Let the Series Begin

April 27, 2010

They say that a series doesn’t officially begin until the road team wins a game. I don’t know who “they” are but if that is the case then the Milwaukee-Atlanta series has yet to start. Meanwhile, Brandon Jennings is making the Octagon look like a prophet.

P.S. What’s cooler than being cool?

Acceptable answers: Ice cold or Brandon Jennings.


Strawon Butler

February 25, 2010

Video courtesy of the Octagon, pun courtesy of the Champ.

Observations on the Milwaukee/Oklahoma City Game

November 28, 2009

Jefferson out, Jennings in

We have never seen a Thunder game, We never seen a Jennings era Bucks game, we have never been so excited.

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Observations on the Chicago/Utah Game

November 27, 2009

….and we’re back. Reggie Miller’s here. But the Custodian is not.

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Observations on the Orlando/Atlanta Game

November 26, 2009

Yeah, we’re back.

The Champ sits here in his home writing this in anticipation of tonight’s game. The Octagon is now here, good to see him. We’re still waiting on the arrival of The Franchise, and The Custodian is MIA.

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Champ’s Power Rankings: Week One

November 3, 2009

The 2009-2010 season has been one of immense scoring, and tremendous excitement.

bos1. Boston Celtics: I am no fool. The Celtics are legit, at this point in time the C’s are  the best team in the league. Their offense is clicking, Rasheed Wallace looks more like a contestant for the All Star Weekend NBA 3 Point Contest, rather than the Sixth Man of the Year. Rondo got his extension, a safe move to protect young talent on an aging team. Things are working out in Boston, and as of week one, no team can touch them.


2. Orlando Magic: Just ask The Octagon, the Magic are very potent. The depth of this Magic Team is simply incredible. Their scoring recalls the glory days of the Phoenix Suns under Mike D’Antoni. Just think with J.J. (Get me a record deal!) Reddick scoring 27 points in the absence of Vince Carter, as well as Rashard Lewis’ suspension and Pietrus’ injury the Orlando Magic offense firing on all cylinders is truly scary.


3. Los Angeles Lakers: I can’t bring myself to rank the Lakers any lower than third, they are: 1. still the best team substantially in the Western Conference 2. temporarily lacking the frontcourt depth that Pau Gasol brings and 3. they are the Los Angeles Lakers, the same Lakers that have won 15 NBA titles, brought in guys like Gasol and Ron Artest, and will continue to do anything to win Kobe another ring.

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Live Blogging the WNBA All-Star Game

July 25, 2009

Here at “Paints in the Point,” we don’t discriminate against women’s basketball. Therefore, in yet another “Paints in the Point” exclusive, I am going to live blog the final quarter of the WNBA All-Star Game, played in Uncasville, Connecticut.

4:57 PM: Apparently, the game is being played outdoors. And look, someone who looks like Mike Weir is in attendance.

4:59 PM: Wow, Connecticut sure is beautiful. A man just kayaked by the court. Great choice to play outside, WNBA. This might revitalize the league like when the NHL played outdoor games in Ralph Wilson Stadium and Wrigley Field:

This is an example of how an outdoor game saved a professional sports league from the brink of extinction.

This is an example of how an outdoor game saved a professional sports league from the brink of extinction.

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