6/21/17 NBA: Howard, Lopez, Russell Traded

Hornets Acquire D-12 The Atlanta Hawks trade big man Dwight Howard and the 31st pick in this Thursday’s draft to the Charlotte Hornets, in exchange for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick. This was a salary dump for Howard’s hometown Hawks, who is owed $57 million over the next 2…

Warriors Bounce Cavs in 5

What I enjoyed the most about the 2017 NBA Finals is that the best team put on a display going head-to-head with the best player in basketball that averaged a monster triple-double, the first to do so in Finals’ history. Everyone that was expected to play exceptional basketball did just that. I don’t have a…

NBA Free Agency: Gordon Hayward

I keep telling basketball fans, when it comes to free agency, that I don’t consider Boston to be the favorite to land forward Gordon Hayward. I understand that Brad Stevens coached him at Butler. They will definitely call him and try to ink him to a deal this summer. I don’t think it’s a given…

NBA Finals Intervention

s If you have anything negative to say about LeBron James, keep on hating because that’s really all it is at this point. And that’s fine, just as long as you admit it instead of passing it off as legitimate, objective opinion. James has had a remarkable career since his high school games were being…

5/29/17: Kaepernick, Jacobs, Spurs Free Agency

Giants owner John Mara told The Monday Morning Quarterback that the Giants didn’t discuss signing Kaepernick this offseason, and that they’ve heard from many fans who would be angry if they did. “All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue. If any…

NBA 2016 Free Agent Destinations?

Staying Put:  LeBron James: Sound weird but he did technically opt out using his player-option in a smart business move to maximize his earnings. The King of the Land isn’t going anywhere, don’t even think about it. Kevin Durant approves of the draft day trade where OKC acquired his talented friend Victor Oladipo, stretch-4 Ersan…

5 NBA Stars Transitioning to Superstardom?

I don’t use the word superstardom too loosely. In today’s NBA, the relevant superstars are: LeBron James, Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant. There’s a plethora of great basketball players, a ton of stars, All-Stars, Olympians, and rising stars. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had successful runs, and Wade is still hanging by a moment. Kobe…

Post NBA Draft Wind Sprints

Sixers Could Have Done More Philadelphia selected Ben Simmons at the top of the draft, as expected. What I didn’t like is that they held onto their third big guy, the 24th and 26th picks, rather than going for the home run and trading back into the top 10 like they were interested in doing. Whether…