It’s supposedly a tenet of writing to write what you know. Judging from this excerpt from Yahoo! Style editors (yes, that’s plural editors) should skip writing about basketball:
You don’t need to follow the sport to know LeBron James and how he capitalizes his first name. (It’s called camel case.) It’s such a common word in sports that it’s impossible to misspell overtime, though these guys manage to.
Maybe they were too busy digging around for Stephen Curry to root for him. Although if they’re hoping that he and the Golden State Warriors will win a cup, they’re going to be disappointed. A hockey team could win a cup (the Stanley Cup, that is), but the pinnacle in basketball is a trophy.