Walking Bucket: Emma Meesseman

In honor of the return of basketball this week, I wanted to remind you of—or introduce you to, one of the best scorers in the game, Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuHpfJAGfEI Meesseman is a surgical scorer. She picks her spots well, and when you mix good shooting with good shot selection, you get efficient … Continue reading Walking Bucket: Emma Meesseman

No Asterisk, The Winners of the NBA’s Orlando Reboot Are Legit

This past Friday, the NBA released the schedule for its reboot in Orlando. While it has been a pleasure to discuss upcoming NBA action, a developing argument about the legitimacy of a 2020 NBA Championship has gained popularity over the past few weeks. More specifically, an argument stating a Finals win in the Orlando bubble … Continue reading No Asterisk, The Winners of the NBA’s Orlando Reboot Are Legit

John Wall’s 202 Assist

Pro athletes in 2020 are displaying the power their platform holds within local communities. During this mass period of demonstration, athletes have been incredibly visible. However, the question of how they can use their status to find concrete and quantifiable ways to improve the lives of others often arises. Luckily in the D.C area, we … Continue reading John Wall’s 202 Assist

Flashback Friday: The St. Louis Hawks

The Hawks hold one NBA Championship -won in 1958- and while we associate the Hawks with their current location in Atlanta, Georgia, their time as the crown jewel of professional basketball occurred in America's gateway to the west, St. Louis, Missouri. The Hawks' time in "The Lou" lasted from 1955 to 1968, and in that … Continue reading Flashback Friday: The St. Louis Hawks

Black Lives Matter: The Importance of Black Activism and A Shoutout To Stephen Jackson

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, we've witnessed iconic images of the United States that will define this time in history. We've seen everything from the ugliness of police brutality, to images of citizens uniting across the country, expressing their first amendment rights. In a changing world, and amidst a potential return … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: The Importance of Black Activism and A Shoutout To Stephen Jackson

District of Buckets 2K20 Challenge: ’96 Bulls Vs. ’13 Heat (Games 1 & 2)

In the 70 plus days since the NBA shut down operations, the same old conversations comparing basketball eras have been recycled incessantly. I decided I was tired of it and started lining up hypothetical matchups between NBA greats on NBA2K20. NBA 2k20 is a cool tool to visualize how in-game matchups might work. For all … Continue reading District of Buckets 2K20 Challenge: ’96 Bulls Vs. ’13 Heat (Games 1 & 2)