Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

The Other Side Of K.O.B.E.

Last month, Thomas Golianopoulos of Grantland wrote a revealing piece titled “The Secret History of Kobe Bryant’s Rap Career,” in which we found out that Kobe’s pursuit as a rapper was more serious than any basketball-turned-rapper foray we’ve ever made fun of. Among the...
May 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More

Zach Randolph Is A Man, Part 2

You know, I grew up on basketball that was played in the paint. As a youngster, big men roamed the earth and battled down low like real men are supposed to. Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaq, to name several. Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Tim Duncan and others were power forwards...
May 16th, 2013 | Basketball, Columns, Soul On Ice, Sports | Read More

Podcast: Bring It To The Altar – The NBA Playoffs Edition

There were a lotta sad souls on the recent edition of the UC Show. However, they still gave us quality insight, starting with Till. The man called in to give us some analysis on what is ailing the New York Knicks against the Indiana Pacers. He was pretty much impossible to rattle, which is a testament...
May 16th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

The Reorganization Of The Miami Heat’s Big 3

If you looked at the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA seasons in a vacuum, you’d swear on your life that LeBron James was the greatest basketball player and leader the game has seen since the days of Michael Jordan and the Miami Heat the most formidable collection of talent since the dynastic teams of...
May 15th, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

The 5 Reasons Why (We Think) That Miami Heat Lady Gave The Finger To Joakim Noah

If you haven’t seen the photo above, then yes, let the shock and awe of this woman hit you right in the face with the middle finger. This is Joakim Noah walking off the court after being ejected in an eventual 118-75 Miami Heat drubbing of the Chicago Bulls. Noah was ejected (along with Taj Gibson,...
May 9th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Why The Philadelphia 76ers Should Re-Sign Andrew Bynum

Back in August, the Philadelphia 76ers did something they hadn’t done in forever, swinging for the fences and acquiring all-star center Andrew Bynum in a four-team, blockbuster trade. It brought excitement and optimism to Philadelphia as the long-suffering Sixers fans waited for the first true player...
May 8th, 2013 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Why I Started Paying Attention to the Chicago Bulls

I think it’s time we all forgot about the starting point guard who’s not playing for the Chicago Bulls and start focusing on the Chicago Bulls as a team. I won’t front, I’ve largely ignored the Bulls for much of the year. Don’t be upset. Why on Earth would I want to watch a team missing their...
May 8th, 2013 | Basketball, Real Goes Right | Read More

The Memphis Grizzlies Offer Salvation To Old NBA Fans

If you’ve ever encountered the species of former NBA fan-turned-anti-NBA viewer, you’ve grown familiar with their excuses. Once Michael Jordan left the NBA, many people shut the league out. Maybe Allen Iverson’s tattoos pushed them away. It may have been the game’s tick-tack...
May 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

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