Portland made the playoffs, but not because of its high-powered, two-guard offense. Some observers thought they’d given up when center Mason Plumlee was shipped to Denver – the Trail Blazers’ chief rivals for the 8th playoff slot – in exchange for Jusuf Nurkic AND a first-round pick in the coming draft. How sweet that turned […]
In the end, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a winning streak – of all things – and made it easy for the Suns to outduel them for the Western Conference basement and second-best shot at the No. 1 lottery pick in June. Heck, Phoenix even withstood a strange, two-game winning streak in its final […]
You all know and I have said it before. The NBA playoffs crank up this week and you’ll notice, as the postseason progresses, somehow the court seems to gets smaller and smaller. By June, it will be a half-court game. Somehow, at this time of the year, those “opportunity” 3s you saw early in the […]
Jack Kent Cooke’s “Fabulous Forum” was the NBA’s first modern arena when it opened late in 1967 at Inglewood, California. Construction cost some $16.5 million.
Put another way, the money spent to construct the Forum was less than half of the $33-plus million LeBron James will be paid next season by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Admittedly, $16.5 million, […]
Last night, Houston Rockets with three-fifths of their starting line-up absent, beat the Suns. According to management and the doting press, fans should all be happy that Phoenix could win the [tanking] race against the L.A. Lakers for the worst record in the conference. Should we all be excited at the prospect of drafting another […]