In a recent ad campaign for the WNBA, NBA stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook spoke with admiration for the league in short clips. The latest of these features the recently-retired Kobe Bryant, and unlike the others, feels particularly unsettling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77wfpjFRwiI The video went viral immediately, retweeted by the NBA's account and … Continue reading Kobe Bryant’s WNBA endorsement isn’t worth it
The Seattle Storm finished the 2016 regular season winning seven of their last ten contests behind the three-headed monster of tenured point guard Sue Bird and back-to-back Rookie-of-the-Year winners Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart, only to fall to the Atlanta Dream in round one. Although a disappointing end to their season, the prospect of success in … Continue reading Jewell Loyd and the verge of superstardom
The first day of the 2017 WNBA season is in the books, as the 21st season in WNBA history got underway with three games. In the opener, the Liberty used a balanced attack to take care of an shorthanded Stars team, 73-64. Out in L.A., the Sparks pulled away in the fourth quarter for a … Continue reading WNBA Opening Day 2017: The good, the bad, and the… stinky?
The day was November 16th, 2016. It was a day that would change the world forever. The day's importance didn't hit me until over two weeks later. Oh, was I naive. November 16th was the day Josh Smith took 18 threes in a Chinese Basketball Association game. Josh Smith (shot 18 threes in a CBA … Continue reading An Oral History of that one time Josh Smith shot 18 threes in a CBA game
WARNING: I HAVE THE WRITING LEVEL OF A PREMATURE FETUS AND LISTENED TO KODAK BLACK THE WHOLE TIME I WROTE THIS. Philadelphia 76ers I have one name and one name only ... Joel Embiid. The fact that Embiid told Ben Simmons that Donald Trump was going to deport him can only mean he is up … Continue reading The Most Idiotic, Nonchalant, Late, Incomplete and Pointless Preview of the 2016-2017 NBA Season
There's a theory in NBA circles saying that year-to-year stagnation is the worst possible place for a franchise to be. To be on the treadmill of mediocrity, whether that means barely missing or making the playoffs and therefore receiving a draft pick that will unlikely produce a player whose contributions will result in more games … Continue reading The next step for John Wall and the Wizards