Tag Archives: NBA

Miami Heat fans and the dynastic cycle

So this is what it feels like to be in the middle of a dynastic cycle. If I were shown the nearby picture of the 2008 USA Olympic basketball team, I would have seen a relaxed bench at the end … Continue reading

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If Bizarro NBA season continues …

Entering game 6 of the NBA Finals, I recap, in honor of Seinfeld and Sgt. Friday, some bizarro facts, ma’am: Defending NBA champions Considered by opponents, ‘Hollywood as hell’ Head coach turning 43 years old during year Team featured 3 … Continue reading

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Are eventual NBA champs ever routed in Finals?

A great friend and loyal Heat fan texted me the following after the Spurs crushed the Heat [PG version]: Shameful day for Heat fans … impossible to win by 20ish and then lose by 30ish … real champions would never … Continue reading

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Code Red: Derrick Rose’s a Bull Sitter

In a Few Good Men, Col Jessup’s Code Red was exposed given the implicit contradiction in his two orders. In the case of Derrick Rose, his two guaranteed contracts [totaling $355 million] contradict the most legitimate reason for a player … Continue reading

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Payback on Planet Bron

Dateline July 2031: Today marks the 10th anniversary of The Announcement — coming 10 years to the day of The Decision — that Aliens are real. Turns out they have long been among us and possess a bizarre sense of … Continue reading

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Finals Game 2 MVP: Russell ‘Cantinflas’ Westbrook

Miami Heat fans have much to be thankful for. Especially in our opponents. Carmelo Anthony’s selfishness.  Amar’e Stoudemire’s reverse pyromania. Carlos Boozer’s contract. Derrick Rose’s jump shot. Rajon Rondo’s personality disorder. To quote Yoda, ‘… there is another.’ The Finals … Continue reading

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Process of elimination

Here’s why the Miami Heat losing game 5 at home could be a good thing.  The Heat would not have home court advantage in the Finals against either the Spurs or the Thunder. Which means that they would likely have … Continue reading

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Broadcaster narratives unencumbered by facts

Watch any sport too closely and you will be driven to distraction by broadcasters whose job it is to find a narrative that keeps the attention of the casual fan. We fanatics will watch no matter the storyline. In that … Continue reading

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Dwyane Wade evolves into Rasheed Wallace

We knew that change was inevitable, but did Wade have to end up like Rasheed Wallace? To today’s equivalent of a young Wade, Giancarlo Stanton, we offer a cautionary tale. Like almost all Miami Heat fans since 2003, I quickly … Continue reading

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Finally, a transcendent NBA boxscore

All other sports pale in comparison to the beauty of MLB boxscores, but the recent Clippers victory over the Grizzlies did produce one worthy of a ‘capture/screenshot’ due to the following: Every Clippers starter had a negative ‘+/-‘ and every … Continue reading

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