Under normal circumstances, I would christen this article under the Game Film title I use to analyze individual championship series. Unfortunately, this is far from the standard, as there appear to be only 36 seconds of footage1 available from the entire series. However, I have the internet. With that in mind, the information available mainly […]Read more "Expeditious Discourse: 1947 BAA Finals"
Allow me to state this is not an earnest attempt at predicting how the NBA will expand, relocate or realign. Their official position on the topic is that they do plan to expand eventually1. Whether that hypothetical “eventually” is tomorrow or 25 years from now is anyone’s guess. Nothing I’m proposing is outside the realm […]Read more "My Hypothetical NBA Expansion Ideas"
Earlier this year, Shaquille O’Neal was chastised online for his interview with Donovan Mitchell, where he challenged him to continue raising his ceiling by stating he couldn’t win a championship. Naturally, this turned into online pundits and sports personalities criticizing older players for dismissing recent players and their perceived “soft” play style of today’s era. […]Read more "Professional Basketball’s Salad Days"
Back in August of 2019, I published my “Seismic Revisions” article on my thoughts of the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season. In that article I stated that I didn’t believe the Miami Heat would be able to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks in a playoff series, and those printed words make me look like an utter fool […]Read more "I Didn’t Care About the NBA Playoffs"
On June 4th, 2020, the NBA Board of Governors decided in a 29-1 vote that the NBA would resume play on July 31st, 2020. The decision was made to have the 22 teams with the best winning percentages finish the regular season by playing eight games at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in […]Read more "The NBA’s Peculiar Position"
Compared to my previous work, this article should be rather transient. I’m not one to enjoy political discussion in entertainment or sports, unless it’s being presented in an engaging and entertaining fashion, but when the situation calls for it, I can certainly provide an opinion. This is one of those times. The NBA has been […]Read more "The People’s Republic of the National Basketball Association"
Back in his prime, Carmelo Anthony was a 25 points per game scorer, and even with his steep decline the previous several seasons, he still boasts a career average of an even 24 points per game. Those days are obviously long gone, but many argue he should still be sought after by an NBA franchise. […]Read more "Where in the World Is Carmelo Anthony?"
Around the quarter-point of the 2018-19 NBA regular season is when I realized the Toronto Raptors would be the ones to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2019 NBA Finals. My pick to win it all remained the Golden State Warriors, as they had been since before the season started, and that belief did not […]Read more "Seismic Revisions"
Being wrong is often a chastening experience, but a necessary one, as it keeps you humble. Oftentimes, it allows you to step back and look at the bigger picture; understand how something went wrong. My prediction of the conference standings1 was slightly off in some aspects, terribly in others, but I believe I captured the […]Read more "2018-19 NBA Regular Season Analysis"
Boston’s first championship in five seasons came in the form of a transitional Celtics squad led by sophomore Larry Bird, whose 1979-80 rookie season saw the largely similar 1978-79 team led by then sophomore Cedric Maxwell improve by 32 wins, while losing Dave Cowens to retirement; eventually losing to a Dr. J-led Sixers squad in […]Read more "Game Film: 1981 NBA Finals"