Articles By: Eddie Maisonet, III

Eddie Maisonet is an appreciator of the ultimate reality show that is sports.

Eric Kelly Is The Best Thing That Happened To The MLB All-Star Game

If you don’t remember Eric Kelly, he’s arguably the greatest boxing trainer of all time. Why? Because he has proven that he will talk to anyone any type of way, and there’s nothing you will do about it but take it. He doesn’t care for your pomp and circumstance. He doesn’t...
July 24th, 2014 | Baseball, Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Everybody’s Getting Dunked On In The Knicks Vs. Mavericks Summer League Game

Hey guys, if you didn’t know, LeBron James is going to take his talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Everybody’s talking about it. This is life in 2014, where our lives can be totally consumed by keeping your eyes on Twitter and Facebook and figuring out the rest of your life later....
July 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The King Shocked The World Again: LeBron James Takes His Talents Back To Northeast Ohio

LeBron James, after serving his four-year term as the lead dog for the Miami Heat, has made the decision to take his talents back to Northeast Ohio and return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s...
July 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Dave Chappelle Absolutely Nails The Donald Sterling Case In 5 Minutes Of Standup

Dave Chappelle hasn’t hosted his world famous sketch comedy show “Chappelle’s Show” in almost eight years, and yet there are always times in my life where a situation will arise and one of his skits will perfectly sum up what I’m experiencing. Same goes for his standup...
July 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: Stephen Curry’s Magical Night At The San Francisco Pro-Am

Image by @LetsGoWarriors I remember sitting in my usual 2 p.m. Wednesday meeting at the gig, listening to the mindless drivel that was being spewed across the table while casually scanning my laptop. I was browsing Facebook when I saw the following words from the homie Bonta. Steph Curry will be playing...
July 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Tim Howard Deserved Better And America’s Hope-Filled Roller Coaster Ride Is Over

“F*ck.” It was the only word I could utter when Belgium sent Romelo Lukaku onto the pitch in extra time. I knew what was about to happen, even if I really didn’t. And when it did happen, I couldn’t do anything but wallow in my misery. When Lukaku setup the goal for Kevin De...
July 2nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

We Should All Send Our Kids To Nick Young’s Basketball Camp

It’s officially the summertime all across the country and with the solstice in full effect, that really means only one thing for parents. The kids are home from school and they must be entertained for the next two-plus months. You see, my mother had nothing to worry about, as she’d get me...
June 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

They’re Plenty American Enough

If there is one thing that infuriates me more than that silly ass chant, it’s the questioning of how “American” this US Men’s National Team is makes my blood boil. Let me just put all of my cards on the table. I’m a son of an Army serviceman. My father is Puerto Rican....
June 27th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

Watch Nike’s Live Stream Unveiling Of Kevin Durant’s Nike KD 7

Wednesday will be a day for multi-tasking. Whether you’re grabbing lunch, knee-deep in spreadsheets and powerpoints, school work or watching the World Cup by any means necessary…sneakerheads from all across the globe will come together in the name of Kevin Durant and his latest signature...
June 25th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Luis Suarez Is Clearly A Vampire And We Simply Weren’t Paying Enough Attention

For a moment there, Luis Suarez’s brilliance was going to overlap my hate for a man that might’ve been built up over a few random events that I deemed very racist. Suarez, the Uruguayan and Liverpool striker extraordinaire, is so friggin’ good. He’s brilliant in a way that makes...
June 24th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

The Decision, Part II: LeBron James Opts Out And Fans Lose Their Minds…Again

I’ve been awake exactly 90 minutes as of writing this, and I’m already disgusted. LeBron James, in a move that was 100% not shocking at all, did exactly what he was supposed to do this Tuesday morning. Per SB Nation’s Jason Patt: Miami Heat star LeBron James has exercised his early...
June 24th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Carmelo Anthony, Scottie Pippen And Conversations Had At The 2014 Quai 54 World Streetball Championship

Carmelo Anthony’s got a lot on his mind right now. The news broke on Sunday that the former Syracuse legend would begin the process of breaking ties with the New York Knicks by declining his player option and become an unrestricted free agent this summer. It’s not a bad time for Melo honestly,...
June 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

I Officially Love The U.S. Men’s National Team

I didn’t know I cared that much. I really didn’t. When Cristiano Ronaldo connected on an absurd crossing pass from roughly 50 yards out to a streaking Varela, who subsequently headed the ball past Tim Howard to give Portugal a 2-2 tie against America, my mind just went blank. I had nothing....
June 23rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

The Charlotte Hornets Got New Jerseys But Where Are The Pinstripes?

There’s nothing on this earth quite like the feeling of getting new uniforms. I remember in high school, as a junior first baseman on the Eisnehower Eagles baseball team, our coach decided that he wanted to imitate the Colorado Rockies’ combination of the black vest and the shirt with the...
June 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

What I Learned From Game 5 Of The NBA Finals: The San Antonio Spurs Are World Champions

I’m glad it’s over. It didn’t take long to figure out, and frankly, it was getting unbearable to watch. The San Antonio Spurs are the best team in the world, and it’s not even close. The Miami Heat have the best player in the world, and it’s not even close. The 2014 NBA...
June 16th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

This Was The Red Wedding In Real Life: Netherlands 5, Spain 1

Many of you have been watching Game Of Thrones, and if you have, you’re probably familiar with The Red Wedding. If you don’t know what The Red Wedding is, then I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version. The Red Wedding is a massacre in which a family that rules in the North and...
June 13th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

Kawhi Leonard Has No Regard For Human Life, Or At The Very Least The Miami Heat

The Miami Heat were already getting their asses whupped. The San Antonio Spurs were passing the ball like the Harlem Globetrotters and shooting the ball like they knew all the hot spots on Double Dribble. I’ll admit it, at some point this started to get partly sad and partly hilarious as Erik...
June 12th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

What I Learned From Game 3 Of The NBA Finals: It’s Hard To Lose When You Make (Almost) Every Shot

Living on the West Coast is a pain at times. I got off of work a little later than usual, and realizing the fact that I have a one hour-plus commute to/from work every day, I knew that I’d miss part of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. There’s this feeling you get when the clock strikes and you...
June 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Archives: The Mindset Of Someone Who Still Wears Cornrows In The NBA

(Ed’s Note: Before there was thesportsfanjournal.com there was edthesportsfan.com. From 2008-12, Kenny, The Rev, Phillip, Tinsley and myself published over 900+ articles on that blog, and from time to time we knocked some dope articles out the park. We understand that you might not have been...
June 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

What I Learned From Game 2 Of The NBA Finals: Sunday Morning Yoga Helps LeBron Be OK At Basketball

For the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, I thought LeBron James was drunk on All Sport. LeBron looks drunk on All Sport right now. — Eddie Maisonet, III (@edthesportsfan) June 9, 2014 Do you all remember All Sport? It was a competitor to Gatorade and Powerade back in the day, and it was...
June 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More