[ NBA Finals Game 1 Recap ] – A Game of Inches

When two contrasting styles clashed for the first time on the biggest stage in basketball, the minute before and after tip off produced a myriad of questions. The questions before tip off were fairly typical. Do any of the newcomers to the Finals look nervous?  Who is going to come out aggressive for both teams? …

RANT – LeFlop James: Catalyst of a Basketball Epidemic

As much as I love the NBA, it’s players and even certain teams other than the Wizards, Lebron James, for as great as he may be, has completely ruined the game experience for me. Over the last two seasons, I’ve been extremely blessed and humbled with the pleasure of being able to cover professional basketball …

Eastern Conference Finals: Game 1: Breaking down Frank Vogel’s overtime decision

A lot has been made of the decision of Indiana Pacers’ head coach Frank Vogel to put center Roy Hibbert on the bench for the final pivotal play in overtime.  Social media exploded and it seemed everyone was pointing fingers at the coach for the decision that was seen to have cost Indiana a game …

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers ECF Preview: Keys to Victory

The Indiana Pacers begin their series in Miami tonight with the greatest chance of teams in the Eastern Conference to defeat the defending world champions.  Miami defeated Indiana with a 4-2 series outcome last year in a hard-fought, toughly contested semifinals matchup. There is no blueprint to beat the Miami Heat.  There are ideas, theories, …

Eastern Conference Finals Preview – The Irresistible Force Paradox

The irresistible force paradox is formulated as “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object”.   If the Miami Heat are an unstoppable force, then they might have found an immovable object. The Indiana Pacers had the best defensive efficiency in the NBA this year. However, the paradox is just that, a paradox. Adjustments …

Derrick Rose Doing Chicago Teammates, Fans a Disservice

“Leave it all out on the floor.” Sports has, and always will be a large compilation of clichés and mantras which we often carry over into real life. “Play like a champion”, “Lead by example”, “Play every game like it’s your last.” On and on goes the list that is large enough to have its …