The 2021 NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks is all tied up at two games each. There were doubts about how popular this year’s championship series would be after a playoffs marred with injuries. Instead we are getting to watch one of the greatest, most competitive NBA Finals matchups ever as Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jrue Holiday show their talents on the biggest stage. Now imagine if we got to pair all of the historical teams in a series…
I have covered Louisiana high school and college basketball in spurts for a decade. A basketball lifer from the bayou, I’ve reached the big leagues by writing about the New Orleans Pelicans.
NBA Season Obituaries | Shut the Window: Golden State Warriors Championship Era Is Gone With The Wind
The Music, Movies & Hoops NBA Season Obituary Series presses on like Chris Paul’s drive for a championship. In sticking with the core philosophy of MMH themes and values, parallels to Gone With the Wind will be used to slam the door shut on the 2020-21 Golden State Warriors.
Our journey through the 2021 NBA graveyard continues with a stop in Portland. Terry Stotts is out and Chauncy Billups is in. Reports are circulating that Dame Lillard is unhappy. C.J. McCollum’s trade rumor buzz has never been louder. Dodson is on the case to give us the inside report on Rip City.
NBA Season Obituaries | Stan Van Gundy’s Second Line Came Before His Second Year With New Orleans Pelicans
Following a king’s ransom return for Anthony Davis and the fortuitous fortune of landing the #1 pick and drafting athletic phenom Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans and GM David Griffin were flying high at the beginning of the 2019 season. Two seasons, two missed playoff appearances, and two coaches later, questions surround the franchise and its GM.
The 2021 NBA Playoffs rage on but most of the NBA is now sitting at home. We continue to pay homage to the teams whose players are in Cancun and whose front offices are praying on ping pong balls. The 2021 NBA season obituaries continue: the Detroit Pistons.
The “Trappin In” music video series curated and compiled for the Ryan Celsius Sounds YouTube page with 535,000+ subscribers was my soundtrack through the pandemic. The music videos give tours through not only foreign countries like Japan and Jamaica but also through the generations of sounds, beats, and lyrics that built the industry and culture.
The Charlotte Hornets were the first team eliminated from the NBA Play-In Tournament but have no doubt LaMelo Ball and Buzz City will be an NBA Playoff constant for the rest of the decade.
The WNBA has a lot to celebrate going into the 25th season. Whether viewed corporately from the top-down or the grassroots perspective the women’s game has come a long way since 1996. Still, there is progress to be made. Thankfully, the WNBA has the ownership and talent pool to see the league thrive in the next 25 years of play.
Much like their Chinese counterpart from the news, the Houston Rockets crashed this year. Dodson starts the MMH Obituaries series with their sendoff.
Coaches Rory Poplion and Shaun Dumas are building a championship basketball culture in New Orleans that is not only bringing in global attention in the present but building a long-term legacy that will ensure the pounding of a basketball is part of the city’s soundtrack for decades to come.
Travelle Gaines is a strength trainer for the top athletes across all major American sports. In the NBA alone, his clients include Jimmy Butler, Jaylen Brown, Draymond Green, and Lonzo Ball, to name a few. Travelle joins Sasha and Dodson to share his journey, what motivates him after 18 years, how he motivates his clients, and so much more.
Dodson stays Ahead of the Game by spotlighting YoungLoksi; from his inspiration on the court to his work off it in fashion, art, the community, and beyond.