I think KD demanded this trade because of Kyrie. Think about it: if he was happy that Kyrie opted-in, would he have requested out? No. If his goal was to run it back with Kyrie while adding Ben Simmons, it was already mission complete. We thought KD was about to request a trade if the… Read More My Theory on Why Kevin Durant Demanded a Trade from the Brooklyn Nets
Holy shit. Free agency hasn’t even officially started yet (about an hour and a half still left) but things are already going crazy: And they’re going to give it to him, too. When a player of KD’s caliber requests a trade, you have to pretty much grant his wishes. Or else you diminish your chances… Read More Sorry, NETS Fans: Kevin Durant Has Requested a Trade; Targets Phoenix or Miami as Landing Spots
This story dropped right before the KD trade demand news dropped, so it kind of got overshadowed. But it is a massive story in the college football world. At first, there was this: It seemed like nothing was imminent; whispers and little more. Early stages. Then within hours, it was basically a done deal. It… Read More USC & UCLA are Joining the Big Ten
Who were the Nets trying to fool here with this leak? This is like the old, “You can’t fire me because I quit!” line. This is nothing but cope and rationalization from the Nets. They’re trying to make it seem like they not only don’t care if they lose KD and Kyrie, but that they… Read More Sorry, Laker Fans: Kyrie Opts to the Final Year of his Contract With Brooklyn
I think 2022 was, overall, a pretty good draft class. It’s not 2003 or 1984 or 1996 or anything, but it’ll turn out to be pretty solid. But the best part about the 2022 Draft being over is that we can now start talking about the French phenom who has been taking over draft nerd… Read More The 2022 NBA Draft is Complete. Now We Can Start Talking About Victor Wembanyama
Things have apparently gone from bad to worse for the Brooklyn Nets: after contract extension talks with Kyrie Irving “stalled,” and it was reported that there was a real chance Kyrie could be leaving the Nets, there was chatter (first reported by Woj, I believe) that we shouldn’t be surprised if we see Kyrie take… Read More The Nets Might Be in Some Real Trouble—Plus, Beal to Become an Unrestricted Free Agent? And: Draft Night is Here
Via Shams Charania of the Athletic: The Nets’ negotiations with Kyrie Irving were always going to be challenging, and now they’ve reportedly reached an impasse. Irving can opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of this month, and conversations with Brooklyn over an extension have gone stagnant. It could… Read More Report: Nets, Kyrie at “Impasse” in Contract Extension Talks; Could Kyrie Be on the Move?
Legacies are difficult to evaluate. Some people are obsessed with counting the accolades and awards, and to them, a player’s legacy is determined almost solely by the number of rings, Finals MVPs and regular season MVPs he has amassed. But the way I look at it is, above all else, how good was he at… Read More How Much Does Winning this Ring Boost Steph Curry’s Legacy?
I started this post in the fourth quarter as Boston was desperately trying to come back so I’ll just get all my thoughts out here as the game winds down: Boston just looks like they have dead legs. They can hit threes, but they literally cannot play defense at all. They’re not only giving up… Read More The Golden State Warriors Have Won the 2022 NBA Championship
You know I’ve been complimentary of Steph in this series. I think I’ve been fair, though. I don’t think he’s had an all-time great series, but he did have an all-time great performance in Game 4. I am not one of those people who say Steph isn’t clutch, or that he’s played like shit in… Read More Warriors Take 3-2 Lead in Finals with 104-94 Win