The title of this podcast is the same as the question I was asked by Steve Somers of WFAN radio in New York. My answer will be revealed during this broadcast, and go ahead and click over to Chris Bernucca’s fantastic column on Nowitzki that was published earlier today. If you are a multitasker, you can read while you listen.
Carlos Boozer was amnestied today by the Chicago Bulls, allowing them to clear the cap space to bring in their newest additions, Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol. They were in the mix for Carmelo Anthony, but the New York Knicks were able to pay him $50 million more than the Bulls could offer, which is a lot of scratch. No matter, the Bulls have emerged as a favorite to be the best team in the Eastern Conference, especially if the Pacers do
Change of plans. This is the last day we will be updating the Top 25 list. Beginning Tuesday, we will publish the scrap heap list (preview of the art to your left). Hopefully Lance Stephenson gets a deal done today, because it just doesn’t seem right identifying him as a member of a scrap heap. But we will get over it if that’s what it comes to. We begin this week with news that a majority of the NBA’s top free agents have
In returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James took a maximum salary. But he did not take a maximum contract length. James declined the maximum four-year, $88 million deal available to him as a 10-year veteran and instead signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavaliers. The deal has an opt-out clause after next season, which means we could have Decision III as early as a year from now. Does that mean James is hedging his bets on returning home and
One of my good friends in the business is Jay Mariotti, who I first met when I was covering Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls as they were beginning their second three-peat. He and I have both been first-hand witnesses to some of the most magical moments in basketball history, and as we come to the end of this work week and pause a moment to reflect on what we have just witnessed, a day that a lot of us will
So I was listening to the Colin Cowherd show on ESPN Radio this morning, and he was totally misreporting what I have been reporting. Luckily, I have the telephone number to the studio, so I called Colin and he put me on the air. And from there, I put up with him trying to ascertain who my source is on my LeBron James-to-Cleveland story. And I held my ground. Rarely have I been under as much scrutiny as I am now after
Only one Web site, my Web site, is reporting that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. There is some skepticism out there, which is only natural. When the mainstream media is not reporting something as fact, people have their doubts. And I am OK with that. But I am standing behind my story, which I did this morning on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland on the Kiley & Booms show. This interview got a little testy, which also is OK for
The Cleveland Cavaliers have cleared the cap space to make a max offer to LeBron James by trading Jarrett Jack, Tyler Zeller and Sergei Karasev (along with a first-round draft pick) in a three-way deal with Boston and Brooklyn. So one major impediment is out of the way. But as we head into the final 12 hours of the NBA’s signing moratorium, there remains a lot of skepticism that James will return to his original NBA team. I covered that topic at length