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Breaking down the Warriors’ schedule

The NBA released the regular-season schedules for every team in the NBA on Tuesday. The Warriors open at home against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Then they go on the road and never come home. Or at least it seems that way with how many road games dot the first couple months of the season. The Warriors actually play four of their first five games at home. After that, Golden State has a brutal stretch in which it will… Read More »

Tolliver leaves Warriors, but you can’t be mad at him

Anthony Tolliver, the forward who went from the NBDL to an effective starter for the Warriors late last season, has decided to leave Golden State and sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves. You might feel tempted to curse him with any number of frustrated rants. Here’s a few you could use: A. He can’t leave the Warriors! They gave him his chance! B. Good luck, jerk! The T’wolves are the laughing stock of the NBA! C. Whatever! We didn’t want you anyway!… Read More »

Another one-hour special? Really?

Having already been subjected this offseason to “The Decision” — that narcissistic, indulgent one-hour special in which LeBron James and Jim Gray demonstrated how much ESPN was willing to sacrifice its journalistic standards — and now learning that the NBA has decided to reveal its marquee games on the upcoming 2010-11 season schedule during a one-hour special, well, it just seems too soon. I think we need a longer buffer period between one-hour specials, to help us heal from the sickening… Read More »

LeBron to Miami … or is it a bluff?

ESPN and Newsday reported late Wednesday night that multiple sources were indicating that LeBron James has decided to join fellow All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, forming a super team with all kinds of interesting subplots for the coming season. Can the Heat contend for a title with three of the best players in the NBA and a collection of cheap replacement-level players? Can James, Wade and Bosh co-exist, sharing the ball and the credit without their egos getting in… Read More »

Bosh, Wade commit to Miami (now stay away, LeBron)

The big news this morning, reported first by ESPN, is that Chris Bosh has decided to join Dwyane Wade in Miami. What remains unclear is the status of LeBron James. With most expecting him to stay in Cleveland, it would be a shocking turn of events if he announced Thursday that he’s leaving the Cavaliers to join Wade and Bosh with the Heat. ESPN reports that James hasn’t ruled out this possibility. Reacting to this news, I like that Bosh… Read More »

LeBron to announce decision Thursday

Finally, some real news from the LeBron James Sweepstakes. ESPN is reporting that James will announce which team he will choose during a one-hour special on ESPN on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PST. Here’s an excerpt from the ESPN report: LeBron James is planning to announce the team with which he will sign during a one-hour special on ESPN Thursday night, ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard has learned through independent sources. ESPN would only confirm that active discussions for… Read More »

Big game for Cavaliers

Take a look at my headline for this entry. I think I might be understating it a little bit. I think some of the reporting about the Cavaliers in wake of the drubbing they took in Game 5 and their subsequent 3-2 series disadvantage to the Celtics has been a little over-the-top. ESPN’s Bill Simmons asked if professional basketball in Cleveland died following Game 5. Love Simmons, but the Cavaliers haven’t been eliminated yet. Cleveland fans can panic, but the… Read More »

Tyreke is not MJ or The Big O

One of the things I have tired of reading and hearing about is the ROY argument for Tyreke Evans that he’s one of only four NBA players to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in their rookie season. The other three are Michael Jordan (1984-85 season), Oscar Robertson (1960-61 season) and LeBron James (2003-04 season). Technically, this argument is true. And that is an impressive stat, for sure. I’ve gone on record many times with my feelings about… Read More »

The Clippers: LeBron’s darkhorse suitor

I swear I’ll get back to writing about the Warriors soon, but we were talking about this in the office tonight and I wanted to put it out there for all of you to chew on. First, it’s crazy. Right? LeBron leaving Cleveland (ouch) to play for the most dysfunctional franchise in the history of sport, the Clippers. The Warriors are a mess, but they have nothing on the Lakers’ annoying little stepbrother. That being said, when you look at… Read More »