Posts By: James Folsom

Assessing Los Angeles Lakers Offseason Priorities

by James Folsom • May 7, 2013

The Los Angeles Lakers have some huge decisions to make after their disastrous 2013 season. One thing we know for sure though is the Lakers normally get these decisions right. That is how a franchise hangs 16 World Championship banners in the rafters. They do it by making the right moves in the off-season. So […]

Who Becomes College Basketball’s Top Point Guard for 2013-14?

by James Folsom • May 7, 2013

College basketball’s best point guard in 2013 will not be Shane Larkin or Trey Burke because they are off to the NBA. So who does that leave? How about Andrew Harrison of Kentucky? But wait a minute, this guy hasn’t played a minute of college ball. Well, he is in the top five of rivals […]

NBA Expansion: Seattle and Other Markets Ripe for League Expansion

by James Folsom • May 6, 2013

The Seattle Super Sonics could be making a return to the NBA very soon as the Sacramento Kings could be relocating there very soon. Who is the real winners here? It’s hard to say. Sacramento might be better off getting rid of the NBA’s worst franchise and arena. But, then again, losing a pro sports […]

Can Miami Continue Winning Ways After Losing Seniors, Shane Larkin?

by James Folsom • May 6, 2013

The Miami Hurricanes enjoyed one of their finest seasons in program history this past year with an ACC regular season championship, an ACC Tournament championship and a Sweet Sixteen appearance. They had blowout wins over the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils. They beat their arch rivals, the Florida State Seminoles twice. […]

Top Ten College Basketball Arenas

by James Folsom • May 5, 2013

What makes an arena one of the best? Is it a shiny new arenas with plush seats? Is it the size of the arena? Is it the fans and the atmosphere? Is it a competitive home team? Is it a combination? There is a publication called Stadium Journey which rates not only college basketball arenas […]

Greatest NBA Players Never to Win a Title

by James Folsom • May 3, 2013

Sometimes, there are great players in the NBA who have the misfortune of bad timing. Since the NBA is a dynasty breeder, if you are playing on the wrong time during a dynasty you can lose your shot at winning a championship. Players like Dwight Howard are wary of this, which is why you see […]

NBA Free Agents: Centers and Forwards of Interest

by James Folsom • April 30, 2013

Of course, the biggest name on this list is Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. Howard is regarded as the best center in the game by most basketball executives, coaches and fans. Howard can sign a four-year 87 million dollar contract with any team with the cap room other than the Lakers. The Lakers can […]

NBA Head Coaching Changes: Who Will End Up Where?

by James Folsom • April 30, 2013

Every time a sports season ends, many coaches whose teams underachieved lose their jobs. It’s just part of the game. Coaches are hired to be fired in most cases. The NBA season is over for most teams so now is a good time to look at the vacant jobs and speculate on who may take […]

Is the ACC Going to Be the Best Basketball Conference Ever?

by James Folsom • April 28, 2013

With conference re-alignment not close to being done yet, the ACC gets three new additions from the Big East this coming season in the Pittsburgh Panthers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Syracuse Orange. They will still have the Maryland Terrapins for one more year, but after that they get replaced by the Louisville Cardinals. So […]

Can the Louisville Cardinals Repeat in 2014?

by James Folsom • April 26, 2013

The last team to repeat as college basketball champions was the 2007 Florida Gators. That team got back all of its starting five (the first team ever to win back to back titles with the same starting five). The last team prior to that to repeat was the 1992 Duke Blue Devils. So repeating is […]