August 26, 2008
Kevin Duckworth passed away from a heart attack last night in Gleneden Beach, Oregon, he was only 44. I just wanted to take a quick second and take off my hat to a old favorite of mine as a kid.
Kevin Duckworth was drafted 9th in the 2nd round of the 1986 NBA Draft by San Antonio and was later traded that season to the Portland Trailbazers. He played for a little more then 6 years as a Blazers, and ran to the championship twice. After the Blazers, he played four more years in the NBA, he spent two years in Washington with the Bullets, one year with the Bucks and finally retired after one year with the Clippers. Duckworth ended up coming back to Portland and was a big part of the community.
I’ll remember the big double 0’s playing good defense and picking up his points when it was needed. He was a great community member and will be missed.
May 6, 2008
Watch out, we’re on location. Do’in the podcast from a laptop, watch’in Boston and Cleveland. At least the podcast was better than the game.
May 1, 2008
Oh deuces. You know what made this episode one of the best, Kellan cough’in over the money. It’s a good feeling, one that can keep me warm at night. Having his money and being able to rub it in, does life get any better? I don’t see how it can. Oh, and we did talk about some sports along the way. And by sports I mean just NBA playoffs, we ran a little long.
April 27, 2008
I’m gearing up for game 4 between San Antonio and Phoenix. I want Phoenix to win for a couple of reasons. First, I made a bet with Jeff that no one in the West would sweep. Second, I really wanted to see a Lakers-Suns match up this year. That had a lot of potential plot lines. Shaq vs. Kobe (I liked the NBA Playoffs commercial they did too), Shaq vs. Los Angeles, Phoenix has knocked the Lakers out of the playoffs for the last couple years. The Phoenix vs. Lakers games in the playoffs were already really good, I think that adding in Shaq made it even more interesting. And the third reason is that my buddy Abel is a HUGE Suns fan. Things aren’t looking too great for Phoenix, but Abel will shortly be a father (his boy is due next week.)
One more thing on a Phoenix vs Lakers series. Kobe has been smiling so much lately I think he needs a little run-in with Raja Bell.
Delonte West just hit a killer three pointer to put Washington down 3-1 on the series. It seems like if at least two other people on Cleveland can have good offensive games that the Cavaliers looks like a team that should be in the Playoffs. Delonte West and Daniel Gibson were the ones for Cleveland in this Game 4. It looks like Cleveland should be able to finish this series without too much difficulty. Now what happens when they get to Round 2? Read the rest of this entry »
March 25, 2008
Poor Dallas. I had already picked them as the team to fall out of the playoffs and then Dirk gets hurt. As a note I said either Phoenix or Dallas would fall and then Phoenix won their next seven games so I’m stuck with Dallas as my prediction. But Dallas is not looking good at only 1 game ahead of Golden State and only 1 1/2 games ahead of Denver. Tonight they play the Clippers. If they do not win this game I don’t see them being able to stay where they’re at.
Denver and Golden State are going to win more games than they lose, but I’m not sure that Dallas will do the same thing. Dallas and San Antonio are the worst teams in the West’s top 10 in the past ten games. Dallas is 5-5 and San Antonio is 4-6. Most teams only have about 12 games left on their schedule. So if Dallas loses two more games in that stretch than Denver or Golden State they are done for.
Should Avery Johnson be on the chopping block? I say no. He’s done amazing things with this team. I think the fault lies in the trade. If they had gotten Jason Kidd a month earlier they might have been able to do it. And maybe those 12 games will be enough time. But with Dirk out indefinitely (which can mean anything from next week to next season) they are going to have to rely on their bench, but the trade I think hurt them there too. The West is entirely too strong to change the decision maker in mid-stream.
March 18, 2008
Can you handle the intensity that is our NCAA coverage? Can you understand our ramblings on the NBA? I bet you can’t wait until August when football starts ramping up. It’s okay, we’re just here to help.
March 11, 2008
Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, Kellan’s back!!!