SIR CHARLES

Most of the time, his observations are squarely on target. But, the other night on NBA-TV’s “Open Court,” he missed big time. He said: ”Shaquille O’Neal was more athletic than Wilt Chamberlain.” I almost fell out of my chair. Trust me, Charles — it is not even close. ###

By |2015-01-30T19:33:52+00:00October 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NBA-TV

So, once the season begins, we’ve can look forward to … “The Starters,” Isiah Thomas and Bill Simmons? Throw in a bunch of little guards dribbling the ball all over the gym, and you’ve got a game that is hard to watch and experts (?) who are difficult to listen to.***

By |2015-01-30T19:33:52+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PALMING AS A RULE VIOLATION

This exhibition season, palming violations are not being whistled. Is it because the NBA has become a guard-oriented league and the high-profile guards have been doing it since grade school? Is it any wonder that the Big Man is becoming more obsolete? Think of it another way: imagine Kyrie Irving accomplishing some of his […]

By |2015-01-30T19:33:52+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LAST MAN NO LONGER STANDING

Last year in October with the help of Mr. Research, my blog, “Last Man Standing,” it was noted that Kevin Durant was the only client of the summer work-out guru, Rob McClanaghan, who had escaped serious injury in the preceding two seasons. Now, though, with Durant’s “Jones” fracture, the roster is complete: Every one […]

By |2017-03-17T16:51:02+00:00October 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BLEDSOE’S NEW DEAL

Just as I was getting ready to applaud their decision not to sign him to a big contract, the Phoenix Suns signed Bledsoe – to a big contract. There are reasons why NBA teams failed to make an offer in this summer’s free-agent market. 1. He is in the small guard category. […]

By |2015-01-30T19:33:53+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TONY LARUSSA

Tony LaRussa comes to town – and, natch, the fans and, particularly, the media genuflect. He tells Kirk Gibson as soon as a decision is made on his future as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he’ll let him know. With three games left, Gibson is fired. What a bunch of BS. Three games left? C’mon. […]

By |2015-01-30T19:33:53+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments