Lebron James falls flat when it matters the most, as Pacers tie up the series 1-1
Keywords: lebron james, pacers, heat
Lebron James has been called a lot of things during his NBA career. Most recently he was named MVP, now he is being called the anti-clutch, LeBum, LeBrick, LeBad, LeBoo, and any other pun you can think of. With the Heat down just one point with 50 seconds to go, Lebron missed two free throws. And then Dwyane Wade missed what looked like an easy layup. All that wrapped up would lead to a Pacers win by a final of 78-75.
Now as much as I enjoy laying it all on Lebron, I do have to say it wasn’t his fault the Heat lost. James had 28 points and Wade had 24. The rest of the team had just 23 points. It is near impossible to win with a stat line like that. It looks as if Miami may actually miss Chris Bosh more then they thought they would.
Throughout the season many have berated Dwight Howard for not being a team player. However now things have taken a turn that nobody expected, and Howard has informed the Magic that he will not opt out of his contract. Whether or not this means Dwight is in it for the long haul has yet to be determined, but for now this is a good sign for the Magic. Dwight has often been compared to Shaq, not only because of his great play but for his interest in leaving Orlando. Those comparisons will be put on the back burner for another year. The only team this really has a negative effect on is the New Jersey Nets.
As the Nets make their move to Brooklyn they will need some star power in order to draw in fans. If Dwight Howard is not a Net, it also means that Deron Williams is more then likely to not resign with the team in the off season. With the absolute disgrace of a product that has been the Knicks, the Nets are primed to take over a restless fan base. Without a big name or potential for a winning squad, the Nets will remain in the shadow of New York.
The many uses of cereal, brought to you by Anthony Davis
Keywords: anthony davis, kentucky
Guess what I had for breakfast today, Reeses!!! You had candy for breakfast? NOT CANDY, REESES PUFFS CEREAL. Ahh the classic cereal commercials of my childhood. It has been years since the cereal companies had any fun marketing. So with that, Kentucky fans took things into their own hands, making a mural of future first overall pick Anthony Davis. Now these two are holding just one box each, but something tells me it took a lot more breakfast treats to make this masterpiece.
Amidst trade rumors, Rajon Rondo has a career day and leads the Celtics over the Knicks
Keywords: knicks, celtics, boston, rajon rondo, paul pierce
For the past week Rajon Rondo has been thrown around the trading block. His name has been soiled as a locker room cancer and his skills have been questioned. Against the Knicks he reminded everyone why he is such a hot commodity. Not just any triple double was acquired by Rondo, but one that only two other players have ever accomplished. 18 points, 17 rebounds, 20 assist. Colossal numbers that come together maybe once every 30 years. Some New York sports radio host were proposing a straight up trade of Jeremy Lin for Rajon Rondo. And they didn’t want to do it because they coveted Lin. They may have to rethink that assessment.
Speaking of Lin, he had a bit of a rough game. He had just 5 assist and a massive 6 turnovers. His shot was far from pretty, Lin threw up what looked like 3 or 4 airballs over the course of the game. And even with the poor performance by Lin and the majestic one by Rondo, the Knicks still led by three points with 4 seconds to go. Yet thats when Paul Pierce stepped in and drained the game tying 3 pointer. And of course, the Knicks would fall in overtime to the momentum of the Celtics.
Some good news for Knicks fans; Steve Novakaine Novak had another day coming off the bench. He hit 4 threes while scoring 14 points. Unfortunately it appeared that the Knicks bench overall was a lot more productive than the starters. Other than Tyson Chandler, the Knicks that play the most minutes every night have been far from the most important lately.
Luckily it is easy to tell which team is Baylor based on their jerseys looking they may or may not glow in the dark. Normally I’m the first person to compliment weird looking jerseys, but these wont be seeing Jersey of the Week anytime soon. Anyway, Quincy Acy from those Baylor Bears throws down a huge dunk off the inbound play. Most teams usually have the inbound all-oop covered, although this may explain why Xavier wont be going any further in the tournament.
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the playoff loss of my fantasy team, Basketball Reasons
Keywords: fantasy basketball, basketball reasons, russell westbrook, david lee
Well it is all over, we have finally had the last nail hammered into our coffin. Basketball Reasons has been taken down by the slightest of margins. My 6-6 squad could not force the upset special against the 11-1 La Casa Roja, managed by the great mind of Jose Benitez. His one loss did come against me earlier in the season. We used to be known as the Big League Chewers, but that named was much better applied to my baseball team.
Russell Westbrook was my star, but his God awful shooting percentage ended up costing me many a fantasy point. Former Knicks great David Lee was my real team player with more double doubles then I could keep track of. I traded Amare for Rubio, a deal that would end horribly with Ricky having a season ending injury. But we kept trudging along and after two hard fought weeks, we are officially out of it.
Jeremy Lin is injured, and all I want to talk about is the annoying pun headlines
Keywords: jeremy lin, injury, linjury, linsanity
Jeremy Lin gets injured, and all I could think of was how many puns would be played once again on the whole”Lin” thing. We’re all friends here, we’re all guilty of it- Linsanity was everywhere, as a Knick fan it was impossible not to get excited, you probably even dropped a few Lin puns down at the bar with your friends… nobody is judging you; but they’re over now, it’s time to let go people. I’m not even talking about the guys career! I’m just talking about the annoying use of the puns in relation to his last name.
Onto more important things- I feel bad for this guy, I really do. Jeremy came in and pumped this city full of life at a time when Knick fans didn’t have much to get excited about. There will always be the argument of whether or not Melo’s return was good or bad for the team, what’s important to remember is how this kid came and took this team to a new level when they needed it most. If the Knicks make a strong run deep into the Playoffs, Lin will possibly see some court time pending a speedy and full recovery.
My opinion? He’s a free agent at the end of this season, he had a stellar year, made a tremendous name for himself, and he’s still young enough to worry about his own health and future. I think he should take the time he needs to properly heal so that he can enter the league next year and make a statement- there’s nothing worse than a 1 hit wonder, and I have my fingers crossed Jeremy will grow to be a consistent player and team leader one day, whether that place by NY or any other city it’s important for Lin to approach his first real NBA injury with some caution so that he doesn’t throw the rest of a potentially great career right out the window.
p.s. whoever spends all their time making those chop-up videos for all the viral trends that hit the web, Thank You. I spend tons of time on this computer every day and can maneuver around it with the best of em, but I wouldn’t even know where to start in putting something like that together.