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.
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.
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.
The question came via text message on April 6th as part of a season-long conversation about the NBA. The question was: Are the Pacers the most depressing thing in the NBA right this minute? Obviously over the whole season there are tons of teams that are more depressing, but right this minute, man, the Pacers are a…