Time Is Running Out For Nick Young

If it is the summer season then it is the Drew League season and it is the Nick Young in the spotlight season as he uses the league as his own personal All-Star showcase, highlighting a series of dunks and crossovers and last second shots in front of a friendly, if not ecstatic, Compton, California…

Kobe Doing Silent Kobe Things

When the Lakers paraded their free agent signings in front of the media it was a run of the mill yawn, what happens when you strike out for the third year in a row on a premier free agent and you don’t dominate the headlines in your own city but pretend something special is in…

James Harden is Players MVP

In a close vote, the NBA players voted for James Harden as the 2014-15 Most Valuable Player. The choice of Harden was self-confirming. It was also a vocabulary lesson as it defined the word “valuable”. Valuable isn’t the best player on the best team, nor is it the best player in the NBA, rather valuable,…

Houston Wants Ty Lawson Problems

In the NBA it pays to get a DUI. You can fail up. You can make your life better. There is no better example of this than former Denver Nugget point guard Ty Lawson who was arrested on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. Some five days later, on a Sunday night, Lawson was traded to…

Ty Lawson Going To Rehab, Career In Limbo

Ty Lawson’s attorneys appeared in a Denver court room for a scheduled appearance. Lawson’s recent arrest in California changed the calculus. Now he is a repeat offender in the eyes of the court. Why didn’t the Denver judge order alcohol monitoring bracelets for Lawson when he was arrested in January? The Denver District Judge said…

Fitting Josh Smith In

If the Clippers had added Josh Smith two years go when Josh Smith was a star and a free agent, maybe they would have been on to something. But in two years time Josh Smith has fallen off the map. His scoring efficiency has deserted him, gone south. His insertion into the Clippers cast of…

Will the Lakers Bleeding Ever Stop?

It is sad and a little tragic when a dynamic organization falls on its knees, when everything they do fails, when they have an inability to see their frailties and flaws, when the despair of yesterday mirrors the reality of today and there is a depressive melancholy that circles tomorrow. This is the Lakers world.…

In 2015-16 the Lakers Go Young

The Lakers of 2015-16 will open their season with young talent holding the keys. Optimism is what the organization is clinging to as they hope with fingers crossed that by the All-Star break their young players will have developed enough and the Lakers will be in contention for a playoff spot. It seems, on the…

The Tortured Brooklyn Demise and Fading Light of Deron Williams

Now that the Brooklyn Nets have gone through extraordinary lengths to purge Deron Williams from their roster both Brooklyn and Williams can go back to their ordinary lives as if these past three years have been one of those invisible things you don’t remember because, frankly, nothing was accomplished. With Williams in Brooklyn the Nets…