Archive for June 2016

2016 NBA Finals - Game 7 and what's next for LeBron

LeBron James’ performance in the 2016 NBA Finals will live on forever. This will be remembered as the time King James put an entire city on his shoulders and ended a 50-year championship drought. It’s hard to say his Game 7 was a better individual performance than Game 5 or Game 6, he didn’t shoot... Read more »

2016 NBA Finals: What's at stake in Game 7

The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are all knotted up, three games apiece. LeBron James is riding high and Steph Curry’s mouthpiece is still in orbit. On Father’s Day, we are either going to see the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, resulting in thousands of fathers and grandfathers taking off their shirts... Read more »

NBA Finals - Historical context for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Game 5 explosion

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving put together a masterpiece in Game 5 that we have legitimately never seen before in an NBA Finals game. And I know, I know, I said let’s take this series two games at a time, keeps me from overreacting or saying statements like the one above, but how can we... Read more »
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2016 NBA Finals: Kevin Love vs. Andrew Wiggins

The 2016 NBA Finals are right on pace for a Golden State Warriors championship in five games. As I look back on Games 3 and 4 in this “Two games at a time” series, I keep coming back to one player. Not LeBron James. Not Steph Curry. Not even Draymond “Green tea” bag. The most... Read more »

2016 NBA Finals - Two games at a time

This year’s NBA Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is starting to feel like a five game series. It’s starting to feel like the deck was shuffled out of order and we already witnessed the actual finals between Golden State and Oklahoma City. It’s starting to feel like Lebron James is... Read more »

Why Michael Jordan apologists may be in for a tough 10 years (part 3)

If you are ever in New York City looking out at the enormous skyline that stretches out like a mountain range, I think there is only one obvious answer for the greatest individual skyscraper. Around the world, there are taller options, shinier ones, crazier designs, but only this one seems exempt from ever becoming outdated.... Read more »
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Why Michael Jordan apologists may be in for a tough 10 years (part 2)

I think a sports fan’s career begins at age 8. Anything before that doesn’t count. You may have a favorite team, favorite player, cry when they lose, celebrate with your parents when they win, but third grade is when you begin to see a league differently. Third grade is a big year. You are finally... Read more »