Monday, December 21, 2020

NBA Preview

I predict that the Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James and UK legend Anthony Davis, will be the NBA Champions for the 2020-21 season.


  1. Lakers are 0-1.

    I've never really explored, and I'm happy to discover the simple, clear presentation of these facts per team. Here is my Hall-of-Fame starting five for Washington (founded in NBA61, champion of NBA78; conference champion of NBA71, NBA75, NBA75 and NBA79, and division champion of NBA69, NBA71, NBA72, NBA73, NBA74, NBA75, NBA79 and NBA17): Moses Malone (Wizard in NBA87 and NBA88) at center, Elvin Hayes (NBA73-NBA81) and Bailey Howell (NBA65 and NBA66) at forward and Michael Jordan (NBA02 and NBA03) and Earl Monroe (NBA68-NBA72) at guard. Coming off the bench, I’ve got Wes Unseld (NBA69-NBA81), Gus Johnson (NBA64-NBA72), Walt Bellamy (NBA62-NBA66) and Ralph Sampson (NBA92) for shutdown defense and rebounding and Spencer Haywood (NBA82 and NBA83) and Mitch Richmond (NBA99-NBA01) for instant offensive production.

    That is an absolute juggernaut for Coach Bernie Bickerstaff (of Benham).

    1. I think if I were going to put together an all-time Bullets team I would just go with the best guys from the 1975 and 1978 teams, along with Earl Monroe.

  2. Since I've lived here, the best player the Wizards/Bullets have had was Gilbert Arenas.

  3. After a 4 p.m. Central tipoff, the Wizards trail the Chicago Bulls, 71-68, at the half at Capital One Arena in Washington. (I was about to say the arena is in Chinatown, but the neighborhood is apparently barely Chinatown anymore.) The Wizards are trying to snap a four-game losing streak (to start the season), and the Bulls are suddenly hot (on a one-game winning streak after beating Washington on Tuesday).

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    1. On WJFK, they've reached the point where they're arguing that there's no point in firing the coach, because coaches don't make that much of a difference anyway. The view of the DC Sports Media appears to be that it's crazy to say that any franchise should change its ways, because the vast majority of sporting events are determined by chance.

  5. Wow. The Wizards have now won two in a row. I didn't pay attention over the weekend.