On Christmas day, The New York Times published an editorial in which it asked some of its sportswriters who the NBA’s best player of the decade was and the nod went to Stephen Curry. While the Times conceded the only other possibility was LeBron James, Curry won “in a landslide.”
In some ways, it feels like the NBA offseason is becoming more exciting than the actual season.
It was March when a Sports Illustrated article declared the NBA season done, that June’s champion already a foregone conclusion:
“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” — Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest.” Everyone knows that, but there’s something that seems to be lost inContinue reading “All of the Greats Take Losses”
There’s no need for a preamble. Let’s just say it: Scottie Pippen was fucking great. Not good. Not really good. Not very good. Great. Great great.
“You say ‘LeBron’s playing well,’ and then you look at the stat sheet and say, ‘Oh my goodness’…LeBron James is at a level that’s just impossible to achieve. Only a few guys have gotten there or will ever get there. We should stop taking him for granted.” — Kevin McHale
It’s common in popular culture to claim that someone is ruining their legacy.
Just as I did last year, here are my quick-hit thoughts on the 2017 NBA Finals:
If there was a single basketball game to determine the fate of the world, who is the starting five?
When the topic of the greatest “What If” dynasties in sports comes up, the one franchise that intrigues me the most is the mid-1980s Houston Rockets.