2016 NBA Preview: Western Conference

Earlier, I previewed the LeBron James conference – ERRRRR, I meant the East.  Now, it’s time for some big boy basketball: the Western Conference. (*-denotes playoff team) Southwest Division San Antonio Spurs (59-23)* Memphis Grizzlies (50-32)* Dallas Mavericks (47-35)* Houston Rockets (40-42) New Orleans Pelicans (30-52) Northwest Division Oklahoma City Thunder (52-30)* Portland Trail Blazers…

2016 NBA Preview: Eastern Conference

The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is upon us, as in tomorrow night. Yippee!!! To celebrate the new season, I am going to do a quick preview both conferences, starting with the East.  The West will be previewed later on. Let’s go… (*-denotes playoff team) Atlantic Division Toronto Raptors (51-31)* New York Knicks (46-36)* Boston Celtics…

It’s About Time, Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan caused quite a stir on social media yesterday.  After all, he did something yesterday that most of us thought he’d never do. He took a stand. In yesterday’s The Undefeated article, Jordan broke his silence on the shooting of unarmed Black people and the targeting of police officers.  Here is an excerpt of what…

Tim Duncan: the Best Power Forward

It seems like every time I go on a romantic vacation, something big happens in the world of sports.  So imagine me waking up this morning in the Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman) to the news of San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan retiring after 19 NBA seasons. As far as Duncan’s legacy goes, damn,…

Durant Should’ve Kept His Behind in OKC

This has been one helluva Fourth of July, huh? Kevin Durant shocking the NBA world when he decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors earlier today created the amount of fireworks that would make a pyromaniac (and Jason Pierre-Paul) blush. I mean what could be more shocking than a…

2016 NBA Free Agency: I Chose the Wrong Line of Work

July 1st. It marks the official first day of NBA free agency.  This is the day where several players – superstars, stars and role players – change addresses.  It’s even more interesting when said superstars are the headliners. Case in point: Kevin Durant. And while folks out there are on pins and needles on where Durant…

Magic Got Hosed in the Ibaka Trade

The reason why I watch the NBA Draft is to see the trades made on (and the eve of) draft day. It is always intriguing to see the moves teams make, whether if it’s for moving into better draft positions or to obtain assets that will help this team in the short and long term.  By…