What Kyrie Isn’t Saying

Ten days or so before the NBA season is set to begin, Kyrie Irving took matters into his own hands. He told the flat earth he planed to re-sign with the Celtics next summer if he opts-out and becomes an unrestricted free agent. On cue, Celtic fans were relieved and overjoyed. No Kevin Durant like…

Wall and Beal Are Not Elite

The annual GM survey is a rite of passage of the pre-season and carries with it a lot of weight. GM’s have a thankless job of moving the chess pieces around, building teams, and when necessary (Sixers, Suns), burning the house down. They have to reorganize on the fly when a superstar wants out. Because…

Jahlil Okafor Is Not Misunderstood

Of course, in his first preseason game Jahlil Okafor would get injured. You can’t even blame his bust of a career on karma. Okafor hasn’t done enough of anything for karma to have its hooks in him. He just has been awful. Awful in Philadelphia. Awful in Brooklyn. Now in New Orleans more Jahlil Okafor…

L.A. Is In Search of Toughness

Former Laker Caron Butler had a nickname given to him during his time at a Milwaukee juvenile institution.  Tough Juice. It encapsulated the Butler career and made him a fan favorite at all his NBA stops. Fans naturally align themselves to the hardest worker and the grittiest player, the one who doesn’t care about stats…