“Inside The Swollen Dome” — Harmon’s Podcast — returns for Tuesday with a discussion of the NBA Draft Lottery, Super Bowl destinations, Vinny Del Negro’s firing and the coaching rumor mill, continuing woes in Los Angeles baseball and much, much more. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome on BlogTalkRadio

If you followed Wednesday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Twitter, you watched the jubilation of Spurs fans turn to lamentation in a matter of minutes. Some of my friends were beginning to explore flight options to San Antonio for a Game 7. The large halftime lead evaporated in the blink of an [...]

I always say, “If you’re going to fail, then fail spectacularly.” The Lakers must have heeded those words on Monday night, as Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series was nothing short of a bloodbath. Oklahoma City took a 15-point lead into halftime … and then it got ugly. The Thunder outscored the Lakers [...]

I know there are numerous candidates for this week’s FMC, many of whom posted fantastic individual efforts on Wednesday night. Though I contemplated a hockey hero or a diamond star, I turned back to the court after watching several fantastic games. The Heat took down the 76ers in the first game of the night to [...]

I Tweeted this early on Wednesday, but now that I have a minute, I thought I’d go beyond the 140-character limit to write about Kevin Durant. It was announced in a simple statement (via Twitter) that the superstar small forward (30.1 PPG in 2009-10) had quietly agreed to a five-year extension of his contract worth [...]

Remember those old “ALCOA Presents: Fantastic Finishes?” Sure, they were used for NFL games back in the day, but you couldn’t think of a better branding piece than that right now after watching The Big Spaniard, Pau Gasol, put back the game-winning shot with one-half second left. Seriously, the final minutes were a bit chaotic [...]