A full weekend after the last pick of the NBA Draft was announced – some guy named Alpha, go figure – all the searing hot takes have engulfed Twitter in a fury of Woj bombs, Bill Simmons gasps, and enraged fanbases committing social media suicide.
Alpha Kaba, Andre Drummond, Andrew Wiggins, Bam Adebayo, Ben Simmons, Billy King, Buddy Heild, Caleb Swanigan, Carmelo Anthony, Chris McCullough, D'Angelo Russell, Danny Ainge, Daryl Morey, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Lindsey, Dennis Smith Jr., Derrick White, Dirk Nowitzki, DJ Wilson, Doc Rivers, Donovan Mitchell, Dwayne Bacon, Dwight Howard, Elfrid Payton, Eric Maynor, Ernie Grunfeld, Evan Fournier, Frank Jackson, Frank Ntilikina, George Hill, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Gordon Hayward, Ike Anigbogu. Jawun Evans, Isaiah Hartenstein, Ivan Rabb, Jabari BIrd, Jaron Blossomgame, Jarrett Allen, Jayson Tatum, Jerry West, Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid, John Calipari, John Collins, Jonah Bolden, Jonas Valanciunas, Jonathan Isaac, Jordan Bell, Josh Hart, Josh Jackson, Jrue Holliday, Justin Patton, Kadeem, Karl Anthony-Towns, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kevin Pritchard, Kris Dunn, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma, Kyle Lowry, Lauri Markkanen, Lavar Ball, Lonzo Ball, Luke Kennard, Malik Monk, Marcus Morris, Mario Hezonja, Markelle Fultz, Mathias Lessort, Mitch Kupchak, Nerlens Noel, Nikola Vucevic, OG Anunoby, Patrick Beverly, Patrick Ewing, Patrick McCaw, Patty Mills, Paul George, Paul Milsap, Phil Jackson, R.C. Buford, Reggie Jackson, Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gobert, Russell Westbrook, Sam Presti, Semi Ojaleye, Serge Ibaka, Sindarius Thornwell, Sterling Brown, Steve Clifford, Steve Nash, Terrance Ferguson, Thomas Bryant, Thon Maker, Tim Connelly, Tim Duncan, Tim Frazier, TJ Leaf, Tom Thibodeau, Tony Bradley, Trey Burke, Trey Lyles, Tyler Dorsey, Tyler Lydon, Wesley Iwundu, Zach Collins, Zach Lavine, Zach Randolph
Just ask yourself: how many times does a big-named, high-priced player acquisition arrive in Washington, D.C., and actually live up to the billing?
DC Sports Tags:
Albert Haynesworth, Alexander Ovechkin, Bradley Beal, Bryce Harper, Chris Webber, Clayton Kershaw, Detroit Tigers, Gaylord Perry, Jaromir Jagr, John Wall, Jordan Zimmerman, Los Angeles Dodgers, Max Scherzer, Miami Marlins, Nicklas Backstrom, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Rogers Clemens, Roy Halladay, Washington Nationals
Rajan is rejoined by good friends and fellow basketball fans Neel and John, to provide their wrap-up thoughts on the 2017 NBA Finals, and to take a look ahead at what could be a very interesting offseason in the NBA.
Editor’s Note: In his ongoing “Zimm’s Corner” monthly report on the hometown Washington Nationals, HTTD writer Patrick Rice assesses just what we know — and what we don’t know — about the 2017 Nats.
Zimm's Corner: Washington Nationals Tags:
Boston Red Sox, Bryce Harper, Dave Roberts, Kansas City Royals, Koda Glover, Los Angeles Dodgers, Max Scherzer, New York Yankees, Ryan Zimmerman, San Francisco Giants, Tim Hudson, Yasiel Puig
On America’s 240th birthday, Kevin Durant seemingly crushed basketball in 29 other cities by choosing to join the Golden State Warriors.
General Sports Tags:
Boston Celtics, Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, David Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, Ian Clark, Indiana Pacers, JaVale McGee, JR Smith, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Klay Thompson, Kyle Korver, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike Brown, Patrick McCaw, Steph Curry, Steve Kerr, Tristan Thompson, Tyronn Lue, Zaza Pachulia
To put things in the parlance that both the foodies and the sports junkies can appreciate: looking back on things, the 2016-2017 NBA season was the basketball equivalent of dining at a fancy steakhouse.
General Sports Tags:
Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Draymond Green, Houston Rockets, Joe Frazier, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Muhammad Ali, New York Yankees, Portland TrailBlazers, Ric Flair, San Antonio Spurs, San Francisco 49ers, Stephen Curry, Toronto Raptors