Author Bio & Stories

  • February 23, 2012
    What's in a Fence? The Clog

    Orlando wants a fence around its Amway Arena for this All-Star Weekend. It's a little creepy. But mostly, it's a city trying to hedge its bets on an event they may not be totally prepared for—logistically or otherwise.

  • February 20, 2012
    Tales of the City

    Tyson Chandler and J. R. Smith both came to the Knicks as free agents this year, drawn there by the allure of the city as much as the franchise's plans. One of them had every right to do so. The other, well, that depends on what you think it means to play for the Knicks. 

  • February 17, 2012
    BASKETBALL CLUB, INC.

    Few teams are as generally invisible as the Sacramento Kings. Yet because of their publicity-hungry owners and Seattle's sudden need to bring the NBA to its hypothetical new arena, the Kings in the abstract are on the tip of everyone's tongue. That's too bad for Sacramento, whose fans actually know how to sweat the details.

  • A close reading of the other funky, smooth "One on One." 

  • February 10, 2012
    Kobe Stops the Linsanity The Clog

    Reporters want some dude on the Lakers to weigh in on the NBA's biggest story. He won't play along. Who does he think he is, anyway? 

  • February 10, 2012
    What Now, J. R. Smith?

    J. R. Smith is this close to being done in China, which means the NBA's great sower of chaos will soon be back in America. More importantly, he's a free agent, available to the highest bidder—or, if he so chooses, to follow a less conventional career path. 

  • February 8, 2012
    What's Your Fantasy? The Clog

    Baseball Boyfriend re-imagines romance, one hot streak at a time. 

  • February 6, 2012
    Kenyon Martin's Back in Town

    Even in his Jersey heyday, Kenyon Martin was never the biggest or brightest or most galvanizing of stars. But when he returns from China, Martin will rejoin an NBA that, improbably, feels something like Kenyon Martin's league.

  • When asked to help with a simple English lesson, the Magic big man insists on using the proper slang. 

  • February 1, 2012
    The NBA's Forever Meme The Clog

    The league's latest campaign has already spawned a host of imitators. That had to be the point, right?