Posts Tagged basketball

How we got here…

So, here’s what happened… Phil Jackson is a bit of an asshole.  He is one of, if not the best coaches of an organized sports team in history, and as is almost always the case with people who don’t just excel but exceed almost every meaningful metric in their chosen path—the 1% of the 1%–he […]

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State of the NBA, 10-22-11

So, the lockout is still going, and it’s looking more and more probable that this season is lost.  Which sucks, more than I’m generally inclined to admit. The worst part of it—check that, it might not be the worst, I haven’t exactly spent time quantifying all the parts of it that suck and their relatively […]

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State of the NBA, 9-2-11

Or, It’s like watching a couple having a fight that branches off into all the deep-seated hurt and wrongs they’ve done to each other over the years and how he never liked her sister and her screaming kids anyway, and all you want to do is figure out where you’re going for dinner tonight, you’re […]

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Why Google+ will fail

An expansion of a conversation begun with Dave and Patrick one night over scotch and cigars… In my first draft of this post, I started off with, “Well, not ‘fail’, exactly, it’s not like they’re fundamentally flawed, throwing Blink tags all over the place or something awful like that, but they’re certainly not going to […]

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Huh…what?

Been a while since I’ve dropped by, and I refuse to feel guilty about it.  There are plenty of reasons why, foremost being that—as I said from day one—these are the rules of engagement.  Sometimes I’ll post with relentless regularity, sometimes I’ll drop off the face of the earth for a while.  Don’t argue with […]

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The King is Dead

I don’t have much in the way of an emotional stake in this thing.  I mean, obviously, I come down pretty clearly on one side (the right side) whenever the Kobe-LBJ thing gets brought up, because I’m from LA, I watched Mamba from his first game in his rookie year, through the airballs against Utah, […]

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83-79

I feel a tremendous joy today.  It is not the joy of an unexpected miracle; it is the joy of agony averted, a hinting shadow of what a prisoner must feel when the governor calls as they’re strapping him to the chair. Game 7 was both ugly and beautiful.  I have never seen such effort […]

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