Euro Basketball: A Metaphysical Mystery

Euro Basketball: A Metaphysical Mystery

The recent Euro Basketball Championships 2017 was one of the most enjoyable in recent history. To those that know history, however, Eurobasket 2017 suffered a metaphysical dilemma (a philosophical concern with the fundamental nature of reality). Was FIBA Eurobasket 2017 a victim of money or disloyalty to country? The Bad News Experience teaches that in certain […]

Basketball teamwork: poetry in motion

Basketball teamwork: poetry in motion

I was told my mother delivered me with some difficulty one night in Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in the same year the NBA was born. Eight years later my world was called Hammel’s Housing Projects and back then, ten years after the WW ll Allies landed at Normandy, it was my entire universe. In our overcrowded […]

“Crumbs,” Baseball, and Basketball analytics.

“Crumbs,” Baseball, and Basketball analytics.

This opinion piece is about: New age basketball analytics and the baseball minded Jerry Krause; the man behind the dynasty of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, the man with six NBA Championship rings. Who cares about baseball? Many in the world do not relate to baseball. It’s considered complicated, too slow and boring. For those unfamiliar […]

Showball vs sports, stupid or incongruent?

Showball vs sports, stupid or incongruent?

In 2012 the Turkish National Team head coach Bogdan Tanjevic, while speaking with the Italian La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper, exploded regarding the NBA and a Turkish player, Enes Kanter and “called out” the NBA and its coaches labeling the latter, “Stupid, except for a few that make millions and win titles”. He goes on […]

The Pick and Roll Propaganda

The Pick and Roll Propaganda

“Blind man breakin’ out of a trance Puts both of his hands in the pockets of chance Hopin’ to find one circumstance of dignity.”  Bob Dylan I’m going out on a limb here and saying, “Somebody came in and changed the basketball rules while we weren’t looking and its integrity was stolen.” Let’s label it: The Pick […]