Bam Adebayo is a baaaaad motha… shut yo’ mouth! I’m just talkin’ about Bam!

I placed my lone wager for the day early Tuesday evening.  Nothing over the top, just twenty bucks on a two-team parlay: Celtics minus the two, Denver Nuggets plus the seven-and-a-half.  The twenty bucks, if it hit, was to come 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

Defending Isiah Thomas

We are a stay-at-home people these days. We all have this new strain of Coronavirus to thank for that. That means that we, especially us sports fans, have been glued, perhaps unhealthily, to our television sets. Old movies, reruns we’ve Continue reading

Drama, FIBA and history repeating itself

You probably haven’t been paying much attention to basketball these days… and why would you? The NFL season is upon us and the only basketball games that matter are being played halfway around the world, in China. The 2019 FIBA Continue reading

Ten pressing questions about today’s (and tomorrow’s) NBA

1… Was the Toronto Raptors winning the title good for the league? In a word, yes.  Just as Golden State three-peating would have been good for the league, introducing new blood is never a bad thing.  The league and its Continue reading

Draymond Green and Brooks Koepka: Two Tales of Confidence Brimming

Confidence is a really bad movie starring Edward Burns.  If I remember the plot correctly, Burns plays a con artist who’s trying to pull off the scam of his life.  The film features a number of twists and rather predictable Continue reading

Here’s a thought: Trade LeBron

Eureka!  I, the resolver of all things irresolute, the fixer of all that needs fixing, have found a solution to all the Lakers problems.  Someone please get me Magic Johnson on the phone! All the talk this NBA trade deadline Continue reading

The Great Lakers Disconnect

Back in my corporate days, I used to play interleague softball for my company team.  This was just shy of 20 years ago.  It also happens to be the last time I played organized baseball or softball of any sort.  Continue reading

LaVar’s got balls: The in-your-face marketing of one man’s son

I’ve been wrestling with this whole Lavar Ball story for quite some time now. Generally, I enjoy writing about people we’ll never hear from again.  For example, do you remember when Cam Newton’s dad was making all the headlines?  No?  Continue reading