Ten Rules For Being A NBA GM

Being the GM for a sports team, especially an NBA team, is a unique job because it is usually relatively easy to evaluate someone’s performance. There are so few players on an NBA roster that you can easily assess every trade, draft pick, etc. Yet, for some reason NBA GMs have been comically terrible at…

January NBA Power Rankings

In my experience most people around my age in the U.S. grew up reading Harry Potter.  However, I never truly understood it global appeal until I spent significant time in Europe and now Southeast Asia.  It doesn’t matter what gender, religion, or nationality people are, an incredible amount of humans, especially younger ones really enjoy…

NBA Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa Claus, I live and work at an Islamic boarding school in Indonesia right now, so I don’t think you’re going to bring me any presents this year. So, in lieu of gifts this year maybe you could grant me one of my wishes on my wish list for ways to improve my favorite…

Why is Donald Trump Popular?

There is a poignant scene in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter where one of the protagonists, Hermione Granger, hypothetically asks sleazy journalist Rita Skeeter if the wizarding newspaper, The Daily Prophet, exists “just to tell people what they want to hear.”  Skeeter’s snarling response is “no you silly girl, The Daily Prophet exists to sell itself.” …

December NBA Power Rankings

It has been an exciting start to the NBA season as we have seen one team get off to the best start in league history and another get off to one of the worst.  The good news about the Warriors’ fantastic start is they play such entertaining basketball.  Stephen Curry has played like one of…