The National Basketball League (NBL) has experienced an unexpected and certainly welcomed renaissance since Executive Director Larry Kestelman took majority control in May 2015. The demise or merging of 30 plus teams since the leagues inception in 1979 had left an indelible stench, a stain that appeared nearly impossible to overcome for many. League administrators all too often […]Read more "Is it time for the NBL to think bigger?"
The word ‘Mystery’ can be used to describe anything that is kept secret, remains unexplained or is relatively unknown. Something obscure, perhaps puzzling. A riddle.Read more "The Forgotten Man: Can Dante bounce back?"
I was watching the recent Houston Rockets game last night and given the recent James Harden hubbub about his total lack of defensive intensity and wherewithal , I simply had to put pen to paper so to speak. Though the Rockets finally over ran and won against the depleted New Orleans Pelicans, I couldn’t help but notice a number […]Read more "A Picture Paints a Thousand Words"
We all know the metaphorical ‘door’ is wide open and until now Kobe had the right, earned the right even, to decide when to walk through that door. That CAN’T be possible now. The man had a chance to walk away of his own volition, standing proudly, his chin up, head held high, ready to […]Read more "Basketball Gods… Please, I beg you"
As Tom Ziller so aptly pointed out recently in his 90’s decade piece Michael Jordan was the best player of the 1990s by a truly massive margin. He’s the greatest player in NBA history by a smaller, but still substantial, margin. No one ever approached him as a rival and came out ahead for more […]Read more "Karl Malone was actually the second best player of the 90’s!"
ED NOTE: This was written and posted to Golden State of Mind literally 10 hours before Gregg Popovich was announced as the next Coach of Team USA. I still wrote it, so Ive posted it here for prosterity sake. The below is just one man’s thoughts on who should replace the legend that is Coach K. It’s […]Read more "Steve Kerr: Head Coach Team USA?"
Just One Possibility… Harrison Barnes has been listed as day to day as reported by Sam Sorkin and Nate Parham after suffering a knee contusion in a recent preseason game. MRI’s have since confirmed bone bruising. That announcement continues a recent run of “frownyface” headlines for Barnes. Are you getting the feeling that it’s going […]Read more "Should the Warriors explore a Barnes trade?"