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

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

The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

The Don Calvino finally arrived early Friday morning bearing gifts: a beautiful bottle of Bajan rum, officially making it the first bottle of Mount Gay to travel from Barbados to Atlanta to Memphis to Fayetteville and then to Tampa.  Somebody Continue reading The trek to Fayetteville, Part “And Then There Were” Four

The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

“Memphis is a city that hums and thrums. Its song is constant.” Robert Gordon, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion I have a few US cities left on my “to-visit” bucket list.  For example, I’ve never been to Continue reading The trek to Arkansas, Part “And Then There Were” Three

Holding Court, Vol. 3: Better Late Than Never First Round NBA Playoff Predictions

I wasn’t really planning on writing an NBA Playoff preview this post-season.  As most of you know, I’ve already put all my eggs in the Miami Heat’s basket (although I found tempting value in both the Lakers at +1000 and Continue reading Holding Court, Vol. 3: Better Late Than Never First Round NBA Playoff Predictions

Your updated NBA contest standings

Back in December, I hosted a contest, asking each of you ten questions of varying difficulty about the upcoming NBA season. Now that the season is about two-thirds over, it’s time to take a look back at those questions, see Continue reading Your updated NBA contest standings

Thunder Must Sort Out Durant-Westbrook Issue

Many people made Oklahoma City the trendy pick to replace the Los Angeles Lakers as the team to come out of the Western Conference, and they still could as the Lakers are down two games to none going to Dallas, Continue reading Thunder Must Sort Out Durant-Westbrook Issue

Upset Central in the NBA Playoffs: Hawks and Hornets and Grizzlies, Oh My!

How the 2011 NBA Playoffs have turned into March Madness Continue reading Upset Central in the NBA Playoffs: Hawks and Hornets and Grizzlies, Oh My!