Russ the (Not) Best Player

It was nice while it lasted, two years of Russell Westbrook doing just about everything except mopping up the Chesapeake Energy Arena floor in the absence of an elite player. But that it is over. Paul George has arrived and has filled in the Kevin Durant hole. George isn’t Durant. He is not. But he…

OKC Hasn’t Seen This Since SuperSonic Days

Is anyone surprised the Lakers are 0-3? No. How about the 0-3 Kevin Love Cavaliers? Without LeBron, of course not. And the 0-3 Bulls? Expected. But the OKC Thunder who are supposed to be contenders with Paul George and the newly acquired Westbrook backup Dennis Schroder, the Thunder with Steven Adams up front and the…

Quiet, Please

Paul George openly talked about playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson openly talked about Paul George playing for the Lakers. One year later, the perfect storm isn’t so perfect but it is a storm.  There is messiness being peddled, smugness and hurt feelings. Let’s start with super salesman Magic Johnson.  Allegedly, he is…

Pacers Won Big In The Paul George Fiasco

This time a year ago, the Pacers didn’t know if they were coming or going. Their supposed franchise star said he wanted out to go home to Los Angeles. The small market Pacers were being forced into a decision they didn’t want to make but knew they had to, that is how the NBA works.…