Jerry Sloan OUT – Resigns as Head Coach of the Jazz

  Bam! This one came out of left field. KSL is reporting that Jerry Sloan and his long time assistant Frank Layden will step down later today at a press conference. This post does not do Jerry Sloan justice. A coach who has led the Jazz franchise on a storied existence over the past 20 years. I view Jerry Sloan as one of the great coaches in this sport. He goes right up there with Greg Popovich, King Zen, and Larry Brown. Lets hope the Jazz know what they are doing. It looks like this resignation may be in retaliation for a “heated” relationship that has finally boiled over with the Jazz GM Kevin O’Connor. Lebasketbawl has heard that Larry Brown has already called regarding the opening...

Lakers Are In The Mix For Melo

Baaaa Bam! My boys have stepped up and have initiated talks with the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony. The trade (according to ESPN) is centered around Andrew Bynum. Bynum and Melo work from a salary standpoint. The hangup is that the Nuggets have ZERO interest in Artest and Odom. However, if the Lakers could finesse a few good men along with Bynum then a Laker team could possess the aging Kobe with the younger Melo. Could you imagine this new look Lakers lineup? It looks to lebasketbawl that the Lakers are seriously worried about Blake Griffin’s appeal. They can’t have a Clip be the most popular player in their arena. Melo would put them over the top just like Gasol did a few year...

Sloan and Collins? The Commonality

Slow NBA news days suck donkey ball. So I’m going to open up a debate. Jerry Sloan signed a one year contract to come back next year. The irony? He signed it back in early January and it was just revealed last night. Why? Because at this point in Sloan’s career he knows only one thing guarantees his job. Winning. Contracts don’t excite him. As I wrote previously he is a great.  His Jazz are 31-22 and will do some damage in the playoffs. The Jazz are 7th in the NBA in attendance averaging 19,474. Heck, they average 500 more people a game then my beloved Lakers. The same can be said for Doug Collins. I was VERY critical of his hiring this past offseason. However, Collins has shown me something. Instead of tanking it he decided to win. He knows the team ain’t great. Instead of going for that #1 draft pick he took what he had and now the Sixers stand at a respectable 23-27. The Sixers have a good chance at making the playoffs. Charles Barkley thinks this is a mistake. That the franchise should do a Cavaliers and pack it in. I disagree. Philly is one hell of a sports town and they deserve at least some excitement. Philly is a realistic town. They understand the Sixers aren’t good. They also support their franchise. The attendance may not be there with an average of 14,179. However, can you imagine if they were as bad as Cleveland? With the way this franchise was mismanaged I’m shocked they still pull 14k for a game. Philly fans are loyal. So here is the...

Garnett Spiked Lee

KG “the thug”continues to shine. This man is destroying his reputation week after week. Once he retires he will end up living in a row home in Detroit with Derrick Coleman. The two deserve each other. I can see 30 years from now Garnett and Coleman in walkers talking bout the glory days when they raked in millions and were left with nothing. Their massive egos destroying them.  KG cursed out Spike Lee. This man loves to hear his name in the news. Maybe having Shaq on his team is making him insecure. His “inner demons are coming out.” Here is the direct quote from Spike Lee courtsey of blacksportsonline and ESPN. “But this last time against Boston — you know that game where they disallowed Stoudemire’s three? — Kevin Garnett lost it. He was cursing me out for no reason. Maybe because Stoudemire gave him 39 points, but take that vulgarity to Stoudemire. I’m not holding you and I did not even say s— to Garnett the whole game. That really surprised me. He lost it. He was cursing at me the whole game. He needs to calm the f— down.” IS it me or do ya’all see the humor in Spike Lee telling someone to calm...