The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

A funny thing happened on the way to these NBA playoffs. You used to be able to set your clock to veteran teams winning playoff series.  The greatest teams in NBA history, or at least recent history, had to pay Continue reading The NBA’s youth movement: A changing of the guards

Are the Denver Nuggets the NBA’s new trendsetters?

The last player we saw truly revolutionize the NBA was Steph Curry.  This wasn’t all that long ago. As soon as Curry started making three after uncanny three, NBA teams got smart.  Realizing the value of the well-planned, well-calculated three-point Continue reading Are the Denver Nuggets the NBA’s new trendsetters?

NBA Playoffs: The Great, Wart-Exposing Equalizer

At the beginning of these NBA playoffs, I was as excited as a kid in a candy shop. 16 teams, most with a legitimate chance to win it all.  Some familiar faces, a smattering of new talent, this post-season boasted Continue reading NBA Playoffs: The Great, Wart-Exposing Equalizer

Irresponsible sports media gives new meaning to term “MVP race”

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”

NBA First Round Playoff Ponderings: Kicks, Cup Checks, Barbs, Charges, Nurses, Nuggets and Old Man Strength

The Toronto Raptors have fired Nick Nurse, which immediately ranks as one of the most inexplicable coach-cannings in recent memory.  Four years ago, under Nurse, the Raptors won an NBA championship, becoming the first (and remaining the only) Canadian team Continue reading NBA First Round Playoff Ponderings: Kicks, Cup Checks, Barbs, Charges, Nurses, Nuggets and Old Man Strength

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 A Serbian scuffle and the changing nature of NBA fisticuffs

Chumpservations, Vol. 40: Your 2021 NBA Playoff Edition

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

The most meaningless stat of them all

Numbers are lifeblood to the history of sports.  They help us compare one player to another and one generation to the next.  Quite often, they signify greatness:  714.  .400.  16-0.   These numbers all hold meaning. But statistics can also be Continue reading The most meaningless stat of them all