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…

Don’t Tell Chris Bosh His Career Is Over

In the summer of 2014, the year LeBron James went home, an euphoric Chris Bosh signed a max deal with the Miami Heat for $120 million dollars.  That singular moment for Bosh seems like a moment frozen in time, put in a capsule and tossed out to sea. Bosh has played 0 regular season games…

Devin Booker Is Not For Sale

When Devin Booker was drafted in 2015 there wasn’t much thought of his long range future, or, that he may be talked about two years later in a deal to acquire a phenom scorer. Back then Booker wasn’t supposed to be the best guard in the draft. That was reserved for D’Angelo Russell or maybe…

Goodbye Rambis, Hello…um…Hornacek?

The New York Knicks have finally made a decision on who to turn the franchise over to and it wasn’t Phil’s best buddy Kurt Rambis who has a pretty pathetic head coaching record, and frankly, excited no one. And it wasn’t David Blatt, the former Cavs coach who found a way to co-exist with LeBron…

Is the Tim Duncan Career Over?

There may be history tonight in OKC if the Thunder advance to the Western Conference Finals and the Spurs, the most dominant team other than the Warriors in 2015-16, are sent home because of two badly officiated games in San Antonio. The history in play is Tim Duncan and his legacy. After 19 years, it…

Blazers Not Crying Over Clippers Bad Luck

Because there is no such thing as sympathy in the NBA, the Portland Trailblazers are not having a pity party for the Clippers post-season blues. Part of the calculus this time of year is injury luck. Everyone is fragile. Last year, the Warriors 2015 post-season had a built in advantage because their opponents didn’t have…

Raptors Playoff Preview: Forget Last Year

The most consistent team in the Eastern Conference for much of this exhausting season has been the Toronto Raptors. No firing of the coach, like the Cavs. No losing a star to another blood clot, like the Heat. No tough road losses, like the Celtics. They Raptors were 7 games over .500 at the end…

Let’s Talk About Jeremy Lin

D’Angelo Russell has company. He is not alone in his Byron Scott angst. Before Russell had to deal with Bryon’s war games, Scott jerked Jeremy Lin around. But the Harvard educated, undrafted Lin didn’t have Russell’s innate arrogance/confidence to see him over the Byron waters.  Byron’s tyranny played with Lin’s mind and almost kept him…

Mavs Finish is Predictable, but What About the Summer?

Dallas is limping into the last stretch of the season, racking up losses in bunches which doesn’t bode well for any kind of we’ve finally woken up playoff surprise. If the Mavericks make the playoffs, a gritty six game series before starting their vacation would be a high mark. The NBA is cruel in how…