Phew, that was a game I have been waiting for all postseason from the Knicks. Now while it might be too little too late, the Knickerbockers finally broke through against Miami forcing the Heat to take it to game 5. The Knicks did not shoot the lights out and they often looked as inadequete as usual. But Melo put the team on his back while dropping 41 points. And Amare even contributed a double double with his busted and bandaged hand, and in case you wanted to see the damage, this is what it looked like before being wrapped up.
Now the series is still 3-1 Miami. And the Knicks havex a lot to worry about after todays game. I can not stress enough how important this warning is. DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO IF SQUEAMISH. Baron Davis had his knee pretty much explode, he is done for what may be a long time. To pile on more bad, J.R. Smith shot just 3-15. He air balled multiple shots while absolutely bricking others off the backboard. It was actually more nauseating then the Davis injury.
So the point guard job is now that of Michael Bibby. Unless….could it be…..Jeremy Lin? There were rumbles of it throughout the game that Lin could potentially make a return if the Knicks were able to force a game 5. You wonder though if you really want a guys first game back be an elimination game against one of the best teams in the NBA. But hey, at this point the Knicks need to go all in, no team in the NBA has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit. If New York will be the first, they are going to need to take some gambles.
Neither the Hornets nor the Bobcats seemed very keen on winning last night
Keywords: bobcats, hornets, 17 straight losses, worst game of the nba season, chris paul
The Charlotte Bobcats and New Orleans Hornets are a combined 26-95 this season. Only 7 of those 26 wins were contributed by the Bobcats. In the game the teams were a paltry 2-27 from beyond the arc while turning the ball over 12 times each. The final score of this matchup was 75-67 in favor of the Hornets. And as a result the Bobcats lost their 17th straight game, a franchise record. With this loss the Cats are one step closer to NBA history. If they lose out they will be in sole possession of the worst ever winning percentage in the long tenure of the Association.
Now the Bobcats have six more games, two of them very winnable. They play the Kings and the Wizards who are both close to being a league disgrace as well. All the Bobcats have to do is win just one more game. If they cant, they finish the season on a 23 game losing streak with an overall win percentage of just .106. Ouch. And to make matters worse, that would mean once next season rolls around I’ll be on Bobcats win watch to celebrate whenever their first win happens to come.
I’m going to be a little bit easier on the Hornets. They got robbed of Chris Paul who wanted nothing to do with the city of New Orleans. Their deal with the Lakers was much better then the one with the Clippers. But the evil commissioner David Stern did not want Paul to continue the Lakers dynasty for “basketball reasons.” The real winner of this game will be whoever wins Anthony Davis in the draft lottery, and I think the league will rig it so the Hornets get what they actually deserve.
6’9 shot blocker Christopher Obekpa commits to St. John’s
Keywords: christopher obekpa, st johns red storm
Christopher Obekpa had been considered a long shot for St. John’s, all had thought he Long Island native was on his way to Cincinnati. St. John’s coach Steve Lavin worked his recruiting magic and snagged the big man for the Johnnies. Obekpa is considered the 77th best prospect in the country. He is known for his extraordinary shot blocking ability, a defensive center that is much needed for St. John’s. Here is a few more tidbits on the newest member of the Storm.
The Washington Wizards new jerseys are eerily similar to the team they share a building with
Keywords: washington, wizards, capitals, ted leonis
Ted Leonis is the owner to the Washington Wizards. He also happens to own the NHL team, the Washington Capitals. The Caps have had their current jerseys for quite a few years, and Leonis has adapted that design to his Wizards. The Wizards are an awful team, the Caps have been pretty good in the past few years. My thinking is that Leonis is a marketing genius, the Caps are whats big in D.C. so he decided to make the Wizards look just like them. Unfortunately these slick jerseys have seen very, very, very few wins.
You know when my job is awesome? When it involves Boobs AND Basketball
Keywords: #kuboobs, @kuboobs, kentucky university, kentucky boobs, ku boobs
There comes a time in every mans life when the stars align, social networks get brilliantly exploited for pointless reasons, and it becomes my duty as a Basketball writer to sift through an endless collection of women’s breasts and report back to you guys with the best of the best of my findings. YEESSSSSS!
Here’s the backstory in a nutshell: Back in February this chik Tiffany Kent who is a huge KU fan felt her team needed a little pick-me-up, so she snapped a pic of her own boobs in a KU tshirt, uploaded it to Twitter and attached the hashtag #KUBoobs. That night KU came back from a 19 point deficit for the big win. Ever since, the hashtag #KUBoobs has been growing in popularity, and over the past couple days has shown signs of making viral boob history.
It’s a proud day for me folks- Ya know, when I took this job I was cool with all Basketball all the time, it’s my love, ya know? I love every second of it… and then BAM! God drops this wonderful opportunity in my lap, and I find myself sitting here for an hour combing through a mighty fine collection of uhhhh… KU fans.
You guys can hit up a Google image search if you’d like, but rest assured, your boy did all the stressful legwork: I put together a nice big collection of wonderfulness right here after the jump. You’re welcome. Full Story »
Lamar Odom is on his way down to the D-League as his hellish season continues
Keywords: lamar odom, kardashian, mavericks, lakers, 6th man
Lamar Odom won the prestigious award of 6th man of the year for the Lakers last season. He was a threat off the bench that helped complete the Lakers roster. Then came the trade to New Orleans…..which David Stern canceled for “Basketball Reasons.” Following the near move to the Horents, the Lakers turned around and sent Odom to Dallas. His career and life have been spiraling down ever since.
In hollywood Kobe was the superstar and Lamar was the supporter, Khole was the reality queen and Lamar sat quietly in the background. But since coming to Dallas the microscope has been on Lamar and the sensitive Odom has responded poorly to the pressure. Will a stint with the Texas Legends of the D-League really save the career of Lamar Odom? It is very doubtful, and if he is stuck there for a while chances are that that Kardashian show will be even more uninteresting than it already is.
As the Knicks continue to lose, so does the fanfare of Linsanity
Keywords: jeremy lin, linsanity, knicks, losing
I logged onto facebook earlier today to find a post from the New York Knicks official page. They were selling Linsanity t-shirts for 20% off. Just a month ago I walked into Dicks and Modells and was immediately greeted by an entire section dedicated to Jeremy Lin. The prices gauging was astronomical and people ate it all up. I do not fault anyone though, an orange Jeremy Lin shirt sits in my closet in shame everyday. Basketball, like anything, is a business. When Jeremy Lin burst onto the scene he picked up traction quick, he was a massive money making device. Now that the Knicks are awful again, people are less excited about Linsanity and are already calling for Baron Davis to be the new starter. His ability to make a profit is gone, and with that so is his fame. The shelves will continue to be stocked with Jeremy Lin merchandise, but that may only be because no one is buying into Linsanity anymore.