The Lakers Organizational Disease

At this point, the list is getting longer and longer. The addition of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan to a group that includes Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony can no longer be seen as aberrational nor can it be viewed through the lens of a franchise going through a transitional period. Something is very wrong with a Lakers front office…

Summer of Bling: 5 Players Who Will Get Paid

The summer market of 2015 is a seller’s dream. Because there aren’t enough wealthy teams to go around, contracts will be inflated as bidders leverage against one another to grab players. The athletes and their agents will find lucrative deals despite the fact that most of the players are complimentary. That benefits the market. When…

LaMarcus Aldridge is the Prize

LaMarcus Aldridge is the prize of the NBA off-season, the free agent almost every team is trying to get an interview with, as if an interview in and of itself, the ability to market a franchise, city, team, can hook and ladder Aldridge into the waiting hands of a fanbase, and in turn, deliver a…

Lakers Have Eye On The Prize

Suddenly the Lakers are the bold kid on the block. No longer afraid of consequences, they are going big. It’s been a while since the Lakers front office took a risk and then celebrated their aggression. It has been dull ineptitude that marked these past few years of misery. The Lakers went the safe route that bored…

A Thief In Cleveland

When seven out of eleven voters rebuked LeBron James because he was a loser and dismissed Steph Curry because he wasn’t dominant, it was a historic occurrence. The NBA is a league in which highly paid stars stir the drink and fill the seats and pile up the money. They slant the narrative. The stars are the story even when they are not…

Warriors Break the 40 Year Curse

It was an end to a miserable era, a 40 year death march, an up and down- talent here, talent wasted Golden State Warriors 40 year catastrophe. The Warriors went nine years without making the playoffs (1978-86). They went thirteen years without making the playoffs (1995-2006). They drafted Purvis Short instead of Larry Bird. They whiffed on…