By Michael Beckel June 19, 20...
Heading into Game 7, we are faced with a litany of questions -- namely centered around why Popovich subbed out Tim Duncan and Tony Parker late in Game 6; how in the world the league's most consistent team and well-run organization choked away a surefire win; and whether or not either one of these teams has anything left in the tank. Maybe, though, the question we should be asking is what will Dwyane Wade provide for the Heat, because lightning won't strike the same place twice.
Lebron, shining star of the playoffs, lover of Morton's Steakhouse on Brickell, is hustling to earn his second consecutive championship ring. As inspiration, he can be found downing a whole order of rings, of the onion variety.
It's fair to say that Kawhi Leonard is in the running for Finals MVP should the Spurs win this series. Or at least he should be. He's done what many-a-coach have considered to be the impossible in controlling LeBron James.
In Oklahoma, the median income ranks 41st yet, our people form the nation's 11th most generous state. Here, people give out of their need.
With an even playing field laid out and growing expectations for both teams, it was the perfect time for two opera companies to arrange a friendly bet.
Can't wait to hear "Play Ball" five more times! Even if I am watching alone in my condo with the alarm clock set for six.
I recently visited the offices of the Boston Celtics for a face-to-face interview with NBA legend JoJo White and Jay Wessel, Vice President of Technol...
Every year when we get to the NBA Finals, if the Heat is in the mix, I get caught up in the excitement most of my friends have been feeding on since the regular season started. I find myself hashtagging #goheat and trying to have intelligent conversations about how LeBron is not the next Jordan or Magic.
Kawhi Leonard has a huge task but it will be fun to see he can stop the best player in the world. No pressure.
I'm giving Hibbert the benefit of the doubt on the immature slur. He apologized and was fined and paid a pretty heavy cost. But, on the basketball and media criticism side of the equation, I'm sending up a flare.
The San Antonio Spurs are mostly a team of immigrants, playing for a city with many immigrants, and like the immigrant body itself -- seldom flashy, often underappreciated and often working under the radar -- the Spurs continue to persevere for their own sake whether America will have them or not.
With the NBA finals just around the corner, the lengthy basketball season is still on our minds. Scott and Nick -- also known as Bart Ma-jooski and B...
Anyone who's played a fair amount of basketball knows the thrill of the "hot hand." You hit two or three in a row and soon even the longest of long sh...
Seattle learned this past week that the NBA doesn't quite follow the rules of a market economy. For Seattle to get the Kings, the other 29 owners had to approve the deal. And when the dust settled, a majority of those owners thought an inferior bid to keep the team in Sacramento was preferred.
Below is my first round list, complete with team, fit & what they're most likely yearbook superlative would be. I apologize in advance.