I feel partially vindicated here. On the one hand, I look like an idiot for picking the Timberwolves to beat the Nuggets in the first round. After two games of that series I immediately recognized the error of my ways and changed my thinking on the Nuggets. But on the other hand, I have been… Read More Nuggets Destroy the Suns and Advance to Western Conference Finals–Is Jokic the Best Basketball Player in the World?
I was going to try to hit all the playoff series, but here’s the thing: most of them aren’t interesting. So I’ll be focusing on the three most interesting series here. But before I do, let me just give a quick rundown of the other five series: Okay, now on to the interesting series. Suns… Read More NBA Playoffs: Takeaways After 4 Days on Suns/Clippers, Lakers/Grizz, and Kings/Dubs
Okay, the play-in round starts tomorrow night and then the playoffs begin on Saturday. We are in it now, folks. The NBA playoffs are my favorite of any sport. The NFL playoffs are just too short, too fleeting. There are only actually 13 NFL playoff games each year. It’s like once you hit Divisional Round,… Read More Sizing Up the 2023 NBA Playoff Field
Like probably all of you, I spent most of last night constantly refreshing Twitter for updates on the Damar Hamlin situation. I wrote about that earlier this morning. But inevitably I went looking for other sports to get my mind off the whole situation, and was able to witness the Cavs’ amazing comeback to beat… Read More The Warriors Depth is Just Too Much
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
This story just kind of snuck up out of nowhere: So apparently Draymond wants a max contract. He’s eligible to sign an extension on August 3rd, but according to this Athletic article, the Warriors aren’t planning on offering him one. Which could potentially lead to a situation where Draymond leaves Golden State and ends up… Read More Is Draymond Green Worth a Max Contract?
They don’t call it ‘small ball’ for nothing: the 2022 Golden State Warriors, with an average height of 77.63 inches among their top 8 players in terms of total playoff minutes played, are now officially the shortest team to ever win an NBA Championship, dating back to 1980. Because I’m a huge stat nerd, I… Read More Odd Fact: The 2022 Warriors Are Now the Shortest Team to Ever Win an NBA Championship
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?
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