s on injured reserve.  Anyone familiar with Davis’s Continue reading Anthony Davis: A top 75 all-time NBA great? You be the judge

Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic

I experienced a moment of sheer nervousness scant minutes before the Magic game was about to start.  Having arrived ninety minutes before tip-off to catch a glimpse of the five, future Hall of Famers that would grace the floor that Continue reading Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic