There Will Be Blood. Sort of. Not Really.

True to predictions, the Lakers were grossly undisciplined in a moment that mattered but the optics were all wrong. Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson were not agitators but bystanders (Beasley), or peacemakers (Stephenson). It was left to the immature, the veteran and the aggrieved to make LeBron James home debut a farce that will undoubtedly…

Rondo Suspended, Anyone Surprised?

This time last year,  then Hornets center Al Jefferson was suspended five games for failing a drug test. At the same time, Rajon Rondo was suspended one game for lobbing a homophobic-bomb at a NBA referee. There was something wrong with that bit of NBA justice if you are one to believe in equality. Because…

Rajon Rondo Making An Impact In Chicago

Rajon Rondo is not Derrick Rose. Four organizations in two years is the Rondo resume. You can’t spin it into something it’s not. Rajon Rondo is in Chicago and before that he was in California and before that it was Dallas and before that…you get the point. His career is as faraway from the Boston…

All-NBA Bust Squad Coming to An Arena Near You

NBA rosters have shaped out. Depth charts and rotations are clear. The season has started. Looking at rosters in correlation with the coaching styles and franchise atmospheres employed by these teams, analysts begin their search for the breakout player. Players are put in a box: who will exceed expectations, rise to an unforeseen level, and…

Fire George Karl?

The George Karl discontent never went south. It just simmered beneath the surface, waiting for the appropriate trigger to fling the gasoline on the fire (again) so the house could burn down. A loss to Brooklyn did the trick, and because the Kings front office has the market cornered on overreaction, they began spitting and…

Rajon Rondo Apologizes For Real

Sensing that his I didn’t mean to offend anyone apology wasn’t going to hold up past the two hours it took for everyone to read it, absorb it, find it lacking in empathy and contrition and then mock it, Rajon Rondo apologized to Bill Kennedy, the gay man he insulted, shamed and offended by his…

Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers and the Bill Kennedy Secret

No one knows which came first. Was veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy going to out himself as a gay man right before Christmas? Or did Rajon Rondo in a moment of frustration or homophobia (take your pick) push the envelope precipitating an idea before it had the chance to come full circle into birth? In…