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Is LeBron James Playing Mr. Grinch with Talk of Contraction?

December 25th, 2010
LeBron James gave NBA fans something to savor and enjoy on Christmas Eve, the thought of the league contracting several teams. “Hopefully the league can figure out one way where it can go back to the ‘80s where you had three or four All-Stars, three or four superstars, three or four ...

Best Lines from Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn’s Recent Letter

September 17th, 2010
David Kahn sent Minnesota Timberwolves fans another open letter to all fans to let us in on his thoughts on how successful the organization has been in rebuilding the franchise.   My favorite lines from Kahn's letter:     At this point, I can safely say that the rebuilding of the Timberwolves roster is, ...

Happy Labor Day: NBA’s 10 Most Overpaid Players

September 6th, 2010
If you are a member of a union, Labor Day is definitely a day in which you should look back, reflect, and thank those who came before you and made life easier for you in the workplace.  In the NBA, many players in the union have a lot to be ...

The NBA All-Value Western Conference Team

August 21st, 2010
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to convince Steve Blake to sign for $4 million for this upcoming season which, while a princely sum for your average American worker in a bad economy, is a bargain in the NBA as Blake averaged 7 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists a game.The signing ...

All-Value NBA Eastern Conference Team

August 14th, 2010
The Miami Heat were able to convince Udonis Haslem to sign for $3.5 million for this upcoming season which while a princely sum for your average American worker in a bad economy is a bargain in the NBA as Udonis averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds, and played solid defense last year.The signing ...

The New NBA: Is the New Super Team in Miami Good for the NBA?

July 30th, 2010
LeBron James and Chris Bosh partnering with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is being criticized by many commentators as the beginning of the NBA Armageddon. The theory is that Miami will dominate this decade by winning multiple NBA championships to the point that other teams in the league will have ...

Timberwolves President David Kahn Is All About the Benjamins

July 27th, 2010
When David Kahn took over as president of the Minnesota Timberwolves, it was painfully clear to me he was going to do whatever it took to create as much salary cap space and flexibility as possible. If Kahn’s cost-cutting moves resulted in the Wolves taking a step backward in the win-loss ...

Is the Torch Being Passed From Kobe Bryant To Dwyane Wade?

July 18th, 2010
If you were a new general manager in the NBA and this year you could have your choice of any shooting guard currently in the league, which player would you choose, Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade? Well, the first thing you would do is thank your lucky stars. Why, because ...

Did Commissioner David Stern Mishandle LeBron James and Dan Gilbert

July 14th, 2010
Speaking after the NBA’s summer Board of Governors meeting at The Palms Casino, Commissioner David Stern criticized “The Decision” show on ESPN and fined Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert for his comments concerning LeBron James. When I first heard the news, I was very happy to hear that the Commissioner had ...

Why Conceding That Kobe Is Better Than LeBron Might Be Premature

July 11th, 2010
Within moments of LeBron James making his announcement that he was going to “join Dwyane Wade’s team,” it became clear for many NBA fans that no matter how many championships Miami wins, James could no longer be considered a better player than Kobe Bryant. Since his arrival into the league, James ...