Tag: LeBron James

CNN and LaVar Ball just did a Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm episode

I occupy a weird place on the LaVar Ball Venn Diagram. I simultaneously love the guy AND think ESPN should stop covering him and Lonzo. Why do I love him? He’s an entrepreneur. He’s building a company that will make his kids a boatload of money. Instead of Lonzo signing with Nike, Adidas, or Under Armour,... Read more »

These teams again? How to solve the NBA's parity problem

Shortly after Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the second game in a row where the Golden State Warriors casually beat the Cleveland Cavaliers by about 20 points, my brother texted me an interesting question. It’s a question that I think defines the current state of the NBA. “Is there any player in the league... Read more »

LeBron James and his annual trip to the NBA Finals

He had been here before. An elimination game on the road; 48 minutes separating another chance at a ring vs. another long summer. Another offseason of—forget the, “Is this the next MJ?” debate—at this point, it was, “Will this ‘King’ ever win a ring?” This particular time around, 2010, it was Game 6 in Boston.... Read more »

Ted Cruz, Melania Trump and Shaggy's 'It wasn't me' defense

On Monday night at the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump gave a speech with a little bit of Michelle Obama seasoning. Also a surprising amount of Rick Astley’s Never gonna give you up.  It seemed like there were two separate reactions. In the media it was an absolute firestorm, which makes sense because in the world... Read more »

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 »

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 »