4 Teams and Not Enough Time: Who’s Going To Choke?

It’s been nearly 77 games and in the Eastern Conference there are four teams fighting each other for three playoff spots. Reality is that whoever gets in (Orlando, Miami, Brooklyn, Detroit) it probably will be a short playoff experience, kind of like that cup of coffee at Starbucks. But the playoffs is an important stepping…

The $25 Million Dollar Club Isn’t All That

9 NBA players had a $25 million dollar paycheck in the 2018-19 season. Only two were All-Stars (Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis). Three of the nine will be in the playoffs. Perhaps a fourth if the Heat give Hassan Whiteside a shot at the postseason. Currently the Heat are the 9th seed after losing a…

Lonzo Ball Is Adulting

When Lonzo Ball was just another spoiled kid who played basketball at an elite level in Southern California, his father manipulated the media with the sole intention of turning Lonzo Ball into a household name. It worked in a very real way. The LaVar media blitz pressured Magic Johnson into drafting Lonzo instead of De’Aaron…

Bittersweet. Isaiah.

Finally, Isaiah Thomas had his moment. He was able to bask in his tribute video at the Garden. He absorbed all the cheers and reminisced while watching his greatest moments as a pro unfold. He admitted he almost cried. That was how touched he was by the gesture and by what he saw. But, in…

Brandon Ingram Skirted Disaster

It could have been a lot worse for Brandon Ingram. It could have been the first step towards a Chris Bosh future meaning no more basketball. A blood clot in the shoulder is rare. The Lakers were so demoralized by the reason for Ingram’s shoulder pain that no one wanted to talk about it, citing…

Utah Jazz Are A Little Late

Perhaps if Gail Miller had issued her homily a month earlier during Black History Month when she wasn’t in public relations mode, perhaps then she really would be heroic, as many in the media are making her out to be. But the Jazz owner responded to an ugly incident that is hardly much different than…

Magic’s Mistakes Have Been Epic

The last time Magic Johnson made these many mistakes he was in the NBA Finals. It was 1984 and against the despised Celtics Magic fell apart. How bad was it? Kevin McHale, in response to Magic coming up small, referred to him as Tragic Johnson. In Game 2, Magic dribbled out the clock and didn’t…