Sheridan: My Season-Ending Awards Ballot

awards

I always wait until the final game of the NBA season is in the books before handing in my postseason awards ballot, and the reason is twofold: If the deadline is not until Thursday afternoon, what’s the hurry? (This is how journalists work when it comes to deadlines. Most of us, anyway.) The second is because you always want to wait and see if something happens on the final night of the season to change either your ballot or your

Read more...

Sheridan: Obsession Over LeBron’s Twitter Unfollow Disses Raptors

LeBRon-Unfollow

LeBron James supposedly unfollowed the Cavs on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. And this is major news. You know, in this business all journalists are supposed to be neutral. Sportswriters go to practices, attend games, speak to the players in locker rooms and tell stories based upon that special access. Once everyone has fulfilled their obligations, the players and the media get to go about their normal lives until reconvening again the next day … then the next … and the

Read more...

Sheridan: The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions of the NBA Season

question mark

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

Read more...

Sheridan: MVP Rankings, Edition VII: Super Tuesday, with Curry, Trump and Hillary

Curry7

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,

Read more...

Sheridan: Can George Karl’s Kings Make a Playoff Push?

DeMarcus Cousins

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

Read more...

Sheridan: Phil Jackson Needs to Trade Carmelo Anthony

PhilJackson1

There is one way — and only one way — for Phil Jackson’s reign of error with the New York Knicks to take a turn for the better. It is time to trade Carmelo Anthony. Period. The Knicks haven’t won with Melo. They aren’t going to win with Melo. They need to turn their one desirable veteran asset into the tools that will enable a viable rebuilding effort centered around Kristaps Porzingis. And they have to make peace with the fact that

Read more...

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

Read more...

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…]

Read more...