NBA Finals Running Diary

September 30th (pre-Finals Thoughts) I have too many thoughts to keep the other running diary veering any further into epic length, so here we go with a separate version for the Finals. Heat vs. Lakers. Not what we expected, but what we deserve in this wild year. A 5th seed making the championship round isContinue reading “NBA Finals Running Diary”

2020 NBA Playoffs Running Diary

Pre-Playoffs Stage-Setting: The NBA’s return has been glorious, the quality of play fantastic and the quality of the television product surprisingly great in the “bubble.” I did not get to watch a ton of basketball during the seeding round, but Damian Lillard was the must-see player, well-earning the MVP he was awarded for his efforts.Continue reading “2020 NBA Playoffs Running Diary”

The Top 10 NBA Teams of My Basketball Fandom: A Fantasy Tournament

As a kid, I played an extraordinary amount of basketball in my driveway. I had a good imagination, so games involving me pretending to be various heroes of the hardwood from Pettit to Chamberlain to Oscar to Cousy to Bird to Magic to Jordan to Hakeem at an earlier age became a full blown leagueContinue reading “The Top 10 NBA Teams of My Basketball Fandom: A Fantasy Tournament”

An Ode to My First Man Cave

Watching sports is a big deal at my house. I’ve been an avid sports viewer since right around the spring and summer of 1992, when Christian Laettner’s shot and the Dream Team happened within months of each other. When we moved into the house I am currently sitting in for the final night, the firstContinue reading “An Ode to My First Man Cave”