The NBA Finals We Deserve
Sports fans don't like repetition. They enjoy change; whether it be an underdog team upsetting a perennial favorite, a new star player rising to new orbits or a young coach showcasing his skills from the sideline. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers rivalry has become stale — it's time for the Boston Celtics to re-enter the Finals.
We're Being Naive About Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard may very well want out of San Antonio. From what we know, his reasoning for this doesn’t make sense. Leonard’s unhappiness, first reported by ESPN, was too big a fact for even the Spurs to keep suppressed. Additionally, there’s some important context information that helps make the situation a bit more understandable.
Behind the Kemba Walker Trade Noise
Kemba Walker is easily the biggest name on the market as we approach the deadline. Despite Michael Jordan’s recent comments, Walker is certainly available. While the Charlotte Hornets aren’t actively shopping the All-Star point guard, they are taking calls from any team interested.
Knicks Shakeup Looms As Patience Runs Low
As the midpoint of the season approaches, the New York Knicks continue to hover below .500 in the ever-so-mediocre East. They are one of the worst teams in the NBA on the road (only the Hawks, Jazz and Grizzlies have less wins), with losses coming to the Bulls, Magic, Hawks, Grizzlies, and Lakers. Despite a hot start to the season, largely due to the play of Kristaps Porzingis early on, the Knicks are now in deep trouble.
Stranger Things: NBA Edition
October brought back two of my favorite things: the NBA and Stranger Things. If you aren’t familiar with Stranger Things, let me give you a quick breakdown. Stranger Things is about the disappearance of a boy in a small town in Indiana. If you like supernatural creatures, the 80’s, or Winona Ryder, then you’ll love Stranger Things. While the NBA doesn’t feature any extraterrestrial creatures, (Kyrie Irving might disagree), there have been plenty of strange activities going on.
Paul George Intends to Re-Sign with the Thunder
First Russell Westbrook signed his five-year extension, and now it looks like another piece of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new core is here to stay. Forward Paul George has verbally informed the Thunder that he intends to re-sign with the team when his current deal expires at the end of this season, a source close to George’s camp has informed the Hoops Inquirer.
A Knick No More
After months of excruciating, very public back and forth between the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony, the former face of the franchise is trading in his orange and blue jersey for, well, a different orange and blue. On the afternoon following a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Anthony had expanded the list of teams he would be willing to accept a trade to, a deal quickly materialized sending Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and the Bulls' 2018 second round pick.
The Moral Obligations of Athletes and Franchises
Two months after announcing his intent to sell the franchise, former Rockets owner Leslie Alexander decided to donate money to the hurricane relief efforts of those impacted in Texas. What initially started as a $4 million donation has now increased to $10 million by Alexander, currently the highest contribution by any one individual in sports.
When The Mecca Was Liberated
Not too long ago, the Knicks were very good. That was not some dream you forgot about. The 2012-13 Knicks won 54 games, finished second in the Eastern Conference and got out of the first round. Hell, they started off the season by blowing out the defending champion Miami Heat by 20.