Posts Tagged Kobe

2014-2015 Season Grades

Well, the season’s over, so I figure it’s time to start looking forward to next year… Who, really, am I kidding?  I’ve been thinking about almost nothing but next year since Kobe went down…and if I’m being honest, it really started when Randle broke his leg in game 1 and we realized we wouldn’t see […]

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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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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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