Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
- Project Spurs. Antonio Daniels Back In Silver & Black?
- YouTube. KG tosses in a 75-foot shot. Who cares that it didn't count! Amazing.
- LA Times. Pau says he'll be back tonight!
- Slam Online. Miami, along with New York, are said to interested in AI.
- North Station Sports. The C's have been playing OK ball of late, but it's good enough to beat the Warriors.
- Dime Mag. CP3 won't be wearing one yet, but the Hornets have new Mardi Gras jerseys.
- Best Player on the Planet. Should the Lakers make this trade?
- Nets Are Scorching. That blog may not have a real legit name right now, but CDR isn't taking an 0-12 record lightly.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
LeBron James, pretty much the best player in the NBA right now.
But not the best in history. And he knows that.
So with his No. 23, which he has been wearing since way back in his high school days, is making a switch to the No. Six.
James is giving his respect to the best basketball player in NBA history: Michael Jordan. After swishing 34 points on the Heat last night in a 111-104 win, Jordan was sitting there watching the young man play.
So LeBron says that every player who is currently wearing the No. 23, they should switch. But that is going to be tough, with twelve other players in the league already having the number, guys including Kevin Martin and Martell Webster.
"I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized some way soon. There would be no LeBron James, no Kobe Bryant, no Dwayne Wade if there wasn't Michael Jordan first," says James.
He contined, "He can't get the logo [Hall of Famer Jerry West's silhouette adorns the NBA's logo], and if he can't, something has to be done. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. I'm starting a petition, and I've got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I'm not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it."
James did not always used to wear No. 23.
He also used to wear No. 45 a few years ago, before switching back instantly.
"If you see 23, you think about Michael Jordan," James told the Plain Dealer. "You see game-winning shots, you think about Michael Jordan; you see guys fly through the air, you think about Michael Jordan; you see fly kicks, you think about Michael Jordan. He did so much, it has to be recognized, and not just by putting him in the Hall of Fame."
James has until March 5 to change his number. LeBron is a doing a good thing right now.
Let's hope he can do some more good things in the future.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Dwayne Wade and LeBron, how better can it get?
But you never know, there's a big chance of him resigning back with the Cavs. But I think he'll only resign with the team is if the Cavs can be more dominant then they were a year ago, but then ending up being trampled by the Magic as if they were the Kings.
But now, the Cavs look solid, and there may be a strong chance of him going back. But what if the Cavs struggle? I mean, look, they were like this at the starting of last year—unstoppable. And then after that, they failed in the playoffs.
If they end up like that, sorry Cleveland, but more bad news for your city's sports history. The Browns lose Braylon Edwards and the Cavs lose LeBron James.
Although there may be other teams going for LeBron, like a no-brainer—the Knicks. But James may want a team that can actually be a playoff contender. If the Knicks have a solid group of players on their roster in the 2010 offseason, the Knicks may be an option.
And you never, other teams might come up that you'll never expect. I mean, the Hornets have not gone off to such a good start, they could use him. Bobcats? Pacers? There's a lot. Heck, maybe even Oklahoma City with a pair of 'Bron and Durant.
But what about the Heat, like I said before? The Heat can be the best option out of all, unless if you were to put the Celtics or the Lakers in the picture—which will likely not happen. But I know, Dwayne Wade and LeBron? Are you kidding me?
How can they share the ball? They might turn into Allen Iverson ball-hoggers with themselves as teammates. I mean, you had A.I. and Carmelo Anthony on the Nuggets not too long ago, but it didn't go along too well.
But these guys aren't A.I. Not even close.
If James were to come to Miami, the depth chart may look like this, and it includes the roster from the 2009-10 season entering the 2010-11 season:
PG: Mario Chalmers
SG: Dwayne Wade
SF: LeBron James/Michael Beasley
PF: Udonis Haslem
C: Jermaine O'Neal
But hey, you never know, Beasley may complain and the guy's got too much talent to be a backup, even if it is LeBron. Just taking a strong guess here, but what if the Heat were to do this with James:
PG: Dwayne Wade
SG: LeBron James
SF: Michael Beasley
PF: Udonis Haslem
C: Jermaine O'Neal
I can take disagreements, but if that's good, fine with me. If you don't like that, fine with me. And if James were to land in Miami, I really don't think either if the depth chart were to end up like that, but it may be possible.
James and Wade together can be the ultimate one-two punch. If these two guys team up, oh man, it's not going to look good for the opponents. And James can finally get the ring he's been dying for while Wade will earn ring number two.
But will James actually land on a team like the Heat?
Probably not, but there have been surprises before in the NBA offseason, so I wouldn't be that surprised if this were to happen.
So answer this: Is Miami a fit for LeBron?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, Jackson can get a massive pay cut, and a buyout, to leave the Warriors and play with a team. But not any team. Jackson wants a team that has a shot at the playoffs, no, larger than that.
A contender for the Finals.
Well, you won't be seeing the Celtics or Lakers in your picture, but rumors were sparking up of him going to the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors do want to trade Jackson, believe me. I mean, there's no point giving the guy a $27M contract.
Here's what Chad Ford says:
And if Jackson speaks to the Warriors about his extension and taking the buyout, things can be great for 2010. Jackson can receive his money for this year, and after the 2009-10 season, he can move on to the 2010 Free Agent Class filled with such superstars like Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and Yao Ming.
"The collective bargaining agreement allows a player and team to negotiate a buyout that reduce the compensation owed to the player. While the union doesn't love buyouts, they have been supportive in the past when players have sought them."
But it is tough for all of this to happen, and I hope Jackson realizes that. No one wants to take a mistake of taking in Jackson who's up to no trouble like the Pacers and Warriors did. But I understand why Jackson is doing this.
I mean, seriously, playing for the Warriors is like playing for the Rams, Lions, or the Buccaneers of the NFL. Or being the Nationals of the MLB. They just lost to the Kings by more than ten points.
What else can you expect, the Warriors are terrible.
Jackson can get out of this.
But he's going to have to be smart about this.
But yet, when was Jackson ever smart?
Sunday, November 08, 2009
I've been a fan of this series of shoes from Nike. Past versions have been featured here in the past and this version's lovely also. Don't know much about Pacquiao honestly, but damn does Nike know how to make his shoes.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
- Deadspin. Who knew people would want Tyler Hansbrough for a car ad? WOW.
- How To Watch Sports. Is LeBron a spitting image of KG?
- North Station Sports. Post game analysis of last nights Celtics-Sixers game written by yours truly.
- Slam Online. Are the new rims causing an increase in scoring this season?
- Peachtree Hoops. I'm amazed that the Hawks beat the Blazers in Portland, but this shows how they did it.
- Dueling Couches. Warning: don't click that link if you're a Clipper fan. If you're not, click and laugh your ass off!
- The No-Look Pass. The TNLP crew look at the Donaghy book excerpts and give their thoughts on them.
- Boston Hearld. Some more insights on that little Rondo-Paul argument.