From the Elbow: Ethic Studies

A week into the season, Nicolas Batum and the Blazers provide a lesson in the NBA's strange morality.


The NBA is hard to encapsulate. It’s a league comprised of the best professional basketball players in the world. It’s a corporation operating on a large scale trying to sell a high-value product to the largest possible customer base at the best possible price with the highest imaginable mark-up. It’s a conglomeration of similarly run large business enterprises fighting against one another ...   More
Thursday, November 7, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Now That Was a BIG Game!!

[youtube OjViBwlLi4w] Remember the grief I took from some commenters last December when I wrote that people should stop hyper-ventilating about the Trail Blazers game that night against Boston as a BIG game (Okay, probably not. But I'm a small person and I remember). Well, just to show I can recognize an actual BIG game in the regular season when I see one, I hereby acknowledge that last night's ...   More
Thursday, April 9, 2009 HANK STERN

Trail Blazers Tested Tonight

Today's WW has a piece by Casey Jarman handicapping the Trail Blazers' different playoff possibilities. Two things worthy of noting as you read his piece: tonight's game (the always-difficult second of a back-to-back on the road) against San Antonio will go a long way to determining whether the Blazers get home court advantage in the first round. And Portland better play a hell of a lot better ...   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 HANK STERN


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