#RussellMania — Celtics vs. Lakers in the Finals

Sep 24, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Basketball Hall of Fame player Elgin Gay Baylor throws out the first pitch before the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.  The Dodgers defeated the Giants 9-1 to clinch the NL West Division Championship. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

We discuss the Celtics vs. Lakers NBA Finals rivalry between 1959 and 1969 with Elgin Baylor biographer Bijan C. Bayne in our continuing #RussellMania series. Continue Reading


Over and Back: NBA’s longest playoff droughts

October 29, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone (left) instructs center DeMarcus Cousins (15) during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Sleep Train Arena. The Warriors defeated the Kings 95-77. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The longest playoff droughts in NBA history are discussed on this episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA podcast. Continue Reading

The Western Wing: Time For The Warriors To Break Up With The Big Guy

Nelson is the Warriors’ college girlfriend. It was a great run – lots of beer pong, Family Guy and tons of scoring. But they grew apart and wanted different things … they needed different things. So the two sides went their own way. Nelson had a fling with New York before jumping into a long-term relationship with Dallas. Meanwhile, Golden State flirted with lots of different coaches but never settled down; never found true happiness. Continue Reading

NBA Rules: The System Gets Nellie Ball’d

“I was watching Court TV and I found a loophole in your case. I’m gonna talk to the judge about a writ of Habeas Corpus. I’ll put the SYSTEM on trial.” – Jim Carrey, Cable Guy. Something really weird happened… Continue Reading