Can’t Blame Kyrie

A lot of people are clowning Kyrie Irving for requesting a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. They wonder aloud whether Kyrie is truly all about winning. After all, he's been winning often, hasn't he? He's been in the NBA Finals three years in a row. Hell, he even hit a step back three on Stephen…

Future Is Bright for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of consecutive losing seasons for the first time in recent memory. Bad decisions by former front office boss Jim Buss and former general manager Mitch Kupchak set the Lakers back in a huge way, and fans were praying for a miracle to come and rescue them. Enter team…

Hayward Signing Great, but Not Enough for Celtics

Gordon Hayward’s free agency journey was just that.  An epic one, if you will.   But after witnessing the media’s fawning over Hayward in terms of where he would sign, one would think that this was the 21st century’s version of the next great “White Hope”.  Look, in all seriousness, I like Hayward’s game —…

Good Riddance Phil Jackson!

You ever get that feeling of heightened elation that you don’t know what to do with yourself? That’s how I feel upon hearing the news that Phil Jackson had been fired by my beloved New York Knicks (and no, I’m not buying that “mutual” parting of ways BS).  It’s the kind of elation that is…

Lonzo Ball the Best in the NBA Draft

Look, I know that there are a lot of folks out there who have mental fatigue on this brother — especially his loudmouth daddy.   A lot of fans cannot wait for him to fail.  Hell, a lot of current NBA players not only want him to fail, they want to embarrass the hell out…

The Enigma that Is Dwight Howard

I really do not know what to make of Dwight Howard.  Now before I launch into my rant, let me disclose the following: I’m not a fan of Dwight Howard.   I don’t think he wants “it” enough.  I think he has the moxie of a mustard seed.  And I think that even though he…

2017 NBA Finals Preview

Well, well, well.  It’s about damn time. The best way to cap off what was one crappy-ass NBA playoffs is to have what should be an epic Finals. Cleveland vs. Golden State: the Trilogy. Ah, yes.  Something to actually look forward to in what has been a rather moribund playoffs. After all, there was a…