An open letter to Cavs and Heat Fans

Dear Cavalier and Heat fans: Your fanbases have had the privilege of watching one of the best stars of this current NBA Generation in the Post-Jordan era. And no matter what LeBron James does, one of you is angry at his choice of playing elsewhere. Let’s start with you, Cleveland fans. You got to see him from the…

Derek Fisher and the NBA coaching Landscape

NBA coaches will be fired the same year as being named Coach of the Year (ask George Karl). They will be fired after leading a scrappy group to the Western Conference Finals as underdogs (ask Lionel Hollins). The NBA coaching landscape is a cruel. Almost Game of Thrones cruel. Just as new characters are introduced…

Warriors thinking ahead with firing of Mark Jackson

The Golden State Warriors have fired head coach Mark Jackson, just days after taking the three-seeded Clippers to seven games. The Warriors went 51-31 this season, which earned them a six seed in the loaded Western Conference. When Jackson was hired, the team was no more than a lottery team with some decent potential (a…

Sterling doesn’t belong, and we all know that

When it comes to Donald Sterling, everyone has agreed on the important ideas: Donald Sterling is a despicable human being; Adam Silver handled this situation perfectly in his first test as Commissioner; and the racism Sterling carries, the kind where black people are prized pieces of property whose purpose is to serve white owners, has…

Playoff Preview: Look to the West

Ahh, the NBA playoffs. There are some outstanding series to be played, particularly in the West. In fact, only in the West. Who will be watching the Eastern Conference first round? I will be shocked if the Pacers and Heat don’t sweep the Hawks and Bobcats, respectively. I am mildly intrigued with how John Wall…

Phil Jackson returns to the NBA as Knicks president

Phil Jackson has become the president of the New York Knicks, signing a five-year contract that will reportedly pay him $12 million per year. Jackson, who won two rings as a player with the Knicks before his 11 as a coach of the Bulls and Lakers, reportedly advised the Knicks on decisions early in the season before…