We at Paints In The Point have decided to embark upon a journey to the future where basketball figures have become president, all of them. This, I guess, would be considered a series, but with our tendency to forego finishing some series I hesitate to broach that category. However, the intention remains the same. Read the rest of this entry »
In short, Game Theory is a mathematical interpretation of a certain contextual situation. In Game Theory, the term “game” denotes a particular situation where there is a conflict with “n” being the number of individuals or groups that participate within the “game.” Also, Game Theory accounts for certain rules and restrictions within the game, as well as “moves” made by choice or chance. Finally there must be a “payoff” or outcome to the game, either a resultant of the conflict or a mutual verdict between parties. While originally adapted for economic models, the concept of Game Theory has been extended to social science, military strategy, and even professional basketball.
Editor’s Note: This was a live blog. As the afternoon progressed, this post was periodically updated with reactions from the quintuple-header (not a “pentuple-header” as incorrectly reported in Podcast #14)
12:00 PM: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” kicks off the action, accompanied by ridiculous clips of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade shaking (obviously empty) wrapped presents, replete with equally ridiculous Santa hats. I have a feeling that I will get sick of this song by the end of the first quarter. Hopefully I’ll be able to dig up a YouTube link in case you haven’t seen it yet.
12:02 PM: Fun stat: Dwyane Wade has played in five Christmas Day (and/or Taiwanese Constitution Day) games over the past seven seasons.
12:06 PM: Dwyane Wade warms up by doing pull ups on the rim of the basket. No big deal.
12:08 PM: Tip-off. The Knicks win the tip, sporting green jerseys that look awful.
12:15 PM: Now, those are three words you don’t hear that often in the same sentence: “Knicks,” “winning,” and “streak.” Apparently, they have a five-game home winning streak, dating back to November 29.
Do They? The Champ thinks so.
The Boston Celtics are the greatest franchise in the history of The Association. Bar none. Take a gander at this list of former Celtics players who are now enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Read the rest of this entry »
The New York Knickerbockers have a rich history, dating all the way back to the Basketball Association of America, of which they were a founding member. The name Knickerbockers describes baggy trousers that were popular in the early twentieth century. In 1946 they joined the NBA and are now considered to be the most valuable team in the league, worth $608 million. Based on their position in our season preview, I can only imagine that they are not expected to have a great season.
Brad Davis, G
When Brad Davis signed with the Dallas Mavericks on March 27, 1981, the fans of the Mavs knew they were getting a high character player with a quality moustache.
A consistant player, Davis averaged more than ten points a game and helped the Mavs reach the playoffs seemingly year after year.
Teammate Derek Harper once called him the hardest working player in the NBA.
Davis, a giant baseball fan, even tried out for the Pittsburgh Pirates but they already had a hall of fame center fielder.
Davis became the first Maverick to have his jersey retired by the franchise. #15 Now hangs in the American Airlines Center.