The 7 Who Are Bleeding Money

$151 million Miami Heat. Last Conference Final: 2014. Largest Salary: Chris Bosh ($26,837,720). Freedom: 2020-21, $57 million. The Heat are burdened by the max contract Pat  Riley gave to Chris Bosh once LeBron James left him high and dry. Bosh was then injured and the Heat haven’t been able to recover. They have entered into…

Dynasty Talk

Similarly suffocating as the early morning fog along the Bay Bridge many a day,  Steph Curry was a blinding fugue in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland. Effective, chilling and without peer on this Friday night, Curry had the last word after a miserable shooting performance in Game 3. Anyone thinking this didn’t…

It’s Midnight In Cleveland

The relentless excellence of the Golden State Warriors and the unsettling performance of the Cleveland Cavaliers is not the story here. What will be remembered a decade from now, what will be the first line of the first sentence of the chapter titled LeBron James loses to Steph Curry, will have to do with aesthetics:…

The Warriors Excuses

This time two years ago it was convenient to frame the Warriors historic season within the contextual analysis of a revolution. A revolution by definition changes structures and institutions through mass organization of military power. On a much smaller scale, the Warriors were demoralizing their opponents and doing unthinkable things, led by Steph Curry’s wizadry.…

It’s A Perfect World For Warriors Defense

Lacking sexiness, the Warriors defense is under the radar, rarely discussed, yet they have the best defensive rating in the playoffs at 101.9. No other team has a defensive rating below 103.  Why is no one paying attention to what the Dubs are doing on the other end of the court? For starters, the Warriors…

“We Got Rings” Greed

The Golden State Warriors are finished with the pretenders. Their title defense begins tonight in Houston as they face the team that was structured to defeat them. The classic rule about team building is you build your team to beat the best team in the conference. Daryl Morey obeyed that edict. He has shot makers…

There Will Be No Trading of Klay Thompson…Ever

Game one: 27 points. +22. 84%. 83% from three. 36 minutes. 1 turnover. As rumors go, the trading of Klay Thompson was one of those imaginary what-ifs that fell flat on its ridiculous face over the 2017 summer. But several years ago. Jerry West, somewhat of a Thompson apologist, nixed a deal that would have…