NBA

Kitchen Too Hot for the Heat

It’s over. The Miami Heat look old. The Heat players look older than the other old guys, some team called the San Antonio Spurs. Dwayne Wade  has turned into Dwayne Fade. Mario Chambers resembles Mario Chambers. Shane Battier should have retired before the start of the season. Greg Oden is […]

Monday's Meditation

George, Pacers Primetime Floppers

My oldest son tried to warn me about Paul George and the Indiana Pacers.  For most of the NBA season, I tried to convey to my namesake that George and the Pacers were legit and would be primed to overthrow LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Well, after the self-inflicted […]

Clippers

Griffin February Player of the Month

The National Basketball Association today announced that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been named Western Conference Player of the Month for February.  It marks the first time Griffin has achieved this honor and the first time a Clipper has won since Chris Paul (December, 2012). Griffin helped the Clippers to a 7-4 month including […]

Sports

End of the Road for Big 3 and Heat?

Congratulations, Dwayne Wade.  Celebrate while you can, LeBron James. Enjoy your offseason partying, Chris Bosh. Winning back-to-to back NBA championships is not an easy thing to achieve. However, you managed to pull it off. Getting to the NBA Finals three times in a row is a great achievement. But considering […]

NBA

A Texas-Sized Whipping

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing. The Miami Heat received what they put out in Game 3 of the NBA Finals: a blank check they could not cash in after an embarrassing 36-point beatdown at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. . It was nice to see you. Now it’s […]

NBA

In the Closing Minutes

Sloppy plays down the stretch has cost the Miami Heat  two games during their series with the Indian Pacers; one game at home and one game on the road. There’s no doubt in my mind that this series could have been and should have been a sweep. Playing the most […]

NBA

The NBA’s Final Four

In a year full of injuries to high-profile players such as 5-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, 2008 Finals MVP runner up Rajon Rondo, 2011 league MVP Derrick Rose and 2012 Olympian Russell Westbrook, the NBA Finals seem to be up for grabs. The Los Angeles Lakers lost all hope for […]

NBA

Big Dogs Flex Their Muscles in Game 2

After close and disappointing losses in Game 1, all four of the teams on the losing end in the second round of the NBA playoffs, rallied this week to take Game 2 in their respective series. Whether it was strategizing in Game 1 to watch what strengths and weaknesses their […]

NBA

A Brown New Day

April 24 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Mike Brown must be a happy man today. He should be. After being relieved of his duties as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers five games into the 2012-13 season, Brown has 20 million reasons to flash that wide, charismatic smile of his. I wonder if the city of […]

Clippers

Clippers Notebook: The Clippers are Shining Bright

November 15 Tamara Latta 0

The Los Angeles Clippers are legit. If you didn’t know, now you really know. Already, the Clippers have beaten four predictable playoff contender teams. The Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat have all been whipped by the Clippers. It’s still early in the season […]

NBA

NBA Trade Steals NFL Thunder

August 10 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Only the Los Angeles Lakers can find a way to put the NFL opening weekend and the world’s fastest man on the headline news backburner. The Lakers did it again-never mind everything else going on in the sports world. The rapid expectations for Robert Griffin III will have to wait. […]

NBA

LeBron James Brings the Heat for Miami

Somebody forgot to tell LeBron James he’s not supposed to be this great. Evidently James must have missed that memo. Greatness is up always up for interpretation. In the case of James, winner of three NBA Most Valuable Player awards, including this season’s honor, that degree of greatness has been […]

NBA

America Needs to Get Over LeBron James Bashing

By Dennis J. Freeman Okay, America. Stop the hating. Miami Heat star LeBron James is perhaps the most hated man in sports. Outside of South Beach, the two-time NBA most valuable player has been vilified by a majority of Americans as some sort of enemy combatant.   And all because […]