Topic: Gregg Popovich

December 17, 2013

This is the second of our three-part celebration of the late podcast, The Basketball Jones, which is now an awesome new show on NBATV called The Starters. Today, we take a look at what they did to get to where they are, how they did what they did, and why they did it. Or something like that. More importantly: a game of HORSE involving bolo ties and a remake of the greatest television show theme in history. 

May 16, 2013

It's the thing that broadcasters talk about and columnists decry in its absence, but "making adjustments" doesn't quite sum up the counterpunching dynamism of the NBA Playoffs. At this point, the glass-jawed coaches are at home, icing vigorously and updating their resumes. What's left are the best teams, sure, but also the tacticians savvy enough to compete in the playoffs' high-speed, high-stakes chessboxing matches.

May 10, 2012

The Spurs' boring tag is supposedly a by-product of the team being ‘a bunch of good guys.’ But are they really good guys? The team that once brought Rodman aboard to be the resident Bad Guy in a chorus of angels eventually devolved into welcoming creeps like Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry into the fold. It’s a construct so sneaky and two-faced you’d almost think the team was being coached by a guy who seriously considered a career in the CIA.