We would like to interrupt your NCAA bracket guesswork with a few questions, and in this column I absolutely promise to stay away from politics after using it as a crutch writing device in my last couple MVP rankings columns. (I’ll have another one of those later this week, and I will try to adhere to that vow for two straight columns … but it won’t be easy). Pablo You know, the NBA season is winding down, we have already had
Basketball is a game of momentum. Often, the ebb-and-flow throughout a game balances out somewhat evenly, making most games back-and-forth affairs. However, sometimes things shift so hard in one team’s favor early on that you can’t help but think the game is a lost cause. But occasionally, those giant early (or even second half) leads develop into monumental comebacks that turn what was going to be a forgettable game into one you’ll remember forever. This unpredictable-to-the-very-end element is one of the reasons
The Miami Heat could very well be in the draft lottery this season, which really wasn’t what they were thinking going into the season, eh? But Chris Bosh’s reported blot clot problem, along with a general problem with underperforming, has left the Heat in the fight for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East as we head into the final six weeks of the season. What exactly has gone wrong in Miami? How can it be fixed? And if Pat
What’s left to say about Stephen Curry following what was arguably the most remarkable week of the most remarkable season we’ve ever seen from the most remarkable shooter in the history of the NBA? Yes, some folks have run out of superlatives. But not everyone. As we publish on the afternoon of Super Tuesday and await the outcome of 11 presidential primary contests, it is worth noting that Donald J. Trump is saying that Curry has already made America Great Again. OK,
They have the best center in the NBA in DeMarcus Cousins. They have the craftiest point guard in the league in Rajon Rondo. They have a proven, year-in, year-out scorer in Rudy Gay. They have a backup point guard in Darren Collison that half a dozen teams would kill for. They have George Karl running the show, for better or worse. They have Quincy Acy. OK, forget about Quincy .. along with the NBA’s most porous defense (allowing 109.1 ppg). The
Not sure about you, but I am getting sick and tired of waking up each morning and getting a bigger jolt from the political news than the basketball news. If you were given a choice of reading one and only one story today, which would you pick: “Trump vs. Pope” or “Trade Dudline Passes Quietly.” Yes, it is an election year, and it is going to be a lively and historical one. But for those of us who live and breathe NBA
We waited all season for this? Are you kidding me? A day of dumpster diving? Ugh. Well, let’s break it all down: LeBron James lost a friend, and that friend, Anderson Varejao, was immediately waived and may just come back to haunt his former team if he signs with an Eastern Conference contender after spending 12 seasons in Cleveland. In related news since we are talking about LeBron’s recent past, Miami Heat owner Mickey Arison saved millions and millions of luxury tax dollars.
We have our first trade deadline deal — almost exactly 48 hours before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Just months after signing a max contract extension with the Orlando Magic, Tobias Harris is being dealt to the Detroit Pistons for point guard Brandon Jennings and stretch forward Ersan Ilyasova. The news was broken by our own Michael Scotto — not a bad scoop for that young man. Just my opinion, but the deal is a coup for Pistons coach/general manager Stan Van Gundy, who