Brandon Jennings Is Back and He’s Humble

When the Detroit Pistons traded Brandon Jennings to Orlando at the trade deadline, Jennings was coming off of an Achilles injury and no longer fit in Detroit. He was replaced by Reggie Jackson. It was hard to imagine the free agent to be landing somewhere relevant. The book on Jennings was he was a good point…

Not Revenge But Isaiah Is Alright

The script is pretty basic. Old team comes to town, team that made you the scapegoat, that blamed you for everything. They are struggling to win without you so perhaps a lot of the blame was premature. Nevertheless, here they are. And here you are. One thing is supposed to happen. You are supposed to…

March Madness Is Suddenly A NBA Thing

March Madness is here and not just college basketball. The NBA has their own version of insanity as teams are hustling to the finish line.  It’s a relief. The 82 game schedule can be mind numbing, like when Orlando is playing Brooklyn.  The season being a gatekeeper for the playoffs is a false but common…

Rose Voted Back On the Island (For 15 games)

Tom Thibodeau saved a drowning man. He did what no other NBA GM was willing to do. He rescued Derrick Rose. He offered Derrick Rose a contract for the rest of the season and for the T-Wolves that is 15 games. The same number of games Isaiah Thomas played for the Cavs, Derrick Rose will…

Who Is Mark Cuban Really?

Everything we thought we knew about Mark Cuban has changed, even as the reputation of Mark Cuban is still in tact. He is still a billonaire owner of a basketball team, an effervescent participant on the sidelines of games. He still is the driving energy behind the television show Shark Tank and a model for…

LeBron Billboard Game Is Weak

Following the lead of the 76ers and then the Cavs, a Lakers season ticket holder purchased four billboards with his LeBron James love splashed across it. The delusional hope is that, like water, it seeks its own level, as James is in town over the weekend to play the Clippers (Fri) and Lakers (Sun). Whereas…

Kobe Retirement: An Oscar. MJ Retirement: The Lottery.

Kobe Bryant won an Oscar on Sunday Night for Dear Basketball,  an animated retelling of his basketball thank you letter originally published in The Players Tribune.The combination of Bryant and masterful animators turned his words into a romantic fable, complimented by a John Williams score. Bryant played his last NBA game 23 months ago which…

The Tanking 8 Hoping For the Dream

Despite Adam Silver’s empty threat to punish teams tanking for a top-3 lottery pick, teams are still tanking and there is nothing Adam Silver can do. It’s easy. Just put a lineup on the court that is overmatched and overhelmed. Rest key players with knee or groin tightness and then watch your team lose. Of…