Topic: NBA

November 11, 2013

Everyone with an opinion thought Anthony Davis would be good, and could become one of the NBA's great big men. He's better than that. Already.

November 5, 2013

There are still more questions than answers where the 2013-14 NBA season is concerned. Some of those questions are bigger than others.

October 31, 2013

Amar'e Stoudemire won't be celebrating Halloween, apparently. This is a bummer, and a silly thing to take such a strident stance over, but... more candy for the rest of us?

October 30, 2013

The New York Knicks stage-managed their team's media rollout as best they could, and with all the paranoid passion the organization brings to its engagements with the media. Nevertheless, plenty of humanity still seeped into the proceedings—because these were the Knicks, and because that's just the way it works.

October 25, 2013

Yes, it's frustrating when NBA players insist on acting like reasonable people and sign the richest possible deals as free agents, context be damned. But there is a time and place for taking a discount. These particular examples are not at all examples of that, but still.

August 28, 2013

There's a narrative about Tracy McGrady that paints him as a very specific type of disappointing player. And then there are the myriad individual memories that show him to be something else. Which would you rather remember?

August 8, 2013

A fictitious but not entirely unconvincing conjecture on the Knicks War Room, the night of the Carmelo Anthony deal. Starring James Dolan and his awful personality and hat collection.

July 25, 2013

Robert Swift was one of the last prep-to-pro big men before the NBA instituted its one-and-done rule. He never became the player he might have become, and was paid a lot of money for a few years of nondescript basketball. And now he's all the way gone.

July 12, 2013

The NBA free agent period has been as busy and spend-y as ever. But what's been most notable is how weirdly reasonable it has been. Can everyone here play this game?

July 2, 2013

Bill Simmons started a beef with Doc Rivers on very vague grounds and out of a very ESPN impulse. It was squashed just a few days later. He's figuring this TV thing out fast.