After seven seasons, the OKC Thunder parted ways with former head coach Scott Brooks. Were they guilty of not giving him a fair chance after an injury-plagued, lottery-bound season? Our two judges try to reach a verdict.
Back in January, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 37 points in the 3rd quarter of a game against the Sacramento Kings. In the process he broke the previous record of 33 points set by Hall of Famer George Gervin in 1978. During a phone interview with Bleacher Report, Gervin stated that should the Guinness Book of World Records list Thompson as having the record it should have an “asterisk by it.” Does Gervin have a case?
Last week the 2015 NBA All-Star reserves were announced. As always several deserving players were left off by both the fans and NBA coaches. Our esteemed judges and jury dive in deep to see which players the coaches were guilty of snubbing.
Forbes says that the average NBA Team is worth a record $1.1 billion. Are they guilty of valuing the franchises too high? The NBA might think so. Our esteemed court room takes up the case.
Kevin Garnett won his first title in 2008, after spending twelve seasons with the woefully mismanaged Timberwolves. He was the NBA’s tragic warrior, an intense competitor whose teams never found success despite their stalwart leader. Since then though, he’s devolved into an aging, senile, bombastic prick. I don’t know what’s gotten into him, but his on-court antics just this season include blowing in David West’s ear and pretending to bite Joakim Noah. He’s turned into a 38-year old mash of Metta World Peace nee Ron Artest, JR Smith, and Lance Stephenson. A player I once admired and respected is now one I can’t stand. The only thing I “like” about it all is that gives me an opportunity to go Buzzfeed and present: 7 Times Kevin Garnett’s Gone Wild. Continue reading
On December 23rd, Detroit Pistons General Manager/Head Coach waived Josh Smith. Since then the Pistons have gone on a 8-1 streak without him. Adam even has a bold prediction for them. Enjoy!
The other day, Myles Brown tweeted out his basketball version of the now famous “fuck, marry, kill” game. Today Triangle Offense posted their first round of said game “max, trade or amnesty” with the following rules – given a list of 3 players which player would you give a max contract, which would you trade and which would you amnesty. Oodles of fun was had.
In the wake of grand jury decisions not to indict police offers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo in the shootings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NBA players including Derrick Rose, Lebron James and Kobe have spoken out by wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during pre-game warmups. We decided to speak out too.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been rather busy since starting his tenure back in February. From the Sterling Fiasco, trying to reform the lottery and negotiating a new TV deal he’s had a lot on his plate. How’s he done so far?
Derrick Rose recently said that when he sits out games, he’s thinking about life after basketball. A deeper dive into his comments reveals that he may have lost his franchise player status. Let us know if you agree.