Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

The Ebbs And Flows Of Knicks Fandom

By Johnathan Tillman / @thetillshow (I began this immediately after Game 6.) I am a 49ers fan. I watched that team lose painfully in consecutive years, within reach of the Lombardi Trophy. I saw them lose and did not watch a sports broadcast for days. I say all that to say this: I have never felt like...
May 6th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Nate Robinson Pukes And Jukes His Way Into My Heart, Again

Watching Nate Robinson play basketball is infectious, even if at times it feels like a train wreck ready to happen. When I watch Nate Rob hoop, I used to be compelled to make all the short man comparisons to his game with other diminutive hoopers like Spud Webb and Muggsy Bogues. However, now that...
May 3rd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The 5 Differences Between The NBA And NHL Playoffs

After the artist formerly known as Roy Halladay gave up an eight-spot in less than four innings of work, I was able to focus my undivided attention to the NBA and NHL playoffs. OK, so since I have two televisions in my living room with the NBA on one and the NHL on the other, I guess my attention was,...
May 1st, 2013 | Basketball, Hockey, The Rev | Read More

Jason Collins, Personal Opinions And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Whether or not you like it, Jason Collins is gay. There’s no debating that fact. We don’t know if his courage will inspire others. But, no matter what happens in the future, Collins did what he needed to do to insure a happier existence. That’s honorable enough. Yesterday, my car failed inspection...
April 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The Prayer List: Geno Smith And Kris Humphries Really Wanted To Just Get Away

Thursday night in the sports world was supposed to follow a certain script. That script would include another easy win for the Miami Heat over the Milwaukee Bucks, another knock’em out drag’em out slobberknobber between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies and the 2013 NFL...
April 26th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Are We Allowed To Call Harrison Barnes ‘The Black Falcon’ Now?

For the first time on Tuesday evening, I felt totally okay referring to Harrison Barnes as “The Black Falcon.” For what seemed totally preposterous when I first heard him refer to himself as such an audacious nickname, tonight seemed fitting. Not that I’d actually know a black falcon...
April 24th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Liberation Of Earl Smith III

J.R. Smith, the newly crowned Sixth Man of the Year, is on the postseason scene for all to see. There are people who have thrown shade his way, people who have come for my head for my disgust with the Eastern Conference coaches for leaving him off of the All-Star roster, and people who had once labeled...
April 24th, 2013 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

One Man’s Beef With Advanced Basketball Stats And The Bloggers Who Misuse Them

via Bryan Crawford / @BryanCraw4D I always laugh when people label me as “the guy who hates basketball stats and is always mad.” Whenever I hear that, it makes me realize the person making that comment has a real lack of understanding about me as an individual and this game that’s been a part...
April 23rd, 2013 | Basketball, From The Go | Read More

The Monday Morning Script: Where ESPN’s BottomLine Threw Shade On Carmelo Anthony

You are going to be so inundated with the 2013 NFL Draft this week by every media outlet, publication and blog (maybe even us, I’m sorry) that at some point you might just want to yell HURRY UP AND BRING ON THIS FRIGGIN DRAFT SO I DON’T HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT ANYMORE JEEEEEZ or something...
April 22nd, 2013 | The Fam | Read More

2013 NBA Playoffs Player Power Rankings: Because Andre Miller Wants His Denny’s Senior Discount

I have had the honor and the pleasure to spend the weekend with my legendary elder, Uncle Bill, here in Seattle for the last couple of days. I call my Uncle Bill “an old man” out of sheer respect, not because the man has been on this earth for 64 years as of three weeks ago. Anyway, there’s...
April 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Here’s Your 2013 NBA Playoff Schedule, Try To Keep Up

In my mind, we’re set up for one of the greatest NBA playoff seasons in quite some time. Granted, one can say that every year, but I can’t remember the last time I was THIS excited for so many different playoff matches, in the first round. With the schedules already out on various sites, there’s...
April 20th, 2013 | Basketball, Real Goes Right | Read More

Chris Andersen: Tattooed Tears And Broken Wings

Rarer than a four-leaf clover, Chris Andersen is a living testament of taking full advantage of a third lease on life. The same blessing a young man 1,000 miles north prays for every day from his jail cell. Slightly hungover about three weeks ago, I decided to force myself out of bed Saturday morning...
April 17th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Following Your Team Into A Pact Can Be Stupid And Liberating At The Same Damn Time

On February 7th, with the Dallas Mavericks at a God-awful record of 21-28, word got out that the Mavs made a pact within their basketball team. Legend has it that O.J. Mayo was the ringleader, and he suggested that the Mavs grow their beards out as a sign of solidarity and not to shave until they reached...
April 15th, 2013 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

The Monday Morning Script: Where Things Other Than ‘The Masters’ Happened

For some of you, your Saturday started with the news that one of the 10 greatest basketball players of all-time had his achilles tendon cry “uncle” while Los Angeles Lakers fans began to cry tears in their Kobe Systems. For a few more of you, your weekend may have ended with the news that...
April 15th, 2013 | Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Hockey, The Fam | Read More

Being Draymond Green: A Man Of The People, A LeBron X Fan And Someone Who Loves Scandal

Draymond Green is just a likeable dude. This isn’t my immediate opinion of him, this is what every person that’s ever talked to him in person has relayed to me when I ask about him. This is what the people I trust as basketball confidants say when they observe him. This is what I hear whenever I’ve...
April 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Kobe Bryant Achilles Says ‘No Mas,’ Lakers Fans Everywhere On Life Alert

I’m not a Los Angeles Lakers fan, but the trials and tribulations that Showtime has had to go through this season has been simply unfathomable. The death blow to the Lakers may have officially come late in the 4th quarter versus the Golden State Warriors, in a basketball play that Kobe Bryant’s...
April 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

QOTD: Who’s Your Candidate for 3rd Place In The NBA’s MVP Voting?

I can speak for B-Lew, Kenny and Tinsley when I say that one of the best guests we’ve ever had on The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show is the homie @SHERMradio. Sherm is hilarious, especially considering the fact that he is a Chi-town resident who is a Miami Heat fan, dude is nuts. Anyway, the man...
April 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

How The Hell Is He Still In The NBA?

Being an NBA basketball player is one of the toughest jobs in the entire world to get. There are just 15 roster spots apiece on each of the 30 NBA franchises. For those of you counting, that’s just 450 jobs total for an NBA player. Unlike baseball and its 25-man rosters, football and its 53-man...
April 3rd, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

The Good Doctor’s Prescription On Fixing A College Hoops Hypocrisy

By Dr. Jeff A. Glenn / @jagadelic A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece in which I stated that college basketball is not nearly as exciting as it used to be due to the fact that the best players only stay for a cup of coffee and no real personalities are developed at this level anymore. I also lamented...
March 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

About Miami’s Streak, Going Through The Motions And Ultimate Success

By Alex Wong / @steven_lebron On Monday, the Heat took their 22-game win streak into Boston, on the second half of a road back-to-back, against a Celtics team that for several years running has always given Miami the toughest competition in the regular season and playoffs. And so, if it’s possible...
March 20th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron, The Fam | Read More