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…]
Over the last two weeks, Doc Rivers the coach has done a fantastic job of covering for Doc Rivers the GM. The Los Angeles Clippers have won nine straight games, the last eight without superstar forward Blake Griffin, who – in case you hadn’t noticed over the past couple of seasons – has overtaken Chris Paul as the team’s best player. When Griffin got hurt, the Clippers appeared to be in trouble. They had just lost three straight games to San Antonio,
How good is Draymond Green, really? That’s been the subject of discussion as of late with the power forward making such powerful contributions for the Golden State Warriors, who are 33-2 on the season. On Tuesday, Chris Webber went as far as to say that Green is the best power forward in the Western Conference. That’s obviously saying a lot (at least against popular belief) given all the talent at that position in the West, starting with Anthony Davis and Blake Griffin.
In case you didn’t notice, the transition into a new era for the San Antonio Spurs hit a milestone of sorts this past weekend. For the first time in 1,360 career games, Tim Duncan did not score. Coming off a three-game absence – one for rest and two due to knee soreness – the no-brainer Hall of Famer played just 13 minutes Saturday, missing all three of his shots and failing to get to the line. And it was no coincidence that in
If you are like many Americans – middle-class, middle-aged males not unlike myself – and watched your first NBA games this season on Christmas, then you probably think the Chicago Bulls are just fine. If you have watched at any other time this season, then you know otherwise. On Christmas, the Bulls played perhaps their best game of the season. They went into Loud City without injured emotional leader Joakim Noah and never trailed against the Thunder, leaving with a convincing 105-96
Merry Christmas, and for those who celebrate one of the many other seasonal holidays, we wish you peace, happiness and prosperity. Perhaps the latter will come via DraftKings and today’s $1M Holiday Classic. Top score earns $100,000 cash for a $20 buy-in. [Read more…]
There are no NBA games this evening, but daily fantasy contests at DraftKings are now open for the Christmas Day slate, including the $1M Holiday Classic. Top score earns $100,000 cash for a $20 buy-in. [Read more…]
Congratulations if you keyed on last night’s Pistons victory in Chicago — four overtimes, with a combined 291 points scored. One guy won $20,000 for three bucks, using Derrick Rose $6000, Jimmy Butler $7500, Pau Gasol $7600, Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond. [Read more…]