Basketball Over Everything: My Top Ten Favourite Players For 2013/2014

If five year old Irving read our blog since our summer hiatus this is what he’d say, “Hey Irving, you’ve written plenty about music, comics, camp, music, and had your 50th post.  How about a post about basketball?  You know that sport you love or at least you say you do but now you seem more occupied with yoga.  By the way, you suck and I hate you.  You poo poo head.” Continue reading

Basketball Over Everything: Can Lebron Live?

The two following numbers are true.

Number of Lebron James’ Championships and Finals MVPs: 2

Number of times I’ve watched Lebron be presented with said trophies: 0 Continue reading

Basketball Over Everything: Timmy D

Tim Duncan has been called many things over his 16 year career.  The Big Fundamental.  The best power forward ever.  The best player of his generation.  Boring.  Old.  My friend Francis has referred to him as the Ageless Wonder this season.  I’ve been following him since the Spurs won the lockout title in ’99, I’ve settled on calling him Timmy D. Continue reading

Basketball Over Everything: Nicole Watches Second Round Sunday, Irving Goes to Yoga Instead

Yesterday, Nicole spent the majority of her day watching college basketball.  I used my day of watching basketball all day on Thursday.  In hindsight this was a huge mistake. Continue reading

Basketball Over Everything: I Love This Game

Quite a bit has happened since I wrote about basketball.  The All-Star game was played, I saw Nicole before she went to Arizona, and I played basketball for the first time in the new year this past Saturday.  All three of these events don’t seem related but in terms of how I have viewed the NBA recently they are. Continue reading

Basketball Over Everything: The Void of Vince

Last Wednesday the Toronto Raptors traded Ed Davis and Jose Calderon for Memphis Grizzlies swingman Rudy Gay.  Bringing Gay to Toronto seemed like a void on the wing was filled since the Raptors shipped out Vince Carter in 2005.  I had a talk with my friend Brighton, who is one of the few people in my life who I know loves basketball as much as me.   Our conversation about the trade kept gravitating back to the lack of wing threats since Vince was traded. Continue reading