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2010 NBA Draft: How Good Will the 2010 Draft Class Be?

June 12th, 2010
Draft foresight. It’s a funny little thing. If the Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers had foreseen in 1984 that the skinny shooting guard out of UNC named Michael Jordan would become the greatest player of all time, they would surely have drafted differently. If the Pistons could have foreseen in 2003 that Darko ...

NBA Trade Rumors: OJ Mayo, Hasheem Thabeet For Monta Ellis Trade Is a Bad Idea

June 12th, 2010
It’s the rumour that just won’t die. Ever since it leaked that the Grizzlies offered the Warriors a deal of OJ Mayo and Hasheem Thabeet for Monta Ellis at the trade deadline, only to be turned down by Larry Riley, the Internet has been buzzing that this deal could still be ...

King Nothing: Why Leaving Cleveland Could Hurt LeBron James’ Image.

June 12th, 2010
“Where’s your crown, King Nothing?” —Metallica One could make an argument that Cleveland’s second round exit at the hands of the Celtics in this year’s playoffs, and particularly the nature in which they exited, hurt the Man who Would Be King's image. I say “could” cause it’s not much of an argument ...

Looking Back On The 2009 NBA Draft

June 1st, 2010
With the 2010 draft on the horizon, I decided it was time to take a look back at the draft we’ve just had. Despite projections that it was going to be the weakest class since 2000, the Class of 2009 has turned out quite impressive even when you consider that the ...

2010 NBA Mock Draft: Trades, Crazy Picks and General Insanity Included

May 30th, 2010
Since all the cool kids have already done their mock drafts, I felt it was time for me to throw my hat in the ring. With the lottery order set, I assigned players to teams based on a strict scientific criteria. By which I mean that I drew all their names ...

Why I Want Mark Mastrov To Be the Next Owner of the Warriors

May 30th, 2010
Every basketball fan in the Bay Area now awaits two days. The next NBA Draft, held on June 24, and the day in the (hopeful) near future where Satan (sorry, Chris Cohan) finally sells the team and buggers off into the sunset. Ever since Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison announced an ...

If Stephen Curry Is the Warriors’ Future, How Do We Build Around Him?

May 27th, 2010
There are a few things almost every Golden State fan can agree on. Chris Cohan is the devil himself, Robert Rowell is an idiot, we as the best fans in the NBA deserve better, etc. Now we have a new, more positive one. For the first time in years (possibly since ...

NBA Playoffs 2010: The Myth That is Killer Instinct

May 26th, 2010
Killer instinct. It’s a phrase beloved by the sports media. “Player X may be more talented, but Player Y has that killer instinct which makes him a better player.” But what exactly is a killer instinct? It certainly doesn’t preclude murder. Otherwise, Kobe Bryant would be a wanted man for many homicides. (Please insert your ...

Should Anthony Randolph Be Untouchable?

May 26th, 2010
One of my uncles is in town on business for the week. This particular uncle is an old-school Baahhston bloke (who happened to marry an Indian girl, mind you) who adores the Celtics and once claimed that “there is no God but Larry Bird, and McHale, Parish and Walton are ...

Golden State Cyber-Workout 3: Hassan Whiteside

May 23rd, 2010
  This weekend, the family moved into a new apartment near Sydney Airport. If you fly in you can see our block. If you wave, I might see you while I’m having a beer on the roof. If you show me the sign of the horns, I’ll know that you read ...