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Monday, November 22, 2004
NBA: Artest Lives Up to His Number
I could be wrong with the Nicholson bit, but the rest was almost surreal. Can you imagine, guys who lift weights for a living taking on the typical couch potato type NBA fan? Show some restraint, please, guys. You may say you're as human as we are, but you have brute strength. And earn $$$. Plus, those fans paid to see you in action! if we wanted to watch people bash each other, we could've just tuned in to Randy Orton prancing about, delivering RKO's.
Of course, one may argue that the fans were asking for it, since they threw things first. But these athletes are there for the money-paying fans of the game who came to see a good game of basketball. And that ugly scene between Ben and Artest? NOT what they paid for. (Well, maybe Mike Tyson would've apprecated it). Dare I say the fans were justified? Not really, since there is still such a thing called decorum. But still, the athletes forgot the big scheme of things. They were playing a game not for playoff positioning. Not to be a step closer towards winning the championship. Not to provide writers and bloggers with fodder to feed their RSS. But ultimately, they were there to entertain. The FANS. The customer is king, but the players treated the palace fans like Jerry Lawler in the 90's.
In any case, at least #91 now has a lot of time on his hands to promote his rap album. Hmm.. maybe the Rodman idolizer really did ask for it.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Late Post on UP / Miriam
In any case, many others have failed the exam. It's still up to the person if he wanted to commit suicide. Ultimately, the psychological makeup of the person will be to blame and who had a hand in forming that?
Read here and here for more. :)
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
NBA - 1st day of the Season
But I'm sure more people were interested on the last match-up: Kobe vs. the Nuggets. The Lakers beat Denver handily, with a statline-filler performance from Bryant: 25 points, 7 dimes, 3 blocks(!), and 4 boards. And 4 turnovers. He didn't exactly throw up 50 shots as everyone expected, but handled the ball (as expected) and passed the ball. His receipient of the night was Chris Mihm, who was probably as surprised as the Nuggets when he got his career-high 23 points.
Kobe passing the ball. Chris Mihm scoring against Camby, K-Mart, and Nene. Lakers win. Who knew? :p
Tuesday, November 02, 2004
NBA: Underachiever Preseason Picks
Team: Sacramento Kings
Skinny: With Vlade defecting to the Lakers, Webber talking the (conflicting) talk about hard working teammates that includes/does not include Peja, and with Peja wanting a trade because he feels it is the best way to move forward for both teams, the Kings are ripe for an implosion. When your best player says that the team can best win by trading him away, there's a problem there! And that's not mentioning the decline of play of Doug Christie, the underpriced contract woes of Bobby Jackson, and downgrading their center talent from Divac to Ostertag.
Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Issue: Aged/Disgruntled Backcourt
Skinny: Sprewell and Cassell wants a contract extension. McHale and the T'wolves don't want to give them one. And with good reason: these guys are already O-L-D. I wonder why the backcourt duo fail to realize that. Let's hope Cassell and Spree come to their senses, and just play ball, and not choke the life out of their chance for a championship.
Team: New York Knicks
Issue: Guards That Need The Ball Too Much
Skinny: Ballhog SG + Ballhog PG = ... well, lets just state that the most recent incarnation in recent memory of this happening was in Philadelphia, and Stack and AI didn't last long on that team.
Team: Miami Heat
Issue: No bench depth
Skinny: 2 people a team does not make. One major injury to Shaq is sure to affect their teams. Think about it: the Heat's starting lineup will become Dwayne Wade, Eddie Jones, Wesley Person, Udonis Haslem, and Michael Doleac. In other words, stud, old, old, raw, and in-the-NBA- coz-he's- 2.1-meters-tall, respectively. I shudder to think who will come off the bench. Rasual Butler? Bombed last season. Christian Laettner? Actually the perfect model for Kwame Brown - wonderful when playing against people with less talent than him, but couldn't keep up with the big boys. Caron Butler? Oops, he's in Lakerland already. The Miami Heat better start praying to the injury gods to spare their Big Daddy and also their Future as well.