About 57 days ago, I admitted I was looking forward to seeing Kevin Durant on the Phoenix Suns following his trade request from the Brooklyn Nets1. Nets owner Joseph Tsai (or 蔡崇信 if you prefer) made it clear he was staying, and Durant announced to the media shortly2 after that he would be. At the […]Read more "Hampered Negotiations"
What exactly constitutes the modern era of basketball? It’s a term you hear talking heads on television, content creators, and random commenters use in basketball debates, but there’s not even a consensus definition of this supposed era. Recurring readers may remember my examination1 of the early years of professional basketball and the biological terms used […]Read more "The Childhood of the NBA"
I’ve noticed my basketball writings have a cyclical nature to them. It’s been 335 days since I’ve discussed basketball; my article “The Numerology Behind LeBron’s Number Change”1 was purely a numerological analysis of him switching from No. 23 to No. 6. The three basketball-related2 articles3 I published4 before the numerological breakdown that year were more […]Read more "Better Late Than Never"
It’s likely something you don’t think about much, but numbers are all around you every day in your daily life. Even the days of the months and the time we base on our daily schedules are composed of numbers; it’s fair to argue this world is a numerical one. That’s enough fuel to kickstart another […]Read more "The Numerology Behind LeBron’s Numerical Change"
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"