(Corbin got jammed up when the season started, so some of the previews lulled. We will post them over the next two days or so. The first is a Dubs preview by Katie Heindl, the Basketball Feelings Wizard) Klay Thompson in the sun. That’s how I was going to start this preview before he got… Continue reading THE WARRIORS PRESENT: KLAY THOMPSON IN THE SUN
National TV Games count is out. Broadly, this is a measurement of how the league feels about how people feel about the league. Big guns, the zaddys, are prescribed a hefty dose of national recognition. Little fellas, the simps, they’re thrown into the trunk and not allowed to breathe the sweet air of basic cable… Continue reading ROUNDBALL ROCK SEASON PREVIEWS 2020-2021: THE BOSTON CELTICS!
I don’t have much to say about the Rockets except: They fucking rock. Perfect team for the age, a too-neat encapsulation for the excesses and incompetence of the ruling class. Tillman Fertitta is your boss. He’s the man who pulls the levers, he’s treated as if he is the driving force of the US economy,… Continue reading HOUSTON ROCKETS 2020-21 PREVIEW AKA THE FAILURES AND DEATH OF THE NEOLIBERAL STATE
(Welcome to the first in a series of previews for the 2020-21 NBA Season. Over the Next week or so, we will have previews for every team. "But Corbin," you say, "The season will have started by then and the season will have already mutated into something else!" To which I say: I wouldn't worry… Continue reading ROUNDBALL ROCK PREVIEW PALS, 2020-21: THE CHICAGO BULLS!
In addition to being the greatest basketball player who ever lived (apologies to Kareem), Michael Jordan also was, is, and will always be the greatest commercial pitchman of all time. Underwear, Sport Drinks, Soft Drinks, high-end tequila, sneakers, F-35s, the list goes on. You name it, MJ could hock it. In this series of posts… Continue reading The Corbin Smith Review of Michael Jordan Commercials, Vol. 1: MJ’s Head as a Hyperreal Planet
Because his name begins with “Jok,” Serbian basketball superstar Nikola Jokic has been christened “The Joker” by American announcers. This nickname fucking sucks. “The Joker” is the main Batman villain (Batman is a man who dresses up like a bat to solve crime in many popular comic books), a clown man who thinks crime is… Continue reading JOKIC IS THE JOKER, JUST NOT THAT ONE
When I am writing a first draft and I am ambivalent about something, I almost always end up reaching for an adverb. “Mostly,” “about,” “or so,” “primarily,” “very,” “extraordinarily,” all those bad boys are just sitting there waiting for me to reach a point in a draft where I am making a point that even… Continue reading NASHTY DEALINGS
Hello! In case you didn’t know, writing is hard. You gotta come up with ideas, then come up with words to serve those ideas and honestly man it sucks. Sometimes, when you’re as famous as I am, you sidestep the first thing by having your readers send in questions you can answer. You do this… Continue reading PLEASE DO HALF OF THE WORK OF WRITING MY CONTENT VOL 2: JIMMY BUTLER AND STRATEGIC EJECTIONS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMpoqbkPvzo Mark Jones’s voice is peaked the fuck out, befitting the last few posessions of an extraordinarily tight Game Seven. “HOUSTON WITH THE BALL AND UNDER A MINUTE TO GO!” You’re juiced, he’s juiced, we’re all juiced. Then, something miraculous happens. Eric Gordon, back to the basket at half court, protecting his dribble, makes light… Continue reading Chris Paul Goes Out Tumbling
PLEASE DO HALF OF THE WORK OF WRITING MY CONTENT VOL 1: Hello! In case you didn’t know, writing is hard. You gotta come up with ideas, then come up with words to serve those ideas and honestly man it sucks. Sometimes, when you’re as famous as I am, you sidestep the first thing by… Continue reading PLEASE DO HALF OF THE WORK OF WRITING MY CONTENT VOL 1: