That’s what Marv Albert and Reggie Miller are calling the unusual shot release Derrick Rose is displaying tonight.
This game is intense. 10.1 seconds left…Bulls are up by 3…Cavs will have the ball after the timeout. CRAZY!!
Mmm, love the playoffs
It’s an unusual shot if only because it looks like he’s throwing a shot put, and still has such a delicate touch. His game is getting really good, and if he ever starts hitting his 3’s then he’ll be virtually unguardable.
SB Nation has a definitive piece about the best feuds in NBA history. I wish I had the time to write this, but it’s done extremely well, but we’re all familiar with the feuds. Here’s what they cover:
They start with Quentin Richardson vs. Paul Pierce battle precipitating the mini-brawl the other night. Then they get into classic battles including:
Rodman vs. Malone
These guys were hysterical, if only because Rodman is a clown, and Malone takes himself, and the game, so fuckin’ seriously that they are study in opposites. How many titles did Malone end up with? Sure, Rodman was never the best player on his team, but for all his craziness, he knew how to defend, rebound and fit in with a team. Malone just knew how to choke.
DeShawn Stevenson vs. Lebron James
This kind of reminds me of Joakim Noah vs. Lebron, since it’s just not fair. Why these guys start shit with the best player in the NBA is beyond me. Whatever, I’m not gonna spend time on this; although it’s pretty cool that Jay-Z got involved.
Everyone that played for the JailBlazers from 1997-2004
Excellent inclusion since those teams were insane, with Sheed, Ruben Patterson, Damon Stoudamire, Zach Randolph, Dale Davis, Shawn Kemp, and Rod Strickland…to name just a few. The write-up in the article has all the fun anecdotes that went along with those dark days in Portland.
Kobe Vs. Jesus Shuttlesworth
After Kobe and Shaq split, which is the last beef in this piece, Allen had some unkind words for Kobe riffing about his selfishness and inability to lead his team to a championship without Shaq-Fu. Kobe got upset and supposedly left a message on Allen’s machine that was none to pleasant. This is kind of a lame beef if only because Allen is a genuinely nice guy and Kobe’s a prick.
The Dallas Love Triangle
(Jason Kidd+Jimmy Jackson+Toni Braxton=nothing good). The story which everyone’s either denied (Kidd and Jackson) or refused to talk about (Braxton) involves Jackson stealing Braxton while she was supposed to be going on a date with Kidd. Kidd demanded to be let go, and the rest is history. Again, not that great, but interesting if only because I always loved Braxton after her outfit at the 2001 grammys.
It stems from their days in Charlotte when, according to the article, Larry Johnson cracked a joke about his leather ROY jacket that mourning took offense too. That’s actually pretty tepid compared to what was gonna come next, as the slowly developing feud came back around. 1998 playoffs, those ugly ugly games between the Heat and the Knicks, and they finally came to blows. Meh. They later reconciled after Mourning’s diagnosis with Kidney disease.
Charles Oakley vs. Tyrone Hill
Gambling. A smart man once said that all NBA feuds stem from a gambling debt or a woman. We’ve already had the woman, and now here’s the gambling. Tyrone Hill supposedly owed Oak $54,000, and Oakley didn’t appreciate getting stiffed, so he made his way into the warm-ups of the Raptors when Hill played there, and proceeded to fire basketballs at Hills head while cursing him out. Gotta love the Oak.
MJ Vs. Isiah Thomas
Isiah freezes out MJ in ‘85 all-star game, and Jordan returns the favor for the historic 1992 Dream Team. MJ went on to become the G.O.A.T and Isiah just turned into a terrible business man, coach and and man. We all know this story. I would just move on, but Jordan couldn’t.
Shaq vs. Kobe
I’m not even gonna get into this. Just go read the article. I gotta go watch more basketball…
We all know Kevin Garnett is a little bit of a bully. Ok, a lotta bit. Ever since I saw him get on all fours and bark like a dog at the Blazers in the Rose Garden I’ve been a little wary of calling myself a KG fan.
Anyway, now he’s been suspended for throwing elbows. But I don’t think he’s the only one to blame here. Check out the clip below and tell me the refs didn’t totally ignore Haslem’s body check.
Welcome to the JMID NBA playoff preview, another in a long line of playoff previews you’ve probably already read, or are about to read. What better to waste your time on though?
Relevant stats are listed for each team: Pace is number of possessions per game. Offensive Rating is points scored…
This is another NBA playoff preview from JMID. They think the Spurs are going to knock off Dallas in the first round. One of them even uses Hollinger to support their argument. Hysterical. Anyway, they know their shit, aside from our obvious differences. Plus, they incorporate Street Fighter into their shenanigans, and I think someone’s father is getting into the act? I gotta ask my pops to write for me…
Either way, they’re funny and like the league, so gotta give them props. Check out their misguided picks.
This has to be the dumbest story I’ve seen today. What’s scary is that Team Stern will probably impose a mandatory number of minutes so that bitching sportswriters feel vindicated. If you buy tickets to a late season Cav’s game, either make it a playoff game, or don’t do it. You have to know that Lebron sat out the last game of the season last year. If a team clinches home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, there is no impetus to play their star player and risk injury.
The elder Curry is a broadcaster for the Charlotte Bobcats. The younger Curry is a first-year pro with the Golden State Warriors and a favorite to finish in the top-three for the Rookie of the Year award.
Dell Curry will still be able to vote for all other awards (Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved Player).
If Tyreke Evans hadn’t been so incredibly stellar I would be more aghast at this announcement, but since he shouldn’t be winning anyway, it’s probably best to remove any nepotism on Dell’s part.