Wade’s Old Team Helps Wade’s New Team

This is all that you need to know. At the buzzer, one team scored. The other team watched in disbelief. And then they held their heads in sorrow. The hero, the Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, tipped in a basket (over Andre Drummond)  to give the Heat the win over Detroit. It was a demoralizing last second…

Jim Buss Has Left The Building

It is the exit. Finally.  The last attempt by Jim Buss to save his fledgling basketball career has failed. He was unable to cut his sister out of the family executive coffers and put himself in.  He has been removed as a trustee and his younger sister Janie has taken his place.  He has no…

Feasting on the Tanking Vibe In the Pacific

Three teams in the Pacific Division, the Kings, Lakers and Suns, have shed off their pretender status or the illusion of trying to win games and all three have embraced losing for winning. They have either traded gifted players (Kings), sat down veterans (Lakers), or embraced a 70 point performance in a losing effort, happily…

5 Teams Who Can Stir Things Up

Miami Heat:  The Heat are 24-6 their last 30 games and now have the 8th seed in the East. Erik Spoelstra has put in a Coach of the Year campaign but can the Heat keep their spot? It depends on how they shoot the three ball. That has determined winning or losing. Against Portland they…

Phil Jax Has Failed Is Not Fake News

It’s both easy and hard to judge Phil Jackson’s tenure as President of the NY Knicks. If you look at the record he has accumulated, you can say with a straight face he has failed. The Knicks have not been to the playoffs in his tenure. But, the Knicks have also been hamstrung by a…

The Andrew Bogut Revenge Fantasy Is Off The Table

Call it unlucky. Call it karma. Call it beware of what you ask for. It took less than two minutes for Andrew Bogut to start and stop the tour that would take him [eventually] back to Oracle and the NBA Finals. The fantasy of cutting down the nets as the Oakland faithful watched on in…

Buss On Buss Crime: Jeanie Wins Round 1

Black Tuesday-the entire Lakers front office blown to pieces while Magic Johnson restored order-feels anticlimactic compared to Friday when they had their Jeanie Buss firewall tested. Ruthlessly ousted Jim Buss meted out phase one of his revenge. With one of his brothers [Johnny] at his side and the only ally in this Battle of Shiloh…