What The Heck… 6

… is happening in the NBA? • Mo Williams scored 52 points last night… 52 POINTS!… and the Wolves beat Indy. • LeBron came back from the longest inactive stretch of his career, scored 33 points… and the Cavs still lost to the Suns. • The defending Champion Spurs… who currently sit at 7 in ...

Weird Summer 1

It’s been a weird summer so far for the NBA.  Just a few examples… – Howard leaves LA for Houston.  That’s not the weird part, the weird part is that it seems like the Clippers might end up being the better LA team for the next 4 or 5 years. – Phil Jackson’s Twitter account.  ...

New Big 3 on the West Coast 4

Maybe I’m missing something, but I believe I was scoffed at when I previously mentioned the possibility of Carmelo and LeBron going to Los Angeles next year to usher in a new era of Laker Legends. http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/17/report-the-lakers-want-to-chase-lebron-and-melo-next-summer-is-that-news/ NBC Sports is reporting on the possibility, ESPN is reporting on it, Bleacher Report is reporting on it, ...

American’s can get citizenship elsewhere for sports but not for refuge status? 6

Perhaps I am the only one looking at the Edward Snowden situation in a slightly different light than “traitor” or “patriot”. How many times do we see athletes leaving their home countries to get citizenship in another country to join their athletics? The US national teams are often comprised of people who are naturalized citizens ...

NBA 2013 FA 2

Perhaps the most interesting part of sports is the free agency period. At the moment the 2013 NBA FA period is merely 19 hours deep, and with plenty of time to go we should see some interesting moves. Notable offers so far is New Orleans Pelicans offering Tyreke Evans $40-$44 million as a bench player. ...

Finals Predictions 4

So, it’s time for Game One of the NBA Finals.  Here are TheLongTalk’s predictions… - Heat in 6.  It hurts to write that cause TheLongTalk loves the Spurs as a team and as an organization.  They are, perhaps, the best professional sports team out there… but TLT thinks Miami might just have more talent.  i. ...

Howard in LA LA Land

If Nash in a Lakers uniform was a surprise, Howard in LA LA Land was anything but.  It seemed, for months really, that this was the only way things could end.  It does however surprise TheLongTalk that Bynum ended up in Philly.  And good for Philly – pulling the trigger on that deal, it could ...

A Call for a Coaches Challenge 1

It’s time, it’s well past time.  The call must be made for an NBA version of the NFL’s Coaches Challenge.  Too many games have been affected by bad calls accidentally made, or in the case of Tim Donaghy, made with malicious intent. A Coaches Challenge would help the game immensely and is possible with the ...

Kevin Garnett you did decide the game, not the refs 1

As the(too)longtalk knows I hate the “let the players decide the game at the end and just have the refs swallow the whistle” unspoken rule.  I hate it and last night we saw another perfect example of why this should not be the thinking of athletes, announcers, ESPN employees, and Shaq.  Garnett clearly set a ...

#12 Cargument of the Month – Which Sports Team Would You Want To Own 4

This should be a fun one.  If you could own any team in any league who would it be?  This one is tough for me, there are 7 teams I would want to own (1) the Pittsburgh Steelers, (2) the Pittsburgh Penguins, (3) the New York Yankees, (4) the Pittsburgh Pirates, (5) the Utah Jazz, ...