The never ending debate on a topic nobody will ever agree on
Keywords: lebron james, flop, legend
Read so many articles about this today on my daily rounds. For every Lebron hating article I read, there was an article on the next site that was supporting his every move. The whole Lebron James movement is just too big now- it’s become one of those annoying topics where no matter where you have the conversation, or who you’re having it with- it’s always going to come down to an argument.
The above video is where the actual injury took place- LBJ is a good flopper, but it’s safe to say he definitely went down in true pain on this play. How he treated the injury afterwards is questionable, but comical nonetheless.
The below video has some profanity in it- LBJ airing out his pain via some friendly S bombs on the sidelines. The guy who put the video together nailed it at the end with the repeat/rewind right action on the good part.
Some people love to hate the guy, while others love to glorify the guy, both sides have equal say in the matter . For me, if I stepped away from the situation and cast my vote as an outsider: Leg cramping does hurt, no argument there. But, there also has to be a drive in an athlete of his caliber to battle through a certain amount of pain. I’m not discounting the pain he felt from the injury, but I am saying that Allstar athletes at this level of sports are always expected to perform under almost any circumstances.
The wife of the Nets owner wearing her teams new gear
Keywords: beyonce, jay z
Jay-Z really has it all. He has an NBA team in Brooklyn, a famed music career and a gorgeous wife. And he combines all of those things at once. Pleasure overload right there. Here we have Beyonce, a star in her own right, rocking her husbands new gear.
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.
Adam Morrison looking good, showing up to the Brooklyn Nets free-agency camp. Went from co-Player of the year at Gonzaga to a washed up ugly looking Tarzan that stumbled onto a basketball court in 6 years, that’s gotta be a new low.
Free–agent camp for a brand new NBA team with tons of media buzz around it, you didn’t think to maybe clean up your act a little bit in order to possibly make a better impression on a few coaches?
Former coach Isiah Thomas recently met with Knicks owner James Dolan
Keywords: james dolan, isiah thomas
The past decade and a half has been ugly for fans of the New York Knicks. One of the lowlights of those years was the Isiah Thomas sexual harassment scandal, along with his dismal performance as coach of the Knicks. When the Knicks hired Donnie Walsh to put the roster together, the Knicks started heading into the positive direction that we see them still going in today. But owner James Dolan just couldn’t stop his obsession with Isiah, and as the two continued to meet, Walsh opted to leave the circus at the Garden. Last Friday Dolan and Isiah met once again. The Daily News says the meeting about a position for Isiah, who is not quite ready to come back to the NBA.
“Isiah is very close with Jim Dolan but he’s told me that he’s not ready to jump back into the NBA just yet. There’s this perception out there that Isiah is desperate to get back, but that’s false. I think it will eventually happen but just not now.”
The New York Post also reported on the meeting:
“The Knicks declined comment on the meeting other than to offer it should not be construed as significant that Dolan and Thomas, who have maintained a friendship, had a business meeting. With an eventful summer filled with a series of roster additions, Dolan may well have wanted to pick Thomas? brain on his new team.”
Whatever the reason for the meeting one thing is for sure. Jimmy Dolan will always be the thing holding back the New York Knicks. He is a man of the money and he is in it for himself. Notice how once he let Glen Sather actually do his job for the Rangers that they finally became a powerhouse. As long as Jimmy runs the show he will continue to bring in washed up veterans, much like he did with the Rangers of a decade ago.
Landry, Lin, and Lopez all receive qualifying offers
Keywords: landry fields, jeremy lin, brook lopez
The Knicks and Nets made the first step in retaining some key players today by giving them qualifying offers. What this means is that if any teams try to sign these players, the Knicks and Nets can match the offer without worrying about going over the salary cap. Now the three players in question all had some pretty tumultuous seasons.
First is the obvious, Jeremy Lin. Linsanity swept over New York and a superstar was born. But as quickly as Lin came he went, injuries plagued his season and we still don’t know what we might get. Speaking of injuries Brook Lopez missed almost all of last season with the Nets. If they hold onto him he will be a key piece to their Brooklyn debut. And finally Landry Fields. Landry had…..a forgettable season in his sophomore campaign. But regardless he too will be retained. So now we will hopefully get a chance to see how these three players fair next season in New York.
Moe Harkless will depart St. John’s and head into the 2012 NBA Draft
Keywords: moe harkless, st johns, nba draft
After winning Big East Rookie of the year, Moe Harkless has decided to call it quits from the college game and move on up to the pros. Coach Lavin and Harkless held a press conference at Madison Square Garden today to announce that Harkless will be heading to the NBA Draft. While many thought Harkless should have stayed another year to improve his draft stock, Harkless stated he wanted to pursue his dream as it was available right now. Moe had a great season for the Johnny’s, he averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds a game. Harkless is projected to go mid to late in the 1st round.