#StayWoke Is the David West Story

The fierce competitor David West has accomplished something his friend and former teammate Chris Paul has not, despite years of Paul toil. David West is a NBA champ. He re-signed with the Warriors to try for a repeat title and then, win or lose, David West will retire. Chris Paul has yet to appear in…

The Sensitivity of Damian Lillard

It’s not that surprising that Damian Lillard bristles at being compared to Kyrie Irving as an example of a non-MVP player leading a team. The comparison was made by ESPN writer Tom Haberstroh and Lillard didn’t find it complimentary. Haberstroh was trying to make the argument that Kyrie leaving a championship team to go solo…

Oakland Fans Getting the Short Straw

It’s not hyperbole to say the Warriors are in the beginning stages of a NBA dynasty. They are the class of the NBA and the best part  about them is that their important talent came in the draft: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green. Their success is based on what they built. The addition of…

Pau Gasol: Rewarding Less

Pau Gasol is taking less money to stay in San Antonio. Gasol opted-out his deal in order to stay in Texas and why not? It is Gasol’s best chance at a third title, a hunt Gasol has been on since 2010. Gasol wants another ring before he retires. His is the gentleman version of ring…

Kyrie Thinking About Kyrie (Again)

That Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland may be shocking news to some since no one in their right mind willingly gives up the LeBron James gift, but not only is Irving ready to part ways with all things King James, he is willing to leave millions on the table to do it. Kyrie is…

Building Around Mike Conley Starts Now

2016-17 Grizzlies Weaknesses: 30th: Field Goal Percentage, 2-Point Percentage. 29th: Points Scored. 28th: Pace, Small Forward Points. 27th: Defensive Rebounding, Starters Points,Fast Break Points. 26th: Non-Paint Points. 25th: Shooting Guard Points. 24th: Total Rebounding. 22nd: Blocks 21st: Assists 2016-17 Grizzlies Strengths:: 2nd: Field Goal Percentage (Defense). 3rd: Opponent Points. 7th: 2-Point Percentage (Defense), Center Scoring. 10th: Offensive Rebounding, Points in the Paint, 3-Point Percentage (Defense)  7th: Defensive Rating. This is a new era in Memphis Grizzlies basketball.…

Rockets For Sale Begins An Uncertain Future

24 years after Les Alexander purchased the Houston Rockets for $85 million, he is listing the team, expecting to rake in perhaps $2 billion, giving Alexander a profit even he couldn’t have imagined when Michael Jordan went to play baseball and Hakeem Olajuwon dominated the NBA. An econ grad and lawyer, former bond trader Alexander…

What Does Paul George Want? Does He Even Know?

Even though I like Paul George, I don’t believe Paul George. I don’t believe what he says about staying in OKC. I don’t believe his change of tune and blaming “us” and saying we’re overreacting about his L.A. dreams when those rumors began with him. I don’t believe the Thunder faithful at the airport will…

When The Summer Is Better Than the Playoffs

Anyone trying to settle into a calm summer after a disastrous bore of a playoff season was in for a surprise as the NBA turned into an episode of the Young and Restless. Players moved. Money was thrown around. The East got worse. The West became insane. No one even remembers the season that was…