It’s Midnight In Cleveland

The relentless excellence of the Golden State Warriors and the unsettling performance of the Cleveland Cavaliers is not the story here. What will be remembered a decade from now, what will be the first line of the first sentence of the chapter titled LeBron James loses to Steph Curry, will have to do with aesthetics:…

Tristan All Eyes on You

Because of a dominant Eastern Conference run in the spring of 2015, Tristan Thompson and his reps decided he was a max player. The Rich Paul group tried to hold the Cavs hostage until they surveyed the landscape and finally figured out no one was going to leverage their roster so Thompson could get a…

All Eyes On Me

He has been here before. But not like this. He has played in a Game 7 before. But not with such a large burden upon his shoulders. He has been dominant in the Finals before. But not dominant like this; he may win the MVP even if he loses. His legacy has been debated before,…

Harrison Barnes Where Art Thou?

If the Warriors lose Game 7, if their NBA Finals dream goes up in a smoke thicker than the Santa Ana winds, if the Warriors don’t repeat as champions and if their 73 win historic season becomes nothing more than a regular season footnote without a dramatic ending, then you can point to Harrison Barnes.…