Klay Thompson Laughing At The Clippers

The Warriors getting a little bit arrogant and full of themselves is just one of those consequences of winning a title. They are not a big market team and they pulled off the unthinkable. They won the title as a perimeter shooting team. They won the title after trailing in back-to-back series, two games to…

Thabo Sefolosha Beats the NYPD, Wins Trial

It was a Not Guilty verdict that cleared the name of Thabo Sefolosha and produced tears. After a nightmarish six month wait to prove his innocence, the Atlanta Hawks guard/forward can now appreciate what was lost: 184 days. A broken leg, surgery, a missed playoff run, a possible delay to the start of the season were all part of the…

Matt Barnes Explains

If you take pride in being a NBA bad boy as Matt Barnes obviously does, then you have to accept the social media consequences when things blow up. John Wooden always pointed out the difference between reputation and character. Your reputation is who the world thinks you are. Your character is who you really are.…

Thabo Sefolosha Testifies

In the second day of the Thabo Sefolosha trial the most dramatic testimony came from Sefolosha himself who is defending himself against charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of government administration. The Atlanta Hawks guard/forward reinforced the testimony of the police that there was chaos after three people were stabbed near the door…

Jimmy Butler, not Derrick Rose

For several seasons, Chicago Bulls fans have had their hopes and aspirations shattered by the repetitive injuries of Derrick Rose. While fans have entrusted Rose as their leader and their future, Rose can’t do his part and stay healthy. After winning the Most Valuable Player award in 2010, it looked like Chicago was going to be a menacing force…

Thabo Sefolosha Trial: Defense Shows Video

In front of a Chelsea nightclub in the early morning hours of April 8th, a crowd had gathered after three people were slashed with a knife. Segregated from police activity by tape, the bystanders were gripped by the chaotic scene. Thabo Sefolosha was one of the crowd. The Atlanta Hawks defensive specialist was caught up…

Opening Statements In Thabo Sefolosha Trial

In a perfect world, Thabo Sefolosha would be preparing for a pre-season game against LeBron James but Thabo Sefolosa is 800 miles north, in a courtroom in Manhattan Criminal Court where he will be judged by a jury of four women, two men, one of whom is black. The selection of a juror with similar racial compositions to the Atlanta…

The Season: Houston Rockets

New Faces: Sam Dekker (R),  Montrezl Harrell (R), Ty Lawson 2014-15 Regular Season Record:  56-26 2014-15 Regular Season Achievements: 1st: 3-Point Attempts, 3-Point Percentage (Defense). 2nd: Pace, Free Throw Attempts. 3rd: Steals. 6th: Points. 7th: Offensive Rebounding. 8th: Defensive Rating. 9th: Assists. 10th: Blocks. 12th: Offensive Rating. 14th: 3-Point Percentage, Total Rebounds. Leading Scorer: James Harden, 27.4 Leading…

Stephen A. Smith’s Takedown of Kevin Durant

Last week when Kevin Durant called Stephen A. Smith a liar, and then accused the print journalist and ESPN basketball insider of making up stories, there was going to be hell to pay in this fight that on no level is equal. Playwright and novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, in 1869, wrote, “the pen is mightier than…

Is It Money on Derrick Rose’s Mind or Winning?

It was less than five years ago when Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose stepped up to the podium to accept his first-ever MVP trophy. He graciously accepted the award, saying “I remember coming into training camp, saying that I wanted to be MVP. I wasn’t trying to be cocky at all. I knew that…