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Curry Joins NBA’s Flat Earth Society?

December 12th, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, NBA

Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors standout, on Monday declared that no one has stepped on the moon, setting off a bit of agitation that one of the most prominent and successful players in the NBA would actually espouse that belief. Curry’s ridiculous notion is just this side of the bat-sh*t-crazy position Kyrie Irving of […]

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Tyson Chandler, Home at Last

November 12th, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, Lakers, Sports Journalism

I saw the high school basketball debut of California native Tyson Chandler. Not many people can say that, because among the material I filed on deadline that night, December 2, 1997, is a note about how the Compton College gym was pretty much empty. Chandler was a 15-year-old freshman and, more importantly, already 6-foot-11. But […]

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Ranking Ten Pro Sports Teams I Loathe

November 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Barcelona, Basketball, Champions League, Dodgers, Football, Lakers, Lists, NBA, NFL, soccer

Have I done this before? After 10-plus years I must have. But know what? I’m not going to check because the 10 teams I love to hate changes a bit, from year to year. This list would probably be unlike any other I might have done. For instance, most of my life I have wished […]

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Which NBA Jerseys Are Euros Buying?

July 25th, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, Lakers, NBA

No need to be an international NBA fan to guess the answer to that one. The top-two selling jerseys, at the least. That would be LeBron James, No. 1, as he should be, and Stephen Curry, three-time NBA champion. The NBA recently posted lists on the top 10 jerseys sold in Europe, during the 2017-18 […]

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Your 2018-19 Lakers: LeBron and the Kids

July 19th, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, Lakers, NBA

Hmm. Not sure it was supposed to work out like this. Well, then again, maybe it was, once unrestricted free agent Paul George re-signed with Oklahoma City. If the Lakers were intent on providing LeBron James with a superstar-level wing man for his debut season in Los Angeles, and they were trying, it was going […]

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LeBron James: Greatest of All Time

June 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, NBA

We have at least three more games in the 2018 NBA playoffs to mull this, but over the past weeks and months I have come to believe that LeBron James is the league’s GOAT — greatest of all time. Is he better than Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Bill Russell? Absolutely, I am […]

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The Raptors Shoot Old Yeller

May 13th, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, NBA

I don’t spend a lot of time watching the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. For the longest time they were reliably awful, then they were good in the regular season before tending to run into LeBron James, who tended to run them over. Like this season, when James and the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Raptors in the […]

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A Bad Week to Be Defense-First

March 16th, 2018 · No Comments · Basketball, Champions League, Football, soccer

In the U.S., sports fans must be talking about the top-seeded University of Virginia losing tonight to a 16 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament. A No. 1 seed losing to a 16 had never happened, not in 135 previous encounters, until Virginia succumbed to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMDC) by 20 points […]

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The NBA and Its Tanking Scandal

March 6th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Basketball, NBA

That’s what it is — a “scandal”, yes? By definition: “An action or event that is regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.” It is not a “problem”. It is not an “issue”. It is one big, fat, ugly scandal that is the shame of the National Basketball Association: Teams choosing […]

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Ads on NBA Jerseys: An Abomination

March 1st, 2018 · 1 Comment · Basketball, Lakers, NBA

I knew this was coming. I read the stories in which the spineless commissioner Adam Silver said it was on the way … and shook my head. And now it is here, and most of Season 1 of The New Thing is done … and I hate the advertisements that appear on the left shoulder […]

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