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Announcement

In Uncategorized on December 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

For the first time in a long while, I am excited to talk about and write about the NBA.

Very exciting times ahead of us over the next two weeks as every team in the league jostles for free agents during a rushed off-season as the league tries to get started in time for the Christmas Day games post-lockout.

So, with that note, I am going to start the website back up and get back to talking some NBA basketball. I hope that those who read my blog once before will return and enjoy the content once again.

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Shutting Down

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I haven’t been very active on this blog since early in the summer. I haven’t found the time or the inclination to write up posts anymore and now feel it is time to close down this blog.

I want to thank everyone who has visited this site over the past three years and read my posts. Especially those who posted comments. Thank you.

Donaghy’s Book

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm

ESPN reports that the publication of Donaghy’s book has been canceled.

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy’s tell-all book has been canceled by Triumph Books and parent company Random House, the publisher said.

“Blowing the Whistle: The Culture of Fraud in the NBA” was slated for publication later this month. The book was to have covered Donaghy’s experience as an NBA referee and the events leading up to his conviction on federal wire fraud charges.

During the process of editing and vetting the manuscript, which Triumph received from Donaghy in the spring, Random House and its imprint made the joint decision to cancel the book out of “concerns over potential liability,” according to an e-mail from a Triumph representative.

But Deadspin.com has a few excerpts for us to flick through though: Read the rest of this entry »

Kevin McHale Back In Broadcasting

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Tremendous news folks from BDL

Big news via Sports Media Watch today: Former Minnesota Timberwolves vice president Kevin McHale has found a new job, joining Ernie Johnson and Chris Webber on NBA TV’s Tuesday “Fan Night” telecasts, replacing my friend, and yours, Gary Payton.

I remember McHale’s work as television analyst for the Wolves prior to taking over the club and he was fantastic. He has a great sense of humour and a brilliant knowledge of the game. Very enjoyable to listen to.

McHale is one of the very best commentators/analysts in the NBA today. It’s great news that he’s back working in this industry and that’s he’s now on the national stage.

Trial: New Layout

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm

This is the third or fourth time I’ve tried a new layout in the past six months. I’m liking this new edition the best.

However, each time I’ve changed the layout in the past, well, about a week later I switch I tire of it and switch back to the previous version … so we’ll wait and see how this one stands the (short) test of time.

Any thoughts on the layout would be appreciated!

  • Like it?
  • Dislike it?
  • Makes no difference either way?

Announcement

In Uncategorized on June 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Wow, the NBA season has finally come to end, with the Los Angeles Lakers crowned as the 2009 Champion.

I only have so much time in a day to follow the NBA — quite a lot of time really … addictions are demanding like that — and during the playoffs I generally get snowballed and loose track of other happenings around the league. I haven’t had much time to write any posts on non-playoff matters over the last few weeks, because nearly all my time is spent watching the games and writing game time posts. So, now that we’re finished with the season, I’m looking forward to getting back to some other matters.

Over the next few weeks I hope to spend time looking at

  1. Finishing up posts on each team’s cap situation for the 2009/10 season, which I’ll hopefully have all finished prior to free agency opening. This is something I lost track of during the playoffs and would love to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Announcement

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

Hey folks,

There is a small problem with the layout of the site at the moment. The three column layout is only using one of those columns, and using it three times. So the layout is messed up. If you want to check the latest posts you can scroll down to the halfway point or so of the page and see links to the latest comments and posts.

Anyway, the good people at WordPress are helping to fix the problem and all will be back to normal in awhile.

I’ve been hesitant to write any posts until it’s fixed, but I’m starting to waver on that so there likely will be some posts shortly.

Update: Everything is back to normal and working perfectly. Many thanks to WordPress Support

NBA Roundtable’s Reading Level?

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2009 at 5:31 am

A little fun to start a Wednesday morning – a blog readability test:

blog readability test

Wahoo! Fun feature. NBA Roundtable is easy to read and understand, good to hear.

That’s a clever idea by whomever thought of it.

Rudy Heading To Dunk Contest

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2009 at 2:37 pm

The Orgegonian is reporting Rudy Fernandez is the winner of that vote for a rookie as the final participant in the Slam Dunk contest

Trail Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez has won a fan vote to compete in the 2009 NBA Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix on Feb. 14, The Oregonian has learned.

For the first time, the NBA this season opened a slot in the contest for a rookie, who would be chosen by a fan vote. Fernandez won the voting over Milwaukee’s Joe Alexander and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook.

Fernandez will compete against reigning dunk champion Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, as well as New York’s Nate Robinson and Memphis forward Rudy Gay.

Rudy is a very good dunker in game situations, he should be a good addition.

Spurs Sign Austin Croshere

In Uncategorized on January 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm

RealGM has the press release

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed free-agent forward Austin Croshere to a 10-day contract.

The 6-10, 235-pound Croshere joins the Spurs after being waived by the Milwaukee Bucks on 1/6. Now in his 12th NBA season, he has also played for the Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. Croshere was originally drafted 12th overall by Indiana in the 1997 NBA Draft.

This season Croshere appeared in 11 games with the Bucks and averaged 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game. Over his career he has averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 656 games. Croshere has also appeared in 68 playoff games where he averaged 6.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. Read the rest of this entry »