Remember when Vancouver had a basketball team? I didn’t think so…..

Keywords: vancouver grizzlies, 90s, memphis, jersey of the week

Back in the 90′s the NBA decided to get to expanding, they thought it would be a great idea to put not one, but two teams in Canada. Those two teams were the Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies. Now only one of those teams is still in Canada…..its the Raptors, but I mean even Toronto doesn’t really want them. The other team was that of the Vancouver Grizzlies, who now reside in Memphis. While Memphis decided not to change the name, they certainly thought it would be a good idea to change the jerseys. I usually try to make these hideous jerseys seem like the best thing ever, but come on, these things look God awful. And once again, that is why I love them so much.




Metta World Peace reminisces about the offseason

Keywords: metta world peace, mike brown

 

Usually I would start this up with a witty comment about Ron Artest. Unfortunately that wont be needed, as Ron provides all the humor you will need in this quote coming from his press conference following the Lakers elimination. He is discussing that the loss was not the fault of coach Mike Brown.

“Mike wasn’t out there guarding Kevin (Durant), That was me. Kevin scored on me. Mike didn’t throw turnovers at the end of the game. Mike didn’t miss a 3-point shot, I missed a 3-point shot. Mike didn’t come in out of shape……..He did come in out of shape, Actually, he is a fat-ass.”

 

 

I’m not sure how many players can get away with calling their coach a fatass. The thing is, this was quite a mellow press conference compared to what we could have gotten from Artest. Honestly Mike Brown should take it as a compliment. Oh, and don’t bother asking me what Ron Artest is doing in this picture, if I knew I would certainly tell you.




Jeremy Lin is sour over the way the Knicks handled his contract

Keywords: jeremy lin, knicks

 

The Knicks have decided to match the $29 million offer sheet that Houston Rockets gave Jeremy Lin. This means that, pending trades, Lin will be a Knick for the next four years. And apparently Lin is none too happy about that. Rather then be excited over a big new contract and assurance he will get to stay in New York, Lin is whining that the deal didn’t get done sooner.

 

“He was surprised that the Knicks didn’t make the first move,’’ a league source said. “They know they’ve got to mend some fences with him because he believes what the Rockets have told him, that the Knicks weren’t as interested as they are.’’

 

Lin needs to stop being a baby. Just because you had ten good games doesn’t mean you have the right to be upset that an organization didn’t want to throw money away at you. Yes, Jeremy showed a ton of potential, but potential shouldn’t make you $30 million over the course of four years. Part of growing into your potential is showing maturity, and clearly Lin is lacking in that department.




After a long and winding journey, the Charlotte Bobcats have finally won a game

Keywords: bobcats, losing streak, 16 game, charlotte, michael jordan

Yesterday was the 49th birthday of  former Washington Wizards great Michael Jordan.  Jordan is also the owner of the Bobcats. For his birthday his team got the old White Sox slugger a win, their first W in 16 games.

 

The world has changed quite a bit since the Bobcats last won a game. Gas prices have risen about 40 cents. My teenage years are now behind me as I enter the world of 20. Jeremy Lin has gone from riding the pine to being spoken about as an all star. Madonna is all of a sudden a big thing again. Yes the times they have changed since the Bobcats last got a win. Something tells me the world may take quite a few more spins until those cats manage their next victory.




Kyrie Irving and Pepsi Max team up to provide us with some good laughs

Keywords: kyrie irving, pepsi max, grandpa got game

 

Now that’s some damn good makeup!   and some damn good marketing!  I absolutely loved this clip-  awesome idea by the marketing department over at Pepsi Max.    I could watch professional athletes toy around with everyday Joe’s in any sport, all day long.   Just nothing funnier than seeing just how good these guys are in real life- it’s quick to throw jabs at a guy who doesn’t perform in the NBA-   but you take that same guy and put him in a streetball game and he’s gonna light that place on fire.

 

 

I have to be honest,  I’m really really liking Kyrie.   I admit I didn’t follow him closely throughout the year, or post many articles on this site about him-  but after his recent Rookie of the Year crowning, and now the endless wave of highlight videos and advertisements,  this kid is definitely winning me over.    I’m no NBA All Star,  but I’m sure adding 20 pounds of cosmetics and wardrobe has got to weigh you down a bit, but Kyrie didn’t show any signs of slowing up, besides the fact that he looked like he was 75.




Lebron James awarded for his play in the Regular Season

Keywords: lebron james, mvp

 

So Lebron James has been awarded MVP for the 3rd time in his NBA career. Lets all give a round of applause to celebrate his stellar regular season play. Sure he didn’t hit any clutch shots, and yea maybe he wasn’t even the best player on his own team (looking at you Wade.) But hey, Lebron needs any little confidence boost he can get. Great job there guy, I would say you really earned it but everyone knows that is not quite true.




I’m sure he’ll get right on that, Corey

Keywords: kobe bryant, corey maggette, la lakers

 

Ooooooh, Corey Maggette dissed you bad Kobe!    Actually.  No.  He didn’t.  He’s still Corey Maggette, and you’re still Kobe Bryant, and he still plays for the Charlotte Bobcats and you’re still an LA Laker Icon.    Pretty sure you need to earn even a little bit of respect in the NBA in order to throw a dig at a guy like Kobe.

After some quick research, it turns out this guy kind of chirps at players all year long, as well as sucks at basketball all year long.  Nothing crazy, but you can tell he tries to make his NBA presence known in any way other than being awful on the court.