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 SportsChump and the Full Court Pest debate the 2021-22 Lakers and where things went so horribly wrong
I experienced a moment of sheer nervousness scant minutes before the Magic game was about to start. Having arrived ninety minutes before tip-off to catch a glimpse of the five, future Hall of Famers that would grace the floor that Continue reading Sights, sounds and suggestions on the Orlando Magic
“This is my home. This is my city.” -Giannis Antetokounmpo The Bucks got their man. “Whew!” sighed Milwaukee collectively. While Bucks fans (there are some, yes?) waited with bated breath to see whether Giannis Antetokounmpo would re-sign for the supermax Continue reading Milwaukee Maxes Out
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 miss hearing about the drama between Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid and seeing how the Philadelphia 76ers would have either overachieved or underachieved in this year’s NBA Playoffs. I miss seeing what could have been between LeBron James and Continue reading I miss…
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I’m proud of my heckling game. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an all-time great but once I’ve partaken in a slight toke of a friend’s marijuana cigarette, one of my Continue reading Hecklers Gone Wild
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?
Old guys are getting crotchety again. Whether it’s Oscar Robertson criticizing Steph Curry or Goose Gossage blasting Bryce Harper, every six months or so we’re graced with the glorious soundbite (or these days, Tweet) from athletes of yesteryear cracking back Continue reading Karl Malone tells current NBA players to get off his lawn
Well, it’s finally over. Thank goodness! This season, all any basketball fan could talk about was the bad blood between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. It was the most bitter breakup professional sports had seen in years. It wasn’t long Continue reading Closure, finally.
When my mother and I first moved to Tampa, I was eleven years old. Baseball was my life. I lived it, breathed it and could tell you every stat from every player on every team in the league. To relieve Continue reading Why I’m not overly impressed with Russell Westbrook’s triple-double season and why you shouldn’t be either