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

LeBron’s got balls, G.O.A.T.s don’t dance and other newsworthy notes from a torrid week in Tinseltown

I have long been called a LeBron apologist so please allow me to criticize when criticism is due. Many moons ago, Shawn Kemp, one of the most authoritative dunkers of his generation, hung from the rim after dunking on his 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

Book Review: Bubbleball by Ben Golliver

Have you ever wondered what life is like living in a bubble?  While many of us have thanks to the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, few of us lived life under the strict conditions of an isolated environment. Have you ever wondered 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

Orlando Magic ticket office provides happy ending (not in that way)

I’m not much of a planner.  Never have been. It’s not because I ever foresaw a pandemic that would cancel sports as we know it just so I could say I told you so.  That’s not my style.  I’ve just Continue reading

What Michael Jordan meant to me: My own ten-part documentary

I grew up in a baseball household. Basketball was never around much… for two reasons. First of all, nobody older than me in my family really played basketball so there was never any motivation to watch. My uncle Alex was Continue reading

I miss…

I miss hearing about the drama between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and seeing how the Philadelphia 76ers would have either overachieved or underachieved in this year’s NBA Playoffs. I miss seeing what could have been between LeBron James and Continue reading

Several things I learned from watching the Lakers destroy the Orlando Magic: Amway Center, Dec. 11, 2019

The Lakers are fucking good. They carry an aura about them that few other teams have and do. It’s hard not to take your eyes off LeBron James when you see him play in person. He’s considerably larger than Aaron Continue reading