James Harden and CP3 both drive me nuts with this crap. They are both phenomenally talented players who can do things most humans could never imagine and are intelligent enough to understand exactly what the best basketball play is. Instead they do this horseshit and bitch when they don’t get calls or when someone…
An impressive heist, to be sure.
I’m curious, Chris, if James Harden’s general lack of success in the postseason can partially be attributed to not getting the same foul calls he would get in the regular season. Has anyone crunched the numbers for that?
It pretty much comes down to the Rockets having the two biggest practitioners of “gamesmanship” in the league.
I’d rather watch a big pound the ball with his back to the basket for 22 seconds than watch James Harden’s bullshit.
Harden has the corniest game of any superstar in the league. Beyond that fugazi foul above, half his drives involve shoving the ball into a defender and snapping his head back while shrieking. It’s genuinely unwatchable. Which sucks, of course. I’d really like to enjoy watching the team with the best record in the…
While I don’t entirely disagree with you, “schedule tougher opponents” is easier said than done. Those opponents have to agree to the game as well, and most of the time there simply isn’t an incentive for a good high-major to schedule a good mid-major (because they will get games against tougher opponents when they…
I understand Tiger’s importance to golf but has there ever been an athlete where a runner-up finish resulted in the lead headline for most every major sports site rather than the actual winner? Not being facetious here ... can’t think of any athlete/team who finished 2nd and got the headlines.
If only old whats-his-face hadn’t got hurt we woulda been there!
I know I’m supposed to feel sorry for the mid-majors left out but the biggest issue I really have here is Syracuse last in/Notre Dame last out- as an ACC fan I can genuinely say if either team deserved a shot it was a full-strength Notre Dame. Notre Dame at least had an excuse for their mediocrity over much of the…
My wife is a slut.
How could they leave out my Terrap-
I might throw a few bucks on him, but hedge with Dustin Johnson. I absolutely believe that Tiger will be back - not at the same level he was before, because he was basically golf-Jesus for a decade - but I’d be stunned if his first win in 4.5 years was a major. It’d be the most Tiger thing ever, though.
I need to lay my money down now. I’ve been debating since his last tournament, it was 16:1 then.
I watched a non-major golf tournament this weekend with an interest I haven’t had in years, because Tiger was in the mix. Golf’s young-guys-who-might-do-a-thing are absolutely entertaining, but Tiger is transcendent, and the best golfer of all time. (Yes, he is. With hats tipped to the other fantastic golfers he’s…
As a long-sufferng Raps fan, this iteration of the team is great, not just because they’re winning, and winning well, but because they’re also out there having so much damn fun while doing it. Something to be said for long-term chemistry/continuity.
Also (fake news but still funny):
I admit I was skeptical before the Raptors held off the charge from the Rockets. They belong in the conversation with Houston and the Warriors. We have three elite teams in the NBA. June should be a fun month.
They’re really, really good, but I just can’t believe in them until I see it pay off in the playoffs. We’ve all been suckered in before.
“They are the best team in the Eastern Conference, and, barring injury, I do not expect any team in the Eastern Conference to stand between them and an appearance in the NBA Finals.”
I usually post snappy comments on Deadspin but I love this Raptors team and thank you (collectively) for writing about them more often.