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David Stern Cannot Be Happy with This Story

David Stern Cannot Be Happy with This Story

Deadspin has the story about a rogue scorekeeper from Vancouver who played god with statistics. Here's a sample: Partly because I disagreed with the blatant stat manipulation (that I did) and partly because I'm a Laker fan, I gave Nick Van Exel like 23 assists one game. If he was vaguely close to a guy [...]

August 14, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 3

Will bad GM’s get another do-over?

Will bad GM’s get another do-over?

A few years ago, the NBA bailed out a bunch of GM's by letting them waive one player with no luxury tax implications.  Yes, the cap number still counted… and the players still got all the money owed to them… but owners weren't hit with the double-whammy of having to pay these guys AND a [...]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Russell: “was Michael Jordan as good as me?”

Russell: “was Michael Jordan as good as me?”

Q: I read that your grandchild once asked you if you were as good a basketball player as Michael Jordan, but I never read your answer. A: I told him, that’s the wrong question. The question is, was Michael Jordan as good as me. And so begins the interview of Bill Russell by Macleans.ca.  It's [...]

June 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 14

Et tu, Larry?

Et tu, Larry?

You know, I'm having a hard enough time coping with Kobe Bryant's seemingly eventual championship (and the onslaught of Laker trolls that will hit this site)… the last thing I needed was to hear Larry Bird's current favorite player is a Laker. Johnson: Larry Bird told me that Kobe Bryant is his favorite player. How [...]

June 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 22

We can thank Clifford Ray for Dwight Howard

We can thank Clifford Ray for Dwight Howard

Photo from reader Jesse Haley's parade photos on Flickr Clifford Ray and Robert Parish run a big man camp every year… and one of Cliff's former pupils is Dwight Howard.  With Dwight now in the spotlight and about to lead his team to a sweep of the Lakers (hey, I can dream), Cliff has reason [...]

June 3, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5