Number One Draft Picks and the one that got away, Part One: Shaq Then

I watched this video the other day.  It reminded me of a story, and pissed me off, all at the same time.  I’ll wait until you’re done gawking before I elaborate. Go ahead and press play, Orlando Magic fans. I Continue reading

Celtics no answer for Steph Curry’s greatness

“This one hits a little different.” -Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, four-time NBA Champion With minutes left to play in Game Six of the NBA Finals, on the infamous parquet floor some 3000 miles from where he plays his home Continue reading

Ime who?

During a mid-game interview, smack dab in the middle of the third quarter of a Game Seven, with his team on the verge of ousting the Milwaukee Bucks, first year Celtics coach Ime Udoka took not-so-subtle jab at the defending Continue reading

SportsChump and the Full Court Pest debate the 2021-22 Lakers and where things went so horribly wrong

Welcome to the umpteenth article, interview and soundbite you’ll encounter discussing the disaster that was the 2021-22 Los Angeles Lakers basketball season. In a recent social media squabble, I ran into an old friend, Wally Os, a.k.a. The Full Court Continue reading

Celtics Embarrass Nets, Remind Me I Know Nothing About Basketball

I’m so disappointed in myself.  Clearly, I have not been listening to enough Public Enemy.  Once again, with the glacier-headed Titanic that is the Brooklyn Nets, I fell victim to believing the hype.  Memo to self:  cue up Fear of Continue reading

Something happened on the way to Brooklyn: Kevin Durant’s Continued, Yet Stifled, Quest for Greatness

After watching a season (or two, really) that have been characterized by disarray, with vaccine-refusing Kyrie Irving playing only half the season, James Harden being shipped to Philly for a clinically depressed guy (allegedly) that hasn’t played a lick and Continue reading

Showtime/Winning Time: A Combination Book/HBO Series Review

Out of conflict, strife, and sheer determination, if we’re fortunate, comes greatness.  Amongst our finest collections of art, music, and film, we often witness unparalleled beauty emerge from uncompromised will and pressure, like a diamond out of coal or a Continue reading

A Rough Day at the Office

The day started out as delightful as any other: black coffee from my Kuerig, an everything bagel topped with nova and a text to Doctor Milhouse to review the day’s gambling lines. With a full slate of activity going into Continue reading