Big Man In the Northwest, Jusuf Nurkic

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 […]

By |2017-05-10T21:37:55-07:00April 12th, 2017|Portland Trail Blazers|0 Comments

Game Change

 

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 […]

By |2017-05-10T21:40:43-07:00April 12th, 2017|NBA Playoffs 2017|0 Comments

Courtesy of Mister Research

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, […]

By |2017-04-06T11:23:22-07:00April 6th, 2017|Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA History|0 Comments