Blake Couldn’t Beat The Curse

A decade after the Clippers moved to Los Angeles, a bitter joke began to make the rounds of the season ticket holders at the Sports Arena where the Clippers routinely tortured their fans. The joke that everyone loved to repeat was that the Sports Arena was built on the site of an Indian burial ground.…

The Phoenix Plan C Is Fantasyland

The Phoenix Suns had a workable plan to usher the organization past the Steve Nash Years: go small, be explosive and fast. Stay entertaining. They hired tough minded former NBA guard Jeff Hornacek. They maxed out Eric Bledsoe and were willing to do the same with Goran Dragic. They snatched Isaiah Thomas off the restricted…

The Basketball Gods Hate Boogie

If you are the kind of person that believes in karma, then perhaps the injury to DeMarcus Cousins on Friday night, as devastating as it is, Achilles rehab for a year, is the consequence for whatever is in Boogie’s past the Basketball God’s just don’t like. His past makes me think Cousins was born on…

LeBron the GM Goes Real Big

The NBA missed an opportunity which is rare for the forward thinking league. They did not televise the first ever All-Star draft which proved to be entertaining even if it was just talked about afterwards. LeBron James clearly enjoyed the experience and if you look at his roster, one in which he said was built…

Derrick Rose Flu Has Another Victim

Earlier this season, Derrick Rose walked away from the Cavs for three weeks to re-evaluate. Of course, he returned. He wasn’t walking away from $20 million remaining on his shoe contract. After three weeks, he decided he had enough vacation time. It was Rose’s second awol. He did it last year with the Knicks and…

Devin Booker’s Fake All-Star Snub

In December, scorer extraordinaire Devin Booker dropped 46 points against the glamour kids, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and carried the forgettable Suns to a win in the City of Brotherly Love. Afterwards, Booker’s performance had many wondering if the Grand Rapids/Mississippi 21 year old was going to end up in the Los Angeles love…

Dame Beats Out Sweet Lou

Paul Allen had prepared for the worst. He thought his star, who had requested a meeting, was coming to ask for a trade. But Damian Lillard doesn’t roll like that, not this early in his career. He is still loyal to the Blazers. He just wanted a heart to heart that Allen is on the…