The NBA’s old and new referee problem

In case you haven’t heard, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has dropped the dime on his old league – alleging that playoff games in 2002 and 2005 were influenced by referees under orders from the league. Now, it’s not news that the refs in the 2002 playoff match up between the Lakers and Kings weren’t…

BiCoastal’s East Conference Thoughts

BiCoastal Bias here, coming at you with my thoughts on the Eastern Conference NBA playoffs games. First up, the Detroit Pistons took a 3-1 lead on the Orlando Magic today. It came down to Hedo Turkoglu holding the ball at the top of the key with 10 seconds left; he continued to hold the ball,…

Male Chauvinist Sports Pig

I was just sitting back enjoying the 2nd of 2 NBA playoff games, when all of a sudden I realized I was becoming very uncomfortable for no apparent reason. Then I noticed that it wasn’t due to my environment or furnishings. And it also wasn’t continuous. I finally figured out that this phenomena spiked when…

NBA 2nd Round Prognostication Goodness

Sometimes I surprise even me. After my first round of picks, I pushed away from my desk, stood up, and dropped the mouse on the ground and walked off, Chris Rock style. I knew those picks were solid, but man……………….I made prognosticating look as easy as selling pudding at a fat camp. I’m back again……….to…

I’ll Count Alligators, You Count Mississippis

At the end of the third quarter of Monday night’s Pistons versus Magic NBA playoff game, Chauncey Billups was able to hit a three-pointer before time ran out. To be more clear, he hit a three pointer sometime after the game clock froze at 4.8 seconds. While the officals went to review the play, they…

NBA Playoff Prognostication Goodness

You’ve waited for this all season, and it’s finally arrived: IntrinsicBent’s solid lock NBA playoff picks. I, like you, am extremely disappointed that there are no fancy graphics like were present for the MLB picks, but that is a responsibility of our intern KnowledgeDroppings, and frankly, we can’t depend on him. For the umpteenth time,…

NBA Playoffs Predictions

So the NBA playoffs are upon us: is it possible that this year’s NBA bracket will have more parity than March’s NCAA bracket? Not in the Eastern conference, where I’m picking the highest seed in each match up. But in the West . . . here’s what I got: First Round Second Round Conf. Finals…