Old-School Russ Ended the Loyalty Debate

Who knew that one defection would alter the career trajectory of Russell Westbrook. Whereas he was happy to be the Kevin Durant partner two seasons ago, Westbrook is now the triple double machine, the I stir the drink in OKC, and I just got paid. Westbrook was offered and accepted the largest contract in NBA…

The Evolution of Steph Curry

A couple of years ago, a Hayward, California school teacher, via a blog, asked Steph Curry not to come visit his high school as part of the NBA Cares community outreach program. Curry had just won the MVP and the backhanded slap was shocking, if not curious. The school was in a rough part of…

Anthony Bennett Can’t Say Goodbye

The career of Anthony Bennett is proof that NBA players have multiple lives. It takes years and years before the I can fix him fantasy runs into a brick wall. But if we are being fair in judging Bennett, the knock on him is more about Bennett being a disastrous number one pick than what…

Dwight Howard Not Making Friends Shocks No One

Luck has never been on Dwight Howard’s side particularly when Howard picks up stakes and moves to another team and city hoping for redemption.  In 2012, Howard was traded from the Magic to the Lakers. His first season in L.A. the Lakers were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Spurs and…

‘Bron and Wade Part II is Pat Riley Karma

When Dwyane Wade finally makes his Cleveland Cavalier debut a lot of the credit will be heaped upon the special relationship between Dwyane Wade and LeBron James who met during the 2003 draft. For 15 NBA seasons, Wade and James, have together or apart, put their stamp on NBA ballclubs, leading them to the Finals,…

Pop Is Back And Talking White Privilege

Gregg Popovich in the room feels like the last man standing, the brave one who leads with his principles and intellect, and most importantly, compassion. He is a throwback to a different era, one in which materialistic glory was not fetishized. People of conscience mattered. But whether he was born too late or too soon,…

The Miracle Named Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler was not supposed to have made it this far. Getting through college, including his tenure with the Chicago Bulls and now the Wolves, was not simple. But he is seen as a franchise transforming player. He’s avoided all obstacles and challenges in his path, which would knock any normal human to the ground.…