LeBron James “The Decision” Bingo

July 8, 2010

LeBron glares knowingly into your soul


Instructions: Print out the LeBron James “The Decision” Bingo Card (PDF). Select any nine of the following events that you believe might happen, and arrange them in any way you want on the card. Play against friends watching with you, or against others on our Facebook Fan Page. Cross out the appropriate box in the grid whenever any of the actions on the card take place. When you get three in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally), shout “BINGO” and let us know that you’ve won on our Facebook Fan Page or tweet us @paintsdudes.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2010

A big shoutout to the most famous Irish basketball player in the league right now: Shaquille O’Neal. Also of Irish heritage: Kevin McHale, Mike Breen, and Jason Kidd. Who knew?

Blue Chips

March 11, 2010

Nick Nolte, Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, Ed O’Neill, Bob Knight, and Bob Cousy. Need I say more?

The Learning Curve

February 15, 2010

Its hard to pity millionaires. It’s really hard. They have access to all the pretty things in life. Yet, I have a tremendous amount of sympathy for Mike D’Antoni.

He has essentially gone from driving a Ferrari to driving a beat up Ford Taurus, yet he is still expected to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. He may be a talented coach who has revitalized the concept of a high paced offense winning at a major level, but he isn’t a miracle worker. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember When?

February 11, 2010

After viewing the Freelancer’s reporting (go ahead, read it…), I remembered that Shaq wasn’t always an old and out of shape center. He used to be what Stan Van Gundy wishes Dwight Howard would be. Read the rest of this entry »

ABC Loves The Shaq

February 11, 2010

While I wasn’t too big a fan of last summer’s Shaq Vs. on ABC, the network has picked up the series for a second season, totaling six episodes. Here’s some athletes I’d like to see Shaq go up against: Read the rest of this entry »

The Decay of Greatness

January 8, 2010

I have given much of my recent thoughts to the concept of athletes aging, and usually not aging well. It is a stark reminder that greatness is fleeting and quickly replaced by more greatness in a newer and flashy form. Athletes can’t age like normal people, at least not in the realm of sports (not in their personal lives, only on the playing surface/field). They age like milk: it is great and delicious and satisfying until one day it has a nauseous smell and an even worst taste. Read the rest of this entry »