LeBron James to the Chicago Bulls. And how.

June 25, 2010

Since we have spent the last year or so wading through the murky waters of free agency, don’t you think it’s about time we started drawing some conclusions?

But before we come to any real conclusions, a little role play. Imagine yourself as Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant. In just your second week on the job you are faced with the prospect of having to trade away the best player in franchise history in a do or die sign and trade, or watch the two time and defending league MVP simply leave town as an unrestricted free agent. Of course, there is also the possibility of resigning him, but I think the chances of that are very small.

Glad I’m not that guy.

Conclusion #1: The only one that really matters.

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Let’s Cut a Groove

May 26, 2010

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Settle, everybody settle. Slow the talk of outcoaching and confusion. So far, nothing has happened but was designed to happen by the playoff format. Believe me, I hope this is a trend that will continue for the Suns, but I just can’t see it, not for game 5 at least. Read the rest of this entry »

Comfort and Coaching

May 24, 2010

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Believe me, I really want the Suns to win. But, one game doesn’t shift this series. The same things that were said about the Lakers are still true, even if not for one night. Can the Suns win game 4? Yes. Game 5? Maybe. I just don’t know. The Lakers were still well in this game despite Amar’e going into that mode that makes you think he deserves a Max deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Mission Statement

May 20, 2010

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The key thing to remember is that all hope is not lost. Hey, this game was tied 90-90 going into the fourth quarter. The Suns were riding a tidal wave of momentum with Grant Hill routinely draining the very mid-range jumpshot while Kobe or any of his backups relaxed their defense on the senior citizen of the NBA world. Read the rest of this entry »

It Wasn’t Ideal

May 10, 2010

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That is what Steve Nash had to say about his eye that had swollen shut during game 4 of the Suns-Spurs series.

But, they finally did it. The Suns finally overcame the Spurs in a playoff series. No curses, no bench clearing altercations, no broken noses, no miracle 3-point shot by a power forward/center depending on the All-Star/First Team All-NBA vote. There was a black eye on Nash that swelled shut, but that wasn’t going to deter the Suns this time. Read the rest of this entry »

Pick-and-Roll and Politics

May 6, 2010

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The Suns played really good basketball last night even when sporting a political message across their chests. Was the content a major factor in this game? Considering it resembled game 1 in outcome, how much could it have done? Read the rest of this entry »

So It Begins

May 4, 2010
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The Cavaliers needed Superman, they got Clark Kent. Read the rest of this entry »