Requiem for the Shore: Farewell to the Houston Rockets

Requiem for the Shore: Farewell to the Houston Rockets

The Houston basketball team was eliminated today. They were victims of their own design, struggling to overcome their lack of size. When the shots wouldn’t fall, they ultimately did, to the mighty Lakers. We put out their flame with a poem.

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Tawdry, Paper Mountains: Farewell to the Milwaukee Bucks

Tawdry, Paper Mountains: Farewell to the Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee basketball team was eliminated today. They came into the playoffs as a favorite to win the title or at least make the Finals. Alas, they were exorcised into the hoops afterlife by the Miami Heat. We give them more than they deserve and honor their final loss with a poem.

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Carthage In A Day: Farewell to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Carthage In A Day: Farewell to the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City basketball team was eliminated today. They began the season with a near-zero chance of making the playoffs. They came one win away from making the second round. We salute the fallen, quench their flame, and send them off with a poem.

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This Sacred Rite: Farewell to the Dallas Mavericks

This Sacred Rite: Farewell to the Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas basketball team was eliminated. Led by the prodigious, meteoric Luka Doncic, the Mavs gave the Clippers a true first round scare. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be completed. We honor the fallen and quench their flame with a poem.

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Be Thankful I Am Through: Farewell to the Portland Trail Blazers

Be Thankful I Am Through: Farewell to the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland basketball team was eliminated today. Though they won the thrilling, first-ever play-in tournament, they ultimately fell to the almighty Lakers. We honor them, quench their candle, and pledge our undying fealty to Damian Lillard’s 2019-20 season with a poem.

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Won’t Shut Up, Damn Well Won’t Dribble: The Day the Bucks Refused to Play

Won’t Shut Up, Damn Well Won’t Dribble: The Day the Bucks Refused to Play

Following yet another police shooting of an unarmed black man, this time in Wisconsin, chaos broke out in Kenosha. A 17-year old white man terrorist who crossed over from Illinois killed two people, wounding another. The city, a little north of halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, is the latest epicenter of the tension in our country. At 4:00 pm, the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic were scheduled to play game five of their series. The Magic players were on the court for their pregame shoot around when they abruptly left. The Bucks had called a meeting. They decided not to play, in protest. Formally, it would be deemed a forfeit. The Magic then left, not accepting that result. The NBA season is once again halted, and this time it may be for good.

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