The Golden State Warriors have yet to face their toughest battle: for their identity Much has been documented and admitted about how Golden State has largely modeled their team culture and plays on that of the Spurs. Indeed, ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz recently did a deep dive into how the two teams are both alike and […]Read more "Culture Clash"
The first game of the 2017 Western Conference Finals (WCF) started on Mothers’ Day, May 14, starring the #1-seed Golden State Warriors and the #2-seed San Antonio Spurs. Not one media pundit picked the Spurs to win the series and advance to the NBA Finals (and if someone did, he or she must have muttered said preference […]Read more "Why People Need the Golden State Warriors to Win"
In case you missed it, I gave my own season-end NBA award to the Most Petty Player. Which got me to thinking: which team was the pettiest in the league? While personal petty has its own criteria, the team petty was on a different level. Because teams generally function according to the […]Read more "2016 Most Petty Team (MPT) Award"
As voters and fans everywhere debate ad infinitum and wring their hands about who should receive the NBA’s most coveted award, that of Most Valuable Player (MVP), here at Nil Stats I’d like to bestow a (dubious) distinction of my own: the Most Petty Player (MPP) Award. This award goes out, of course, to […]Read more "2016-17 Most Petty Player (MPP) Award"
“…but like En Vogue, well, you’re never gonna get it.” — Ice Cube, “Wicked” I thought A Series of Unfortunate Events was streaming on Netflix. Instead, Lemony Snicket seems to have taken up residence with the other Los Angeles NBA team. My Lord. This team has the absolute worst luck… https://t.co/z7lMJ6WbTA — Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) […]Read more "A Series of Unfortunate Excuses"
For me, voting for the Western Conference team in the NBA All-Star Game is simple. Voting for the Eastern Conference? Not so much.Read more "NBA All-Star Voting Has Me Twisted"
I’mma throw shade if I can’t get paid… –Lil’ Kim f/ Lil’ Cease and Biggie Smalls, “Crush on You” As the saying goes: if you’re gonna be a ho, be a high-priced ho. DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins of the Sacramento Kings is allegedly taking this adage to heart. Word on the curb is that the Kings […]Read more "The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing"