Doc Rivers couldn’t escape his record. Worst in NBA history at Game 7s. Not advancing to the NBA Finals had extreme consequences in the city of Los Angeles. It was a reminder. He couldn’t beat the Lakers when it mattered.
LeBron is 4 wins away from his greatest achievement. Nine months after Kobe’s death, he may reinvent the Lakers into champtions.
Pat Riley is a boss’s boss. While he had his moments these past six years licking his wounds, he is back with a huge flourish. The Heat with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo can taste the NBA Finals.
Paul George was filled with excuses after being exploited by the Denver Nuggest coaching staff.
A wise man learns from others’ mistakes. An average man learns from his own mistakes. A fool never learns.
When searching for a head coach, Frank Vogel was the Lakers 3rd option. Forcing Jason Kidd on Vogel was seen as a way to usher Kidd in at the expense of Vogel’s medicority. But a funny thing happened on the way to the Kidd-Laker coronation. Vogel is skilled at coaching in the playoffs.
James Harden is defining his position in a unique way. Small ball is what he does best and with grand flourish.
When is winning semi-important? When Giannis is about to become a free agent.
Giannis is in a very difficult second round series with the Milwaukke Bucks. If he loses, his Milwaukke legacy may be in serious jeopardy.
Milwaukee had to deal with racism five years ago but after John Henson was racially profiled the owners of the Bucks didn’t call it racist but instead called it “troubling”. Racism isn’t troubling. It’s evil.