Dynasty Talk

Similarly suffocating as the early morning fog along the Bay Bridge many a day,  Steph Curry was a blinding fugue in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland. Effective, chilling and without peer on this Friday night, Curry had the last word after a miserable shooting performance in Game 3. Anyone thinking this didn’t…

Al Horford Is Proof That Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last

As Philly fan is crying into his cheesesteak, one thing was clear from yesterday’s 76ers-Celtics game. Well, more than one thing but the most important thing outside of those hellish turnovers off the inbounds was what Al Horford did to Joel Embiid. He made it his mission to body Embiid in the post so Embiid…

Erik Being Magical (Again)

If you look at the standings in the East, the four seed Miami Heat looks like a typo. Or, a fantasy. The three teams ahead of them will probably send (5) players to L.A. for the All-Star game next month while the Heat will send none. The teams below them, Washington, Milwaukee and Detroit, will…

Lakers Basketball Is The Opposite of Joy

It was almost two years ago when Luke Walton wanted us to believe that basketball was joy. He had yet to coach a game for the Lakers and appeared before the media with his loving take on the game. But that was in the golden hour, nothing had been accomplished. He had yet to be…

Can Sacramento Be Saved?

This is the 12th year of Sacramento Kings apathy. The Los Angeles Clippers were never this bad. They never missed the playoffs 11 years in a row. The last time the Kings were in the playoffs, the U.S. President was named after a King- King George. The Bushes left D.C. in 2008 and have lived…

The Mystery of Eric Gordon is Over

If such a thing exists as a fall from grace then the professional life of Eric Gordon has tragically encompassed the essence of it: exceptionalism followed by bad luck, injury, fate and suffering. The one and done player  from Indiana University, the All-Star in training, the prolific perimeter scorer, suddenly became known as the answer…