Here is a bad tweet:
So, the Mavs are garbage. They’re an uncomfortable, mismatched mix of declining, late-career veterans and a small handful of interesting young guys, no combination of which is anywhere close to good enough to elevate the whole thing into something competitive.
It’s my blog, I do what I want.
Because I feel like it.
There’s a glass-is-half-full way of viewing the last few years of NBA basketball—probably more than the last few years, probably the last decade and a half—as a thrilling and historic ascendency of Western Conference basketball. Like maybe the consistent, remarkable genius of teams at the top of the Western Conference…
The Western Conference was going to take a step backwards this season, one way or another. The Mavericks retooled with injury cases and lost out on their first-choice free agent in the great emoji war of 2015. The Blazers dumped 80 percent of their starting lineup and stocked their roster with developmental pieces.…
NBA fans seem to have fixated on the idea that Golden State’s world-historic offense was unlocked by the dangerous perimeter marksmanship of Draymond Green and, to a lesser extent, Harrison Barnes or Andre Iguodala sliding over to the PF spot and raining hellfire from deep. This is giving me angina, you motherfuckers.…
Just some thoughts and observations as the NBA offseason switches from draft craziness to free-agency craziness.
Pamela McGee once told the Washington Post's Mike Wise, in a conversation about her son, JaVale, that JaVale was "the future of the NBA." This expression was the portion of her comments that grabbed the attention of NBA fans, for a fairly simple reason: JaVale McGee, then and now, is one of the most spectacularly…
Let's do a roundup of yesterday's Knicks/Cavs/Thunder trade, using descriptors from ESPN.com's "expert" "insider" evaluation.
Note: The Spike Files is a series capturing some of the, um, less-wildly successful pitches as yours truly makes a "real" attempt at freelancing. The names and dates have not been changed because that would be too much work.
You may have heard, Michael Carter-Williams wrote a thing.
Wherein NBA basketball is viewed as a series of actions and decisions independent from the often-misleading result. We don't care if the ball went in the basket - we care if the right play was made.
Go home, Blazers. You're drunk as hell.
Early in Friday night's surprisingly-competitive Lakers/Clippers tilt, miserable basketball-hating curmudgeon Jon Barry brought up Lakers head coach Byron Scott's stated preference for capping his team's three-point shooting at some number below 20 attempts per game. Because Jon Barry lives in a perpetual state of…
Atlantic Division Champ: Toronto Raptors
Andre Drummond took a short break from racking up outrageous goaltending violations to thunder home this bananerific alley-oop against a by then long-dead Dominican Republic national team. Why is no one talking about this? What is everyone hiding?
Colin Cowherd, a cynical blowhard so immediately repulsive and culturally toxic that even typing his name is causing me to break out in hives, said some dumb shit today about John Wall.
An ongoing chronicle of the very ugliest people and things the NBA has to offer.