Phil Jackson’s European smoke screen

It remains to be seen whether trashing your young franchise star, questioning his toughness and health, and dangling him in front of the Boston Celtics like a young bull in Jurassic Park works as a motivational technique. Continue reading Phil Jackson’s European smoke screen

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Kobe Bryant is a national treasure

The NBA is slightly worse off without Kobe Bryant on an active roster. His 1990s-style ball hog mentality, legendary intensity, and spartan workout regiment made him a man apart from typical NBA stars, especially as the league transitioned into the current era of social media and analytics. Continue reading Kobe Bryant is a national treasure