BY BOZZA As another journey around the sun draws to a close, it presents us with the opportunity to look back at the year that was 2016. It is a wonderful time where sporting fans can argue with one another as to what were the best moments, achievements, and performances of the year. To that … More The Bozza Awards – Fairytale and Heartbreak
BY BOZZA He may not have graced a court since Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals, but it was only this week that the curtain officially was drawn on the Hall of Fame career of Ray Allen. A clutch performer, Allen scored more Playoff 3-pointers than any other player in NBA History. In all … More Flashback Friday: Ray Allen and the Shot
BY BOZZA ‘All Wade items are $13 in honor of 13 unforgettable seasons’. So tweeted the Miami Heat (hence the abominable spelling of honour) in the wake of the team’s most celebrated player, Dwyane Wade, announcing his signing with the Chicago Bulls. A very different response to the teeth gnashing and mass jersey burnings that … More A Professional Exit
BY DAN Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Knicks trade for a past-his-best star in order to ‘win now’. In this case they have sent starting centre Robin Lopez and rookie Jerian Grant in exchange of Derrick Rose and parts. It all feels so familiar. It’s a story that could be told so … More The Bad Old Days
BY DAN For most followers of basketball, the firing of New York Knicks Head Coach Derek Fisher is the least surprising coaching move this season. Fisher was hardly loved by the New York fan base and the lack of success the team has experienced in the last season and a half was enough to put … More Firing Fisher: Is This The Old Knicks?
BY DAN For the New York Knicks, this year’s improvement has not been enough to sate many impatient fans’ desires for success. But the Knicks would be wise to ignore calls for dramatic change. The ride with Phil has been a success, and the fans need the patience for the journey. This time last year … More Riding With Phil: Do the Knicks have the patience?
BY DAN David Blatt was fired as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And as people rush to blame both Blatt and Lebron James for this situation, we consider the real reasons for his demise. *** Firing a coach of a successful team is hardly unheard of. Stan Van Gundy was moved on – “resigned under … More Incompetence’s finest hour.
We keep making podcasts. You can listen here or maybe just suscribe on your favourite podcast app. On this one we talk the Chris Gayle furore, the success of short form cricket this summer, and the NBA’s new public service announcement. It’s fun. Seriously.
BY DAN Cleanthony Early was shot yesterday. In cold blood, a criminal took his property and shot him in the knee. This has jeopardised his career, the financial well-being of his family, as well as no doubt causing him great physical and mental pain. He was not engaging in risky behaviour (a la Monta Ellis’ … More Blaming the Victim
BY ANDO I hate the Philadelphia 76ers. I hate them more than anything in the NBA, and I hate them because they have embraced the single worst thing about the league: tanking. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s when teams deliberately try and lose games — doing everything but intentionally throwing them. And there’s … More The Philadelphia Problem or How to Fix The NBA Draft