Author Archive

Wilson Chandler: Does His Shocking Signing Signal Lost NBA Season?

September 2nd, 2011
Does Wilson Chandler know something we don’t about the upcoming NBA season? Time will tell if the former New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets guard-forward is a basketball prophet. Once upon a time in 2005, the 24-year-old Benton Harbor native was Mr. Basketball of Michigan. After starring at DePaul near ...

Philadelphia 76ers Rewind: Ranking the Top 10 Centers in Franchise History

August 20th, 2011
Did you ever believe in your wildest dreams that you'd be reasoning on the banks of the Delaware River with a guy named Lake?  Well, if you're brave enough, you're about to—if not now then maybe in the near future. He'll be here, often in third person, throughout this upcoming season—regardless ...

Tim Duncan and the 10 Most Boring San Antonio Spurs in Franchise History

August 6th, 2011
How full of, um, wisdom, were the Spurs in 1997?  Chocked.  The front office allegedly ordered the tanking of a few games in order to draft Tim Duncan.  The Spurs for now have a reputation—perhaps a fleeting illusion—for being a model organization capable of making smart moves.  Trading George Hill, while keeping ...

Jrue Holiday: Is the Philadelphia 76ers Young Baller a Pure Point Guard?

August 6th, 2011
What is Jrue Holiday’s natural position in the NBA?  Good question.  He’s multi-talented enough for me to ask it.  What was the great Allen Iverson’s true spot in the starting lineup? I’ll answer both burning questions before the column clock expires.Like Holiday, Iverson (“The Answer") definitely possessed the quickness and ball-handling ...

NBA Lockout 2011: Why Next Season Won’t Start November 1

July 2nd, 2011
Will the current NBA labor negotiations impasse be the wicked stepmother of all lockouts?  If you believe in signs and wonders, then it could be. The clock struck past midnight June 30 on the NBA players, and Cinderella turned into a pumpkin-colored deflated basketball.  It would have been a Cinderella ...

Spurred Calf: Should “Pretty Tony” Parker Heed My Advice?

March 1st, 2011
Who’s taking care of Tony Parker’s strained calf? I know one person who’s probably staying away—maybe two.  The Spurs better be taking care of Tony or they can kiss their title chances au revoir—French, for goodbye.  Tony Parker’s from France—get it? Get this—the Spurs now face their first real adversity of the ...

San Antonio Spurs: Top 10 Reasons for Fan Apathy Over the Spurs’ Hot Start

February 4th, 2011
What’s up with the fan indifference in San Antonio? Starting the rodeo road trip, the Spurs were (40-7) and four games up on the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 seed overall.  But they’re largely ignored as a serious contender for the NBA championship this season—outside of the Alamo City.  They’re eight games up ...

NBA Rankings: The Top 50 3-Point Shooters in League History

January 27th, 2011
Who invented the three-point shot? I don't know.  Lathered Pacers fans could possibly tell you Reggie Miller did.  Love you, Indiana—especially Indianapolis. In the navy, gold and white, Miller was the air craft carrier in Indy when it came to firing off threes.  He's now a leading nominee for the Basketball Hall of Fame, but ...

Is Derrick Rose the Best Point Guard Ever From Chicago? All of Illinois?

November 10th, 2010
Actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is best known for his Freddie “Boom Boom” Washington character from Welcome Back, Kotter.  Fewer people know him from the popular black cinema classic Cooley High. Hilton-Jacobs’ character in the movie, Richard “Cochise” Morris, was a tragic figure from the Cabrini-Green housing projects.  He was a high ...

Could Richard Jefferson Keep Scoring Like the Iceman George Gervin?

November 4th, 2010
The three R’s for the San Antonio Spurs so far this season, they are: reading, ‘riting and Richard Jefferson.  If his performance against the Phoenix Suns is any indication, then the Spurs will be taking teams to school. It’s a big if; the real three R’s are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.  ...