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The Behind the Scenes Villain: LeBron James Fiasco Is Not His Fault

July 12th, 2010
When Chad Ochocinco is the voice of reason, it means something. The oft-volatile Cincinnati Bengals receiver told The Dan Patrick Show : "I wouldn't really blame it on LeBron. I would blame it on the media. I would blame it on the outlets that allowed it to happen. If you weren't ...

Stuck on Cloud No. 9: Utah Jazz Forced To Take a Shot in the Dark at NBA Draft

May 20th, 2010
So after all these years, this is it?  After all these years of holding out hope that a monumental bonehead move by Isiah Thomas would prove to be another franchise savior, this is it.  No. 9. Not even a team with a rotting Tracy McGrady and a bunch of "who's that?" question marks ...

Missing The Memo: Utah’s Okur Ruptures Achilles in Game One

April 18th, 2010
Well, boom goes the dynamite.  That's the sound of the Utah Jazz playoff window crumbling to the ground below after sustaining another devastating injury.  Starting center Memo Okur ruptured his left Achilles tendon Saturday night in Denver in Game One of the first-round matchup with the Nuggets.  Okur, already bothered by a lingering ...

Hollywood Ending? Los Angeles Lakers Are Mirror Image Of L.A. Arrogance

March 8th, 2010
The Los Angeles Lakers have now lost three games in a row for the first time in three seasons; the first time since they acquired Pau Gasol. It was in late January of 2008 that the Lakers last dropped three straight. At San Antonio. At Dallas. Home against Cleveland. That was also ...

Back To the Future: The Utah Jazz Need a Newfangled Approach

March 2nd, 2010
Everything good needs replacing. Some raspy-voiced, crooning dude holding a guitar said that once. Forgot his name. I doubt Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor’s heard the song, but it just so happens that unlimited lyric paints a pathway directly to the front door of O’Connor. How can you gage this Utah franchise? Generally strong ...