After making a blockbuster trade with the Utah Jazz for Donovan Mitchell, hopes were high for the Cleveland Cavs. They made it to the play-in tournament last season, ultimately losing to the more experienced Nets and Hawks to miss out on the playoffs, but with such a young and talented core, the future looked bright.… Read More The Cleveland Cavaliers Might Be For Real | The Tank for Wembanyama Race is Not Going According to Plan | The Lakers Finally Get a Win?!
I’m going to do weekly tier rankings from now on. Here’s what I’ve got. Half the league is certified MID: Yes, I think the Rams, Bucs, 49ers, Packers and Ravens are all mid. And the Cowboys, too. And the Chargers (more on them soon). I just have not been wow’d by them at all, but… Read More NFL Week 7 Reactions and Hot Takes: The National Mid League, and a Changing of the Guard
Russell Westbrook may have just played his last NBA game. Seriously. If that game against the Blazers wasn’t his last, it’s close to it—he only has a few more games left before he’s benched, then traded, then bought-out, and then is no longer on an NBA roster. The Lakers lost 106-104 to the Blazers yesterday,… Read More We’re Witnessing the End of Russell Westbrook’s NBA Career
Somebody from the Warriors organization leaked it to TMZ: There’s no audio, so we don’t know what Jordan Poole said to Draymond to get under his skin. But you have to imagine there was some jawing going on between the two. Draymond then walks over to Poole, gets right in his face, then Poole shoves… Read More Video of Draymond Green Punching Jordan Poole in the Face Leaked
Rookie/new head coaches showed out in week 1: Todd Bowles (not a rookie but starting off his second head coaching stint) got a win. Matt Eberflus with the Bears won. Kevin O’Connell with the Vikings won. Mike McDaniel with the Dolphins won. Dennis Allen (also not a rookie head coach but starting his tenure off… Read More NFL Week 1 Notes
The latest on Kyrie from Shams Charania, via Lakers Nation because Athletic articles are behind a paywall: Right off the bat, I’m suspicious of this story. So let me get this straight: the Nets love Kyrie now? After they wouldn’t offer him a max contract without first loading it up with caveats and incentives? I… Read More Kyrie Staying in Brooklyn? Lakers Moving on to Hield and Turner?
This video is very well made and exposes Woj for what he is: a PR mouthpiece for his friends around the league. And a first-rate LeBron hater. I never knew about all his Yahoo columns about LeBron from the 2000s. Wow. Woj might be a bigger LeBron hater than Skip and Screamin’ A Smith. I… Read More Woj Is a Snake
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Nets’ preference right now is to simply run it back with the roster they have. This is why there haven’t been any trades despite KD requesting out in early July. This is the reason the Nets don’t like any of the offers that have been made for both KD… Read More The Nets Are in Denial
It took about two weeks for LeBron to sign the extension he was eligible to sign starting August 4: This jibes with a lot of what we’ve been seeing lately: that LeBron is very happy where he is, he’s on good terms with the Lakers front office, and he wants to remain a Laker. I… Read More LeBron Signs 2 year, $97 million Extension with LA Lakers; Russ Trade Imminent?
I don’t think KD’s request that’s the Nets fire Steve Nash and Sean Marks is the full story. I wrote a post over a month ago, right when KD first demanded a trade out of Brooklyn, that I thought KD was trying to “break up” with Kyrie without actually explicitly saying or doing so—in other… Read More More Evidence KD Wants out of Brooklyn Because of Kyrie