“Now, with some time off, the schedule has allowed Spoelstra to do several things: • Take back some of the reins of his offense. • Work Miller back into form. • Assess the point-guard situation, which now puts Mario Chalmers ahead of Carlos Arroyo. • And, perhaps most important, begin the process of getting LeBron to put in some minutes at power forward — a weapon Spoelstra has wanted to deploy all season but one that, until Bosh’s injury and the current break, he hadn’t been able to wield.”—
“I should never have been so naive to assume what I was told was true,” the reality star said. “I’m not trying to shy away from the fact that he was still married. I don’t put that on Carlos. I don’t put that on anyone but myself.”—
“We’re not the Boston Celtics. We’re not these kinds of teams that need to play together. We have guys that have the individual talent, and sometimes the individual talent, one-on-one ability is going to take over”—
I was at the Prudential Center last night. She is tiny. Also saw Jay-Z, Alexander Ovechkin, Ray Rice, and that dvde that’s married to a Kardashian who I only recognized because I used to actually have a girlfriend.
A European player attempted 124 three-point shots in a game, making only 24 of them. While he made less than one in five, that’s a True Shooting Percentage of nearly 30%! The real upset is not that this happened, but that it happened in Lithuania, and not the Oracle Arena in Oakland, or a Don Nelson fever dream.
Missing one hundred three-pointers in one game! By the fourth quarter, was he just throwing baseball passes at the rim from halfcourt? Even John Starks saw this box score and said, “Dude, pull it back a little.” Meanwhile, in Charlotte, Stephen Jackson resolved to spend at least one year in Kaunas after his NBA career is over.
“I think everybody, even grown-ups now, today all wish they could be a superhero,” Mr. James, the Miami Heat forward and six-time N.B.A. All-Star, said in a recent telephone interview. “I definitely had that imagination of, like, wow, it would be great to look over a city and take down the bad guys. Absolutely, I had those visions.”
Which character is he going to voice? Obviously
The other challenge for “The LeBrons” is simply finding the time to work with Mr. James, who will also provide the voice of the Business LeBron character and appear in live-action segments in the series.
MIAMI — Chris Bosh shot free throws. LeBron James worked on 40-footers. Dwyane Wade tried a few layups.
The Big 3 left a big void at Miami Heat practice Monday.
"Heat history," Wade said. "There goes some history for you guys. We all missed practice together."
The first line of this article sums up the Miami Heat to me. They would rather fvck around during practice than work on their game. Wade, how about you practice shooting the ball after the catch? ‘Bron how about you work on some low post moves and getting more comfortable with your back to the basket? Bosh, why don’t you watch some video footage of Charles Oakley playing like a grown man?
William Wallace had his own issues with my post about The Round Mound of Rebound:
As someone who rebounds for a living (while not being a physicist), I take offense to this. Rebounding was at a zenith when Dennis “the Worm” Rodman was in the leauge. Nobody before or after did it like him. Yes, Wilt and Russell put up monster rebounding stats, but Wilt was 7’+ playing against a bunch of 6 footers, and Russell was just athletic as fuck. Even Griffin, who is easily one of my favorite 3 players in the leauge right now (OKC, OU connections), isn’t a great rebounder. That video you had just shows that this kid has INSANE up’s. That helps a lot with rebounding, but being 6’10 and having a 20 foot vertical isnt really a skill in my book.
Rodman…. now that was all heart and skill. I can remember at least a dozen games where you would see him dive, completely parallel with the ground, and grab a board. He did that on the reg. He was not a center, yet he could box out anybody for a rebound. Classic battles with the mailman, Akeem, and even Shaq, and he would win everytime. He was the starting power forward on 5 championship teams. The fact that he is not in the HOF, or even 1st ballot, is disgusting. I don’t care that he had amazing hair, starred in awesome movies with Van Dam, or wore a wedding dress to his book signing, the HOF is for basketball, not personality. Will Kobe not get in the Hall because of the Colorado incident? DWade for his Ron Mexico impersonation with his wife? Lebron for the Decision?
IMHO, nobody ever rebounded like Rodman did. 100% heart, hustle, and focus. The skill of rebounding is defined by him. Go to my youtube page, and watch his highlight reel.
I didn’t mean to go on a rant, its just that rebounding is my passion when I play basketball. Its my favorite thing to do. Id rather get a great rebound than a great basket or assist. Theres no feeling like going up against a guy, both of you with the sole intention of grabbing the rock, and you come down with it in your hands. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. For me growing up, Ewing, Oakley, Rodman, and Barkley where the best. I would wake up everyday and read the sports page, and see Rodman with stats like: 0 points, 24 rebounds, 1 Technical foul; and I would get so excited by that.
Props for the pre-Muslim Hakeem spelling of Akeem. Man knows his stuff.
“KB24 doesn’t think ‘Melo should worry about what the public thinks; he needs to do whatever it is that makes him happy with his career. From Newsday: “Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire have a good relationship, but no NBA player is closer to Anthony than Kobe Bryant . The two have talked about Anthony’s future and the decision that he’ll have to make about signing an extension or testing free agency. At Lakers practice Saturday, Bryant said his advice to Anthony was simple: ‘Do what makes you happy.’”—