The NBA Dribbled Out

Only LeBron can implore—then receive—road crowd cheers after he hit his first six three-pointers last night in New Orleans. Unreal. He was 7-for-10 from deep on the game as the Heat won easily.   

So I guess Eric Gordon is back, and he appears healthy. 

“The Hornets also considered the nicknames Krewe (groups of costumed paraders in the annual Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans) and Brass.”

Sources: Hornets changing nickname to Pelicans

Are you freakin’ kidding me? Both the New Orleans “Krewe” and New Orleans “Brass” sound infinitely more impressive and dominating than Pelicans. Pelicans just make me think of that so-so Grisham movie starring Oscar winners Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. 

Some readers accuse me of only focusing on the larger market teams; think NY (where I live), Boston, LA, Chicago, Miami and Dallas. But I do focus on smaller market teams, like OKC, if they’re good. I don’t particularly enjoy reading or writing about teams that are awful, but I can understand why diehard fans would appreciate this. I wanted more writing and analysis of the Knicks throughout the 90’s when they were terrible and before the Internet produced sites like Seth’s SB Nation blog Posting and Toasting—where I can basically get an aggregated form of all Knicks news written in mid-cult, jocular prose. 
Anyway, this was a roundabout way of introducing a couple video introductions for New New Orleans Hornets players Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers. 
Here’s #1 pick Davis & Here’s Doc’s son. 
I’m sure some of you are curious about what to expect from the revamped NOR team. Don’t forget Eric Gordon signed an extension with NOR after Dell Demps matched the Suns’ offer sheet for the injury-prone off-guard. This could be a really good team, and New Orleans is an amazing place,* so I hope they turn the franchise around.
Photo: Kerry Maloney / AP
*I have spent a lonely (and frightening) night and morning in a NOR jail, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, the NOPD is currupt as fuck; that doesn’t change how amazing the city is, but you should really avoid the police or jail at all costs everywhere, most especially in New Orleans.

Some readers accuse me of only focusing on the larger market teams; think NY (where I live), Boston, LA, Chicago, Miami and Dallas. But I do focus on smaller market teams, like OKC, if they’re good. I don’t particularly enjoy reading or writing about teams that are awful, but I can understand why diehard fans would appreciate this. I wanted more writing and analysis of the Knicks throughout the 90’s when they were terrible and before the Internet produced sites like Seth’s SB Nation blog Posting and Toasting—where I can basically get an aggregated form of all Knicks news written in mid-cult, jocular prose. 

Anyway, this was a roundabout way of introducing a couple video introductions for New New Orleans Hornets players Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers. 

Here’s #1 pick Davis & Here’s Doc’s son

I’m sure some of you are curious about what to expect from the revamped NOR team. Don’t forget Eric Gordon signed an extension with NOR after Dell Demps matched the Suns’ offer sheet for the injury-prone off-guard. This could be a really good team, and New Orleans is an amazing place,* so I hope they turn the franchise around.

Photo: Kerry Maloney / AP

*I have spent a lonely (and frightening) night and morning in a NOR jail, and I can say without a shadow of a doubt, the NOPD is currupt as fuck; that doesn’t change how amazing the city is, but you should really avoid the police or jail at all costs everywhere, most especially in New Orleans.

Slam magazine’s new cover shows cajun country what they should expect next year. The consensus #1 overall draft pick, Anthony Davis, will bring his game and brow to the good people of New Orleans. Benson deserved that smooch.
Now can we please stop writing about an NBA draft lottery conspiracy and focus on changing the New Orleans Hornets name? 

Slam magazine’s new cover shows cajun country what they should expect next year. The consensus #1 overall draft pick, Anthony Davis, will bring his game and brow to the good people of New Orleans. Benson deserved that smooch.

Now can we please stop writing about an NBA draft lottery conspiracy and focus on changing the New Orleans Hornets name?