LeBron Beats MJ

LeBron James already is the greatest player of his generation but the climb is an uphill one to pass Micheal Jordan just for the fact that Michael never lost a NBA Finals and Michael never left the team that drafted him when he was in his prime and Michael dealt with being punked by the…

Nuggets Defensive Issues Make Them Vulnerable

The last time the Denver Nuggets made the playoffs, it was 2013. LeBron James and the Miami Heat had beaten Tim Duncan’s Spurs. The New York Knicks were the 2nd seed in the East. Kevin Durant was leading the charge for his Oklahoma City Thunder. Damian Lillard was the Rookie of the Year. Now entering…

DeMar DeRozan and Klay Thompson

DeMar DeRozan had the first 50 point game of his career on New Years Day. It was the first 50 points ever in Toronto Raptors history. DeRozan was having a career year already for the Raptors. His 52 points in overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks only added to his All-Star case. He said, “Trying to…

KD and the Original Sin

Kevin Durant wants to convince fans of something and he cannot. But he still tries so that says something about his perseverance or his neediness. Durant wants fans to not be hypocrites. They [fans] can leave their job if they want to, when they want to, so why can’t he? Durant is missing the middle…

The Chris Bosh Rule Not Scaring the Cavs

Kevin Love signed an extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers when he clearly didn’t have to.  He could have waited and put his name into the group of spectacular, the 2019 free agent class. There are teams that have money next summer and teams that will create cap space for next summer. It will be a…

DeMar (And Everyone Else) Giving the Raptors Shade

DeMar DeRozan needed a minute to work through his shock, disappointment, sadness and anger. But now he is settling in to the second half of his NBA career, nurtured by Gregg Popovich. DeRozan has had time to sort through things and the conclusion hasn’t changed. He loves Toronto, the city. The Raptors organization lied. The…

The LeBron Hate is Different

Just because LeBron James has nothing to prove doesn’t mean the expectations have disappeared. On top of his own ambitions- a title for Los Angeles- he is consistently asked to validate the presumption of others who see great but repeatedly ask if LeBron James is the greatest ever? Having to prove his exceptionalism says volumes.…

Kyle Korver Understands Everything

With the 51st pick in the 2003 draft, the New Jersey Nets drafted one of the greatest shooters of all time but decided to sell Kyle Korver’s draft rights to the Philadelphia 76ers for $125,000. Nets GM Rod Thorn used the money to cover Summer League expenses and buy a brand-new copy machine. The Nets were…

DeMar Consequences: Charlotte Is a Long Shot

Earlier this year DeMar DeRozan was candid and (brave) enough to talk about his depression. The 4-time All-Star put his reputation on the line by chronicling his struggles saying “we’re all human at the end of the day.” It is that humanness that has made DeRozan a sympathetic figure; he was scorned. He trusted someone…