Tag: Shaquille O’Neal

Big Ben Tuesday: NBA MVP Race for the Ages – Harden and Westbrook’s Season Rivals Robertson, Wilt and Russell

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HOUSTON, TX – Based on my peripheral view of the NBA MVP race, it’s hard to fathom how Russell Westbrook could average a triple double and not win it. But it happened to Oscar Roberson back in ’61-62, and a closer look at James Harden’s stats makes it look a lot less cut and dried. Let’s dig […]

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NBA Free Agency and the Myth of the Zen Master

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Terre Haute, IN–The most exciting time of the year in the NBA begins in earnest tomorrow. For most NBA fans, July 1st means the start of free agency. A time when every mediocre, uni-dimensional player is in line for an 8 figure annual salary. The season just ended about 10 minutes ago, and like most […]

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Cookie’s Corner: Summer vs Fall; What’s Better For Sports?

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NEW YORK, NY – While yesterday was a BEAUT of a day, very [not Cleveland] Indian Summer. You can’t help getting a little bummed about the usual autumnal things – like the Mets thinking about golf – that  signal last licks for summer. Yesterday, Lori Levine talked about the transition from bikinis to tank tops […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: 24 Hours In Angry Sports Fan’s Life

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NEW YORK, NY – (Monday 7 am) My kid woke me up this morning at 5 am shrieking like a harridan about all kinds of sh!t that doesn’t even register at that ungodly hour. I remember the phrase “someone pway wid me” and random words like “tag” and “waffle.” The upshot is, I’m sleep-deprived and pissed. […]

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