Phoenix Suns Franchise Five

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Every summer, there is a lull in basketball news between free agency and the beginning of training camps throughout the league. In the dog days of the NBA summer, LWOS is bringing you the best five players to play for every NBA franchise in our Franchise Five series. The #LWOSFranchiseFive gives props to the best […] READ MORE


The Adrian Peterson Travesty

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Let us consider the Adrian Peterson child abuse situation.  Let us strip way the leaves and the twigs and take a cold hard look at the little mean switch that Adrian Peterson made when he beat his four year old child bloody.  There is a word in the Oxford English Dictionary: sadism, n. Enthusiasm for inflicting […] READ MORE


Could Kevin Durant and Other NBA Stars Follow LeBron and Go Home?

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“I’m Coming Home.” This was the headline on Sports Illustrated to announce that LeBron James was going back to his roots, Cleveland Ohio, to try to win a long awaited championship. Many people have praised his choice to return to his town and try to win a ring for “his people.” His former teammate and […] READ MORE


NBA Rewind: Manute Bol Torches the Suns

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The Last Word on Sports offseason series “NBA Rewind” takes a look back at some of the most memorable performances in NBA history.  After a tumultuous eight-year stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, Charles Barkley’s wish to join a contender was granted during the 1992 offseason when he was traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for […] READ MORE


Determining the NBA’s Most Hated Team

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After seeing the terrific response to the Determining the NHL’s Most Hated Team article written by Ben Kerr, one of the our hockey experts here at Last Word on Sports, and our NFL version written by Rick Wiseman, and the baseball version from Larry Scotti, there needed to be a similar article done about the […] READ MORE


Continued Patience Needed in Evaluation of Chip Kelly

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In sports we often define success through wins and losses. Whether they’re monumental wins such as Superbowls, World Series’ or NBA Championships, or simply a week 10, 27-13 victory over the Aaron Rodger-less, Green Bay Packers. Despite what your grade school coach told you, winning certainly matters. But in sports like everything else in the world, there are exceptions. Take Dan […] READ MORE


How to Fix Bad April Basketball for NBA Fans

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I’m really sick of two things concerning the NBA right now. First, after watching Charles Barkley go on Conan and listen to him talk about how he enjoys waxing certain parts of his body, he should be banned from all television stations for an indefinite period of time – or at least until he learns […] READ MORE