Lost Greg Oden On Way To China

Eight years of Greg Oden has led him here. The former number one pick of the Portland Trailblazers is going to China, paid one million and change to play in Asia (as reported by Real GM). Out of sight, out of mind? Perhaps. In his absence, the NBA will do the usual NBA things, vacation…

It’s Getting Weird In Chicago

In a game that felt like bad root canal surgery, the Chicago Bulls left the NBA stage in late May, unceremoniously whipped into dust. As a reward, the NBA is allowing the Bulls to begin the new year in grand style by kicking off the NBA season and hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 27th.…

Kobe Bryant In Rio?

At the close of their mini-camp, USA Basketball held a scrimmage last night. It capped off three days of light workouts and training as 34 NBA players gathered to impress USA Basketball’s Managing Director and Chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski. Together they are jointly selecting the Olympic team in Rio in 2016. Now that the mini-camp is over what…

Mike Scott’s Arrest Can Cost Him 25 Years

When Mike Scott was arrested two weeks ago on felony drug charges, (possession of marijuana and possession of MDMA), when Mike Scott confessed to both possession charges on a Thursday morning, he had no idea that the simple act of not asking for legal counsel in a moment of great stress would have such dire…

NBA Releases 2015-16 Schedule

The NBA released their 2015-16 schedule on Wednesday evening. The highlight of the early season, historically, has always been the NBA’s Christmas Day games. They are the ratings juggernaut for the league as their best players are in action. On December 25th this year it will be no different. Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry,…

It’s Summer So Carmelo Anthony Is Happy

He was smiling, radiantly. In the depths of Carmelo Anthony’s eyes there was a sense of ease, not frustration or despondency. It was as if Carmelo had been here so many times before and knew what was required and it didn’t even faze him. His face kept breaking into a helpless grin as he swallowed…

Flip Saunders Fighting Cancer

Minnesota Timberwolves coach and General Manager Flip Saunders has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the white blood cells. Saunders was diagnosed 8 weeks ago by Timberwolves Vice President of Team Medical Services Sheldon Burns. According to the Timberwoves team statement, chemotherapy treatment began immediately. Saunders is being treated at the…

The Tristan Thompson Line In The Sand

The Tristan Thompson-Cleveland Cavaliers stalemate has finally reached the point of no return. One side believes they are being denied what has been earned. The other side is calmly saying, slow your roll, you are not a max player. Of course with the stakes this high, the sides have stayed in their respective corners even…

Weekend Rundown: Michael Jordan on LeBron, the Zen Master and Kobe

In 2015, Michael Jordan is no longer draining game winners nor is he winning MVP awards and amassing championship jewelry. Nevertheless, the greatest NBA player of all time- according to many- and the Charlotte Hornets owner, still finds himself the center of attention. Like Moses, whenever Jordan speaks his voice seems to tremble the earth below making…

Milwaukee Bucks Crazy

The owners of the Milwaukee Bucks are two billionaires. One (Marc Lasry) is a founder of a global investment firm, the other (Wes Edens) is a founder of a global asset management company. So we’re talking the champagne, private planes and caviar crowd that purchases very pricey toys most of us can never afford. Case…