Dan Gilbert Back To the LeBron-Less Future

The best thing about Dan Gilbert is that he is Dan Gilbert. He reminds all of us what we already know but need to be reminded of from time to time: people just don’t change. They are who they are. It’s obvious now- the midnight hour- Dan Gilbert did a big fake out with his…

James Harden Redemption

James Harden 1 was a good player and then James Harden 2 showed up. The enhanced version of James Harden has produced an elite offensive player and a league MVP. To realize how miraculous this is for James Harden is to first accept the obvious: veteran players in their prime do not change. They reach…

Will Paul George Take Less Money?

Paul George has a decision to make in less than a week. Stay in Oklahoma City and make more money. Or move back home to Los Angeles. If he moves back home to Los Angeles, he will possibly or probably have LeBron James as a teammate. He will be surrounded with young talent so when…

Four Years After The King: Mediocrity in Miami

When LeBron James opted to leave the Miami Heat in free agency to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, the Heat were left to rebuild. They had average players on the roster, and everyone expected the Heat to fall to the bottom of the conference like the Cavaliers did in 2010-11 after James…

Melo, His Money and The Hate

As expected, Carmelo Anthony opted in to the last year of his deal and will make just a little shy of $30 million dollars in the 2018-19 season, the 16th of his career. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that this is the last of the Melo grand paydays. From here on…

Basketball Gods: Dwight to the Warriors Please.

For all the hindsight accompanying another Dwight Howard failure, this is unique sledding for Howard, who has found a way to mess up another opportunity. In his illustrious, often soap opera-ish career, he has never been bought out after a trade. Dwight Howard has never been told, go away and yeah we will pay you…

What The %&@* Happened to Small Ball?

Three years ago when Steph Curry burst on the scene in a big way and he won the NBA title in Cleveland, albeit with a not memorable performance,  the immediate overreaction was that the NBA game, after 60 years of big men running things, had changed. It was all about the backcourt and size didn’t…