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 Showtime/Winning Time: A Combination Book/HBO Series Review
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
About a month ago, I wrote (but didn’t publish) this piece on David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. With LeBron James out due to injury, the Eastern Conference favorites had lost nine of ten ball games. There were Continue reading The NBA coaching carousel redux
I’ve never been big on self-help books. I’ve never felt the need to drop fifty or a hundred bucks to have Tony Robbins or Deepak Chopra tell me how to be properly motivated.
Gregg Popovich became the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs in 1996. Doc Rivers began coaching the Celtics in ‘04. Erik Spoelsta started his tenure with the Miami Heat in 2008, five years ago. That makes Spoelstra the third Continue reading The tenuous tenure of an NBA head coach
It’s funny how things work out sometimes. One minute, things are going grand. Life is a blur, wins are coming a dime a dozen, you’re coaching a roster full of future Hall of Famers and the next moment… you’re GONE.
Have you ever heard of Frank Vogel? Be honest, have you?
With the Miami Heat’s slow(ish) start, Erik Spoelstra has been getting a lot of flack lately. Is he the right man for the job? Does he have the respect of his players? Why isn’t this team living up to expectations? Continue reading Twelve helpful hints for Erik Spoelstra
The highly anticipated Miami Heat experiment is off to a disappointing 6-4 start. While only a disillusioned few could have expected a perfect season, ten games in, Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra have found flaws that certain teams (Utah, New Continue reading Weekly Caption Contest pokes fun at Miami Heat and the Big Three
It has been two full years since the talk of LeBron James leaving Cleveland for potentially greener pastures first made headlines. With the free agency deadline finally upon us, the talk has come to a head and a lot of Continue reading NBA free agency looms: LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Dirk, Stoudemire hold league hostage