Category Archives: General

The Gambling Problem

Okay okay, I’ll admit it. In the best interests of my family, friends, co-workers and even myself, I’ll admit it. I have a serious NBA gambling problem. Check it out. Here’s a partial selection of my current bets on teams … Continue reading

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Games of the Week: December 14-20, 2015.

Finals this week. Which is to say: see you all next week. Tuesday: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (7:30 PM EST/4:30 PM PST on NBA TV) In my highly informed opinion, the “one of their guys made a dirty play … Continue reading

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The Ugliness of Being Eaten

The hard data seems to indicate that there has been a competency shift in the NBA; a perceptible alteration in the balance of power between the coasts. Going into Monday, the Eastern conference — long derided for its inadequacy and … Continue reading

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Games of the Week: November 9-15, 2015.

Maybe it’s all the copycat Warriors stuff I’ve been seeing, but I’ve been falling asleep on the couch a lot this season. Maybe I’ll be more alert this week. Monday: Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM … Continue reading

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Who Killed the Hook Shot? A Roundball Murder Mystery

This whole thing began as an investigation into why, and how, the venerable hook shot had disappeared, seemingly forever, from the collegiate and professional basketball landscape. Because I had done a lot of work on my hook shot against seven- … Continue reading

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Assuming the Role.

Tonight, at around 7:30 PM, at 7000 Coliseum Way in Oakland, California, the Golden State Warriors will receive their championship rings. The rings will be impressive; it is likely that those who own them will cherish them more than many … Continue reading

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You, Too, Are Uprooted.

LeBron James, in the abstract, and from a distance, can be rationalized and understood. At the most basic level, he exists as the active representative of an oft-discussed lineage, a time-honored tradition most fans of sport have been exposed to … Continue reading

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