Golden Boys: Warriors on their way to historic championship run

  Let’s cut to the chase. The Golden State Warriors are going to win the 2016-17 NBA title. About the only drama left in this year’s postseason is whether or not these Super Warriors will drop a game on their way to their second championship in three years. Sorry, LeBron. Your reign as King of … [Read more…]

Why Westbrook shouldn’t win 2017 NBA MVP

We all love a good storyline, and watching Russell Westbrook lead a Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder squad into the playoffs while putting up historic numbers was the best story of the 2016-17 regular season. Westbrook pulled off the unthinkable, becoming the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season. … [Read more…]

Furious Five: Ranking the 5 best players in the NBA

Each year ranks the five best players in the NBA. Let’s call it the “OMFB Furious Five.” It’s all about paying homage to the five styles of Chinese martial arts: snake, crane, monkey, praying mantis, and tiger. The ranking system is based on one man’s opinion and does not follow or conform to any … [Read more…]

All I want for Christmas is the Golden State Warriors

We have a full plate of goodies from the NBA on Christmas Day, but let’s be real. The only game that really matters is the afternoon delight in Cleveland between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. It’s a rematch of the 2015 and 2016 NBA Finals. It’s the first meeting between two basketball titans expected to … [Read more…]

The Big Hall of Famer: Shaq’s most memorable moments

Shaquille O’Neal officially announced his retirement on June 1, 2011, and it took the Los Angeles Lakers just two years to honor The Diesel by raising his No. 34 jersey in the rafters at Staples Center on April 2, 2013. In classic Shaq fashion, he gave Lakers fans one thundering messaged: “Can you dig it!” … [Read more…]

‘Greatest power forward’ retires after 19 seasons with Spurs

When Tim Duncan announced his retirement from basketball, there were no journals in the Players’ Tribune or made-for-TV specials or farewell tours. He revealed his decision in a one-page press release. His final game turned out to be a loss in Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference semifinals at Oklahoma City. When the final … [Read more…]

Kevin Durant slammed for ‘weak’ decision to join Warriors

When you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. That was the prevailing thought in the basketball world when Kevin Durant, the 2014 NBA most valuable player and considered by many as the third-best player in the world behind Stephen Curry and LeBron James, announced on the Players’ Tribune that he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder … [Read more…]

‘The Block’ ends Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought

The story of Cleveland’s sports history has been well chronicled and often mocked. For five decades, Northeast Ohio has suffered through some of the worst moments. The Drive. The Fumble. The Shot Over Ehlo. The Blown Save. The Decision. Well, Clevelanders. You can finally stop hoping and praying for the city’s 52-year professional sports team … [Read more…]