LeBron Goes Low and Keeps On Going

LeBron James has never been a candid post-game reflector. Notoriously passive-aggressive, James communicates by inference and nuance and subtlety. He has never been a flame thrower. He has always been careful about his reputation, about being a good person, about kids wanting to follow him and be like him, about his place in history. LeBron…

Blazers Are Sneaky Bad, Blame Neil Olshey

Being active in free agency does not mean you are making your team better. Offseason binges by general managers often look like a cry for help. It’s like when your mother gave you money to buy the Christmas gift you always wanted, but instead you went out and bought three gifts that you kind of…

Derrick Rose Laughing At the Bulls?

The Bulls are in full blow the house up mode with players turning on each other. What do you think Derrick Rose is thinking now? The Bulls were arrogantly excited to unload him because Jimmy Butler was their franchise player and DRose had become exhausting. Windy City karma, maybe? C.J. Hampshire: Hell, yeah karma. This…

It Never Rains On Jerry West

Once upon a time, Jerry West was the General Manager of a 39 win Lakers team. He had plans…. This is how you build. You take one piece at a time. You risk that piece because you are a tough man. You are a courageous man. You have a long and short memory. You marry…

Jimmy Butler Issues

Jimmy Butler’s tirade against his teammates caused Rajon Rondo to fight back on social media and the question looms: is this leadership? Butler’s animus was accompanied by Dwyane Wade who also went on a teammate rant. This much is apparent. The Chicago Bulls will live and die on the performance, leadership and exploits of Jimmy…

DeMarcus Representing In Cleveland

LeBron James was right. The Cavs need an additional playmaker. But they also need a big man who can do something about the grown man game of DeMarcus Cousins who, frankly, did whatever he wanted to do against Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Cousins nearly had a triple double, coming up one assist short as…

LeBron Isn’t In A Making Friends Mood

LeBron James isn’t happy with the way things are going in 2017 and calling out everyone including the GM was predictable as James frustration at losing to the Pelicans had him foaming at the mouth, as it should. The Pelicans aren’t even in the playoff hunt in the West, they have a losing record, they…

Kawhi Leonard or Paul George?

The 2011 NBA Draft planted the seeds for two of the most dynamic wings in the NBA to play alongside each other in Indiana. Within hours those seeds found new soil in the infamous George Hill for Kawhi Leonard trade that gave San Antonio a successor to their Big 3, and Indiana a significant upgrade…