Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson predicts outcome between Warriors and Lakers on Tuesday

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, basketball legend turned entrepreneur Magic Johnson tours the Sports Museum of America in New York. A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten agreed Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt for $2 billion. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

With their record standing at 15-0, the Golden State Warriors are on the verge of setting a new record for the best start in NBA history when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. So can they pull it off? The odds are overwhelmingly in their favor to do so, but the Lakers do have this on their side: they managed to beat Golden State, which went into the game with a 23-3 record – last season at the Staples Center despite


Gonzo: A List of Lists on all Things Basketball


Because it’s early October and we have college hoops practices getting underway, along with NBA preseason action, I figured it was a good time to give my basketball lifer’s opinion on some different rankings and lists I’ve thought about and put together. Why have I done this? Well in this country, we count championships and rings. We keep score and rank and list. I can hear my wife laughing now saying “these are the things you are wasting your brain power on and thinking about during your


Who was better – Magic or Bird?


Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are two iconic players, perhaps the best ever at their respective positions. The 1980s saw the rivalry of Magic vs Bird at center stage of the NBA’s popularity. They won a combined 6 MVP awards and 8 NBA titles. Usually, when they are referenced, it’s Magic and Bird. Today’s we find out who was better – Magic or Bird?   [Read more…]


Is Chris Paul the best point guard ever?

Chris Paul

As I looked through advanced metrics of all-time greats, Chris Paul’s name kept appearing. His metrics suggest that Paul is not just a Hall of Fame-caliber player, but perhaps the greatest point guard in NBA history.     [Read more…]


Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson has strong praise for LeBron James and explains Warriors’ issues

Magic Johnson

Through the first three games of the NBA Finals, we’ve learned some things about both the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. For one, LeBron James remains the very best the league has to offer and can single-handedly crush all your hopes and dreams. We’re also learning that you can never count out a team that has made it to the Finals, no matter how underhanded they seem, and all of it can be so unexpectedly overwhelming if you’ve never been


Bernucca: LeBron Doesn’t Need Any More Validation

Will this be the third time NBA fans are treated to this scene?

See that guy? That white silhouette inside the red and blue? That’s Jerry West. He’s the NBA logo and has been since 1969, when he was still playing. Jerry West’s nickname was “Mr. Clutch.” Former Boston Celtics radio announcer Johnny Most, who disliked every player not wearing green and white, used to call him “Gentleman Jerry.” To my knowledge, Jerry West and Julius Erving are the only visiting players who ever received polite applause upon entering the lion’s den known as Boston