The Golden State Warriors have made history once again! They finish the regular season 73-9, beating the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for best regular season record of all time.
What a joy it has been to see the Warriors pursue this goal. I remember early on this season when this was first brought up. I didn’t think it was possible. But by the All-Star break, I realized that at this pace if the team stayed relatively healthy, they could do it. The Warriors have played so well against the league’s best teams and when they needed the big play, they got it from different players.
One of the best things about Twitter is reading tweets from fans who have conspiracy theories or can’t accept reality. Following Derrick Rose’s game-winner against the Cavs, I saw this tweet from a Cavs fan trying to prove that the inbound took too long. I found this very funny.
Of course, the first mistake here was that the timer started when the whistle blew, not when the inbounder received the ball. Clearly this fan doesn’t know the rules. The whistle only means that the game is resuming, not to start the clock.
Also, the five-second rule can’t be precise. It actually is on the discretion of the referee who is making the count. And if you look at the referee, he is at about 4.75 (give or take) in his count.
Iconic photo of Michael Jordan using Scottie Pippen for support.
I was with my friends today and the topic of Michael Jordan was brought up. It came along the lines of the what ifs in the NBA. What if Magic Johnson never got sick. What if Larry Bird’s back never gave out on him? What if Michael Jordan didn’t retire the first time?
The discussion transitioned into a focus on Jordan and what our three favorite moments were. I was thinking about his dunk against the Knicks and obviously his final shot. But for me, the one that stood out was the flu game.
I think what made it so special was this photo. That captured it for me. It was a courageous performance and I’ve been sick with the flu before. I could never play my best basketball under those conditions. But Jordan did. And that win gave the Bulls a 3-2 series lead. That game shifted the momentum of the entire series.
That game to me was the game that cemented Jordan’s legendary status for me.
This happened last night. Nazr Mohammed (he’s still playing) grabbed LeBron James to prevent an open court attacked. James then responded by throwing Mohammed down. James received a technical and while he was arguing it, Mohammed shoved James to the floor.
James initiated it by not only throwing Mohammed to the floor, but arguing like he was the victim. Then of course as a reaction to that, Mohammed did something he shouldn’t have done by retaliating.
Hopefully if I'm in the same situation again I will control my emotions but u never know what ur instincts will do. #SeeRed
The Miami Heat have worn these 1990s throwbacks nearly every game since they were first worn a few weeks ago. I guess it’s a good luck charm since they are on this winning streak.
As much as I like them going throwback, it’s a little too much. Sometimes a throwback is appreciated when it’s seen not as frequently. But with the Heat, they are killing the uniqueness of the set. From the bad fonts, ugly dropshadow, imbalanced piping, it was all bad.
And surprisingly, the Bulls decided to match them with their throwback. This was one of my favorites growing up but after viewing it, I don’t think it’s as good as I thought it was. The pinstripes are nice, but I don’t know if it works in today’s basketball. It’s a good uniform for the 1990s, but I am glad it lasted only two seasons then.
I like throwbacks as much as the next person, but too much of a good thing can be harmful. This is that one case and the Heat are abusing it.
The other night, we saw the Suns wear their gorgeous black eclipse uniforms and it brought me back to when basketball was so big for me. Tonight, the Bucks will wear their green uniforms. This nostalgia run has got me excited.
As you can see from the above photo, these teams will wear these throwbacks in the upcoming games and I could not be more excited.
Despite the logistical design flaws of big letters, gradients and pointless dropshadows, this was a time in basketball when I really fell in love with the league. Seeing these on the floor one last time is really a great high five for the league.