If you haven’t noticed, I took a mini hiatus after my beloved Boston Celtics broke down in the biggest Game 7 of them all**. I needed time to digest. Time to recover. Time to find my own closure. More on that later.
**Fan’s perspective. Any Game 7, involving a team you are invested in, automatically becomes “the biggest Game 7 of all”. It’s chronological too—this most recent NBA Game 7 is somehow bigger than that Yankees-Red Sox Game 7 of a few years ago.
This piece… it’s all about the NBA Finals. The “other” matchup. Continue reading
Not too long ago, I wrote a well-received article on Team USA basketball. I talked about the different team forms submitted by the United States to international tournaments since pros were allowed in 1992. I tried to give some examples of the good times and I touched on the bad times.
It occurred to me: I never offered my rendition of a problem-solver. So I’m going to follow up that piece with this one—(my prospective) 2012 Team USA.
I have a better name for this iteration too. Let’s call it the “Fantasy Team”. Continue reading
**Exciting game last night as the LA Lakers tried to fight off the OKC Thunder. LA was in the lead by as much as 13 with 8 minutes to go before a familiar scene unfolded: rally time by the losing team. Yup, Kevin Durant hit ANOTHER game-winner and OKC is up 3-1. Josh (LRDP’s resident Laker fan) and Cronise covered it live. Continue reading