About Last Night: Russ the Impaler

Corey Brewer had one job. In his defense, when the Thunder took the ball under their own basket leading Houston 103-100 with 7.1 seconds left in last night’s game at Oklahoma City, sticking Russell Westbrook wasn’t technically Brewer’s job. But after a Domantas Sabonis down screen released Westbrook from Trevor Ariza at the weak-side elbow, the unfortunate task of switching to cover the NBA’s resident Weapon…

About Last Night: Bulls’ ball pressure

Cover sports far and wide enough, for long enough—say, from amateur roller hockey to world-class prizefights—and you soon figure out that less is said, either publicly or privately, the higher up the food chain you climb. A high school freshman tennis star would happily offer up mom and dad’s AmEx number for a picture in the local paper, whereas an NFL quarterback guards the identity of his…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Five things I love about the start of the 2015-16 NBA season: 1.  The immortal Al Jefferson. Smarter folks than I have written more cogently on the greatly exaggerated death of NBA post play, so I’ll just say this: Al Jefferson rocks. Perimeter shooting? A vertical jump that clears a MacBook? Screw ‘em. Big Al doesn’t need your newfangled…

Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Isn’t he lovely?

As part of my initiative to freshen up the blog more often, periodically this summer I’ll use this space to highlight some of the most interesting NBA-related Twitter accounts. To avoid reheating old material or discussing the obvious — Blake Griffin has a quirky, robust sense of humor; Kobe Bryant has a hilariously monolith ego — I’ll try to…