On February 1, 2014 David Stern formally retired as NBA Commissioner.
When his deputy, Adam Silver, assumed the duties of the office, reigning NBA MVP LeBron James immediately expressed a desire to meet with the new commissioner and offer insight on ways to improve the league.
James’ request got me thinking. Continue reading
The casts of daytime television’s longest running soap operas All My Children, Days of our Lives and As the World Turns are beaming with pride.
The shallowness, pettiness and hubris portrayed in these paradigms of acting mediocrity are flourishing as front page fodder for sports media outlets covering the NBA.
Hardwood histrionics, melodramatic millionaires and easily shattered egomaniacs have transformed the NBA into a menagerie of a sports world soap opera. Continue reading
This week the Brooklyn Nets formally introduced Jason Kidd as the 18th head coach in this NBA franchise’s history.
The surprising announcement of hiring the recently retired New York Knick not only spurned convention among NBA insiders, but it should also spawn animated reaction outside NBA circles.
Kidd should become a first ballot NBA Hall of Fame inductee following an accomplished 19-year NBA career. He retired third in league history with 109 triple doubles and enviable individual averages in points, rebounds and assists as one of the game’s best overall point guards.
However, Kidd brings no coaching experience at any level to the Nets job. Continue reading
A freshly painted line has just been drawn on the hardwood floors of every NBA arena. This new line should never be crossed by NBA coaches or team management unless their pens are poised to write hefty checks to the league office … Continue reading
To best understand the woeful state of the fractured NBA labor negotiations is to envision a tattered net clinging to a bent rim, barely bolted to a shattered backboard, teetering over a littered, slippery floor in an unlit, abandoned gymnasium. … Continue reading
It’s time for HBO Sports to “get real” with Bryant Gumbel. Last night the veteran HBO Real Sports host capriciously clucked about NBA Commissioner David Stern’s current handling of the NBA labor negotiations, likening him to a modern plantation owner … Continue reading
Tell me James Dolan and Donnie Walsh aren’t a couple of Knuckleheaded Knicks. What on earth were they thinking? I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or scream upon learning the news that these two senior NBA executives re-signed former … Continue reading
OK, I’ve had enough of Kobe’s “beefs!” No, I’m NOT referring to Japan’s Kobe Beef… as in the finest steak in the world. However, I am lamenting Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant’s non-stop bickering beefs; i.e. the murmuring, complaining, whining, … Continue reading