Jahlil Okafor Is Not Misunderstood

Of course, in his first preseason game Jahlil Okafor would get injured. You can’t even blame his bust of a career on karma. Okafor hasn’t done enough of anything for karma to have its hooks in him. He just has been awful. Awful in Philadelphia. Awful in Brooklyn. Now in New Orleans more Jahlil Okafor…

The Chris Paul-NOLA Chapter Slammed Shut

A decade ago, the New Orleans Hornets beat the Dallas Mavericks and advanced to the Western Conference Semi’s losing in seven games to the San Antonio Spurs. 23 year old Chris Paul, a baby in the league, led the way during that playoff run, averaging 24 points and 11 assists. His partner in crime was…

Mirotic Without Monroe Doesn’t Matter

In adversity, you have to think outside the box and on your feet. The loss of DeMarcus Cousins was a huge blow for the New Orleans Pelicans. It was a singular basketball tragedy that had a trickle down effect. Would Anthony Davis get tired of the New Orleans experiment and flee to Boston? Would Dell…

The Basketball Gods Hate Boogie

If you are the kind of person that believes in karma, then perhaps the injury to DeMarcus Cousins on Friday night, as devastating as it is, Achilles rehab for a year, is the consequence for whatever is in Boogie’s past the Basketball God’s just don’t like. His past makes me think Cousins was born on…

Now We Know: Boogie Isn’t A Savior

The DeMarcus Cousins trade to the Pelicans was a dramatic and frankly shocking event that happened seven days ago. In those seven days the Pelicans were pushed to the front of the 8th seed class by the experts. The x’s and o’s in a Warriors playoff matchup were debated. The Demarcus-[Anthony] Davis duo was canonized…

Anthony Davis and the Elite Career (So Far)

It feels like Anthony Davis is an old veteran. He has led the league in PER. He has been to two All-Star games, won gold at the Olympics, and gold at the FIBA World Cup.  He was the motivation behind one of the greatest tank jobs in Charlotte history, and it changed the trajectory of…