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

A Serbian scuffle and the changing nature of NBA fisticuffs

Just when we thought we were about to witness an old-school NBA scuffle, the internet stepped in to remind us we’re in 2021 and not 1981. In Tuesday night’s game between the Nuggets and the Heat, reigning MVP Nikola Jokic Continue reading

Robert Sarver: Cancel Culture’s Latest Target

I’d like to preface this post by stating I am in no way defending Robert Sarver.  What happens in the NBA’s upcoming investigations of him, his franchise and the culture he created there will ultimately determine his fate.  The Association Continue reading

Book Review: Built to Lose by Jake Fischer

The only thing more morally corrupt than intentionally losing games is charging fans top dollar to watch you do so. There’s no more effective way to alienate an NBA fan base than losing basketball games on purpose while simultaneously assuring Continue reading

Guards and Big Men: The Just Can’t Get Along Edition featuring Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid

This off-season NBA fans have suffered through the unfortunate tale of two lottery picks who cannot get along, or perhaps better stated, one who can no longer coexist with the franchise that drafted him. After finishing the 2015-16 season with 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

The oddity that is Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks

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

Your Final Four NBA Primer

I could have entitled this post “How wrong I was about the Milwaukee Bucks.”  I could have also labeled this post “How I lost $50 and an expensive steak dinner betting on the Nets.” Similarly, I could have called this Continue reading

We are who we thought they were: The Brooklyn Nets Edition

As the Brooklyn Nets, led by Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, walked off the floor after beating the once considered, title-contending Milwaukee Bucks by a cool 39 points, responses nationwide were eerily similar.  With these Nets, they have been all Continue reading