Best 4th Of July Ever

by A.J. Coltrane

(Not my photoshop. I grabbed this off of the web.)

If I’ve ever been happier on a 4th of July I don’t remember it.

Are You Just Glad To See Me?

by A. J. Coltrane

Tonight is LeBron’s “homecoming” game in Cleveland.

Other NBA matchups (ESPN/StubHub prices):

MATCHUP TICKETS Washington at Orlando 501 available from $12 Detroit at Minnesota 215 available from $19 New York at Cleveland 56 available from $701 Utah at Dallas 1,064 available from $13 Oklahoma City at LA Clippers 2,159 available from $27

Looks like Cleveland is glad alright.

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When is that last time […]

A New Approach To The NBA Draft

by A.J. Coltrane

From this Grantland link.

The Sacramento Kings are crowdsourcing the NBA draft this year. They solicited input from all non-professional basketball analysts on the internet. They selected nine of those people to video conference with the Kings’ decision makers.

Four of those analysts are going to accompany the team to the […]

Fouling Out in the NBA

By Blaidd Drwg

The Lakers managed to invoke a little known NBA rule last week in their game with the Cavs. They came into the game with only 8 players dressed. Two of them got injured and one fouled out, leaving them with just 5 players for the 4th quarter. With 3:32 left, that is […]

The Zapruder Spurs

by A.J. Coltrane

1. I used to own part of a Sonics season ticket package. At one time or another, I saw almost every great player of the last fifteen years play against the Sonics.

But never Shaquille O’Neal. Because Shaq almost never made the Portland/Seattle trip, usually citing a minor, probably ficticious, injury. It […]

Communication Breakdown

by A.J. Coltrane

It’s early in the morning. The local supermarket is mostly empty. I’m standing in line behind a late middle-aged guy, waiting to check out.

As it turns out, the checkout Cashier has the same very unusual name as the Customer’s son. The Customer gets out his phone to show the Cashier a […]

The Thunder Conundrum

by A.J. Coltrane

First James Harden wouldn’t take a steep discount to stay in OKC. So OKC downgraded to Kevin Martin. Now Martin has decided not to stay at a discounted rate either, opting to sign with Minnesota(!) instead. As a Plan “C” the Thunder then pursued free agent and super long wing guy Dorrell Wright, but he signed with Portland […]

Chris Bosh, Rocket Scientist

By Blaidd Drwg

With the Heat facing elimination at the hands of the Spurs, Miami is changing its game-plan to try to stop Danny Green and his 66% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Bosh’s comments:

“He has a knack for shooting, but he won’t be open tonight,” Bosh said Tuesday. “We’ll see how he […]

The New NBA CBA

by A.J. Coltrane

Zack Lowe of Grantland/ESPN on the impact on the trade deadline of the new NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

I don’t think he has a high opinion of Dwight Howard:

People seem to forget this, but we also had three massive deals between August and late January, two of which — for Rudy […]

Funny ESPN Promo

by A.J. Coltrane