Last night, the air conditioning went out in San Antonio during the first game of the NBA Finals. The players – and fans – were hot. The broadcasters were complaining. It was uncomfortably warm; reports said the temp hit 88-90 degrees in the stands at halftime. But only one player had cramping issues: LeBron James.... Read more »
Tonight, the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat will wear jerseys with nicknames on them. Why? Because the NBA is desperate for a gimmick, and this is their latest. The idea sucks, but why not envision what the Chicago Bulls could put on jerseys for some of their players. Here are a few suggestions.
I’ve taken a couple looks at the 2013 NBA Draft before here, but with the event now upon us it’s time to make a final set of projections. As we’ve discussed before, this year’s NBA Draft isn’t going to be remembered as being rich with potential Hall of Famers like the draft was in 2003,... Read more »
The 2013 NBA Draft is exactly three weeks from today, so let’s look ahead at how the first round might unfold. This year’s class has a lot of decent depth, but no superstars; it reminds of classes like 2000, when Kenyon Martin came off the board first and was followed by a lot of role... Read more »
The Miami Heat won a championship last night. For the next couple weeks, each segment of television on ESPN will probably begin with something about LeBron James. Yes, that includes their “NFL Live” program, which continues to fancy the idea of him playing tight end for the Cleveland Browns. A couple weeks ago, I shared... Read more »
On Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics went into Miami and took Game 5 away from the would-be champion Heat on their floor. They’ll head back to Boston with a chance to win the Eastern Conference Finals in six games on Thursday night. And the Heat failing would be the best thing that could happen for... Read more »
After Scottie Pippen cemented his head somewhere comfortably in his rear end and told the world that LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan, the whole world sat back and waited to see King James back up the praise. Well, on Tuesday night, LeBron achieved an incredible feat: an elusive triple-single. Eight (8) points. MJ... Read more »
David Stern made a bold statement to the media last October: the NBA needs to cut $750-800 million dollars off payroll (or roughly 35%). According to Stern, league losses were close to $380 million last season and early estimates were that losses this year would be nearly $340 million-$350 million. The Association also predicted that 22 teams will lose... Read more »
This one came from LA Lakers forward (and former Chicago Bull) Ron Artest at roughly 7:15 pm CT on Thursday: I guess I’ve got a couple responses to this tweet. First: if LeBron and company are, as Joakim Noah said, “Hollywood as hell,” then blow the series just to see this. Second (and most importantly):... Read more »
Memo to LeBron: Michael Jordan never won a drama critics award.