Amare needs a little fashion advice

Keywords: pic of the day, amare stoudemire

 

I’m sorry, I’ve been slacking on my Pic of the Day.   Had this one saved on my desktop, I know it’s a couple days old, but I just couldn’t bring myself to dropping it in the trash,  I had to post it.

 

p.s. what is that girl wearing also?    FUPA?   Kangaroo pouch?    yuck




The Charlotte Bobcats are looking past their historically bad season

Keywords: bobcats, michael jordan

 

Last season the Charlotte Bobcats set the NBA record for the worst season ever. They had all of 7 wins and 59 losses. It was ugly, and for me, it was hilarious. As absolutely dreadful as they were last season, they might just be on their way up. Well, according to owner Michael Jordan. The same MJ who has quite a few records of his own.

“We’re trying to build a very strong culture in this franchise and I think we have the right personnel to do so. It can be a matter of time. It really all depends on how fast these kids develop.”

 

“Last year was one of those years where everything happened against us, I take full credit for that. Unfortunately those things happen. But I see an upside for this franchise without a doubt.”

 

 

In all honesty I think the Bobcats have a lot to be excited about. As much as I enjoyed their mediocrity, the Cats are on their way up. They just signed Ramon Sessions to run the point. With the 2nd overall pick in the draft they acquired the highly touted Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Kidd-Gilchrist joins a young core that also features Kemba Walker and Bismack Biyombo.  And we cant forget the addition of head coach Mike Dunlap, from my St. John’s Red Storm. It wont happen overnight, but the Bobcats are certainly on their way up.




Amare Stoudemire drops over a million on engagement ring

Keywords: amare stoudemire, knicks

After spending a day in France touring the historical city of Paris, Stat took his longtime girlfriend out to dinner overlooking the Eiffel Tower. And then he proposed with an 8.5 carat rock, a mineral worth well over a million bucks. I cant think of anything more cliched then proposing to a lady while dining in Paris. Then again I cant think of a single time this season that Stoudemire was creative out on the floor.

 

So there were obviously a ton of pictures I could have chosen for this, but I just found it hysterical that Amare wears the Knicks St. Patricks Day shorts out to the beach. The guy is dropping cake on a ring, he cant afford some swim trunks?




The TWolves take a major hit as Ricky Rubio is done for the season

Keywords: ricky rubio, twolves, minnesota, kevin love

Maybe the Phil Collins allusion wasn’t the best choice for a title involving a guy tearing his ACL. Well either way, Ricky Rubio is gone for the year; and with this type of injury he may not even be ready for the start of next season. This is unfortunate on so many levels. First off, the Timberwolves were finally beginning to get into the playoff hunt. Kevin Love has been an MVP caliber player and a part of that was due to having Rubio running the point. While the TWolves season may falter, the team that really takes a hit is the Spanish national team. With the olympics coming up this summer, I thought Spain would be the only team with a shot of upsetting team America. But without Rubio leading the way, it may be all USA once again. Lets hope that the Spaniard manages to have a quick recovery and be ready to go in time for next year. And on a completely irrelevant note, he bears a striking resemblance to Ringo Starr.




Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist reminds us of the Linsanity

Keywords: jeremy lin, henrik lundqvist

 

Since Jeremy Lin has so foolishly left the New York Knicks I have gone out of my way to avoid talking about him. To be honest I managed to have forgotten him all together. So you could imagine how surprised I was today when I was browsing twitter on my phone during class. This picture, tweeted by New York Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist. He just had to remind us all about Jeremy Lin, as the two bumped into each other at the ESPN headquarters in Connecticut. You think the millions of dollars the Rockets threw at Lin would have aloud him to buy some nicer clothing.




Mike Woodson will return to coach the New York Knicks

Keywords: mike woodson, mike dantoni, knicks

 

We have quite a bit of coaching news today. There is the firing of Stan Van Gundy, the reports about Mike D’Antoni, and finally a bit of good news. All reports point to Mike Woodson signing a new 3 year deal to coach the Knickerbockers. Woodson led the Knicks into the postseason and got them their first playoff win in what felt like 30 or 40 years.

 

One of the main things to note in Woodson’s return is the fact that Carmelo Anthony has repeatedly said he wants Mike to be the coach. Melo was the main reason D’Antoni decided to call it quits, and as we saw in Orlando the superstar often dictates the coaches fate. Luckily Woodson is on Melo’s good side, and he was rewarded with a nice new contract. Lets just hope that friendship can last through the year.




St. John’s freshman star may be ready to head on up to the NBA, a bittersweet proclamation

Keywords: moe harkless, nba draft, st johns, steve lavin, nets

Recently news has broken that Moe Harkless of the St. John’s Red Storm may be on his way to entering the NBA Draft. As someone who has covered Harkless all season, I can say for sure that he is ready to go. But that certainly does not mean I want him to go. St. John’s had a bit of a rough season this year, and if not for Harkless it could have been even worse. I pulled a couple of quotes from the twitter of head coach Steve Lavin, I’ll throw my two cents on what I think of them but I will let you be the judge first.

 

“Associated with college hoops for 25 years as assistant, head coach + broadcaster. If Mo chooses to pursue HIS DREAM it gives us traction!”

 

“Would luv to have Mo back but returning nucleus combined with our soon to be incoming 2012 class will position Johnnies for return to NCAA!!”

 

“Regardless of Moe’s ultimate decision he is a very thoughtful and intelligent person with a BRIGHT future in basketball.”

These quotes to me seem to indicate that coach Lavin believes Harkless is more than likely to enter the draft. Either way I think Harkless will be fine. Obviously another year in college can only help to polish his game, but as someone who watched him first hand, I can say he does have the talent to be a great NBA player. Going back to the tweets from Steve Lavin, I do think Moe is going to test the waters of the draft, where some believe he may head to the Nets. I have mentioned before that it would be a wise marketing move for the soon to be Brooklyn Nets to have a hometown kid in their first season in a new city. From a selfish perspective though I certainly hope Moe gives St. John’s one more go.