Sunday, February 5, 2012
This past Summer J.R. Smith was one of the best Free Agents available, but due to the lockout the big homie signed a ridiculous deal to play in China, only to find out that the lockout would be ending soon after he began playing ball for Zhejiang Chouzhou. Smith has since then allegedly faked a knee injury to get out of his contract to return to the League, but that didn't go too well. However, with the Chinese season approaching it's end, Smith will be able to return to the NBA, and so far he's drawing heavy, heavy, interest from the Clippers, Lakers, and Knicks. His former Nuggets teammate K-Mart has already signed with the Clips as a Free Agent leading me to one question...where the hell are the Clippers getting all this damn money from? Well, wherever he goes he'll be ready to contribute right away, dude is fresh off a 60 point playoff game where he knocked down 14-18 treys...stop it J.R. this isn't NBA 2k...why you doing that to them over there?
A few seasons back Don Nelson called his undrafted rookie sharpshooter the best shooter he had ever coached; huge statement considering the fact that Nelly coached Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond. Morrow has been proving his former coach right ever since, in his first game as a pro, he dropped 37 on the Clippers. Now, in his second season with the Nets, Morrow goes 8-11 on trey balls and lights the T-Wolves up for a career high 42...yo Coach Nelly...thanks for the heads up.
I feel like everybody thinks Tony Parker is old because he's been in the league for so long, but dude is still in his prime, people forget he was winning Championships as a teenager with the Spurs. Last night the master of the floater became the Spurs all time assist leader passing Avery Johnson, and the record setting assist went to his long time running mate Tim Duncan...oh yeah...Tony P also dropped 42 on OKC in the game as well...he still got it.
Before Blake climbed up Kendrick Perkins and slammed his dignity in the rim, Baron Davis was responsible for the best dunk I'd ever seen...Game 3 of the second round Playoff series, 2007 Dream Season for the Golden State Warriors, and for a die hard fan, this dunk was bananas. I was in the basement at my Moms...when this happened, it was the first time she had ever heard me swear...
Yo...straight to the point, I almost got evicted from my apartment for all the noise complaints I got after I reacted to this dunk...best dunk I've ever seen in my life. But...but...but...I'm still gonna' show love to the great dunks that came before thee. P.S. how dope is it that my guy CP3 assisted the best dunk ever?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Yo...I'm back! It's been a minute but I'm just gonna' jump right into it. I'm firing the blog back up hoop fans, and my first order of business is early season awards. We're a little over a month into the 66-game lockout season and we've seen a lot already. Not only has Kobe beaten the "Boston Big Three" to the fountain of youth but homie looks like he's been sipping from the same fountain as Yoda from Star Wars...4 straight 40 point games? Stop it Kobe...just stop. Amongst other things the Thunder are a serious favorite in the West, and the Flip Saunders era is finally over in Washington. With many more stories on the hoops horizon, I begin my return to the blog world with my early season award for Most Improved Player. And the winner is...Darko Milicic -_______- .....Ha! No...but the winner is Kyle Lowry. Dude has improved his game since entering the league after being part of that 4 headed monster at Villanova. Lowry was always a tough PG with a high motor, got after you on defense and attacked the rim, but he could never knock down the jumper with consistency. Well, that has all changed. Ever since Lowry was propelled into being the Rockets full time floor general last season due to an Aaron Brooks injury, he has showcased the dimensions he's added to his game and become one of the best all around PG's in the league. So far this season Lowry is averaging 17 and 9; he's fresh off a triple double against the Wolves and earlier this season Lowry lit the Blazers up for 33 and flirted with a triple double as he was 1 assist and 1 rebound away. K-Low also has the Rockets fighting for playoff contention as they currently sit in the 8th spot. And with Deron Williams now playing in the East with the Nets, Lowry has a solid chance of being an All-Star in the West behind CP3 and Russell Westbrook.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Yo...the two best Summer Leagues in the nation (arguably) are about to engage in a dream battle for hoop fans everywhere...thank you basketball Gods for not letting this Summer be a total let down due to the lockout. The game will be played on August 20, 2011 at 6:30pm at Coolidge High School in Washington, DC at 6315 5th St. N.W. I plan on being in DC for this one, but if not...somebody better be streaming it online dude. And as the rosters for the teams have been released...it's gonna' be nasty...plenty of Star Power in there...here are the rosters.
Drew League - "James Harden (OKC Thunder), DeMar DeRozan (TOR Raptors), Nick Young (WAS Wizards), Dorrell Wright (GS Warriors), Brandon Jennings (MIL Bucks), Javelle McGee (WAS Wizards), Craig Smith (LA Clippers), Pooh Jeter (SAC Kings), Bobby Brown (Aris BC), Marcus Williams (MEM Grizzlies) and 3 players TBA.”
Goodman League - "Kevin Durant (OKC Thunder), John Wall (WAS Wizards), Ty Lawson (DEN Nuggets), Gary Neal (SA Spurs), Tyreke Evans (SAC Kings), Michael Beasley (MIN Timberwolves), DeMarcus Cousins (SAC Kings), Josh Selby (MEM Grizzlies), Sam Young (MEM Grizzlies), Donte Green (SAC Kings), Hugh ‘Baby Shaq’ Jones (AND1 Mixtape Tour), Emanuel ‘Duce’ Jones and Warren ‘D-Nice’ Jefferson"