Tag Archives: basketball

Keeping track of the score in pickup basketball can drive you crazy

Keeping track of the score in pickup basketball games has been an irritation all my life. The combination of faulty memories and habitual cheating has ignited far too many frustrating, game-delaying arguments. Such disputes come at a cost at my athletic … Continue reading

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Random thoughts of a conflicted sports fan

The Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento is a fine place to watch a basketball game. I went there Friday evening to watch the McClatchy girls’ team play for the Division 1 state title. Given the small crowd, the steep … Continue reading

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The Sacramento Kings and “the integrity of the game”

“The integrity of the game is everything.” You hear that line in sports a lot, especially when bad stuff taints the public perception of athletic competition. Nothing like the whiff of a point-shaving scandal to set off panic buttons. The slightest … Continue reading

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DeMarcus Cousins shows his “leadership” qualities with technical fouls

I managed to find humor in the daily newspaper Wednesday when I read this quote from Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger about star malcontent DeMarcus Cousins: “I think he’s improved his leadership qualities.” Keep in mind that Cousins was slapped … Continue reading

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Downer DeMarcus Cousins will unravel Kings again

Don’t get your hopes up for the Sacramento Kings. Two victories in the team’s first three games are merely teasers to disappointment and disenchantment. DeMarcus Cousins, a fellow who poisons the pleasure of playing or watching basketball, is already fraying … Continue reading

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