This dude got some bad advice or is just plain stupid. He signs to Coach the Cavs without knowing James would be there AND if he waited one year the Lakers job would have been handed to him. He woke up in a nightmare.
Sure he got a max deal but where’s his side kick? The Knicks gutted their team (Nat Robinson, last year’s #1 Jordan Hill, etc). for TWO freaking superstars Not ONE.
I’ve been completely consumed by ESPN/SportsCenter the past few weeks. There is just too much going on right now and lucky for us we should have an exciting summer:
NBA Finals coming down to game 7 and between the Lakers and Celtics (surprise!) I have not been a big fan of the NBA since the strike, when I was a Knicks fan (John Starks days;) This may be the first time I’ve watched the entire playoff series post-strike so I guess the NBA’s strategy to hand-pick the “classic” teams to boost ratings is working. Regardless of ratings, I still hold steady on my one and done playoffs/finals-there are too many games and the majority are completely bogus because there is always another. Butler didn’t have another game to compensate for that missed half-court shot. Hank Baskett didn’t have another game to try to catch that onside kick. I’m just saying…
The New Jersey nets got a new owner last week, Mikhail Prohorov aka Ivan Drako. Dude is drippin SWAG. He is the only man who is putting Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame to shame. Once the $$ starts flowing like Belvedere, there isn’t anything that is impossible. Nets will be in Newark NJ for a couple of years, than they plan to move to the BK.
How about a name change to BK Broilers?
The Dallas Mavericks went to the Wizard of OZ & requested some Heart. (They were told the Tin Man got the last one).They beat down the Lakers last week. They played w/ high energy & great bench play. Jason Kidd actually hit some outside shots. I got all geeked up! I said “Boy the Mavs could do this”. Then I came to my senses.
Brandon Jennings put the NBA on notice with a box score filled w/ STATs. Knick draft choice, Jordan Hill is on the bench, Curry is riding the wood (no homo), Rubio is in Europe, and Blake Griffith is hurt while BJ drops 55pts, 5assists & 5 rebounds. Not bad for a rook.
Any Tereke Evans sightings? I know the Kings are 4-4 so maybe you should check his stats.
The NBA season is here, the Yankees are in the World Series, the NFL is on and poppin’, I doubt there is a better week in sports. Since its upon us, I would like to make some predictions, give you some of my favorite ballers, and just give you some flavor for the week.
Let’s get the season popping with a listing of the National Pastime greatest players. Teams & who will win are a long way off so let’s start with the easy task of ranking the Cream of the Crop.
I’m gonna assume you know the teams… maybe I shouldn’t.
20. Derek Rose
19. Al Jefferson (Minnesota)
18. Joe Jackson
17. Pao Gasol
16. Kevin Durant
15. Deron Williams
Mo Williams aka Fog Raw
Kevin Durant aka Velvet Hoop
Rashard Lewis aka Ice-O
“That jheri curl is extra-fly.” (Source: The Grip)
LA Lakers: Ron-Ron Attest brings his show to LA. Huge Addition! Wherever he landed would have tilted the balance of Power (think Cleveland).
Washington Wizards: Got Randy Foye/Mike Miller for pick + healthy Gilbert Arenas = Playoffs.
Cleveland Cavs: SHAGa poco comes to the Kingdom of James.
Sixers: Jrue Holiday from UCLA at 17 pick was a steal.
Pacers: for drafting Ya Boy, Tyler Hansbough
Championship Parade Kick Off Event
LA Live Plaza closed off to the public
Snuck into Suite/Season ticker holder VIP breakfast @ESPN Zone.
Crowd along Fig peacefully bugged out
Over 90,000 fans in the coliseum – Didn’t make it down there
The King taking subliminal shots at Cleveland?
Cleveland fans time to worry…
Peep the Orange/Blue bird in the beginning of the vid.
The Knicks are now accepting bandwagon applications.
This years’ NBA playoffs have been off the chain
LA Lakers are OK w/ the home court advantage
Cleveland can still come back even after OT loss
Andrew Bynum thinks it’s still the regular season (watch him walk off the court)
N-I-G is lazy or stupid or both.
The Denver Nuggets reach the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1985 as they finished off the Dallas Mavericks 124-110 to close out the series 4-1 in front of their fans. Nuggets jumped out to a 34-27 lead in the first quarter. They kept Dallas staggered on the offensive end of the floor by scoring 69 points in the first half. Dallas rode an emotional high into tonight’s game and knew it would be tough but was unable to handle the various offensive threats from Denver.
31.6 ppg career scoring average, 6 titles, 5 MVPs, 6 Finals MVPs and an NCAA national championship.
100% Hater proof?
Don’t get me wrong I’m 100% a fan. When poled “Who would I pay the most money to see play” I selected King James over Kobe (Home team) and a slew of other All-Stars not worth mentioning.
LJ is a specimen, but I’m calling foul… The King is too real.
The enormous flat-screen TV on the wall of Joe Borgia’s office is showing a moment of the 2005 Christmas day game. The Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade catches the ball on the right wing, eyes up his defender, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, and plows into the lane.
We’re on a high floor on Fifth Avenue, at the NBA’s headquarters, where Borgia is the Vice President of Referee Operations. After controversy involving a travel call on LeBron James and his crab dribble, the ensuing commentary made clear that while basketball fans and journalists may be upset about how NBA referees do or don’t call travels, very few of us really understand the NBA’s actual traveling rule. (Source: NBA TrueHoop)
Stephon Marbury was signed by the defending NBA champs last week to bolster their backcourt for the Playoff run. A 20-8 (pt-ass.) career guy on paper is a great addition. The move, good or bad will ultimately be answered in June.
When the N.E. Patriots got caught cheating filming other teams practices (Spy Gate), karma lead them to an undefeated season & minutes away from a Super Bowl victory. This would not have been right in the universal picture. They lost.
I skipped my annual NBA All-Star Weekend column because I was frantically trying to finish my book. At least that’s how I rationalized it. I need to finish this book. I have a deadline. I can’t afford to spend that writing time on anything else. But after reflecting for a few days, I came to a sobering conclusion: The book was a convenient excuse. I could have found time to pump out that column. I just didn’t want to hand it in.
by Bill Simmons (Sports Guy’s World)
The once great team called the Detroit Pistons are in BIG Trouble! Losers of 5 straight, their underbelly is exposed. Finger pointing will begin shortly, along with Rasheed Wallace’s annual blow-up. Sure they can beat the middle rung teams (Heat, Nets) & the door mats (Thunder, Wizards), but the elite teams do not fear Detroit. Even A.I. cutting his braids hasn’t helped.
LeBron is not joking around. He is not leaving anything for chance. He is snatching the BIL (Best in League) mantle from Kobe. This is not passing the torch. This is a mugging. This is similar to Magic Johnson to Michael Jordon in the NBA Finals.
Who is going to step up for the Lakers Besides Kobe?? Yea he had a Phenomenal game Yesterday At the Greatest Arena on the Planet (61 points I swear i didn’t think he was trying). But can he do it by himself?