Crazy week for NBA ends with an earthquake: Kawhi to the LA Clippers

Woke up on Saturday morning to find out Kawhi Leonard had signed with the LA Clippers. Free agent forward Kawhi Leonard has informed runners-up teams of his plans: He's signing with the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019 Kawhi Leonard has been recruiting Paul George to find a way…

The Raptors are the NBA champs!! I still can’t believe it.

I spent last night tuning in the live feeds of the celebrating going on in Toronto after the Raptors won the NBA title. Wish I had been there in TO. If I were still there, I would surely have been sitting on my high rise balcony all night watching fans drive down Sheppard Ave. waving…

Toronto Raptors TV ratings through the roof

Folks, game five of the NBA Finals goes tonight in Toronto between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. The Raptors lead the series 3-1 and could clinch the NBA title tonight. This will surely be the most watched basketball game in the history of Canada! The first game of the Finals set a…

Now, the last word on the whole DeRozan-Leonard deal

Now that the dust has settled on the big NBA trade which saw DeMar DeRozan shipped off to San Antonio with Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green coming to the Toronto Raptors, much to the consternation of all these Raptors fans, all I have to say is: it had to be done. I know there has…

Free agent Sunday: LeBron to Lakers, Tavares to Leafs

This has been a massive day for news about free agents in the NBA and NHL. The big news from the NBA was that LeBron James has left Cleveland and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. Four year deal, $153.3 million. Not a surprise; for days, all the talk on sports talk radio in the…

Now my thoughts about the exciting NHL, and the deathly dull NBA

I just wanted to air out a few random thoughts about the NHL and NBA games last night. Honestly, I don’t know why ratings down in the Upset States are so much better for the NBA, because every other league has them beat for entertainment, especially the NHL. Last night’s Vegas-vs-Washington Stanley Cup Finals game…

The last word on yet another Raptors playoff debacle

Last night, the Toronto Raptors saw their first-place, 59-win regular season go completely up in smoke in the playoffs again, with a blowout loss to LeBron James and Cleveland to end a four-game sweep. This is pathetic, but also predictable from DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and crew. Let’s face it: this group of guys hasn’t…

Latest Trump outrage: going after everyone in pro sports!

So, anyway, I guess the latest controversy today in the Upset States of America is that President Donald Trump is going after NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem, calling for them to be fired, and that he also disinvited the Golden State Warriors from coming to the White House the day after Steph Curry said…

Thanks to LeBron and the Cavs, Cleveland is “cursed” no more

Well, folks, that’s it, the end of one of the more memorable NBA seasons in memory. I almost feel bad that it’s over. And for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, this is not only redemption, it’s absolution, it’s vindication. By toppling the Golden State Warriors 93-89 last night, Cleveland completed a stunning 3-1 series…

Today, a Triple Crown-winning edition of Sports News from Nowhere

Welcome again to Sports News from Nowhere — so named because I am located nowhere near any of these sports going on. Such as Belmont Park, New York, where American Pharoah had his date with destiny on Saturday afternoon and ended 37 years of misery for the race fans there. They showed scenes of the…

LeBron James has decided to tell SI he’s going home to Cleveland

LeBron James made his decision today. He decided to go to the World Cup. Oh, and he also decided to repent. “Forgive me Cleveland for I have sinned!” And Cleveland is forgiving him with open arms. How else can you explain all the craziness around LeBron’s house, with all those fans out there parked on…

Raptors win!!! … almost

Like I said before — painful, especially the Raptors having a chance to win with 6.2 seconds left. 104-103 the final score. Oh, well, I guess there’s always the Blue Jays.

The NBA playoffs are here. Go Raptors!!!

Yes, indeed, all of Toronto is excited about the first-round series between the Brooklyn Nets and their Toronto Raptors, Atlantic Division Champions. Of course, folks in Toronto have nothing better to do right now, thanks to the Leafs. (I was also going to say Blue Jays, but they’re not out of the race yet.) Do…

KINGS DON’T WIN

Everyone was all set to hand the Stanley Cup to the Los Angeles Kings tonight — except, this is the Kings we are talking about here. It’s never easy when it’s them. So it’s on to Game Five on Friday in New Jersey and I sure hope they wrap it up soon. Any more of…