Category Archives: Featured Story

Jim Boeheim welcomes former IU coach Tom Crean to the media by calling him “an idiot”
June 30, 2017

“He’s an idiot!” That’s what Syracuse basketball coach said yesterday when asked about Tom Crean’s draft night assessment of former Orangeman forward Tyler Lydon. Lydon was selected 24th in last week’s NBA Draft, and Crean questioned the wisdom of the pick during The Vertical’s draft night webcast, “The whole strength is supposed to be the shooting, […]

Pacers take TJ Leaf at #18 in first round & I’m trying to be happy about it
June 22, 2017

A Leaf blew into Indianapolis during the first round of the NBA Draft as though it’s already Autumn, and time for training camp to start. T.J. Leaf will return to his family’s hometown as he begins what Pacers fans hope is a long and prosperous career. There are some good to great things about T.J. Leaf […]

Indiana Pacers need to build for 2021 not 2018 as Paul George will be dealt
June 22, 2017

It’s time. Finally, it’s time. The Indiana Pacers need to look realistically at the landscape of the NBA and understand that winning a championship in the next three seasons is a physical impossibility.  It cannot be done by the Pacers – or any of the NBA teams not the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, […]

Paul George proves himself as tone-deaf as he’s been inaccurate during crunch time.
June 18, 2017

Paul George’s act grew tiresome as he morphed from basketball player into international brand.  It officially outgrew Indianapolis today. Reports of George’s desire to leave the Pacers for the Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent next summer have been confirmed, and as a result Pacers fans are ready to usher him out the door […]

Top seven reasons coaching Butler basketball is a top 10 job – in my world
June 12, 2017

I would never write (or think) that Chris Holtmann made a mistake leaving Butler University to become the head basketball coach at Ohio State. But it’s a move I would not have made because being paid a staggering amount of money to coach basketball would be enough.  I would not see greater value in being […]