Mike Malone has been the head coach of the Denver Nuggets as long as Nikola Jokic has been on the franchise. Malone’s tenure with the Sacramento Kings was cut short after an 11-13 start to the 2014-15 season; 39-67 overall after a little over a season with the team. Malone was the only coach in […]Read more "Denver’s Specious Goldmine?"
Until the Blazers went on a month-long 13-game winning streak from Valentine’s Day 2018 until March 18th, they were sitting on the sixth seed at 31-26. Great teams don’t usually string together four losing streaks of at least three games, mostly coming against playoff teams; they did. One of those losing streaks was a five-game […]Read more "Derailed Blazers"
It’s easy to say, and is often repeated verbatim, that this Finals was the “passing of the torch” between the ’80s and the ’90s. It’s hard to disagree, even when this sentiment is used mostly to prop up the beginning of Michael Jordan’s current demigod status. Before this, the Bulls franchise had never even been […]Read more "Game Film: 1991 NBA Finals"
Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years James Todd Smith proudly boasted on his smash hit “Mama Said Knock You Out”; released the year prior to Diamonds and Pearls worldwide release date of October 1st, 1991. The same could be said of Prince during the recording sessions for his thirteenth album. The […]Read more "Retroactive Review: Diamonds and Pearls (1991)"
Paramount Pictures sixth installment in their Mission: Impossible franchise hit theaters on July 27th to incredibly positive reviews. Christopher McQuarrie is the first returning director for the series, continuing where Rogue Nation ended; writing his fifth screenplay for a Tom Cruise film. His direction is noted, as the camera work and cinematography is very similar […]Read more "Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review"
A $2.4 million veteran minimum contract is all that is needed for the Rockets to sign an eroding Carmelo Anthony. Clint Capela potentially re-signing to a larger deal is the only thing preventing this franchise from further cementing themselves as the best chance out West to dethrone the Warriors, but much like Apollo 8, the […]Read more "Houston Rockets: Apollo 8"
Earlier in the month, LeBron left Cleveland a second time, announcing he would sign with the Lakers on the first night of free agency before signing the official four-year, $154 million dollar contract on July 9th. The fourth year has a player option, but he’ll be 36 by then, and that year he’ll be making […]Read more "LeBron’s Lakers"
In short, no. This incredibly stunning trade sends Toronto’s franchise player, a solid backup big in Jakob Poetl, and a 2019 first round pick to the opposite conference, while Toronto gets a one-year flyer in Kawhi Leonard, and Danny Green. It’s been brought up nonstop since the trade that the trade works for both teams, […]Read more "Do the Raptors Finally Have a Claw?"
That front cover is an early ’90s cluttered aesthetic that became popular with late ’90s Pen & Pixel southern gangsta rap album covers. I have no idea what’s going on, and it kind of sums up the record as a whole. That vaunted run I definitely include the Batman soundtrack a part of? That ended […]Read more "Retroactive Review: Graffiti Bridge (1990)"
Another film from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that falls in the 50 percent range on Rotten Tomatoes; starring him in a leading role that largely banks on his likability? We’ve got ourselves a short review, as the proper amount of words necessary is significantly lessened once The Rock becomes a film’s lead. I don’t mean […]Read more "Skyscraper Review"