We used to be in there, now we’re out here
Perhaps we now have our answer about whether Klay Thompson is going pro after this season. Based on his marijuana arrest last night, it sounds like he’s already Jonesin’ for the plentiful green grass of the NBA. We also now have a good idea why the Washington State basketball team has started so slowly all [...]
Let me get this out of the way up front: I am a Nets fan (cue incredulous stares, sympathetic head shakes). And while you might think I’m bummed on missing out on Carmelo Anthony, I actually am relieved that New Jersey was unable to make the deal to land the All-Star guard. Look, Carmelo made [...]
When Chris and I first started this little site about a year ago, our focus was to be primarily on the Seattle sports scene, with a sprinkling of national news for good measure. Things, however, don’t always go the way you plan them. I have recently moved to the Washington, DC area, which makes keeping [...]
In: Various12 Jun 2009
OTPB’s uniform series wraps up with today’s look at classic jerseys. There are so many winners and losers in these categories that I decided to expand the number of selections to 10, covering the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. There were some tough choices, but I think the final results are a diverse look at [...]
Part 3 of OTPB’s uniform series proved to be the hardest thus far, as there was wide-ranging debate on the best and worst of the David Stern league National Basketball Association. In the end, however, the cream rose to the top and we got to stick it to the Thunder once again. Uniformity wraps up [...]
Well, it looks like the Lakers have finished toying around with the Rockets in the Western Conference semis, and Thursday’s Game 6 will likely spell the end for a fiesty Houston team that is too inconsistent without Yao Ming in the middle.
And since I can’t stand the Lakers, I’m turning to my basest desires to bring me joy: here’s hoping that Ron Artest clocks the living hell out of Kobe Bryant.
The neverending NBA playoffs are about to begin, and we wouldn’t be a sports blog if we didn’t provide you, our loyal readers, with the prerequisite playoff preview. Here in Seattle, of course, the NBA is just a vague memory of tall men jumping around, so forgive us if we aren’t as in-depth in our [...]
Driving around Seattle the other day, I motored past a forlorn looking KeyArena and was struck with a palpable sense of grief.
I miss the SuperSonics.
There, I said it. I know some of you have tried to maintain a stoic front or an air of indifference while Seattle’s NBA team was squired away to some godforsaken outpost.
Some of you have vowed to not watch the NBA, lest you give any credence to David Stern’s megalomania. Some of you support the drastic action of shutting the league out of Seattle altogether in the future. I can understand your anger or apathy. But as the NBA season heads into the playoff stretch run, it’s not a time of excitement, but a time of wistfulness, of envy, of sadness. This has been a long, dark winter.
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