Kareem Abdul-Jabaar Caught Up In Donald Trump Sideshow

Kareem Abdul-Jabaar’s professional career, the width and length of it, has always been defined by grace, quiet leadership and excellence as he reached milestones only the extraordinary have the ability to achieve. He left the NBA stage the way he entered it: with reverential respect. In his post-NBA life he graduated to greater relevance and reinforced what had always…

Everyone Doubting Jarrett Jack

Three years ago, Jarrett Jack had a career year with the Golden State Warriors. His job was to replace Steph Curry and make something happen. Logging thirty minutes, Jack scored from the perimeter, controlled the pace of the game, averaged 6 assists coming off the bench, scored 13 points, was the spark for a Mark Jackson…

Bradley Beal and Tristan Thompson: Still Waiting

Not to be overly dramatic, but it may be coming to an end for Bradley Beal in Washington and Tristan Thompson in Cleveland. The cities that drafted them are taking hardline approaches to contract talks that might drive the two lottery picks out of town despite this season being one in which both players may…

Selling the Nets Just Got Easier for Mikhail Prokhorov

The NBA approved the remaining shares of the Brooklyn Nets to be sold to Mikhail Prokhorov Last winter, Mikhail Prokhorov hired investment bankers to explore selling his share of the Brooklyn Nets. In the world of finance, the Nets mediocrity was not a deal breaker; it had little impact. It was the $1.5 billion dollar price…

Dwight Howard Brings Gun to The Airport

Early this morning Dwight Howard was detained by security at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Why? He had a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Once it was detected, Howard was detained and he admitted the handgun was his. Officials allowed him to give the handgun to an associate and Howard proceeded onto his…

DeAndre Jordan Cuts Ties With Agent

DeAndre Jordan’s very dramatic summer ended with a separation. Not that it’s worthy of tears but Jordan has parted ways with his agent(s) Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana of Relativity Media. Per league rules, Jordan has to wait another 15 days before signing with another agent. Sucks for him that he still has to fork…

Deron Williams Back Where It Started

In his last game of the 2014-15 season, Deron Williams fluctuated between looking ordinary and being ordinary. The invisibility of his game was a striking contrast to what he used to be. On this night there was no hint of the Olympian and the All-Star. He was just an average player trying to keep his…

Suns Talking The Talk But Can They Back It Up?

As if nothing went wrong with their summer, there is this from the Phoenix Suns. They have adopted a strategy of head in the sand with their pissed off power forward Markieff Morris. Morris has publicly stated he has no intention of playing for the Suns ever again because the Suns traded his twin brother…

The Rising Career of Jabari Brown: From D-League to the Lakers

In North American baseball and hockey, the minor leagues have been a fact of life for many decades. In these sports, teams draft or sign talent, then, allow the talent to develop in one of various levels of feeder organizations.  However, the modern NBA didn’t have an official minor league system until 2001 when the NBA Development League…