Category Archives: NBA

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 […]

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 […]