Category Archives: Featured Story

Victor Oladipo burned a bridge with Pacers fans, and now wants them to rebuild it!
August 11, 2022

Victor Oladipo wants your attention. Indiana Pacers fans moved on from their sadness over the devolution of Victor Oladipo long ago.  The marriage between Oladipo and Pacers fans was dissolved due to irreconcilable differences when the Pacers traded him to the Houston Rockets on January 13, 2021.  The relationship broke long before that, but fans always hoped the version of […]

Colts look fast and precise in first workout – training camp notes
July 27, 2022

Matt Ryan threw a pick early, but on a nick play by rookie safety Nick Cross, so it wasn’t a moment to hang his head. That’s how training camp works.  The offense makes a great play, so the defensive looks bad – or vice versa. As the Colts measure themselves against each other, guessing what […]

James Harden scams the 76ers – and the national media – with new contract
July 21, 2022

Whatever transpired between bloated all-star James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers, it was not the Beard getting a trim. Despite national media lauding Harden for making a financial sacrifice to enhance his team’s chance to win next year, the truth is he got a $21.2 million raise. Harden declined a $47.4 million option for next […]

If Deandre Ayton can make the Pacers better in 2025, pull the trigger!
July 8, 2022

Deandre Ayton to the Pacers seems like a good idea.  The upgrade over Myles Turner is obvious, and his upside is certainly trumps Turner’s. It’s even possible for the Pacers to sign Ayton, the former #1 overall pick, as a restricted free agent with a qualifying offer instead of giving up assets like Turner or draft picks […]

Pacers rebuild prizes personality as well as athleticism and length!
July 6, 2022

Something interesting is going on with the Indiana Pacers. For years, the Pacers tried to build with physically talented players who were as likely to be self-immersed and cranky as cooperative and team-oriented.  Monta Ellis, for example, seemed not to be a fan of humanity at all as he profanely dressed down rookies Myles Turner […]

Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, and John Wall deals cause NBA optics problem
June 28, 2022

The NBA’s current news cycle is currently dominated by three episodes of head-scratching financial insanity, and I’m trying to keep it from ruining my appreciation for professional basketball. The first is Kyrie Irving‘s decision to exercise his $36.5-million player option to return to the Brooklyn Nets in 2022-2023.  National media seem to believe that’s good news […]

Khari Willis retires from the Colts – fans need to prepare for more of the same
June 16, 2022

Khari Willis retired yesterday, and Colts fans need to get used to it. Colts general manager Chris Ballard prizes character, intellect, and team-first ethos.  Players wise enough to embrace the traits Ballard covets are much more likely to decide after a few years that more in life exists for them than football. It happened to franchise […]