The Ariza Factor

I'm calling it the Ariza factor because he is the player that is most recent in my mind as a basketball fan, and also still playing his role to perfection --- which is never actually perfect.  Growing up Trevor Ariza was the perennial X factor of which I'm speaking.  The unsung hero, the under-appreciated workhorse, … Continue reading The Ariza Factor

Markelle Fultz: Lost Boy

Poor guy.  Growing up having played basketball, I can't imagine the kind of mental anguish he's going through.  How is it possible to forget your stroke like that?  It feels eerily like the plot line of Space Jam. The problem is entirely mental.  Everyone, including his coaches, needs to curb their opinion and let the … Continue reading Markelle Fultz: Lost Boy