The Tristan Thompson Line In The Sand

The Tristan Thompson-Cleveland Cavaliers stalemate has finally reached the point of no return. One side believes they are being denied what has been earned. The other side is calmly saying, slow your roll, you are not a max player. Of course with the stakes this high, the sides have stayed in their respective corners even…

Bradley Beal Payday Affects Kevin Durant

Bradley Beal is awaiting a contract extension from the Washington Wizards that would pay him $90 million dollars over five years, beginning in 2016. The shooting guard is a typically flawed one year college player who has not reached his full potential but there is no denying what he is capable of when he is…

The Byron Scott 15

This time last year Byron Scott was dismissing three point shooting offenses and his main objection as far as I could tell was there had never been a NBA champion whose points were heavily skewed towards perimeter shooting. Before last season began Scott said the ideal amount of three point shots he wanted taken in…

NBA In Africa Is A Historic Moment

Twenty-one years after the death of apartheid, the NBA is in the city of Johannesburg. The NBA will play an exhibition game here but it is so much more than that. It is the culmination of a long imagined David Stern dream. Stern, when he took over the NBA in 1980, was fully aware his…

Josh Smith Says You’re Wrong

Josh Smith’s entry into Clipper-land was the second biggest Clippers story of the summer. His story was not as dramatic as the DeAndre Jordan exit/mind change/ house arrest. But it was compelling that Josh Smith took less money to come to the Clippers, rejecting the Houston Rockets offer because, in his words, the Clippers can win…

Wesley Matthews Dissed by Blazers

It’s never a good feeling when you get dissed by the one you love. It creates bitterness. And anger. And it makes you look at things a little bit differently, more cynically. Such is the case of one Wesley Matthews who wanted to return to Portland, his home of the last five years. Portland had…

Paul Pierce Booed at Dodger Stadium

The pathetic pitch that died in the dirt before it reached the batter’s box came off of the arm of Paul Pierce. Pierce let out a big grin after his baseball failure, his teeth glistened in the twilight and the boo’s began raining down. It’s local tradition for Clippers players who drive down I-5 and…

The Crazed Justise Winslow Expectations

The hype regarding Justise Winslow is at the point of ridiculousness. Depending on who you listen to Winslow is the missing piece to take the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals or at the very least to the Eastern Conference Finals. A player who has never played in a NBA game, never guarded anyone, never…

Matthew Dellavedova Returns But Will He Get Minutes?

The Cavs re-signed Matthew Dellavedova to a one year deal assuring Cleveland fans that one of their favorite players will return to the roster. The re-signing of  Dellavedova keeps last year’s team intact but invokes questions regarding the role Dellavedova will have this season outside of the necessary if-Kyrie-gets-hurt insurance policy. How much time will…

Dwayne Wade Gets Paid, Heat Trim Payroll

The Miami Heat reluctantly paid Dwayne Wade $20 million dollars for the 2015-16 season. Now they have to cut the fat around the edges or pay the repeater tax. On Monday, they traded backup guard Shabazz Napier to the Orlando Magic for a draft pick. It made sense. Napier wasn’t going to get the amount…