The NBA Draft Lottery Was Not Fixed, But…

A lot of people thought NBA Commissioner/dictator David Stern was up to no good again last night. The New Orleans Hornets won the top spot in the 2012 NBA draft thanks to the NBA draft lottery during halftime of the Celtics-Heat game (wasn’t that a great game?).  Ah the NBA lottery, where the NBA gives…

My Late-Ass NBA Conference Finals Preview

Once again I am late as hell in my NBA playoff preview, this time it’s the conference finals.  While I have been dealing with a lot of personal stuff lately – grandmother’s death – I apologize for being late with this.  Having said that, it’s time to get it going. Note: despite what has already…

Spurs and Thunder Prove that Small Markets Can Win

Before I start this rant, let’s rewind to the NBA lockout for a minute. Remember when the small market owners were trying to strong-arm the players into taking a lesser deal?  Remember when those same small market owners were bitching over stars joining forces on teams in major media markets? And here’s my favorite: remember…

Orlando Just Screwed Up Its Future

Orlando Magic just broke off its coach and Ron Jeremy double Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis “My Man” Smith.  All this to appease center Dwight Howard. Orlando just set itself up for disaster.  I do not care who the player is (if he’s not Michael Jordan), you never NEVER let the inmates run…

Hey Florida State, SHADDUP!

Florida State has been rumored to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big 12, and things have really heated up the last few days. FSU’s chairman of the Board of Trustees poured gasoline on the flame when he opened up his yap over the ACC’s new contract with ESPN.  Head football coach Jimbo Fisher…

2012 NBA Playoff Preview: Western Conference Semifinals

Now that the Western Conference semifinal round is here (it’s actually starting in 22 minutes), here is how I see things rounding out… San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers Analysis:  The Spurs are a team on a mission.  They have won 13 in a row counting the last series sweep.  They may be “Team…

2012 NBA Playoff Preview: Eastern Conference Semifinals

Due to the the Western Conference having two Game 7s to be played out (Grizzlies-Clippers tomorrow afternoon and Nuggets-Lakers tonight), I’m going to focus on the Eastern Conference semifinals today.  My Western Conference semifinal preview will be tomorrow night. So, without further ado… Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Analysis:  A lot of folks think this…