Ron Artest wont be exchanging pleasantries with the Thunder

Keywords: ron artest, kendrick perkins, james harden

 

Every time I see a link to something Ron Artest says, my heart drops as I know the St. John’s alum is about to say something incredibly ridiculous. As we all know Artest just returned from suspension after throwing a massive elbow into the dome piece of Thunder 6th man James Harden. Now his Lakers will be playing the Thunder in the 2nd round of the playoffs and Artest has no intention of……BOOM QUOTE TIME.

“I don’t shake substitutes’ hands, I shake everybody’s hand before the game, but Oklahoma City, they don’t shake hands. Only some of them, but I don’t think they really shake hands before the game. Kendrick Perkins and now (Russell) Westbrook don’t shake hands either. (Russell) used to shake hands, but now he don’t shake hands anymore.”

 

So there you have it. To Ron Artest, James Harden is just another substitute not worthy of a handshake. The same James Harden that he almost killed. And yes, the same James Harden that is a front runner for 6th man of the year. Whether or not Ron-Ron does decide to take part in the pre-game wont effect too much, Oklahoma City fans will still have it out for him.




For the best explanation of American sports, we simply go to Taiwan

Keywords: ron artest, metta world peace, elbow, taiwan

 

So the Taiwanese have these videos they put out every time something interesting happens in American sports. I’m not sure if these are meant to be a joke or this is actually how they attempt to cover our culture. Plus I’m pretty sure some of the kanji in there is Japanese, not taiwanese. But then again I know nothing of the Taiwanese language. Anyway, this actually the best explanation I think I’ve ever seen about Ron Artest, this is what happens when ESPN is your only other source.




Team USA does what everybody thought they would do

Keywords: team usa, gold medal

 

The New York Mets winning the 69 World Series. USA Hockey beating Russia in the 1980 Olympics. That one time the Jets won the Superbowl. These are some of our nations greatest upsets in sports. So where does USA Basketball beating Spain rank? Probably lower then any sporting event ever in the history of forever. Like everybody thought, the Americans won the gold at the hands of Spain. It was anticlimactic and boring as any time the Yankees win the World Series. And it is about time the game went back to the amateurs.

 

 

Basketball is a sport predominately played by Americans. The top league in the world is the NBA, which of course is situated in the USA. So why is it that the Olympics, a competition for amateurs all over the world, allows men that make millions of dollars to compete in their games. There is no reason for the professionals to compete anymore. The Americans have shown time and time again that they will win with their best players. Let the college kids play, but we need to reach the end of millionaires competing among amateurs.




Canadian television just struggles to get the right headline

Keywords: steve nash, lakers

 

One of the best accounts I follow on twitter is @IAmAGM. He tweets some of the greatest stuff from around the basketball world, that is where I found this gem. So here is the report out of Canada, as you can see Steve Nash is on his way to the Stanley Cup winning LA Kings. The guy averages over 10 assist per game, with that offense the Kings will never lose another game. Unfortunately the Canadian point guard cant pass a hockey puck as well as he chucks a basketball, chances are he will stay with the Lakers instead.




Official Announcement to be made on Tuesday

Keywords: kyrie irvings, rookie of the year, cavaliers

 

It’s only right that I bring you guys some highlight clips, pics and more details on the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year… but that’s not happening tonight, sorry folks.    This broke today, thought I would do my part to help spread the good news for Kyrie, and put it on my to-do list for tomorrows posts.

 

Rookie of the Year huh?  not too shabby. Bron Bron said the Cavs weren’t a team he could win a championship with, so let’s see what Kyrie is able to do with the franchise now that he’s the new golden boy in Cleveland.   Let’s hope his 2nd year in the NBA isn’t a flop, and this kid is able to bring some pride back to the Cleveland franchise.

 

We’ll be back tomorrow, and I promise some Kyrie highlights.




Philly fans definitely a special breed

Keywords: pic of the day, philly fans, 76ers

 

I don’t even know what I’m supposed to say here-  do I laugh?  do I feel bad for him?  Do I donate to a charity that cures this illness?   Philly fans are crazy so I don’t want to be too mean, this guy definitely looks like he’d hunt me down and murder me.   Haircut looks great dude, love the whole style, you’re killing it!




The rookie of the year rocks a sick jersey

Keywords: kyrie irving, cavs, jersey of the week

The Cleveland Cavaliers have done their best to wipe out the time Lebron James spent playing for them. Two of the best things that changed after the James departure were the additions of Kyrie Irving and these new jerseys. Now the pictured jersey is the best of the moves, this being the Cavs alternate uniform. Blue, Yellow, Red, all the primary colors are well represented.