basketball

Myth-ing The Point.

May 3, 2012

When I took an assignment to write a piece on the ‘Best Incubation Environments For NBA Talent’ (from a legitimate sports network, no less), I kinda rolled my eyes like they’d just asked me to write a supplemental chapter for a Malcolm Gladwell paperback. (Is it just me or does Gladwell not remind you of [...]

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Made For This.

April 30, 2012

I could never pull for Michael Jordan. I always chose to side with the the earnest and awkward super-athletes, like a Clyde “The Glide” Drexler. (Bucktooth, balding and gangly but he got it done.) Still, for me Kobe is must see TV. It’s really more akin to the aesthetic appreciation I have for a striking piece [...]

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Why Your Team Needs Its Own NBAsshole

April 2, 2012

(I wrote this originally for a big basketball site – that shall remain nameless – to break down the common element missing from current top-tier NBA rosters… basically, super aggressive sociopaths. The version they sent back was cut for excess profanity and first-hand anecdotes that seemed to “portray well-known players in an unflattering light.” So, [...]

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The Greatest Game Ever Obsessed Over

February 13, 2012

So this guy, NFLrankingDOTnet (possibly not his actual name) makes out like he’s got the NBA’s own zapruder film in this homespun documentary about an NBA playoff game where he contends that ‘the fix was in’ and ‘the league was in on it’ – it all makes for a no access, all-in, balls-out exposé that’s worth its [...]

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GO YOU HUSKIES! REDUX

January 24, 2012

THERE’S A PIECE UP ON BALLnROLL RIGHT NOW THAT I WROTE, ENTITLED;  GO YOU HUSKIES! (I’d previously posted a link) THERE’S NO HARD FEELINGS BUT, AFTER A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION ON USE OF PROFANITY AND ON ‘OUTING’ NBA PLAYERS AS KIND OF DIM AND DICKISH, I’VE POSTED IT AS I ACTUALLY WROTE IT BELOW. (FOR THE RECORD: [...]

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Go You Huskies!

January 16, 2012

I’m writing the occasional article for a Basketball And Fashion Lifestyle Magazine called BALLnROLL. Go You Huskies! is about my experience working for an NBA team, the business of basketball and how the name and look of the Toronto Raptors is so horrifically gay that it’s an insult to cartoonishly flamboyant, over-the-top, cock-sock wearing gay dudes everywhere [...]

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