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Over and Back: Dreaming about Dream Teams

September 29, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) and guard Stephen Curry (30) pose for a photo with their gold medals from the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain during media day at the Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Over and Back Classic NBA podcast created mythical U.S. Olympic teams from 1968, 1980, 2004 and 2016 and compare them to the vaunted original Dream Team of 1992. Continue Reading

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LEBROCALYPSE 2014: How LeBron Made ‘Best Player Alive’ A Brand

Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) calls a play during the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The phrase “LeBron James free agency” continues LeBron’s decision to make “Best Player Alive” a brand — and one that he controls, regardless of others. Continue Reading

Patience, Frustration, and the Whole Crazy Thing

Kevin Durant is frustrated. He’s frustrated with putting in MVP effort and finishing runner-up. He’s undoubtedly frustrated with the absence of Russell Westbrook—although there is nothing anyone can do about bringing him back. He even seems frustrated with his own… Continue Reading