Interesting interview with Harvey Araton on his new book When the Garden Was Eden: Today’s NBA is a lot more about stars. It’s a league that has been promoted by stars. The league went along with the shoe company mentality of making players who were larger than life. That all started with Jordan of course. [...]
Archive for October, 2011
@SherwoodStrauss: Lesson, written in comic sans: Tell people to trust your gut BEFORE you gut their trust A day after all signs– imparted by two near-ceaseless days of negotiations — pointed to a modicum of progress in the NBA labor talks, a sudden, almost inexplicable breakdown Thursday evening yielded a familiarly tragic face. With one [...]
My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball- Isiah Thomas As we begin the third week of October it appears that much of the 2011-2012 basketball season will be lost. There are a number of very real economic consequences which will accumulate from the loss of games, not only from the number of [...]
As a foreward, let me just say that neither Mike, Jim nor myself made this video to either support and encourage or condemn and mock the actual #occupywallstreet movement. We’re talking about basketball. And trying to be funny. And while we’re trying to be funny (and hopefully succeeding), we’re actually really peeved about the cancellation [...]
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City obscure NBA blogs. And Twitter. Because we want basketball. As we gather together in solidarity angry boredom to express a feeling of mass injustice minor inconvenience, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people basketball fanz who feel wronged [...]
My whole perspective on the lockout, and the NBA in general, changed today when my friend asked, “Will anyone really care about Kobe’s Denver Citibank Armadillos vs. Lebron’s Akron MetLife Wildcats?” He was referencing Amar’e Stoudemire’s recent suggestion of the players creating their own league with its own season. “No,” I responded, “No one would.” [...]
The NBA owners seem to have all the leverage. What can the players do to even the playing field?