Tag: LeBron James

King LeBron James No Longer Best In The NBA? Then Who Is?

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SPANISH HARLEM – Watching the mighty New York Knicks beat LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday at the garden to me thinking… is LeBron James still the best player in the NBA. The more I thought about it, the more I came to the conclusion that he wasn’t. Once you start asking yourself […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: To Limp and Die in LA – LeBron, Todd Gurley, and Tough Times at Santa Anita

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BRONX, NY – Due to lack of interest, we interrupt “An Oral History of Meet The Matts” to bring you another pedestrian-at-best sports post. It’s in my contract. And by contract, I mean the sentence I’m serving here to make up for something horrible I must have done in a previous life, like discovering cilantro or […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Browns in the Hunt, Knicks Durant Desperation, and Scenes from the Baseball Wasteland

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BRONX, NY – Three days ago I was on a sunny beach watching the beautiful blue surf come crashing in. Today I’m back in slushy NY, on this hellscape, offering up another in a long line of thankless posts. To quote Short Matt’s favorite literary character, as well as life model, Ignatius J. Reilly, “Oh, Fortuna, […]

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The NBA Trades Rule the Internet

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SPANISH HARLEM – What a week it has been for the NBA, they took over the airwaves and maybe upstaged the Super Bowl. Everything Anthony Davis was the focal point yet nothing truly happened on that front. The Los Angeles Lakers made a fool of themselves and go into the rest of the season with more doubts than they […]

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2019 Pro Sports Predictions: Eli, Mayfield, Machado, Mets, Favre, LeBron

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INDIANA, PA – In this quaint, cozy home of Jimmy Stewart, you get small-town American at its very best. With each passing pickup truck, smile on a stranger’s face and stroll past Mom -n- Pop stores,  the metamorphosis from coal-mining town to something else is on. And there’s the rub. Trying to figure out what […]

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Angry Ward: The Day After Christmas

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BRONX, NY – I swore I wouldn’t post anything today. But I just can’t abide a miss. Besides, this way I can continue to take DJ Eberle to task for missing HIS assignments. ‘TWAS THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS ‘Twas the day after Christmas, when all through the city, Not a creature was stirring, not even Flyers […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Los Angeles Lakers, Manny Machado, New England Patriots

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FROM THE PRESS BOX – Working as a sports reporter, my schedule often starts at night. Which means I often get to watch a lot of ESPN programming. Wednesday brought The Jump, which might be one of ESPN’s best shows. Each episode opens with a monologue from host Rachel Nichols. Wednesday’s monologue centered around LeBron […]

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Iverson’s All-Time Starting 5, Army v Navy, Refugee FC And Healthcare.gov

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS: Been super busy writing for our sister site, so I haven’t had much time for non-rugby related news. But I did squeeze something out [ooh] just for you guys. On the menu for today are Iverson’s All-Time Starting 5, Army v Navy, Refugee FC and Healthcare.gov. Iverson’s All-Time Starting 5: On […]

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Ebs’ Hot Takes: Jim Boeheim, NBA Drama, World Series

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FROM THE PRESS BOX – The World Series is in full swing, there’s so much drama in the NBA and the college basketball regular season is just a couple of weeks away. Things are pretty, pretty good right now. . Time to jump right in. Here’s this week’s set of Ebs’ Hot Takes. Enjoy. Jim […]

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The Spit That Changed Everything.

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SPANISH HARLEM – On Saturday night LeBron James played his first game in Los Angeles as a Laker and if you didn’t know any better, you would thought it was a movie premiere. The Houston Rockets came to town to play the villain and in the end they left as the victor. If you saw […]

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