We have decided to bring back the Three-Man Weave, which we did for a while back in the day before the guest authors turned their answers into SAT essays. While emphasizing no extra page clicks and answers around 100 words or so, we address Paul George’s whining, Frank Vogel’s future and Serge Ibaka’s impact.
During the conference finals, prime time TV viewing in my living room is pretty much monopolized by me. In fact, this was an actual conversation a couple of nights ago. LOVELY WIFE: Is there a game on tonight? SNARKY HUSBAND: Yeah, it’s only about the 10th or 11th-most important game of the season, so I’ll probably be watching. Believe it or not, there is other programming I watch. And most of it has nothing to do with sports. Just not at this time of
Right now it seems like LeBron James will play for the Miami Heat forever, winning title after title after title … And if the Heat close out the Pacers on Wednesday night, it’ll seem even more that way — and the Heat will undoubtedly enter the NBA Finals as the favorite. But what happens if they lose? What happens if the three-peat that denotes a dynasty fails to happen? Will LeBron be back for another go at it next season? Will Dwyane
Lance Stephenson made headlines after Game 3 when he claimed that LeBron James was showing signs of weakness by talking trash to him. James, of course, refused to make that into a story. Instead, he came out in Game 4 with a sense of urgency, and dominated throughout the contest, finishing with 32 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the field, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Stephenson wasn’t nearly as good, as he struggled to an ordinary night with nine points,
Over the weekend, Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera and coach Dave Joerger apparently worked out their differences. Despite Joerger’s visit to Minnesota and Pera’s willingness to let him do so, the two communicated in a way they have not in the past, and the coach went as far as saying that the two are basically “married” at this point. So for the time being, it appears everything is back to normal for the Grizzlies with the exception of Jason Levien’s absence.
Eddie Johnson had a long career in the NBA, spanning from 1981 to 1999. At the end of his career, he had amassed 19,202 points, the 22nd highest total at that point in time, better than all but 30 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees. Yet, during his career, he was never an All-Star, never an All-NBA athlete nor did he win any major awards save for one—the 1989 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. In his many years
As the forces of nature push toward a rematch in the NBA Finals, fans may be treated to the end of the two current mini-dynasties. All teams have a life span measured in a small number of years, and both of these teams are nearing the end of theirs. The Spurs have been on top for a tremendously long stretch, equaled by only a few teams in recent memory. The Stockton/Malone Jazz teams coached by Jerry Sloan kept their core together
We are still more than a month away from free agency, and everything seems so placid now. LeBron James? Looks primed for a three-peat. Carmelo Anthony? He wouldn’t leave New York, would he? He’ll be happy to take less than the max, as Phil Jackson has said he’ll need to do. He will be the backbone of the Knicks’ renaissance, right? No chance those two guys end up in Cleveland or Chicago. No chance, right? Well, five weeks out, and nobody can