Open Letter: Basketball Jersey Treatment

Dear basketball fans, Being upset that one of your favorite players is one thing. Setting his jersey on fire is another. We’ve seen this kind of treatment before. The latest victim is Gordon Hayward, who announced on The Players’ Tribune that he’s signing with the Boston Celtics. The deal is for four years worth $128 … Continue reading Open Letter: Basketball Jersey Treatment

NBA Finals: Return of the MVPs

We all knew it would be inevitable. We just couldn’t predict the postseason runs both teams are on. June 1st features the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors meeting for the third time in a row in the NBA Finals. No other matchup has done that. The Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons split … Continue reading NBA Finals: Return of the MVPs

NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers/Warriors Trilogy is Inevitable

The NBA Playoffs are providing some exciting moments, but there’s a sense of foreboding that began in last year’s NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit to give Cleveland its first major team championship against the Golden State Warriors. The reactions were relentless, with constant memes reminding the world that the … Continue reading NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers/Warriors Trilogy is Inevitable

Student Athletes: Defining The Parents’ Role

One thing’s for sure: we should be thanking Lavar Ball for the right reason. Although, it’s not exactly what you think. Lavar Ball leads the charge for his son, Lonzo Ball. His son has declared for the NBA Draft and is expected to be chosen by an NBA team. He’s just having trouble getting a … Continue reading Student Athletes: Defining The Parents’ Role

NBA: The Changing Monopolized Philosophy

We’ve seen many changes over the NBA and now, almost everyone is obsessed with the “super-team” concept. It’s almost an effect from the rising NBA salary cap, which is currently set at $94.143 million. It’s also why the super-team concept is on the rise. The Golden State Warriors trumped the Big 3 strategy with a … Continue reading NBA: The Changing Monopolized Philosophy

NBA Finals 2015 Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

In the beginning, there were 30 teams vying to become the best in the NBA. Many teams had their stars and role players. Coaches strategized as best as they could. In the end, there was one inevitable outcome. Only two remain for basketball supremacy. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors truly emerged as … Continue reading NBA Finals 2015 Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors

NBA Legacies: Don’t Bother Comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan

May 26, 2015 is a date basketball fans will remember for eternity. LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA Finals appearance in eight years. It’s also James’ fifth straight Finals appearance, sixth overall. The Cavs completed their four-game sweep of the Atlanta Hawks in blowout fashion: 118-88. The immediate reactions were pure … Continue reading NBA Legacies: Don’t Bother Comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan