In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers eviscerated “Other” to the tune of a 115-84 thrashing that tricked us into thinking Toronto might have a chance for about five minutes. The Cavaliers then unleashed their dominant offensive engine that has led to a lossless postseason thus far. The problem is that […]Read more "Fires in the East: How the Cavaliers Are Shooting Their Way to the Finals"
LeBron James, as usual, will probably waltz into the Finals again this year without much trouble. The Pistons made games interesting, but ultimately couldn’t hang.The Hawks might make it interesting, but I’m not sure yet that I buy them as a true challenger. James is still the best basketball player in the league, even if […]Read more "NBA Playoffs: LeBron and the Broken Jumper"
Here’s part 2, covering the Western Conference playoff teams! There’s no real rhyme or reason to how or why I first thought of comparing NBA playoff teams to breakfast foods. Maybe it was because I live near an IHOP. Maybe it’s just because I was hungry in the morning. Either way, the counterparts for the […]Read more "National Breakfast Association: Imagining NBA Playoff Teams as Breakfast Foods-Eastern Conference"
33,570 points (3rd all time). 18-time All-Star. 15-time All-NBA. 12-time All-Defense. 4-time All-Star MVP. 2-time Scoring Champion. 2-time Gold Medalist. 2-time Finals MVP. 1-time NBA MVP. 5-time NBA Champion. That’s quite a resume. It’s impossible not to be romantic about the retirement of one of basketball’s all-time greats. A player who some would say […]Read more "Fadeaway: A meandering, nostalgic, and generalized Kobe retrospective"