Good Morning It's Basketball

Tom Ziller
Daily dispatches on glory, failure and frivolity in the NBA.
Created 20 Dec 2019
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  • Robert Sarver, Deandre Ayton and who gets the bags
    22 Oct 2021about 23 hours ago • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Crockery On a Table, Henri Matisse, 1900 There were a lot of losers in the 2011 NBA lockout. I would propose that there was no bigger loser than Robert Sarver, franchis...
  • Game of the year*
    21 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Window on the City No. 3, Robert Delaunay, 1911-12 ESPN’s first regular season NBA game of the season was an interesting choice from a programming perspective. The Knic...
  • Losers all the way down
    20 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 1
    Good morning. For the first time in the 2021-22 NBA season, let’s basketball. The Second of May 1808, Francisco Goya, 1814 Ben Simmons participated in Sixers practice again on Tuesday as Philadelphia ...
  • 14 impeccable predictions for the 2021-22 NBA season
    19 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    You may recall that my record on last season’s NBA predictions was … not great. Never mind that: there is content to create. So here goes nothing: 14 impeccable predictions for the 2021-22 NBA season....
  • Endless Sky
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. On the Balcony, Berthe Morisot, 1872 The Chicago Sky won the 2021 WNBA Championship on Sunday, beating the Phoenix Mercury in four. As the clock counted down in the clo...
  • Friday links
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. But first, here’s The Parasol from Francisco Goya (1777). A young Goya was commissioned to paint this and 60-some other tapestries to be hung in the palaces of the Span...
  • Grit 'n Griner
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. The Café-Concert, Edouard Manet, 1878 This WNBA Finals is good, folks. The Phoenix Mercury, down 0-1 and trying to ensure Wednesday wasn’t their last home game of the s...
  • Brooklyn stands up
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Ward in the Hospital in Arles, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889 The Brooklyn Nets announced on Tuesday that Kyrie Irving won’t play for or practice with the team at all until he’...
  • 'He's back'
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. Still Life With a Bottle of Rum, Pablo Picasso, 1911 The Ben Simmons saga took another couple of sharp turns on Monday. All day, reports suggested that discussions betw...
  • None of us know what's going to happen with Kyrie Irving
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Good morning. Let’s basketball. The Poet, Pablo Picasso, 1911 Kyrie Irving can now practice at home for the Nets as the City has determined that the Nets’ practice facility isn’t a gym (all of which i...
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