America has become so predictable. So has its media. As soon as it became evident that Joel Embiid, a Black male, would win his first MVP award, a handful of pundits brought up the race card. I’m not entirely sure Continue reading Irresponsible sports media gives new meaning to term “MVP race”
I don’t know why I continue to find myself writing about the Milwaukee Bucks. I’ve never seen them play basketball live, don’t watch them any more regularly than I do any other NBA team and am not a fan of Continue reading The oddity that is Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks
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 Chumpservations, Vol. 40: Your 2021 NBA Playoff Edition
Kenny Smith tells one of my favorite NBA stories. It was May 1995 and San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson had just been awarded his first and only regular season MVP. Later that evening, in Game Two of the Western Continue reading Discrediting the NBA MVP Award
I’m about to catch some heat for this next post. “Fence sitter!” they’ll scream from the rafters. “LeBron apologist!” will cry anyone who has ever read this site. “Make a damn decision and stick with it!” will shout the purists. Continue reading The case for two MVPs
Let me begin this post by congratulating James Harden of the Houston Rockets for winning his first ever Most Valuable Player Award. He is an insane talent and a joy to watch play the game. That being said, a friend Continue reading Questioning the MVP (Award)
In February, New York Times writer Sam Anderson wrote a spectacular piece about one of today’s most misunderstood athletes: Russell Westbrook. By the time the article was set to print, Westbrook was in the middle of chasing history: the NBA’s Continue reading Russell Westbrook’s MVP season?
I’ve had a few of you write in lately and ask me to chime in on the NBA playoffs. Considering a) I’ve been working a ton, b) the playoffs are just now starting to get interesting and c) I’ve actually Continue reading Playoff thoughts: NBA edition
We could be on the verge of NBA history and I’m not talking about the Warriors breaking the Bulls regular season record of 72-10. This will be history of another sort. Since 1980-81, a select panel of sports writers and Continue reading Stephen Curry: Your Unanimous MVP?
In a recent radio interview with Dan Patrick, Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love said that Russell Westbrook is more deserving of this year’s MVP Award than Love’s own teammate LeBron James. In their never-ending quest to make something out of nothing, Continue reading Clarifying the MVP debate