Derek Fisher: His Side of the Story Blames The Media

Despite Derek Fisher’s noteworthy NBA career- who would have penciled in a guard from University of Arkansas, Little Rock with five titles?- his reputation was dragged through the proverbial mud this year as his personal life and professional life were the low hanging fruit devoured by a hungry social world.  Social media jokes, memes and…

Kristaps Porzingis and the Rookie Wall

In a war with their bodies, once the All-Star break is over, the physical consequences begin to sink in as rookies try to balance fatigue, exhaustion and performance. Pat Riley called “the peripheral opponent” everything not associated with the game; that too can effect concentration. The NBA season is too long, too physical, too tiring. Rookies…

Carmelo Was Forced To Apologize By Jim Dolan

When is an apology not an apology? When Carmelo is the one talking. But to be fair to Melo, we’ve all been in the same place. We’ve had to suck it up and apologize because it’s the politically correct thing to do. It mends fences. It ends strife. But, as far as the apology goes,…

3 Years Left of Carmelo Being Carmelo

There is nothing new here. Carmelo does what Carmelo does. Reactive in a moment when his mouth should be kept shut (players always lose in a battle with fans), it reinforces the perception of his immaturity. The media, aware of the exchange between Carmelo and a fan, play it up as if this somehow is…

Jimmer Fredette Is Back

The New York Knicks have offered Jimmer Fredette a 10-day contract. Fredette has been out of the NBA for the 2015-16 season, playing for the Westchester Knicks in the D-League. But a NBA roster spot had always been the Fredette goal, to get back here anyway possible. Humbled by his NBA experience that didn’t go…

Phil Wants to Rebuild, But What Does Carmelo Want?

Because Carmelo Anthony is refusing to waive his no-trade clause, even if it would give him a fast track ticket to the NBA Finals and redemption, the Knicks are stuck in purgatory. Anthony’s contract is eating up 30% of the cap space. His team value, however, is far less than that. Of the top 25…

Kevin Durant is the Prize, Scott Brooks Isn’t

The two most lucrative NBA franchises want Kevin Durant. Nothing new there, the rest of the NBA wants KD too, not just the Knicks and Lakers. But wanting Durant doesn’t translate into allowing Durant to bring with him his favorite coach in a package deal. That is not going to happen. As long as Phil…

Toronto is Winning But Can They Get Some Love?

If any other team were on a ten game winning streak, the national coverage would be over the top nauseating. But it’s the Toronto Raptors. Out of sight, out of mind. The Raptors are the oh, yeah them default team, after the Bulls without Joakim Noah is tossed around, and after the Heat and their…