Stars Who Don’t Play

In mid-December Cleveland went to Memphis for the 27th game of the season — without LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.

Part of giving LeBron, Love, and Kyrie the night off was to spare them, as one observer allowed, “the hassles of travel which even with luxury chartered planes, limo quality buses, and five-star hotels […]

By |2017-03-09T04:05:22-07:00January 28th, 2017|Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA|0 Comments

NBA in the “Golden Age”

Saturday, while in Mexico City, Commissioner Adam Silver said “the NBA is in the Golden Age of Basketball.” [I’m sure he meant to capitalize the phrase, too.] I hope he is correct, because there are a few of us that were there from the beginning that are still around. So, when they begin sharing that […]

By |2017-03-17T16:51:02-07:00January 17th, 2017|NBA, NBA|0 Comments

Doug Collins

The former star player and longtime coach, now a full-time television analyst, is as proficient at “color commentary” as anyone in the business and more so than most. I’ve often wondered, though, why all that knowledge didn’t translate into more success as a coach. Doug coached 11 years, missed the playoffs three times, saw his […]

By |2017-03-09T04:10:29-07:00January 17th, 2017|NBA|0 Comments

Melo, Knicks Off the Tracks

The Knicks are in the dumps and the wise guys on TV are trying to decide whether the Knicks should keep him or trade him. Carmelo Anthony never has been a player who makes players around him better. He has played some of his best basketball on the USA Olympic team. He obviously plays better […]

By |2017-03-09T04:15:17-07:00January 14th, 2017|NBA|0 Comments

Inside Versus Outside

All the experts, pundits and fans are a-flutter — Memphis Grizzlies overcome a huge deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors in overtime and at the Oracle in Oakland, to boot!!

What happened is exactly what I’ve been saying all along: “Playoff time is when the basketball court somehow gets smaller; history tells us good big […]

By |2017-03-09T04:17:38-07:00January 10th, 2017|Golden State Warriors, NBA|0 Comments

Barkley Has It Right

I don’t always agree with Charles but on this one he is spot on.

For example, 3-pointers:

“Threes are great if you have a Steph Curry, a Klay Thompson, guys like that. And these guys can live by threes … but, if you look around the NBA, everybody’s trying to go small. You have a bunch of […]

By |2017-03-09T04:20:10-07:00January 8th, 2017|NBA|0 Comments