Category: Basketball


Briefly, About Good Cops And Bad Cops

A funny thing happened yesterday: Ujiri’s legal team released bodycam footage that did not show what Strickland claimed it did.

10x programmer 39

Getting to Ten Times Better

Vikram briefly examines three domains governed by power-law distributions: basketball, programming, and money

NCAA Men's

The (Ratings) Limits of Madness

There was a basketball game on last night. Some of you watched, and many others didn’t. Neither did I.

Some Coaches Are Not Good

Some coaches want us to believe very much that they have nothing at all to do with what their players achieve, or don’t achieve, on the court.

A Legend Retires

Tim Duncan hangs it up after one of the greatest careers in NBA history.

Briefly, On Watching Basketball and Advertising

I’ve been watching the NBA playoffs this year. The matchups have been good, but not great, and some of the teams that I’ve wanted to advance – San Antonio, I’m looking at you –...

The San Antonio Spurs Have Won Their 5th NBA Title

The San Antonio Spurs have won their fifth title in the last fifteen years, a remarkable level of achievement, especially considering the way that they’ve done it, winning with a mix of stunning international...

The Finals

Sports have never been a focal point for the League, so I’ll put this one below the fold . . .

Defending Basketball Mysticism

I know I should be talking about Four Loko or Thomas Friedman’s latest column on the horrors of deliberative democracy, but the start of a really compelling NBA season demands some sports blogging. Despite...

Is winning everything? (for an athlete)

I’m not much of a basketball fan – correction, I’m not a basketball fan at all – but the heavily-reported saga of Lebron James’ free agency has struck a bit of a chord with...

Quote of the Day

“What the heck is Yahoo? Is it one of those computer things? Is that like Twittering?” – The inimitable Gregg Popovich, demonstrating his technological savvy right before tip-off.

Don’t disenfranchise foreign NBA fans

In lieu of discussing more serious matters (Citizens United, health care, “Jersey Shore”), I’d like to direct your attention to the pressing issue of NBA All Star voting. After Tracy McGrady’s hobbled corpse nearly...

Please read . . .

. . . Sixers center Samuel Dalembert on his return to Haiti.

Can’t we all just get along?

A nice vignette from the Grizzlies-Kings game (via): Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi , the first NBA player from Iran, and Omri Casspi, the first Israeli player in the league, met at midcourt and shook...