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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Basketball

Gregg Popovich Won’t Win One for the Gipper nor Remember the Titans

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is famous for his biting sarcasm and honest criticism in post-game news conferences. Pop’s comments following Wednesday night’s loss that put the Spurs down 0-2 against the Suns in the Western Conference semifinals were no exception. Irritated by the nature of the questions he received from reporters who were wondering if…Read More

Maybe LeBron Was Resting His Elbow at End of the Regular Season

Easily the most discussed and scrutinized body part this post season in the NBA has been LeBron James’ elbow. I noted that LeBron’s right elbow seemed to limit him in Game 1 against the Celtics, a contest in which LeBron scored 35 points in a comeback win. Game 2 was a similar story for LeBron,…Read More

Kobe Bryant Embarrassed by White Hot Fashion Photos?

I understand how some athletes, knowing they’re going to be on the cover of a major publication, can let stylists and fashion moguls craft a look for them and go along with it. What I don’t understand is how you can give your stamp of approval once you see how horrible they look. Such is…Read More

Danny Ainge Is a Free Throw Heckler

Celtics GM Danny Ainge was in attendance for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Cavs and Celtics on Monday night. Although his Celtics pulled away from the Cavs in the third quarter and went on for an easy win, Ainge did everything possible to ensure his team would win. That includes tossing…Read More

About Time Del Negro Got the Ax

On Monday, word leaked out that Chicago Bulls head coach Vinny Del Negro would be fired. Believe me, this is not shocking to Bulls fans. They have been on “Vinny Watch” counting down the seconds until the time they could finally say good riddance to him. Will firing Vinny be good for the Bulls? Amazingly,…Read More

Lakers Fans Too Cool for White Shirts

When I called them “Faker Fans” a few years ago, this is exactly what I had in mind. While the hardcore fans are sitting in the 300 level or watching the game at home with friends or at the bar, you have the Hollywood-type, Faker Fans misrepresenting the Lakers fan base. The AP recap of…Read More

Great Time for Mo Williams’ First Dunk

Mo Williams had played 150 regular season and 19 playoff games with the Cavs but there’s one thing he hadn’t done with the team until Saturday night: dunk. LeBron James was aware of that and always told him something that turned out to be prescient: “I told Mo a long time ago if he ever…Read More

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