#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA’s Portland “Jail Blazers”

Today’s #TBT sports blog looks back on one of the best, but most dubious nicknames in sports history – the NBA’s Portland “Jail Blazers.” Professional sports team management often turns a blind eye to the bratty behavior of their athletes … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Detroit Piston Guard Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson

During the Detroit Pistons 1989 and 1990 championship seasons, starting guards Isaiah Thomas and Joe Dumars were voted Most Valuable Players in the NBA Finals respectively. However, muscular back-up guard Vinnie Johnson was the team’s Most Valuable Appliance. That’s because … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain

Today’s TBT sports blog remembers Wilt Chamberlain – one of the most iconic athletes of all-time – in any sport. Few athletes so totally dominate a sport that their professional league must enact rule changes to make the games fair … Continue reading

Best About Sports: Favorite Basketball Cliches

This slam dunk of my top 10 favorite basketball expressions come from my book Best About Sports…

…It would be crazy if the metaphoric and figurative ways we describe the game of basketball, whether in the NBA or at the NCAA level, actually came true.

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#TBT Sports Blog: The Old Boston Garden

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the old Boston Garden. Though the storied arena was demolished in 1998, its lore lives on and remains a beloved part of Boston sports history. In addition to playing host to Stanley Cup Finals and … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Showtime Lakers

Watching the Golden State Warriors dominate this year’s NBA Finals has prompted me to pen today’s #TBT sports blog. My post remembers a talented tinsel town team that perfectly fit the Hollywood hype of its spot on Showtime nickname. This … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog Remembers NBA Bad Boy Bill Laimbeer

If the NBA introduced its popular BIG Marketing campaign back in the late 80s, this former all-star, and Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boy, would easily have been nicknamed the Big Jerk!

That’s because saying his name immediately sparked agitation in basketball circles everywhere – except maybe in the state of Michigan.

One would think words like champion, all-star, terrific rebounder, rugged defender or great teammate would best describe this player.

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#TBT Sports Blog Remembers The NBA Mailman Karl Malone

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the basketball’s greatest players ever –  The NBA Mailman Karl Malone. This Mailman never deposited letters in a mailbox or drove a United States Postal Service truck. For Utah Jazz fans, however, his … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain’s Quote

Today’s Friday Sports Funny recalls one of my favorite sports quotes from NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain. “Nobody ever roots for Goliath.” ~ Wilt Chamberlain’s response to how basketball fans often treated him Wilt’s incredible dominance as an NBA player prompted … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Rash Bruce Bowen

Known by his itchy nickname the Rash, Bruce Bowen scratched, clawed or chafed his way to become an NBA Champion. Bruce Bowen is my pick for today’s #TBT sports blog. Not only did fans love Bowen’s clever nickname the Rash, … Continue reading