Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Lin’

NBA’s Best Point Guards

April 6, 2012

The point guard position is one of the most important, if not the most important position in the NBA. They are otherwise known as floor generals; are compared to quarterbacks; and operate as captains whether they’re  named as such by their coaches.

Today’s PGs are offensively talented and they need to be just as good defensively, because the guy they’re guarding is usually another point guard.

At the turn of the century the NBA was losing fans because it seemed like a game of superstars, rather than team play, hard work, and winning. I’ve heard more than enough people say that NCAA ball was better.           (more…)

Dallas Mavericks – 2011 NBA Chumps

February 29, 2012

Who won the 2011 NBA title? Was it:

Kobe and the Lakers – no that was 2009 and 2010.

Oh I got it, it was those Spurs led by that all-time great Tim Duncan – sorry, no.

Was it the NBA’s greatest franchise, the Boston Celtics, they won number 18 right? Wrong again.

It was Oklahoma City, led by the league’s youngest star Kevin Durant. No, what the heck?

Oh yeah I almost forgot, it was the Miami Heat – they won the title in July 2010, that’s what almost everyone said anyway. No no no, why I am so confused?      (more…)

Kevin Hart is the Funniest Man Alive?

February 25, 2012

Kevin Hart Drives against TIM Hardaway

You may or may not agree with that opinion but it’s a fact that he is a fool.

Last night was the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, the annual curtain-raiser for the NBA’s All-Star Weekend; a game of actors, singers, rappers, television personalities, NBA Legends, male athletes from other sports, and usually a WNBA star or two. The game was a classic East vs West battle.

The West team boasted the old Golden State Warriors trio, Run TMC (Tim Hardaway, Mich Richmond, and Chris Mullin). Other notable stars were JB Smoove, Ne-Yo, and Common – who is not an NBA player but played one on TV. Common and the East’s J Cole had a head-to-head battle that was dominated by J Cole, as he invited him into “Cole World.”   (more…)

Enough “Linsanity” Already!

February 24, 2012

 Norris Cole #30 Of The Miami Heat Guards

It was fun while it lasted.

The Jeremy Lin story, which has captivated the sports media, the Twittersphere and the Worldwide Web over the past several weeks, came to a screeching halt last night as the Miami Heat gave “Linsanity” and his followers a much-needed dose of reality.

Lin’s final line – 8 points on 1-11 shooting, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 8 turnovers in a 102-88 loss by the New York Knicks to the Miami Heat in a game that was much more lopsided than the score indicates.

As has been well-documented during his rags-to-riches story, Lin overcame long odds to even make an NBA squad this season.  He’s Asian-American, an Ivy-Leaguer and by all accounts a very articulate, engaging young player in a “me-first” league… an NBA marketing dream for both domestic and international basketball markets.  To his credit, Lin was given an opportunity to play at the highest level and he seized his moment on an incredible run, turning his team from a pretender into a potential contender in under a month.  What’s not to love here?

The reality is – similar to rookie pitchers in Major League Baseball – it was only a matter of time before the book was written on how to stop Jeremy Lin.  Don’t get me wrong – Jeremy Lin is a nice player who will carve out a niche in the NBA as a score-first option at guard.  As we learned last night, the second coming of Isiah Thomas he is not.        (more…)

This was ESPN Mobile’s Lead Headline for 35 min Last Night

February 18, 2012

Yes, you read that correctly.

Courtesy of the always awesome Deadspin, ESPN ran that headline on ESPN Mobile from 2:30 to 3:05 EST this morning. Shortly afterwards, the apology came:    (more…)

Fed Ex Delivery Man had Jeremy Lin the #2 PG in 2010 Draft

February 17, 2012

Fed Ex delivery driver Ed Weiland, carries packages in downtown Bend, Ore. Weiland also writes for a blog and predicted that Jeremy Lin would be a good NBA player

Although a couple of us weren’t that surprised that Linsanity is running wild, NBA scouts and GMs are likely kicking themselves for overlooking him.

However, before the 2010 draft, there was one fellow that had him pegged as a potential NBA starter.  (more…)


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