Some Dude Named LeBron

I don’t know if you are aware of this guy or not, but there is some guy named LeBron James in the NBA.  Said guy is a pretty decent basketball player, too.  I think I saw him do a chest pass once that didn’t even bounce before it got to the other player.

Seriously though, how good is LeBron?  40 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks.  That’s his line from last night’s Game 3 win for the Cavs, who could also be called LeBron And The Guys From The Break Room, but that would be too long to fit on a jersey (although I could fit it by sublimating it for sure).  If the Cavs win this series, there will be zero doubt as to why.

Is this the greatest performance in the NBA Finals in history?  Hard to think of one that would top it if LeBron averages 40PPG, 12RPG and 8APG on the way to lifting the trophy.

And who was the league MVP this season?  Stephen Curry was voted in but…

WTF Friday

Irving As "Uncle Drew"

This one is almost too easy.

The Clevand Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, the #1 pick in last year’s NBA draft,  had surgery on Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his hand.

The bone was broken when he slammed his hand against a padded wall after making a mistake during a practice.  At least Gus Frerotte injured himself during a real game.

WTF Kyrie? Continue reading WTF Friday

Linsanity

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin has started 25 of the 64 NBA games that he has played since coming into the league.

A few days ago, he signed an offer sheet that guarantees he will earn about $1,120,000 for each of those starts.  The Houston Rockets signed Lin to a 3 year, $28 million offer sheet designed to prevent the New York Knicks from matching.

Most NBA outlets are reporting that the Knicks will not match the offer, despite reports from last week in which Knick executives were quoted as saying they would match any offer. Continue reading Linsanity

A Big, Heaping Helping Of WTF

This week was so full of WTF that I couldn’t wait until Friday.  At the same time, there was so much WTF that I couldn’t decide on one thing to write about.  Finally, I decided to write about a bunch of things.  So, here goes….. Continue reading A Big, Heaping Helping Of WTF

Dear Mr. Cho….

Cool Graphic from The Charlotte ObserverRich Cho

Tonight, the NBA will hold its annual draft.  I can’t sit here and tell you that I’m a huge Charlotte Bobcats fan.  I grew up as a Celtics fan (during the 80’s), and then pretty much ignored the NBA during the “Jordan-era”.

Four expansion teams in two years watered down the league (2 more teams six years later only made it worse), the “Bad Boys” of Detroit made the games almost unwatchable, and I found other things to do with my time.

Over the last couple of years I have found myself watching the NBA more frequently.  I haven’t really claimed a team yet, but my status as a lifetime resident of North Carolina makes me want to be fan of the Bobcats.  Well, in reality, I want to be a fan of the Charlotte team, but I want them to have a different name….but that’s a different story. Continue reading Dear Mr. Cho….

Monday Morning Fodder – February 20, 2012

Another Monday is upon us, and this one is a holiday.  Remember when people used to get President’s Day as a paid holiday?  While those days are long gone, the days of me bitching about sports are not.  Hit the jump for my thoughts on the ACC’s weekend action, and my take on the Karl Hess situation. Continue reading Monday Morning Fodder — February 20, 2012

Dennis Horner In the NBA?

Yes, you read that correctly (and see correctly too).  Dennis Horner is actually on an NBA team, and it makes some sense.  He is on the New Jersey Nets, you see, and Horner grew up in the Dirty.  Through seven games dude has seen the court in four of them, for a total of 3.5 minutes of action.  He does have two boards (one offensive and one defensive) and has four points on the year (2 – 2 from the free throw line and one bucket), to go against zero turnovers.