By: josh q. public on: Friday, February 11, 2011 @4:19 pm
And then he looked right through me as if I wasn’t there. And he just kept on singing, singing strong and clear. Killing me softly with his song. Killing me softly with his song. -Roberta Flack
The Jazz were down 87-86 to the Chicago Bulls down the stretch. The Jazz got the ball and Deron Williams headed upcourt on the fast break. He…Could…Go…All…The…Way! He could, but he doesn’t. Instead, Derrick Rose caught up from behind and knocked the ball away to give the Bulls the ball back with about a minute left. Next thing you know, Rose is blowing past Williams staright to the hizzy. Next thing thing you know, Williams throws the ball away. Next thing you know, the Bulls win! The Bulls win! The Bulls win! Next thing you know, Jerry Sloan stepped down after 23 seasons and 1,127 wins at the helm of the Utah Jazz, saying he simply ran out of energy to coach anymore. Rumor has it, he simply ran out of energy to caoch Deron Williams anymore. Rumor has it, Deron Williams refused to run plays Jerry Sloan called. Rumor has it, Deron Williams led a mutiny against Jerry Sloan. Apparently, he didn’t appreciate Sloan’s Captain Queeglike ways. Queeg: “Mr. Maryk, you may tell the crew for me that there are four ways of doing things aboard my ship: The right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and my way. They do things my way, and we’ll get along.” Williams didn’t want to do things Sloan’s way. They didn’t get along. Now, Jerry Sloan haws gone the way of Captain Queeg, transferred to an obscure naval supply depot in Iowa. But Williams isn’t the first coach killer the NBA has seen. Wanna read about some more? Sure you do. Follow me after the jump. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Monday, January 24, 2011 @1:13 pm
I like Slam dunks take me to the hoop. My favorite play is the alley oop. I like the pick-and-roll, I like the give-and-go. Cause it’s basketball, uh, Mister Kurtis Blow. -Kurtis Blow
Ace may be the place with the helpful hardware but this is the place with the NBA hardware. The place with the NBA midseason hardware. The hardware that’s fun to wear. More fun than a barrel of monkeys. More fun than a clown on fire. More fun than a sack of dead kittens. More fun than all of that. Like my main man the Big Fundamental always says: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” Who’s good? Who’s better? Who’s best? After the jump, take a look for yourself. Do it. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, March 4, 2010 @4:28 pm
(TNT 10:30PM ET) About a month ago, the Suns were one game out of a playoff spot. About a month ago, it looked like Amare Stoudemire was heading out town. About a month ago the Suns were more like the Moons. The Blue Moons. Without a dream in their heart. Without a love of their own. That was then. This is now. Now, the Suns look for their eighth win in nine games. Now, the Suns have gone 13-3 to pull into the West’s No. 5 slot, just one-half game behind Utah. Now, Amare Stoudemire is playing out his mind. Wednesday night, Stoudemire finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds as the Suns scored 70 second-half points. Tonight, expect more of the same. Tonight, expect Amare and the Suns to crush the Jazz. Crush them I say! Get your popcorn ready!
By: Brian G on: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 @12:33 am
When you look at the NBA style of play some may think of it as entertainment and getting away with a lot of calls. For instance, the traveling violation is sometimes over looked when players hop-step or, “crab dribble,” as LeBron James calls it. These moves would certainly not bid well in the college or even high school games across the country. The NBA is considered the cream of the crop, with the top basketball players in the world. Sometimes it does get frustrating to watch these guys get away with all they do because it simply takes away from the competitiveness of the game. On the other hand, there are those who remain fundamentally sounds and display their abilities on a nightly basis. Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @11:51 am
Making mountains out of molehills and rockin’ some mo’ skills, butt naked beats with butt naked fills. I got the skills to pay the bills. I got the skills to pay the bills. -Beastie Boys
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Oh, to be young again. Like my main man Rod Stewart always says, “Be courageous and be brave, and in my heart you’ll always stay…forever young.” Last night Steve Nash looked forever young. Last night, Steve Nash had 21 points. Last night, Steve Nash had 20 assists. Big deal you say? So what you say? Sew buttons. I’ll tell you so what. I’ll tell you at age 35, Kid canada is the oldest NBA player with a 20-20 game since my boy Robert Parish had 21 points and 20 rebounds for the Celtics back in ’91. I’ll tell you Parish was 37 years old at the time. I’ll also tell you Nash is the oldest player in NBA history with a 20-20 game involving points and assists. How about that? Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Monday, July 20, 2009 @2:00 pm
Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you. -Annie Get Your Gun
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! If you read this space with any regularity, you know I love me some Shaq Daddy. The Big Cactus. The Big Shaqtus. The Big Galactus. So, I’m gonna love this. In a new ABC reality television series that begins filming this week, Shaq will take on other top athletes in their own sports. Ha ha, brilliant! According to ESPN, Shaq will smoke bongs get in the water with Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps. He’ll get in the ring with boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. He’ll get in the batting cage with St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols and much much more. I can’t wait. I hope Guy Smiley is hosting.
By: josh q. public on: Friday, May 29, 2009 @12:00 pm
I’m takin’ y’all on a trip straight through memory lane. It’s like that y’all…it’s like that y’all…it’s like that y’all. -Nas
Public Service Announcement: OK, here we go! Yup, time to go old school. The Cleveland Cavaliers are not generally mentioned in the pantheon of great NBA franchises. Not a team we generally sensationalizes. Not a team we generally order with our burger and frieses. Cleveland is well, you know, Cleveland. Not for nothing, I do love Cleveland from the Family Guy: “Public urination is just wrong. Except during the Million Man March when protestors burned down our porta-potties and I used my stream of justice to put out the hate.” But still this team does have a history. Not a Celtics history. Not a Lakers history. Heck, not even a Seattle Supersonics history. But a history nonetheless. So without further ado, the All-Cavs Team: (LeBron Not Included) Read More »
By: josh q. public on: Thursday, April 2, 2009 @1:00 pm
It’s murder by numbers, one, two, three. It’s as easy to learn as your abc’s. -The Police
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Shaq Daddy. Shaq Fu. The Big Aristotle. The Big Shaqtus. The Big Galactus. That guy. That guy owns Yao Ming. Who owns da Chiefs? Last night, Shaquille O’Neal outscoredYao Ming, 22-20, in Phoenix’s win against Houston. Shaq has now scored more points than Yao in all four of their head-to-head matchups over the last two seasons. No other center has outscored Yao more than twice over that span. Take that!