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The Frustrations of Having Drafted Drummond

Andre Drummond vs Wizards 2014This year I drafted Andre Drummond in the second round. Last season Drummond was a beast on the boards and put up great numbers in the paint off of easy put backs and alley-oop dunks, and I kicked myself all season for having passed on him. This year coming into the season more mature with a better coach he looked like a sure thing. I couldn’t have been more wrong. His first 12 games have been foul-plagued nightmares, the only silver lining of which has been the clear potential he’s shown in his nose for rebounding. Continue reading

Episode 137 – Did The NBA Find Parity?

Our latest is episode is full of goodies as we discussed parity in the NBA, previewed Kobe Bryant’s return to action, introduced a fun game to the show and gave you our Performances and Embarrassments of the Week.

Episode Breakdown

  • 00:00 – Opening
  • 01:39 – It’s the Return of The Black Mamba
  • 14:45 – Introducing the Change Game
  • 23:52 – Performances and Embarrassments of The Week
  • 29:18 – Should Brooklyn fire Jason Kidd?
  • 38:00 – Has parity arrived in the NBA?

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Why Basketball at All? Part I

13.01.10-DetroitPistons-2004NbaChampionsandsWhen I studied abroad in England I tried to learn how to smoke. Everyone my age smoked at the time, and I wanted to figure it out, to be more than just a social smoker, to be a real smoker. It seems absurd now, but these are the things we do when we’re young. I bought a pack of cigarettes, Marlboro reds, for the records, went out to the quad of the dorms, lit one up and smoked it. When that one was gone, I lit another and smoked it too. Then I got light-headed, went back inside and gave up on cigarettes. Continue reading