For most NBA fans, Rockets vs. Warriors is about who will advance to the Western Conference Finals and, according to most experts, who will be the next NBA champion. But in reality, Rockets vs. Warriors is about much, much more. This series will decide the future and ultimately the fate of the NBA as a whole. This is not a shocking revelation: The NBA is a copycat league. It always has been. Teams always try and copy the success stories of the league and replicate the same formula. One could argue that the Warriors are a sort of copycat of the monster LeBron created with the “super team” era beginning in Miami (though it’s not really true: Golden State won 73 games in 2015-2016 and their three stars were all drafted).
I know, I know. This argument has been beaten to death. I’ve written about it twice myself: First, back in … More
In the span of five minutes last night, the Bulls went from being mediocre to completely irrelevant. In case you’ve … More
“My motivation is this ghost I’m chasing. The ghost played in Chicago.”
LeBron James just did something that no one has ever done in the NBA Finals: Averaged a triple-double. It’s another accomplishment and benchmark for his legacy that feels somewhat empty. For the fifth time in his career, LeBron is going home without a ring. How can we reasonably argue that he’s greater than Michael Jordan?
Honestly, I can’t believe it. At 41-41, the Chicago Bulls are in the Playoffs and with a stroke of luck, … More
I’ve fancied myself a “Butlermaniac” since day one. Nobody has ever shown more blind optimism and enthusiasm about Jimmy Butler … More