Holy Kevin Garnett: The Nets Are In the Playoffs

Jerome Jordan and Darius Morris and Earl Clark and Markel Brown are not household names. But they were the four on the floor as time ran off the clock and the Brooklyn Nets 2015 playoff season came to an end. Beaten by a 60 win Atlanta Hawks team (Al Horford, Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver) the…

It’s Official: Rebuilding Mode for the Wizards

After 16 years, the Wizards finally fired Ernie Grunfeld. Grunfeld spent his playing career with the Bucks, Knicks and Kings. In the Wizards front office, he drafted John Wall and Bradley Beal. He also drafted Jan Vessly, overpaid Otto Porter, and incentivized a lack of creativity. The Wizards have never had an identity other than…

Should Win But Won’t: The Trae Young Debate

Momentum for Trae Young to win Rookie of the Year has gone into overdrive since the All-Star Break. He has exhibited not just scoring talent but an ability to pass the ball and run a pro offense. D’Angelo Russell believes there should be co-ROY’s. It has happened before. Steve Francis and Elton Brand (2000). Jason…

4 Teams and Not Enough Time: Who’s Going To Choke?

It’s been nearly 77 games and in the Eastern Conference there are four teams fighting each other for three playoff spots. Reality is that whoever gets in (Orlando, Miami, Brooklyn, Detroit) it probably will be a short playoff experience, kind of like that cup of coffee at Starbucks. But the playoffs is an important stepping…

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…

Lonzo Ball Is Adulting

When Lonzo Ball was just another spoiled kid who played basketball at an elite level in Southern California, his father manipulated the media with the sole intention of turning Lonzo Ball into a household name. It worked in a very real way. The LaVar media blitz pressured Magic Johnson into drafting Lonzo instead of De’Aaron…