Eric Bledsoe’s Disappearing Act

Three years ago, Eric Bledsoe held the Phoenix Suns hostage until they paid him a max deal. It was a familiar negotiation. You know me so what are you going to pay me? Maybe the Suns hesitated for so long because they had a clue that in 2018 in the playoffs Bledsoe’s PER would be…

Kyrie Thinking About Kyrie (Again)

That Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland may be shocking news to some since no one in their right mind willingly gives up the LeBron James gift, but not only is Irving ready to part ways with all things King James, he is willing to leave millions on the table to do it. Kyrie is…

Jimmy Butler Wins the Draft

Forget Lonzo and LaVar Ball speaking the Lakers into existence. Forget Markelle Fultz and the Process. Or, Jayson Tatum possibly imitating the game of Paul Pierce. Or a young Frenchman playing for his team’s title but first a short flight to NY for the Knicks to draft him. Or, all the Porzingis trade rumors that…

(Haters) What Do You Think About John Wall Now

There is a scene in the movie Creed where Sylvester Stallone demands his young pupil to look in the mirror. Michael B. Jordan, the student, obeys; he looks. He is solemn and a little sweaty from vigorous training, boxing all day long. Jordan has a look of wry confusion as he stares at his reflection. He…

Sacramento and the Playoffs? Really?

The Kings have the 9th best record in the Western Conference. Forget that the record is below .500. So what? Who cares? For the Kings, it is getting into the playoffs that matters. It is breaking their decade drought. It is reversing the karma that has had them watching the playoffs on t.v. for what…

Charlotte and History

If all goes as it has so far, the Charlotte Hornets will win the Southeast Division for the first time in their history. That is a historical achievement for a team that five years ago was a depressing 7-59. It was a lockout season so only 66 games were played in 2011-12 and in those…