“I know they’re going to play the right way because J-Kidd played the right way. So that’s the only way he know how to preach is to play the right way and play hard.”




The Lakers rookie point guard did not have a good game on opening night against the Clippers. The Clips came out on top 108-92.


Before the game Ball was asked how he deals with all the hype.

“Go out and do my job.”

Excellent answer.

Luke Walton, head coach of the Los Angeles was asked what Ball can expect?

“They’re going to come after him,” Luke Walton said Thursday morning, eight hours before Ball was set to make his regular season debut. “That’s what people in this league do. They come after young players, and when there’s young players a lot of media and a hype around them, they really come after them.”

It’s true. Walton hits the nail on the head. Patrick Beverely, Clippers point guard and one of the best defensive players in the NBA came after Ball…like he should.

How much better would our game be if more players took Beverely’s mentality about defense and playing hard?

Here’s Ball’s numbers from last night:

29 minutes

1-6 FG (1-3 from distance)

0-2 FT

9 rebounds

4 assists

2 turnovers


3 points

Society is obsessed with numbers. That’s okay, the rookie is going to be fine.

He has poise, courage and most of all he shares the ball.  Loved the fact that he rebounded. When a guy rebounds, it shows he is engaged.

Bet you Ball was back in the gym this morning working hard on his game. Wouldn’t surprise me to hear he was working on his shooting last night after the game.

Please remind yourself, he’s 19 years-old!

I love his game…


Tuesday – October 17, 2017

Tonight’s the night. The start of the 2017-18 NBA season.

Back in the day growing up in Brooklyn, New York I never missed opening night at Madison Square Garden.

Two big games tonight on TV;

Celtics vs Cavaliers at 8, followed by Rockets-Warriors. Both on TNT

Kyrie Irving visits Cleveland to go against his former team.

Can’t wait to see James Harden and Chris Paul team up against the defending champions.


Do you recall back in the day Street and Smith’s basketball magazine? This is the time of year the “bible” would hit the newsstands.

Those were the days my friend…

Enjoy the games tonight.