NBA 2011 – 2012 Season Begins

Following the prolonged lockout and the cancellation of a number of games, the NBA is off and running now, and so far it’s been a fantastic season.  This season, a number of younger and newer teams are stealing headlines, where stalwarts like the Celtics and Mavericks are struggling a bit. This is good news for a lot of fans, but a bit rough on some veteran teams. The most notable among these struggling stalwarts? Probably the Los Angeles Lakers, who have failed to get off to a very hot start.  Read More

Darius Miles and the Portland Trailblazers’ Litigation Threat

NBA: MAR 03 Grizzlies at Lakers

The Portland Trailblazers have threatened litigation if Darius Miles is signed by any team with the intention of “adversely impacting the Portland Trail Blazers Salary Cap and tax positions”.  Darius Miles has already logged eight games since being dropped by the Portland Trailblazers.  Two more games and Darius Miles’ salary goes back to the Blazers payroll.

Of course, this will have obvious implications in Portland’s 2009 and 2010 (where Lebron is available) salary cap.

After initially reading about this fiasco, I was “upset” with the Portland Trailblazers (specifically the e-mail sender, Larry Miller).  How could they send a threatening e-mail like this?  Then, after reading Henry Abott’s piece telling “One key point is that the letter does not threaten to sue any team that signs Miles. Instead, it’s a threat to sue any team that signs Miles for the purposes of hurting Portland.“, I came to my senses. Read More