When Oklahoma City was leading the semi-final series, 3 games to 1, it didn’t take the smart guys on TV long to begin making Curry/ Westbrook comparisons. No matter the outcome of Monday’s finale, the closing minutes of Game 6 is all you need to know about Westbrook. Let me add: the difference between Westbrook […]
“Race, Power, and Politics in the NBA,” by Wayne Embry, posed the wonderful basketball trivia question:
Who is the only player to play on NCAA, NBA and ABA championship teams?
Answer: Tom (Doggie) Thacker, who I met up with while both of us were among the Class of 2016 (17 people and the Miami of Ohio teams from […]
For all of you that follow me, yours truly will be inducted into the state of Ohio Hall of Fame, Saturday, May 21st. Hopefully, we will have some good things to talk about and perhaps some pictures as well.
Watching the NBA today is pretty painful. An evening generally begins with the NBA TV program, “The Starters.” Where the hell these guys came from, God only knows. When the games begin, we have children playing with children, referees scared to death to make a call and TV analysts talking about things they never did […]
It’s not so often someone like Steph Curry comes into the NBA with his imprint all over the game. The Portland/Golden State match-up was a classic example. Damian Lillard is a nice player. He can get his own shot and, for the most part, shoot the ball a lot. But he doesn’t do much for […]
You all see it, night after night, game after game, whether it’s OKC-San Antonio, or Toronto-Indiana, or Golden State-Portland. After the game, Ken Mauer says we should have seen Waiters fouling Ginobli. And the league’s day-after “two-minute report” says DeRozan made “body contact” with Mahinmi, “dislodging him and affecting his ability to catch the alley-oop […]
I’m still gob-smacked at something I saw near the end of Game 5 at Toronto, on which the Raptor-Pacer series turned, featured the home team’s and which fourth-quarter comeback. It happened after the Raptors’ 15-2 run tied the game at 92 … Indiana, desperately trying to right the ship, had called time out.
You know […]