Oladipo Doesn’t Care About You Trashing His Chances

A stranger to the casual NBA fan who only tunes in once the playoffs start, Victor Oladipo was the best player on the floor on a Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. For someone with a limited playoff resume and no playoff resume as¬†the man,¬†Oladipo¬†pretty much shut everyone up who said his regular season was just the…

Paul George Wants A Divorce

Paul George’s temperature has risen to the point of boiling. Now it is just about to burst. George told the Pacers he intends to¬†fully pursue free agency. His choice is the Lakers. Duh. This is a secret everyone knew about because George didn’t hide it from his friends who then told told their friends and…

Vogel’s Vengeance

On May 12, 2016, the Orlando Magic were thrown for a huge loop: their first year head coach, Scott Skiles, suddenly resigned.¬† It was especially odd, considering that Skiles had just guided the Magic to a 35-47 record, a 10 win improvement from the previous season.¬† Now what were the Magic to do?¬† Luckily for…

Paul George Has Rio On His Mind

Nearly two years after a gruesome injury derailed Paul George’s FIBA World Cup aspirations and sidelined him for 76 games of the NBA season in 2014-15, Paul George is returning to international competition, via the 2016 Olympic team. He’s accepted the invitation and is now on board to be one of the key participants in…

The Right and Wrong of George Hill

If this wasn’t such a cruel business, sympathy may have followed George Hill. He could never be what the Pacers lost in the draft of 2011. He could never re-craft his image into a 6-9 power forward. He couldn’t be Kawhi Leonard, if he tried. He could never be an All-Star. He would never be…

Paul George’s New Normal

The reformation project that began in the offseason with the exile of Roy Hibbert and the fleeing of David West and the chess moving strategy of Larry Bird has led¬†Paul George here, to the lower half of the eastern conference, a far cry from where he was a few years ago when he was battling…

Paul George Is Back

The Indiana Pacers have won¬†7 of their last¬†10 games and Paul George is single-handedly leading them to the top¬†of the Eastern Conference. He has averaged 34.6 points over a three game stretch against the Jazz, Warriors, and Heat. It is a reminder to the NBA that when he is healthy,¬†Paul George¬†is a superstar. George‚Äôs offensive…

Paul George and the Lost Season

If Doc Rivers was right about one thing, he was right about luck intersecting with fate, and fate changing everything. It is the Paul George story of the moment, how a random event totally impacts a future, and how a championship¬†arc now looks bleak. It’s physics. One bad thing happens precipitating something else terrible to…