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Nobody asked me about the Olympic medal count, but…

Nobody asked me about the Olympic medal count, but…

So, the USA won the ‘medal count’ in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. That said, I need to put in a disclaimer before going any further: I am a sworn enemy of the way Olympic medals are counted. Some list the nations by gold medals. Some list by total medals. There used to […]

Nobody asked me about China’s basketball team, but …

Nobody asked me about China’s basketball team, but …

This post has nothing to do with my ongoing series regarding my connection with national basketball teams. It does, however, regard a national team, China, which was simply destroyed by the USA the other day, 119-62, in the opening game of the Olympic Basketball Tournament. China’s performance … or non-performance … was the worst I […]

USA Basketball May Be Too Good For Their Own Good

USA Basketball May Be Too Good For Their Own Good

LOS ANGELES– Where’s the suspense? Team USA bludgeoned Argentina, 111-74, and China, 106-57 in the first two games of its pre-season Olympic exhibition tour and it would be stunning if the Americans are challenged in Rio Olympics. Even without LeBron James and Stephen Curry, this United States senior men’s basketball team is capable of creating […]

Nobody asked me about the NBA, but…

Nobody asked me about the NBA, but…

This is a great idea by the NBA: get scientific with injury prediction and injury prevention … which may be the same thing! I used to joke: “An injury is the body’s way of sending a message to the mind that the body needs a rest.” My way of saying the athlete may be tired […]

Nobody asked me about Wilt Chamberlain, but …

Nobody asked me about Wilt Chamberlain, but …

In this piece by one Scott Harris, he says, more or less, that 7’2″ Wilt Chamberlain would be irrelevant in today’s game of basketball because centers are no longer important. Of course, if 6’11” Andre Jordan of the LA Clippers, quite similar to Chamberlain for athleticism, can play today … well, trust me, Wilt could […]

26 International Players Selected In Record Breaking 2016 NBA Draft

26 International Players Selected In Record Breaking 2016 NBA Draft

NEW YORK– The NBA draft continues to evolve out of necessity. The American college system is no longer developing an assembly line of players who are intriguing to personnel directors and general managers. Ordinarily, Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams of Indiana, Jarrod Uthoff of Iowa, Gary Payton II of Oregon State, Ron Baker of Wichita […]

2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp Recap

2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp Recap

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – What seemed to have all the makings of a terrific NBPA Top 100 Camp championship game Saturday night rapidly turned into a good old-fashioned blowout in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. The Heat zipped to a 28-point advantage at intermission before coasting to a 109-89 victory over the Rockets […]

LeBron James Joins the Mount Olympus of American Sports

LeBron James Joins the Mount Olympus of American Sports

I’m a day or so late in getting to this but, as everyone on the planet knows, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA title, 4-3 in games, after being down, 1-3, and coming back to take it with three straight wins, two on the road. What about Golden State, which was 73-9 in the regular […]

Remembering The Greatest: Ali Passes Into The Pages of History

Remembering The Greatest: Ali Passes Into The Pages of History

PHILADELPHIA– Muhammad Ali was the most iconic sports figure in the world. The only three-time heavyweight champion in history was more recognizable than presidents and CEO’s, religious leaders and heads of state, bigger even than the Babe, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Wilt, Bill Russell, Michael Jordan and Pele, other icons in the 20th […]

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