Hey ‘The Undefeated’, Where’s Tiger?

Before I launch into my diatribe, let me disclose the following. I am a fan — check that, a HUGE fan — of ESPN.com's "The Undefeated". It's refreshing to read sports stories told from a point of view that is relatable to people who look like me. I often call it "Black Grantland", after the…

Cutler Signing Right Move for Dolphins

Before I go any further, let me disclose the following. I am not, and never have been, a fan of Jay Cutler. I think he has wasted most of his God-given talents at QB by being a whiny, surly dude who couldn't lead ants to a picnic. He also didn't seem to give a damn…

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…

A Letter to OJ

Dear OJ, I'm glad to see you made parole yesterday afternoon. Hell I couldn't help but see it because your parole hearing was televised live on several news channels. While you did get your parole granted, I'm going to offer you some words of advice if I may. Pass 'Go', collect your $20K per month…

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…

Lonzo Is Ballin’

Look, I know it's only the NBA Summer League.  In fact, I almost never pay too much attention to it. But I can't help but notice the buzz generated by the presence of Lonzo Ball throughout the 2017 NBA Summer League. This dude has been setting attendance records, and recording some triple-doubles along the way….

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 —…