The Kemba Walker Squeeze

The franchise player of the Charlotte Hornets has been made available for a trade.  All offers are being considered. It is the intersection of NBA business with NBA basketball. One is drowning the other. One is about to succumb and die. Kemba Walker is the only savior in the room. A friendly contract, a 27…

Austin Rivers Prefers Arrogance Over Grace

A year and a half ago,  Austin Rivers gave the uninitiated a peek into the private world he inhabits with his coach/father. It was effective as a strategy to change the perception of him as spoiled, entitled and immature. Perhaps inadvertently, Austin let slip that he and his father’s relationship is basketball only. It doesn’t…

Gerald Green Suspended Two Games Is A Familiar Story

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner 2015, November. Now, we know the story. Now, we know what all the secrecy was about. Now, we know why the Heat suspended Gerald Green for conduct unbecoming. Now, we know Gerald Green had bloody hands.  Now, we know he went out his condo, collapsed, came…

Chris Paul’s Fake Fight Club

The end of last night’s Rockets game is destined to become an urban legend NBA story only because cameras and cell phone video were absent, leaving us to do the old fashion thing, interpertation based on imagination and what we want to believe. It is comfirmation bias 101. If you believe Chris Paul is the…

Someone is Missing the “Kid”

The Cavaliers miss Kyrie Irving. They miss the scorer playmaker who could do things off the dribble. They miss his arrogance in the fourth quarter mixed in with his three point shot making. They miss his slicing and dicing talent and how young he is. They miss the whole Kyrie Irving package, dagger threes, playmaking,…

The LeBron James Rule

The LeBron James Rule. In the LeBron James 15 years of greatness career there has been one rookie to play in the All-Star game and it wasn’t James and technically it wasn’t even a rookie. In 2011 Blake Griffin made the All-Star team but it was really Griffin’s second year. He busted his knee before…