Clippers-Warriors rivalry in need of upgrade

February 24 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Ok. Let’s just put it out there. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball. That’s not rocket science. They may not match their record-breaking regular season mark of 73-9 they set last year. That is irrelevant.  More than halfway into the 2016-17 NBA season, the Warriors have […]


Cavs rode shotgun with J. R. Smith to NBA title

Winning the NBA championship means a lot for LeBron James, the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It may mean a little bit more for Cavs’ shooting guard J.R. Smith. The celebration of Cleveland becoming the first sports team to bring back a major championship to the city for […]

Monday's Meditation

Warriors talked too much too soon

The Golden State Warriors drunk too much of their own Kool-Aid. The Warriors became too intoxicated with their own hype and self-shimmy ways. Sometimes too much talking can come back and bite you right smack in the rear end. After all that talk they have been doing the past two seasons, […]


Cavs coming up small in NBA Finals

Too slow. Not athletic enough. Players with limited abilities. Just ugly. I know. The Cleveland Cavaliers suck. LeBron James and his boys don’t look like they have any business on the court against the Golden State Warriors. If the Toronto Raptors looked like a junior varsity team against the Cavaliers […]


The Steph Curry affect

Ice water in the veins. A wicked crossover dribble. The lethal jump shot. The Steph Curry affect. Catch it while you can. That’s what the Golden State Warriors have done, riding the league’s MVP all the way to the NBA Finals. As former Golden State coach and now current ABC/ESPN […]


Warriors-Clippers: Collision Course

LOS ANGELES-Splash versus blue-collar. Grit or highlight reel. The youthful energy of the Golden State Warriors or the experience of the Los Angeles Clippers. Take your pick. Tuesday night’s finale at Staples  Center which landed in Golden State’s favor with a 110-106 win could be a precursor to the two […]


‘Batman & Robin’ Light up Spurs

June 10 Antonio Uzeta 0

SAN ANTONIO-The Miami Heat responded from their Game 1 defeat in the 2014 Finals to grab Game 2 with a 98-96 victory in San Antonio to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1. LeBron James, quieted down his critics with a 35-point, 10 rebound performance. Dwayne Wade was effective for the […]


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 […]

Monday's Meditation

Monday Quarterback: Blocking the Heat

Small ball will only take you so far. Right about now the Miami Heat can’t seem to find the forest from the trees. The Heat’s view of a second straight NBA championship has been currently eclipsed at the moment by the giant obstacle known as the San Antonio Spurs. It […]


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 […]


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 […]


OKC’s Thunder Are Young and Marvelous

The members of the Oklahoma City Thunder team are a bunch of young, quiet, unassuming and extremely confident young guns.  That is when they step off the basketball court. When they are on the court the Thunder go through a massive transformation into a group of young men that defy […]


Phil Jackson Makes His Last Hurrah as Lakers’ Coach

By Dennis J. Freeman El Segundo, CA-Phil Jackson gave the Los Angeles Lakers and the city five championship banners during his two stints coaching the team.  He unified superstars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’ Neal long enough to secure three NBA titles. Prior to this season, Jackson guided the Lakers […]


Lakers Reflect on What Went Wrong in Postseason

By Dennis J. Freeman El Segundo, CA-The last two days for members of the Los Angeles Lakers have been 48 hours of somberness, reflection and what could have been thoughts as players went through their exit interviews at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo.