Tagged with NBA

Deconstruction of My NBA Fanhood

Deconstruction of My NBA Fanhood

There are several possible reasons why 2020 viewership has been so low. Two of the six 2020 NBA Finals games competed with the NFL on Sunday, something the NBA Finals generally don’t have to deal with. The clinching game of the NBA finals drew half the audience that NBC Sunday Night football drew (7.4 mil vs. 15.1 mil). The lack of fans in the stands certainly detracted from the product on the court. The political messaging from the league and its players – including messaging on the court and on jerseys – disenfranchised 38% of fans too. Continue reading

Steve Nash And The Genius That Is Mitch Kupchak

The NBA was the first sports league I ever followed and the Lakers my first team, but with David Stern ripping Chris Paul away from us and the whole mess of the NBA lockout, I was pretty bitter about this NBA season (hence just the two NBA blog posts all season). This wasn’t helped by my recent acceptance that … Continue reading

Crimes On The Field Are Different?

From Pedro throwing Zimmer to the past couple weeks of flare ups, professional sports have their fair share of physical confrontations. Lately, they have me wondering why the actions of professional athletes during a professional sporting event are viewed as being totally and completely different to an identical action occurring in almost any other situation. Let … Continue reading

Lakers Do The Unthinkable, Trade Fisher To Improve

This news hit like a punch in the gut. Uber fan favorite, Derek Fisher, is no longer a Laker. Mitch Kupchak, easily one of the most well-respected GMs in professional sports, separated himself from emotion to improve a Lakers team that has earned a deplorable 9-14 road record (18-2 at home). The new collective bargaining … Continue reading

How Will Clemson Respond To Orange Bowl Shame?

Since the ACC began determining their champion with a conference championship game in 2005, Clemson fans have longed for the title. Elusive to the tigers since 1991, winning the conference championship became the overriding goal for the program. Only the Clemson Tigers we know and love could manage to sour a season in which they … Continue reading

NHL’s Time to Shine?

Great post about Kevin Gregg and David Ortiz. Ortiz is such a hypocritical punk. And Gregg might now be my favorite non-Yankee reliever (the fact that he’s on my fantasy team also makes it easier to root for him). Anyway, continuing in the sports realm, how interesting is it that there exists the possibility of … Continue reading