By the last seconds of the third quarter of the Mavericks’ comeback win over the Clippers in Game 4 of their first-round series last Sunday, Luka Doncic was the only relevant topic. He had started the game on an ankle he’d barely been able to stand on some 40 hours prior, led the Mavs back… Continue reading There’s So Dang Much for Luka Doncic to Do
https://twitter.com/gifdsports/status/1296641268785741825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1296641268785741825%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.radio.com%2Fsports%2Fnba%2Fformer-nba-coach-george-karl-slams-mark-jackson-on-twitter In addition to the many wins, losses and plays of note, this week’s NBA news cycle also featured a Beef between irritable two older men. Mark Jackson was on TV, where he said, “Hey, everyone said Melo was bad at defense, but actually he’s not.” This statement, probably incorrect, so Van Gundy said man… Continue reading Mark, George, and Me.
https://twitter.com/JClarkNBCS/status/1296257431287279616?s=20 You can see it in Brett Brown’s face as he looks down at the stat sheet. It’s the look of someone who is trying to make some sense of what has happened, sifting through data in the hopes of finding some reason to believe, some confirmation that what occurred was not as bad as… Continue reading Watching the Sixers Was the Worst, Bleakest, Part of a Postseason Taking Place in a Disease-Free Bubble Built by the World’s Richest Men
Offense is up. Shooting percentage is up. The reasons why are strange and varied. Foul calls were way up at the beginning of the bubble, probably on account of refs being able to hear slapping flesh and curse words on the court more clearly, but even after everyone has adjusted to that particular weird new… Continue reading Is Bubbleball THE FUTURE?
“The Week in TJ” is Roundball Rock’s exclusive look at the world of TJ’s, in the NBA and elsewhere. Whether you’re a TJ, a fan of TJ’s, or just TJ-curious, there’s no better source for all your TJ cravings. T.J. Warren Has averaged 31 points per game in the bubble, including a 20-29, 53-point effort… Continue reading The Week In TJ
Everyone’s talking about the Los Angeles Lakers disaster from last night; namely, LeBron’s red cap. Here are some of the problems with LeBron‘s cap: It is a fake MAGA hat in 2020. That is the fundamental problem. It’s not just that it looks like a Trump hat – that is somewhat concerning at first glance,… Continue reading Bringing A Cap To A Hat Fight
When a Bad Man is publicly exposed for doing something Bad, the world is often subjected to a defense along the lines of, “Explain to me how I could possibly do something Bad to Woman when my mother is Woman and my wife is Woman and my precious, precious daughter is Woman. See, I am… Continue reading Tim Hardaway Jr. Doesn’t Have A Dad-Complex And I Think That’s Nice
(by Roundball Rock staff) Old school Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen was relieved of his duties this week by the team, capping off a madcap two seasons in Chicago that included player mutinies, bizarre injuries, feuds with rival coaches, and more wind sprints than any NBA team has run since the ABA-NBA merger. Boylen went… Continue reading Jim Boylen’s Personnel File
The new episode of the Roundball Rock podcast talks about bubble fever, play-in games, Dame Lillard's scoring and feuding, obscure NBA players, and how the NBA gives you a crappy last meal before you leave the bubble. It's just like being executed! http://a%20href= And as a bonus, here's the legendary Great Time Out commercial referenced… Continue reading Roundball Rock, Episode 282: “Eat Your Cold Food & Get Out Of The Bubble”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcjqAnam_fc&feature=youtu.be Mario Hezonja, currently playing entirely too many minutes for the Portland Trail Blazers on account of Trevor Ariza opting out of the bubble, catches a rebound in traffic. He gets the spirit, dribbles down the court, manifests his ideal self in his head. I am Mario Hezonja, he says, and I can make it… Continue reading Super Mario Inadequacy!