VIDEO: How can anyone argue that Warriors are bad for NBA?

Curry

Sometimes you want to kick the TV. Sometimes you want to hug it. The latter happened last night during the long-awaited first meeting of the season between the Warriors and the Spurs, and the former happened this morning when ESPN was debating whether Golden State’s lack of competitive games was hurting the NBA. After all, we wait weeks and weeks for Cavs-Warriors and Spurs-Warriors and what do we get? A bunch of 30-point blowouts. But why is that considered bad? When you have

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Sheridan: Who Will Play For Team USA?

Durant USA

We have two pieces of news to pick apart today: The announcement that USA Basketball has released a list of 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic team, and the “non-commitment” from LeBron James regarding whether he will be part of the party. And yes, it will be a party. The games are in Brazil, after all. And LeBron, whose non-commitment is disingenuous at best, does not miss a good party. So let me tell you a little story about the Brazilians. [Read more…]

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Sheridan: Is Prokhorov Stalling in Order to Sell the Nets?

Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov kept insisting Monday that he is in no hurry to fill the general manager or coaching vacancies for the Brooklyn Nets. Which begs the question: If he is in no hurry, is that because he is buying time in order to sell the team? I wouldn’t rule it out. My biggest takeaway from Prokhorov’s news conference in the wake of his pogrom that dispatched Billy King and Lionel Hollins was the Russian billionaire’s admission that people have been making bids for

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Sheridan: The Daily Fantasy Sports Debate: Skill? Or Chance?

money

If I had been smart enough — or skilled enough — to put Oklahoma City backup point guard Cameron Payne and Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey on my Daily Fantasy Sports team at Draft Kings last night, I might be telling you about how I turned $3 into $50,000. There is a guy out there who actually is telling that story today, because through a combination of skill and luck, that player — who goes by the username of “supermanb8″ —

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Sheridan: What’s Wrong With the Cavs? Or Is Nothing Wrong?

LeBron

In an NBA season marked by unprecedented dominance, has the bar measuring success been raised too high? Are we too quick to criticize teams that are not playing at the level of the Golden State Warriors? Have we forgotten where the Cleveland Cavaliers were a year ago? Sure seems that way sometimes, and never more so than it has since Christmas as the Cavaliers followed up their NBA Finals rematch with a ghastly loss to the reeling Portland Trail Blazers, then struggled to

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Sheridan: Screw the Riley Rule, Make Luke Walton the West All-Star Coach

Popovich-Kerr

In all likelihood, Luke Walton will be spending All-Star Weekend on vacation in two months. This would be a travesty, and it is time for someone to tell NBA commissioner Adam Silver to prevent a miscarriage of recognition. I will take on the job. As most of you know, the honor of coaching each conference’s All-Star team goes to the coach whose team has the league’s best record prior to the break. Last year, that job fell to Steve Kerr, who was

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Sheridan: Dwight Howard Unhappy in Houston; Headed to Miami?

Harden & Howard

Dwight Howard is extremely unhappy in Houston playing second fiddle to alpha dog James Harden, multiple league sources tell SheridanHoops.com. And with the Rockets underachieving more than any NBA team, look for them to try to move Howard later this season. And the destination that makes the most sense is Miami in a trade centered around Hassan Whiteside. It makes so much sense, in fact, that I will go so far as to predict that Howard will be wearing a Miami Heat

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Sheridan: MVP Rankings, Edition II: Who’s Vying for Runner-Up?

secretariat1

Ever heard of a racehorse named Twice a Prince? Ever heard of a young woman from Nevada named Nia Sanchez? Or how about the poker player Joshua Beckley, who had a whole bunch of TV time in November. Any of those names ring a bell? Probably not … and you know why? They all finished second. Twice a Prince finished a mere 31 lengths behind the legendary Secretariat in the 1973 Belmont Stakes. Sanchez, despite a controversy over whether she qualified for Nevada residency or

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