On October 4, 2005, the New York Knicks acquired Eddie Curry from the Chicago Bulls for a 2006 first-round pick and the right to switch picks in the 2007 NBA Draft. The Bulls essentially acquired LaMarcus Aldridge – though he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on draft night – and Joakim Noah for Pillsbury pounding […]
The Detroit Pistons are 11-3 since waiving Josh Smith on December 22. We all knew Smith wasn’t a good fit in Mo-town, but seriously? Personally, I like to say I told you so to anyone and everyone who thought it was a good idea for the Pistons to sign Smith in the first place. He’s […]
There are officially 40 games remaining on the 2014-15 New York Knicks schedule. Allow me to reiterate: there are 40 games left on this nightmarish, abysmal, apocalyptic season for Carmelo Anthony and company. See, for Melo it’s not all bad. On gamedays and off-days, despite the sweeping tsunami of boos and lectures from Derek Fisher, […]
Do you know the feeling you get when you move to a new town? When you look up and the atmosphere around you is so foreign and exciting, you feel like you can do anything? Rajon Rondo is experiencing that right about now in Dallas. Before the point guard was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks, […]
As it slithers, slopes and slides, the black mamba locates and locks onto its prey with precision. Every move — carefully calculated — is in direct conjunction with the fleeting surroundings because the target is the only objective. But what happens after the fact? Once the black mamba catches up to its prey and devours […]
Charity is a helluva drug. I might be hopped up on something for wanting to discuss this train wreck a.k.a. the New York Knicks. I thought, “Hey, I could fix the Knicks immediately if given the keys.” And I truly believe that. I could be the Richard Gere to the Knicks’ Julia Roberts. First let’s […]
It was the December of break-ups — or at least potential break-ups. The trade whispers began to swirl earlier than usual this year, and it all seemed like a bunch of hoopla until Danny Ainge decided to take that leap of faith and deal Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. What did the Boston Celtics […]
Tanking in the NBA has been a problem for years – unless you are logical like I am – then you realize tanking is not a problem at all. After all, it is always darkest before the dawn. But it is extremely difficult to label what the Los Angeles Lakers are doing as tanking. Letting […]
Success in the NBA is no different than experiencing success anywhere else. In order to sustain the high of winning, it is required to trudge through the depths of defeat. Deep, huh? The Oklahoma City Thunder have been riding that high for about six years now, ever since they linked up Kevin Durant with Russell […]
Long live the Los Angeles Laker history of luring superstar big men away from their small-market teams. They have done it before, history and hints say they will do it again.
Potential is a slippery slope. It is a variable-laden, ticking time bomb. Too often players are boasted and prodded around as the future of the NBA, and then they end up hovering along the D-League wall. Then there are players who fly – somewhat – under the radar. They excite with flashes of skill and physical […]
An optimist, a pessimist and a realist walk into a bar… to watch a Lakers game. It does not matter how you slice it, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 0-4 start is bad – Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern kind of a bad. And domino after domino, the problems keep coming.
It was not that long ago when the Orlando Magic’s top priority was dealing away a disgruntled Dwight Howard, and the Magic fans’ top priority was winning the break up. When Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan signed, sealed and delivered Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, Walt Disney’s neighbors were not so pleased. That was […]
When the Orlando Magic traded the rights to Dario Saric to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Elfrid Payton during the 2014 NBA Draft, I would have needed Indiana Jones to lead me through that maze of Magic fan boos. All of my friends and colleagues who follow the Magic, they all deployed the […]
There is nothing wrong with average, is there? A lot of people believe being average is a good thing. After all, it is better to be average than below it. Stop asking yourself, “where is he going with this?” I am getting there. Ironically, the Atlanta Hawks aren’t going anywhere. Atlanta has been a team lost in space, […]