Tuesday, July 17, 2007
The craziest thing about this whole quote is Darko called Pau soft. I am now Darko fan...
If America beats Spain in the Olympics, I too will take my shirt off and jump from capital hill.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
During the first half the game stayed pretty competitive. Yes the Spurs controlled the ENTIRE game, but what i mean by competitive is they didn't get the poo stomped out of them (i.e. the second half). Lil Danny Gibson (who definitely started eating his wheaties during the playoffs) provided little offensive sparks that kept the Cavs in it in the first half. LeBron on the other hand started off 0-9 with only 4 points. LEBRON FOR FINALS MVP!
The Second half was a completely different story. The Spurs went to work. San Antonio's ball movement made the Cleveland defense look a bunch of of blind people in a burning building. The spurs caught fire during the second half mostly because of Parkers penetration that opened up the court.
At a certain point Cleveland was down 20 in the second half. It is clear that cleveland is playing on a court with a team that is much better than them. You know the media will ask the question, "is LeBron good enough to beat the spurs?" The spurs have won the championship twice in the last 6 years with a third impeding. so the answer to that question is, "is that a fair question?"
While the Spurs murdered the Cavs in the third, Drew Gooden tapped into the power of the ugly patch of hair that exist just under his head band. He provided a couple impressive offensive possesions that prevented Beno Udrih from getting mucho minutos.
Toward the end of the game Cleveland started showing a little life. LeBron tried to ease his way back into the game after making a couple impressive passes, scoring on tim duncan, and hitting a couple jumpers. In fact Bron led the cavs to come within 5. Heading into the last minutes Bron crumbled back into his iron unkind play and started forcing passes and shots. He was pulled out of the game during the final minute. Brons last shot probably caused cleveland the game. It was a gamble, he lost.
During closing moments Al Pavolvic and Danny Gibson put up some of the games most impressive plays. Pavolvic threw down an up and around reverse dunk that toilet bowled its way into the rim, and Danny Gibson continued to use his impressive offensive Repertoire. These of course were when the game was already over.
-Mike Brown needs to be a little more pro-active of a coach. During the Spurs thrid quarter crushing, it was LeBron who called the time out, not brown. Way to step up young fella.
-Big Z was a ghost. He had a whole 2 points. Yes its hard when your guarded by Tim Duncan but that doesnt mean you cant hit your wide open jump shots on the wing.
-Tony Parker is a beast. Not because he used to date Eva Longoria, but because he owned the Cavs. Parker drove to the basket all game, and the only one who could stop him was bron-bron. understandable. He kept the defense on there toes and more importantly kept them lost. Add 7 assist and you have the games best preformance. NICE TONY, NICE.
-What can you say about Timbot. Well he was Timmy. Duncan ended the game with 24 and 13. Tim is going to get his number no matter what. We could let the Cavs play with 3 extra players on the court. Tim would still get his 20 and 10. This is not speculation it is fact. Tim is a robot. He programmed to get at least 20 points and 10 rebounds on a hardwood court in a matter of 48 minutes. Its in his programming theres nothing we can do.
-Bron has to play aggresive next game. Was bron a little nervous, NO, he was scared out of his mind. Why shoudn't he be? Most players are barely finishing up college at his age. Bron started to figure out how to penetrate San Antonios defense near the end, so america has something to look foward too. Bron also needs to step up and be a leader. At certain points you could tell bron was afraid to touch the ball. If bron is afraid of the rock, so will the rest of the roster.
If i were a betting man, I'd bet that some sports writers are going to say that cleveland started to show life during the second half. They will also probably say that LeBron started finding people and scoring during the second half. They will also say that Mike Brown is going to make the neccesary adjustments to make the game competitive. I say:
REMEMBER THAT THE SPURS ARE GOING TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS WELL. GREG POPOVICH IS A GOOD COACH, AND MIKE BROWN DOESNT HAVE THE BASKETBALL INTELLECT OR LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO DO ANYTHING SLIGHTLY EFFECTIVE.
as a side note i would just like to let the public note, i would like to see the cavs take this series. will they? NO! they have about as much of chance as a donut has in front of rosie o'donell.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
First off, great job by Georgetown mentally bullying Tyler Hansbrough and the young North Carolina team off the court. With two minutes left, no one on the Tar Heels wanted the ball. Now the task at hand. In exception to the Tennessee game, Greg Oden averaged 16.6 points and 13.3 rebounds. Solid. Even better, Though Oden was in early foul trouble, the Memphis Tigers’ two big men only contributed 9 points.
Georgetown is looking equally fit. Roy Hibbert completely sealed off the paint for Hansbrough and the Tar Heels. Hibbert recorded six blocks on the night. Add 11 rebounds and 13 points, and you have one of the best performances of the round.
Georgetown has become increasingly dangerous this postseason. Of all starters, Hibbert had a low of 13 points in the team’s last outing. The games top performances came from junior Jeff Green, 22 points, and freshman DaJuan Summers, 20 points. The Hoyas have had different players step up and score on different occasions. What does this mean? You have five completely able players that could step up at any point in time. That is dangerous, very dangerous.
Ohio’s senior guard Ron Lewis has been lighting the score boards up as of late. Lewis is averaging 24.6 points a game in his last 3 games. Freshman guard Mike Conley Jr. has averaged 19 points a game in his last 3 outings as well. Ohio is scoring, and scoring very well right now. Look for Conley, Lewis, and Oden to give the Hoyas plenty of problems.
The games most important match-up will be between Hibbert and Oden. Hibbert is coming off one of the round’s best performances. In the same light, Oden is coming off one of the year’s best performances. John Thompson III will have to keep a sharp eye on Hibbert. Hibbert had 4 personal fouls with 3:48 to go in the Hoyas last outing against the Tar Heels. The Tar Heels biggest man was the 6-9 Hansbrough. This time out, Hibbert will have to guard one of he NCAA’s most physical big men. Oden, at seven-feet-tall could definitely be giving Coach Thompson and company some trouble.
UCLA Bruins vs. Florida Gators
Only one word can be used to describe this year’s rematch of last year’s championship game; epic. The combination of Darren Collison and Arron Afflalo has been the offensive catalyst in UCLA’s dominant defensive play. Afflalo and Collison have combined for more than 30 points a game in the team’s last three games. Though the two players have been brilliant offensively, the Bruins team chemistry has been worth watching. The Bruins have only given up 50.25 points a game in their last four games.
The Florida Gators made a commitment after last years national championship to go for another one. It is insanely close happening. What really can be said about Florida’s Joakim Noah, Al Horford, and Corey Brewer, that hasn’t been said before? They are big, they are versatile, and most importantly they win games. On average the big three are scoring very similar to last year at around 38 points a game, but have improved from 19.8 rebounds a game to 22.4 rebounds a game. 3 rebounds is not a lot in the big picture, but technically it makes the big three better this year.
Aside from the big three, Florida is coming off a very interesting game. Senior guard Lee Humphrey scored a whopping 23 points in Sunday’s game against the Oregon Ducks. This was Humphrey’s best play of the postseason. To boot, junior guard Taurean Green scored 21 in Sunday’s effort. In the last three games Green has scored 14, 17, and now 21. Green has become more of a threat, the further the Gators advance into the postseason. It will be very interesting to see how this trend works out in coming game versus UCLA.
The front court is a totally different story. Look toward Noah, Brewer, and Horford to present the usual trouble the versatile trio presents on nightly basis. The biggest mismatch will be between UCLA’s Lorenzo Mata and Florida’s Horford. Mata is coming off a three point and two rebound game versus Kansas, and scored over 10 points once in the last seven games. On the other hand, Horford has had a great year for the Gators. He is nearly two points and two rebounds better statistically than last year’s championship effort. Horford also preformed poorly against Oregon scoring only 6 points, and grabbing 7 rebounds. Look to Horford to bounce back during the team’s next outing.
The Final Four will air March 31 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Ohio State (1) vs. Georgetown game will start at 6:07 EDT and the UCLA (2) vs. Florida (1) will start at 8: 47 EDT.
Monday, March 19, 2007
POINT GUARD - Steve Nash
We'll it seems the suns aren't too good without their cannuck. It is no doubt that the suns are a tremendously talented team, and not too mention they're pretty deep to boot. You would think players like STAT, Marion, Bell, Barbosa, and company could keep it together without the little guy. WRONG! the suns are 4-11 without Mr. two-time MVP. Whether it is moving the ball, or scoring, Nash keeps the suns together. Only thing, dude can't get past a screen for the life of him
Im sorry to say this, but the Lakers have one of the worst lineups in the NBA. Okay there is potential in Bynum, but outside of that what are the lakers working with. Odom is having a so so year, but is that enough to call the Lakers good? Put it this way, the Lakers in in the Western Conference, and they are holding the 6 spot. THE WEST SON! Detroit has the best record in the East, but they would be tied for the fifth spot if they were moved to the western conference today. Basically the LA Kobes are in a tough conference and playing with a record par to the best in the east. Mamba is holding it down this year. Oh yeah just in case you forgot, he's coming off a 50 and 65 point game, google the kid!
J-HO wins games... thats all i have to say. This guy is probably one of the most talented basketball players to emerge in the last two years. He will guard 1-4, his offensive bag of tools is busting at the seams, has the ability to take lead or role play, and not to mention a signature move that it pretty close to impossible to stop. In short, J-HO = ABILITY. Not to mention a great NBA frame.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
WELCOME HOME GREG ODEN!
"Terry has done the best he could in a difficult situation, especially with all of our injuries.”
-Bucks GM Larry Harris
Okay first, the reason the bucks are getting injured is because you have a fast team trying to run a set offense... That will beat your team up. You gotta keep guys like Redd, Williams, and Bogut constantly moving. You don't draft a passing center to a slow moving team. That is when you draft a center that is more power oriented.... GET YOUR BARS UP TERRY!
Secondly, this junk about a difficult situation is well...junk. When you have a strong line up that is what i call an excuse. Harris basically should have just said, hey terry you couldnt run this basketball team the correct way, so were gettin rid of you.
Oh yeah and just to note: at this point the Bucks are 23-41, okay you had Redd out a couple games, but only 23 games won in 64 games is straight garbage. Maybe you take the point that the Bucks made the playoffs last year. SUPER! but lets not forget the fact that it is the Eastern Conference, This year the Knicks had a shot at the playoffs. not that big of a feat people...
in the words of that crackhead in half-baked...
"BOO THIS MAN!"
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Today was no exception.
When doing my daily rounds through various Internet sites, I visited Supremenewyork.com's random section. I usually enjoy this section seeing as they have had videos with Esther Baxter, of freek-a-leek fame, random Dipset poster sitings, and not too mention really interesting shorts. Today I watched one of their newest videos which featured Mike Tyson and his opinion about graffiti art.
YO MIKE IS A STRAIGHT PHILOSOPHER KID! Mike Tyson may have strung some of the wildest thoughts together. Mike basically said that graffiti art was a form of literature. Then went on about people dieing for graffiti. Graffiti is now literature. Mike started talking about people falling off of roof tops, getting shot by cops, and getting electrocuted on train tracks. I mean i know these things happen sometimes but do you have to make everything so morbid Mike?
Seriously, that is the kind of thing society needs to appreciate about Mike Tyson. This man can tap into the pain of life and use it to do anything. Mike better dedicate his next fight to literature, graffiti, and eating Bob Sapp's kids!
The absolute best part, was when Mike said he didn't understand why people would risk their lives to get up. Well i guess i don't understand how some one can get pounded in the face for a period of 20 years...but in all seriousness i want to end this entry with words from Mike Tyson Himself...
“I want to throw down your kid and stomp on his testicles, and then you will know what it is like to experience waking up everyday as me. And only then will you feel my pain."
Hell, I'd even take my hat off for players like Luol Deng, Leandro Barbosa, Darius Songalia, or Andrew Bogut; Players who came into the American game and became crucial role players for their respective teams.
You get the point. I think the NBA's international players make the game more fundamental and fun to watch.
However I have to make an exception...
Anderson Varejao is not an international player that makes the NBA more exciting. One might say that his hair is exciting. I disagree, If anything he looks annoying. He looks like Justin Guarini. Again, annoying.
On Mar. 6, 2007, one of the greatest events in Clevland Cavelier basketball took place. LEBRON MADE ANDERSON A WITNESS! According to Slamonline.com, Varejao had been theiving Lebron's rebounds through most of the game. I didn't get to see that. But after watching the highlights a couple minutes ago, I fell out of my seat laughing.
In the closing moments in the Houston and Clevland game, Larry Hughes Through a lob in the direction of Varejao. Out of nowhere Lebron comes flying into the screen to put down a viscous dunk. Lebron Posterized Anderson, and made the world a better place. applause for Lebron. That will teach Justin Varejao to ever steal a rebound from lebron again. Honestly i hope Lebron does again for shits and giggles.
The best part is good ol' Larry Hughes went and backed up his boy after it was all said and done.
"It (the lob pass) was to LeBron and I saw Andy (Anderson Varejao) getting ready to go for it, so I kind of threw it a little higher and thought he wouldn't jump and he jumped anyway. But I saw LeBron cutting the whole time."
.....or Lebron just got tired of sideshow bob and gave him the buinsess. You be the judge.