June 17, 2008
Kellan – Tip-off is only about ten minutes away. I have to say it would be amazing to see this go to seven games, but at the same time the Celtics have clearly been the better team. I think that the Celtics will win. I’m hoping for Los Angeles. Did they just say Paula Cole is singing the National Anthem? I thought she was someone that the public agreed to forget about as a silly thing from the 90’s. Everybody, you’re Boston entertainer.
Kellan – I found it hilarious that the fireworks just hit the Jumbo-Tron. I’m going to have to agree with David Stern about that fireworks issue. At least they didn’t go too crazy like during the series with Cleveland. I don’t like it when the stadium is smoky, it makes me feel bad for the people in the nosebleeds.
Jeff – Ok, so I just got here, yet I did make it for the tip-off. As the game is now 10-10 I really just hope, like Kellan, for a game seven. I looked away for a second and Kobe hit his second three. As much as I don’t like the guy I really enjoy watching him play the game. That is until he starts complaining to the refs and whining like a three year old told to go to bed at seven in the evening. I would at this time like to throw up the first picture and give the old hat a tip to Tiger and his US Open win on Monday.
Kellan – I have to say that I’m pretty excited that both teams came out with their A-game. It seems like only one team or the other is doing well at any given moment in the series. Nice oop to Garnett. Boston 22-Los Angeles 18. One minute left in the first.
Jeff – The question I have for this game is which bench is actually going to show up tonight. It seems that there has been one, maybe two, players from each team’s bench that have one good night and instantly become a fan fav. Sasha Vujacic was a quick fav, it also some recently it was Eddie House from Boston. So, who’s it gonna be tonight?
Kellan – Turiaf did real well to get a foul on Boston on the rebound attempt. Good energy. Bad foul Powe. No reason for it. Two fouls in the first minute is a great way for Boston to put LA on the free throw line for a quarter. Another foul on Boston. 3 team fouls in less than two minutes. Boston is looking sloppy now. And Doc Rivers with a technical. How about that for a the worst head coach in the league. I feel a Sam Cassell substitution in the near future.
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March 16, 2008
Well I woke up early and saw my friends off to Canada. Now it’s time to watch some basketball. I thought I’d just watch the two ABC games because they are the only games today where both teams are going into the playoffs. Although I’d be interested to see the Dallas vs. Miami game because I’m now getting to the point where I am openly rooting for Dallas to lose. I’m not even entirely sure how it happened. I used to love watching Dallas when Jason Kidd was drafted there. Now he’s back and it may have been the thing to push me over. I just think it would serve Dallas right to be knocked out of playoff contention. That many blockbuster trades right next to each other and just keeping your team could have been a good move. I think they lost too much size and Kidd is just not the player he once was.
The D-league has expanded to Reno. I like it that the D-League is expanding, but I’m interested to see what team will associate themselves with the team. I like that some teams (LA Lakers, San Antonio Spurs) have their own teams. But I kind of like that Seattle and Portland share a team in Boise. One of the things that I haven’t heard about is if the affiliation between the Sonics and the Stampede will continue if they move to Oklahoma City (which strikes me as more of a D-League city than an NBA city). I have a feeling that that affiliation will switch to another team and the Stampede will work solely with the Trailblazers.
In other D-League news Brent Petway challenges Dwight Howard to a dunk contest. You can watch his video right here. I actually thought he did a fairly good job of reproducing the dunks that Dwight Howard did for All-Star weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
February 21, 2008
I’m gearing up for the game right now. I didn’t care about Miami-Houston really. Then again the other game of the night was originally supposed to an Oden vs. Durant match-up but due to Oden’s injury and Portland’s lackluster February I imagine people in other cities might call the whole night a wash. Only 1 of those 3 teams is making the playoffs. It stands as the opposite of last night’s game with Phoenix and the LA Lakers. There were so many subplots and it was a fast paced and close game. Just a joy to watch. I’m afraid that I may have to cringe a couple of times tonight.
John Canzano explains why Darius Miles should retire. The opening story about him and Dennis Dixon going to a strip club (that is about 10 minutes away from where I live) is just hilarious. At least it seems like everyone was enjoying themselves.
Larry Hughes got traded. Now that he’s on the Bulls I can still use him for the Least Valuable Player if the Cavaliers make it deep into the playoffs. Let’s see what happens to this Bulls team. At least they finally did something to try and motivate these guys that headed into the season as heavy favorites to make it into the playoffs. Instead they are floundering in a weak Eastern Conference.
Channing Frye challenges anyone to a game of Halo 3. I got kind of burned out on playing but I think it’d be cool to see if I could hold my own against Channing. I seem to be able to rock all of my friends in one on battle, but Channing seems like he would be pretty competitive. Read the rest of this entry »