Dreading the 2011 NBA Lockout
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created a list "NBA Teams for Fans in Buffalo and Upstate New York".   May 16, 2013
posted "Washington: Last in Politics, Last in Basketball" about Washington Wizards.   October 17, 2012
Washington: Last in Politics, Last in Ba
All baseball fans who know the history of the sport are familiar with the old expression about the Washington Senators that summed up their on-field p
posted "Fear the Deer" about Milwaukee Bucks.   October 16, 2012
Fear the Deer
Poor Milwaukee. They always seem to be near the top of all those lists of tortured sports cities. It's tough to blame the pundits and prognosticators
posted "Playoff Death Valley" about Phoenix Suns.   October 13, 2012
Playoff Death Valley
I've written tons about the NBA being an unfair league to certain teams. Lord knows I'm not blaming the league system here. In a lot of cases, it mere
posted "They're Nuggets, Alright, but Not of Gold" about Denver Nuggets.   October 10, 2012
They're Nuggets, Alright, but Not of Gol
Lark? What's a Lark? Oh, apparently it's the state bird of Colorado. It really amazes me, some of the names people can come up with for sports teams.
posted "Spurred On" about San Antonio Spurs.   October 07, 2012
Spurred On
The poor folks in San Antonio are currently undergoing a low self-esteem issue. Here is that storied Texas city, home of the Alamo and a highly rated
posted "Flying Under the Radar" about Atlanta Hawks.   October 06, 2012
Flying Under the Radar
I've written quite a bit in this project so far about the humble beginnings of the NBA, when even the highest level of professional basketball was a h
posted "More Power" about Detroit Pistons.   September 29, 2012
More Power
The original NBL has a giant smorgasbord of failed small-town teams and big city squads which just didn't catch on. It's no wonder so few of them stil
posted "Rocky Mountain Music" about Utah Jazz.   September 27, 2012
Rocky Mountain Music
The Utah Jazz. Tell me now, is this a name that makes ANY sense?! Yeah, these guys are right up there with the Los Angeles Lakers in terms of names th
posted "Always Ready to Tussle" about Dallas Mavericks.   September 27, 2012
Always Ready to Tussle
We all know the classic Texas upbringing: A rigorous regimen of football, football, and more football. And there's some justification to that: The sta
posted "Th Rockets Have Landed" about Houston Rockets.   September 26, 2012
Th Rockets Have Landed
The Houston Rockets matter. People might not realize it because Houston isn't one of the traditional glamor markets, but they've mattered quite a bit.
posted "A Team for Those Who Prefer the Road Less Traveled" about Portland Trail Blazers.   September 22, 2012
A Team for Those Who Prefer the Road Les
Whodda thunk it? Once you get north of California, the basketball-crazed west coast has but one team representing it. That, of course, wasn't always t
posted "The Nomad Kings" about Sacramento Kings.   September 20, 2012
The Nomad Kings
Who are the Sacramento Kings? They're a forgotten relic of both the NBL and the rich history of professional basketball in upstate New York, that's wh
posted "They are the Warriors! Too Bad No One Knows it!" about Golden State Warriors.   September 14, 2012
They are the Warriors! Too Bad No One Kn
The Golden State Warriors are nothing if not an example of just how unfair fandom in the NBA can really be for some people. By all accounts, this is a
posted "No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn" about Brooklyn Nets.   September 12, 2012
No Sleep 'Till Brooklyn
Here's a million-dollar question: Can Mets Syndrome exist in a city in which the big time glamor team might as well already be the New York Mets (http
posted "Not All LeBron's Fault" about Cleveland Cavaliers.   September 11, 2012
Not All LeBron's Fault
I continue to be dumbfounded over the fact that the majority somehow believes Cleveland to be the most tortured sports city on the planet. How do you
posted "Howling in Sorrow" about Minnesota Timberwolves.   September 03, 2012
Howling in Sorrow
The history of the Minnesota Timberwolves can be divvied up into three very distinct eras: Before Kevin Garnett, Kevin Garnett, and after Kevin Garnet
posted "Walking on Water" about Los Angeles Lakers.   August 28, 2012
Walking on Water
Among the major professional sports leagues (plus the NHL) in the United States, the NBA stands out in one very minor way. In the others, there's one
posted "Oh, oh, it's Magic!" about Orlando Magic.   August 26, 2012
Oh, oh, it's Magic!
Founded in 1989, the Orlando Magic look like they should have a history dating back to at least the 70's. They've never won a title, at least not yet.
posted "These Hornets Sting" about New Orleans Hornets.   August 21, 2012
These Hornets Sting
With a team like this, I'm tempted to scream about how the New Orleans Hornets are a bastardization of one of the NBA's all-time great teams. New Orle
posted "Keeping Pace in Middle America" about Indiana Pacers.   August 18, 2012
Keeping Pace in Middle America
Does it seem right that, when the NBA was still on less-than-solid ground and creating new teams left and right, it missed out on putting a team in In
posted "Clipped and Trimmed" about Los Angeles Clippers.   August 18, 2012
Clipped and Trimmed
Put two teams who play in the same sport and league in this country, and you'll inevitably see a case of Mets Syndrome. One of those teams will be obv
posted "A True Original" about Philadelphia 76ers.   August 17, 2012
A True Original
All the flash and big personality flying around in today's National Basketball Association kind of robs us of the realization of it, but basketball is
posted "Bobbing: Floating Uselessly, Without Point or Direction" about Charlotte Bobcats.   July 23, 2012
Bobbing: Floating Uselessly, Without Poi
Oh, the stigma of being the NBA's latest team. Bad record after bad record, the fight for fans in a market which already surrendered its first team to
posted "No Roar to Speak of" about Memphis Grizzlies.   July 17, 2012
No Roar to Speak of
I've long been a firm believer in the idea that a professional sports team should have a name that has some relevance to its geographical region or me
posted "These Raptors Bite" about Toronto Raptors.   July 14, 2012
These Raptors Bite
I keep wondering why the city of Toronto, Ontario has such a largely unsuccessful professional sports largesse. There's those 13 Stanley Cup titles wo
posted "The Big Green Men" about Boston Celtics.   June 26, 2012
The Big Green Men
The Boston Celtics receive a designation in basketball as the White Peoples' Team which really isn't fair to them. It's true that a lot of
commented on review of Boston Celtics, "Playoffs are overrated".   June 26, 2012
posted "The Thunder Rolls" about Oklahoma City Thunder.   June 11, 2012
The Thunder Rolls
The Oklahoma City Thunder have been in existence for four years, and they've just won their fourth-ever Conference Championship. They'll be commuting
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