Wade’s Old Team Helps Wade’s New Team

This is all that you need to know. At the buzzer, one team scored. The other team watched in disbelief. And then they held their heads in sorrow. The hero, the Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, tipped in a basket (over Andre Drummond)  to give the Heat the win over Detroit. It was a demoralizing last second…

Jim Buss Has Left The Building

It is the exit. Finally.  The last attempt by Jim Buss to save his fledgling basketball career has failed. He was unable to cut his sister out of the family executive coffers and put himself in.  He has been removed as a trustee and his younger sister Janie has taken his place.  He has no…

Feasting on the Tanking Vibe In the Pacific

Three teams in the Pacific Division, the Kings, Lakers and Suns, have shed off their pretender status or the illusion of trying to win games and all three have embraced losing for winning. They have either traded gifted players (Kings), sat down veterans (Lakers), or embraced a 70 point performance in a losing effort, happily…

Shaq Built Staples, He Gets His Statue Tonight

No one deserves a Staples Center statue more than Shaquille O’Neal. His free agent signing in the summer of 1996 guaranteed the Lakers would be a dominant NBA force for the next 16 years. He was the reason the Lakers were able to move from Inglewood to downtown Los Angeles. In Staples inaugural season, 1999-2000,…

How Is Lou Williams Working Out?

When Lou Williams was traded from the Lakers to Houston many looked at the deal as Daryl Morey fleecing neophyte Magic Johnson by giving him a late round pick for the Lakers leading scorer. Williams was having a career year with the Lakers, his second year on a dreadful team with Williams being mature, consistent…

5 Teams Who Can Stir Things Up

Miami Heat:  The Heat are 24-6 their last 30 games and now have the 8th seed in the East. Erik Spoelstra has put in a Coach of the Year campaign but can the Heat keep their spot? It depends on how they shoot the three ball. That has determined winning or losing. Against Portland they…

Phil Jax Has Failed Is Not Fake News

It’s both easy and hard to judge Phil Jackson’s tenure as President of the NY Knicks. If you look at the record he has accumulated, you can say with a straight face he has failed. The Knicks have not been to the playoffs in his tenure. But, the Knicks have also been hamstrung by a…

Pay Dion Waiters?

Dion Waiters was the 4th pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Five years later he is having the best season of his career which is timely because Waiters is a free agent expecting a raise much larger than his current $2.8 million dollar salary. The amount the Heat want to pay will either attach them…