A new big 3 for 2014? 9

Although the NBA tried to stop teams from creating a big 3 or a big 2 1/2. While this years NBA Free Agency lacked movement I suspect next seasons is already being planned. You may be wondering why I say this, and while people in Cleveland have their panties in a bundle and their rally ...

Professional entertainment is typically choreographed, pro sports are entertainment, is it also choreographed? 5

As a kid growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s I know a thing or two about believing a professional sport is real only to find out later that it is choreographed and/or predetermined.  For those of us who remember the days of the WCW and the WWF (not the world wildlife federation) ...

Nash in LA LA Land

Steve Nash ending his career, most likely, in LA is weird.  It’s not as weird as Jason Kidd going out of the league as a New York Knick, but it’s definitely not normal. TheLongTalk would’ve suspected Nash would resign with Phoenix or maybe take the BIG money offer that Toronto made.  TLT wouldn’t have been ...

The Fourteen Year Career

This shortened NBA season is the 18th for Point Guard Jason Kidd, whose stats are surprisingly good for an elder statesman.  He’s expressed an interest in playing 1 or 2 more. Kobe Bryant has collected 5 Championship Rings in 15 NBA seasons and would love to grab that Jordan tying 6th during this, his 16th.  ...

LeBron James, Before Watchmen, and Right-vs-Wrong 20

The last two years have seen a great deal of energy spent trying to explain why LeBron James’ moving from Cleveland to South Beach was wrong.  While at this very moment nerds around the world are typing the QWERTY off their keyboard, raging against the prequels to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen. These two ...

Kind of Reminds Me of…

Do you remember that time LeBron James rushed across the runway of a Bosnian airport, while taking sniper fire, so that he could meet up with an undercover police officer in the men’s room?  Tim Hardaway does and he hates it. If that doesn’t sound familiar it’s probably because it didn’t happen.  The story is ...

Not Supposed to Happen

LeBron James, if you haven’t heard, played his first game against the Cleveland Cavaliers the other night.  This was never supposed to happen. For over 20 years James called Ohio, Akron more specifically, home.  Then, by some stroke of luck, some remarkable happenstance The King was drafted by his hometown team. He instantly became Cleveland’s ...