So What Does $128 Million Get You? A 7th Seed Tie

The three highest payrolls in the NBA are the Golden State Warriors ($137 mil), the Cleveland Cavaliers ($137 mil), and the Oklahoma City Thunder ($134 mil). There is no cogent argument to be made that the past two NBA champions should not have the highest payroll. The Thunder who have the reigning MVP get the…

Dion Waiters Loving Himself, His Game and His Money

In the 2012 NBA Draft, Bradley Beal, the one year player out of Florida, was selected before Dion Waiters. Waiters had a successful career at Syracuse, was known nationally because of the coverage Syracuse gets and was thought to be the better pro just from the eye test. Beal was selected number three by the…

Tragedy on I-5

Death be not proud, though some have called thee (John Donne) Chyna Thomas, a student at the Tacoma School of the Arts, died Saturday morning when her car veered off I-5 in the state of Washington. According to witnesses, she wasn’t speeding. The 22 year old sister of Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas lost control of…

Pay Dion Waiters?

Dion Waiters was the 4th pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Five years later he is having the best season of his career which is timely because Waiters is a free agent expecting a raise much larger than his current $2.8 million dollar salary. The amount the Heat want to pay will either attach them…

Bradley Beal, Dion Waiters and the Summer Money Grab

On July 1st, the craziest free agency period in the history of the NBA will begin.  From Kevin Durant’s potential change of teams, to the trajectory of several franchises improving their fortune, to players like Harrison Barnes getting a max contract they don’t deserve, the summer is going to be explosive. Add to that, the…