It Wasn’t Ideal

May 10, 2010

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That is what Steve Nash had to say about his eye that had swollen shut during game 4 of the Suns-Spurs series.

But, they finally did it. The Suns finally overcame the Spurs in a playoff series. No curses, no bench clearing altercations, no broken noses, no miracle 3-point shot by a power forward/center depending on the All-Star/First Team All-NBA vote. There was a black eye on Nash that swelled shut, but that wasn’t going to deter the Suns this time. Read the rest of this entry »


Pick-and-Roll and Politics

May 6, 2010

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The Suns played really good basketball last night even when sporting a political message across their chests. Was the content a major factor in this game? Considering it resembled game 1 in outcome, how much could it have done? Read the rest of this entry »


So It Begins

May 4, 2010
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The Cavaliers needed Superman, they got Clark Kent. Read the rest of this entry »


Moving On

April 30, 2010

Well, I don’t think that is how it was intended to happen. The Mavericks and the Blazers are officially sent home and the Suns and Spurs get to match up in the Conference Semifinals.

And everyone is critiquing Dirk for his lapse in judgement on his third and fourth fouls, and the third one is well deserved. However, am I the only one who sees George Hill grab his arm and hold him on the fourth foul, drawing the whistle. I’m not saying it wasn’t a smart play, because it was on Hill’s part, however its not “legal”. Yet, Dirk is ridiculed for that call. He was playing aggressive when his team looked to be on the brink of an old fashioned beating. Then Hill pulls a veteran move and now Dirk is the idiot.

Should he have let Hill drive? Probably. He didn’t have to play so aggressive, but that call is more a result of the referee not seeing what all went on. He saw Dirk’s arm apparently prevent Hill from driving and he made the call. Not his fault either, that’s what he is supposed to do. But to claim that Nowitzki is completely at fault is ludicrous. If anything, the Mavs lost because Kidd and Terry provided no offensive help and Carlisle was reluctant to put Beaubois in during the series.


Still Fighting It

March 9, 2010

LeBron James missed his second consecutive game last night. Yet the Cavaliers were able to defeat the Spurs. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t due to luck or chance. It did have something to do with the Spurs not being as advertised this season, but that isn’t the point. Read the rest of this entry »


The Collapse of Immortality

January 10, 2010

Going into this season, there were at least four and possibly five teams that were seen as head and Dwight Howard’s shoulders above the rest of the league. Those four/five teams were, in no particular order: the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, and possibly the San Antonio Spurs. These teams had the right combination of talent, coaching, and offseason moves to move them into the pantheon of championship contenders for at least this season. Well, something has changed, at least a little bit. Read the rest of this entry »


Back Where We Belong, Almost

December 4, 2009

I have a few thoughts to share about the Spurs, the Celtics, Allen Iverson, and maybe some Real World/Road Rules Challenge if I feel up to it. Read the rest of this entry »