NBA $$$: Warriors and Cavaliers are Billions Apart

Last season, only three NBA teams made over $100 million dollars, according to Forbes.  One of those teams were the NBA champ Warriors. The other two didn’t make the playoffs. The Lakers annually gross $150 million from their television contract, almost ten times the amount of small market teams. The Knicks rake in telelvision profits…

Discrimination is the Adam Silver line In the sand

As of today, the state of North Carolina is continuing to discriminate. And as of today, Adam Silver is refusing to drag his league into the mess created by House Bill 2. The 2017 NBA All-Star game has been pulled from Charlotte, even as it was going to be a homecoming for local son NBA…

Pau Gasol To Replace Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game

Jimmy Butler’s recovery from a knee sprain will take a little bit longer than the Bulls had hoped or anticipated. A season in which almost everything has gone wrong, Butler’s injury fits in with the narrative. Butler’s recovery timetable puts his return towards the end of the month which means he’ll miss the All-Star game…

Kings Change Their Mind, Karl Stays (For Now)

If there is anyone to feel sorry for in this George Karl is fired, no he isn’t fired Sacramento Kings mess, it is Corliss Williamson. Williamson was on the cusp of his first NBA coaching gig. George Karl was out the door and Corliss was set to enter his second act, after retiring from the NBA…

Report: George Karl To Be Fired

The Sacramento Kings last stand went the way of Custer’s last stand. Custer suffered a devastating defeat at Little Bighorn, slaughtered by the Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The Sacramento Kings defeat was less dramatic and didn’t cost anyone their life in the cities of Boston and Cleveland. But like Custer, the Kings were defeated…

Damian Lillard Snubbed by NBA Coaches

When NBA coaches voted for the All-Star reserves, there were going to be slights. Realistically, there are more guards then there are spots. The west has a large conglomerate of dynamic playmakers. The last spot came down to Chris Paul, Damian Lillard or Tony Parker. Chris Paul is doing Chris Paul things, leading the Clippers…

The Blake Griffin Broken Hand Because He Punched Someone Saga

Clippers star Blake Griffin has a broken hand. He and Matias Testi, the equipment manager for the Clippers, got into a fight while eating at a Toronto restaurant. Something made Griffin angry enough to haul off and hit the equipment manager in the restaurant, and then hit him again when they were outside, multiple times, according…

Cavs Drama: They Fire David Blatt, Hire Tyronn Lue

An awkward tenure just got the oxygen pulled. David Blatt, who was hired to coach a young Cavaliers team, including first round pick Andrew Wiggins, even though he had never coached a NBA game, was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tyronn Lue is the new head coach, offered a multi-year deal. (The firing was first…

Jason Kidd is Back

After a month absence from the sidelines as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, and ahead of schedule, Jason Kidd is returning to his job next week. Hip surgery caused Kidd to miss 15 games and in his absence, interim coach, Bucks assistant, Joe Prunty, kept the ship afloat. Prunty was 8-7 with wins…