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Barry Hall: Watch this video of Barry Hall punching out Brent Staker and then throwing up his arms in that "What? I didn't do anything?" way we all know too well and then tell me that the first name that popped into your head wasn't Bruce Bowen.


Atlanta Hawks: I guess now that they've secured their place at the end of Boston's iron boot, they have nothing else to prove. Me? I'd be embarrassed to let somebody to come into my house and put an ass-whoopin' on me in my last home game of the regular season. But I guess I'm just old-school that way.

Stan Van Gundy, quote machine: His team's playoff spot might be secure, but Stan the Man isn't conceding anything. "If they’re keeping score, I want to win. I don’t care, exhibition game or anything else. If there's a scoreboard, I'd rather be on the right side of that. Now, I wasn't going to sacrifice everything for that. I wasn’t going to play guys 40 minutes or whatever. But we want to win." Take that, Pat Riley.

Minnesota Timberwolves: They shouldn't feel bad for losing to Detroit's bench. Everybody's been doing that lately. But 60 losses? That they should be ashamed of.

Theo Ratliff: He was the only Pistons reserve that came off the bench and didn't score. Gave me flashbacks to high school. [shudders]

Charlotte Bobcats: It never feels good to vomit up a 20-point lead and lose in overtime. Never, ever, ever.

Jason Richardson, quote machine: Regarding his team losing the big lead: "I think we thought we had them buried in the books, and you can't do that to any NBA team. You have a team down, you have to kick them. In the NBA, if you don't kick them, they are going to kick you. That's what they did." I hope all the elementary school kids who follow the NBA got all that.

Emeka Okafor, poster boy: Getting posterized? Bad. Getting posterized so hard your nose explodes? Very bad. [From Odenized.]

Devin Harris: Did anybody else notice he came off the bench last night to back up the 39-year-old Darrell Armstrong? Also: 5 turnovers.

Peja Stojakovic: Peja? Oh, Peja! The basket's that way. No, that way. Yikes...2-for-14...he must have been channelling the spirit of Joakim Noah.

Bonzi Wells: DNP-CD. Huh. (I've been told he was sick.)

Brevin Knight: His stat line -- 0 points, 9 assists, and only 1 turnover -- was so classic Brevin Knight that the box scorer from last night's game should be engraved on his tombstone someday.

Memphis Grizzlies: They started Jason Collins, Brian Cardinal played 23 minutes, Darko and Kwame Brown got DNP-CDs, they lost by 22 points, and it looks like they're going to match last season's league-worst record of 22-60.

Von Wafer: Everyone's favorite German sugar cookie had a one trillion against the Grizzlies. Thanks to Steven for the head's up.

John Salmons and Spencer Hawes: With Ron Artest and Brad Miller out of the lineup (again), Salmons and Hawes got their chance to shine! And didn't. The dystrophic duo combined to shoot 5-for-26 from the field.

Lamar Odom's suit: This is from Basketbawful reader Wild Yams: "Mr. Bawful, this definitely needs your looking into, cause if it isn't awful I don't know what is. You've got to check out Lamar Odom's suit that he wore to and from the Lakers-Kings game last night.

"The LA papers reported the following tidbits on it: Odom wandered into the locker room wearing a white suit with purple and gold trim that practically jumped off the lapels and sleeves. He was more than 20 minutes late.'You here with your marching band?' Coach Phil Jackson yelled out, mildly annoyed, or more likely, fairly amused. Odom walked into the locker room as a late arrival before the game in a white jacket with purple sleeves, a gold collar and white pants, which prompted Jackson to tell him, 'Oh my God, no wonder you took so long.'

"You can glimpse the suit in Odom's postgame interview that's up at this site, and here's a not-so-great screengrab of it. It should be pointed out that the bellhop-esque suit does in fact have a hood, and that Odom wore a similarly styled 'suit' to the previous game against the Spurs (only it had red trim instead of yellow and purple). Mr. Odom may have just topped those T-shirts he was selling awhile back."

I'm looking into this one now. More if I can get it.

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11 Comments:
Anonymous ticktock6 said...
The team seems to love what they're getting out of Bonzi, so Hornets fans were surprised he didn't play. Byron Scott said later he was puking during halftime. It's likely he was actually sick and not in the doghouse.

Anonymous Sun Devil said...
The Darius Miles era has officially ended in Portland.

Anonymous jay_uno said...
that barry hall video was classic. especially the dude tryin to push him after barry tried to kill his teammate ... now that´s what i call embarrassing

Anonymous Sun Devil said...
Truehoop talks about the funniest hypothetical situation involving Darius Miles.

"The Blazers have waived Darius Miles, and his salary comes off their books, making the Blazers major players in the free agent market in years to come. HOWEVER: If Miles plays ten games for an NBA team at any point in the next two years, his salary goes right back on Portland's books. This is one of the strangest provisions of all time. Let's say, hypothetically, the Blazers are neck-and-neck with the Jazz near the end of next season, and the two teams project to be rivals for years to come. The Jazz, as I understand it, would have the ability to keep Portland from a nice off-season free agent merely by signing Miles to a couple of ten-day contracts. And for what it's worth, I have never seen Miles say anywhere that he thinks he's done."

Blogger Wild Yams said...
Mr. Bawful, this definitely needs your looking into, cause if it isn't awful I don't know what is. You've got to check out Lamar Odom's suit that he wore to and from the Lakers-Kings game last night. The LA papers reported the following tidbits on it:

Odom wandered into the locker room wearing a white suit with purple and gold trim that practically jumped off the lapels and sleeves. He was more than 20 minutes late.

"You here with your marching band?" Coach Phil Jackson yelled out, mildly annoyed, or more likely, fairly amused.
link

Odom walked into the locker room as a late arrival before the game in a white jacket with purple sleeves, a gold collar and white pants, which prompted Jackson to tell him, “Oh my God, no wonder you took so long." link

You can glimpse the suit in Odom's postgame interview that's up at this site, and here's a not-so-great screengrab of it. It should be pointed out that the bellhop-esque suit does in fact have a hood, and that Odom wore a similarly styled "suit" to the previous game against the Spurs (only it had red trim instead of yellow and purple). Mr. Odom may have just topped those T-shirts he was selling awhile back.

Anonymous Don Paco said...
I hate to be the bore that keeps coming to Brevin Knight's defense - you probably think I'm his agent or his mom or whatever.


I totally agree with your suggestion that that line 0 points (on 0 for 1 FG!), 9 assists, and only 1 turnover is indeed classic Brevin. I just don't understand why that line is a part of WoTN.

That stat line is a beautiful, beautiful thing! It's like those Rodman games where the dude had 0 points and like 17 rebounds.

Brevin is the perfect teammate: the guy who'll handle the ball well, play defense and won't shoot

Come one B-Bawful - how much wouldn't you like to have a guy like that on your team?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
that's silly...there is no such thing as a wild yam. duuuh

Blogger Basketbawful said...
ticktock6 -- You're right. Good call.

Wild Yams -- I updated the post with your info. I'm still trying to find more detail (and hopefully pics) of Odom's suit-thing.

Don Paco -- You're right: Knight is a selfless distributer, and that's the kind of player I'd love to have on MY team. But the unfortunate reality is that stat line is exactly why he's a journeyman and may be out of the league after this season. NBA teams don't really want specialists anymore...unless they're a three-point shooting specialist.

Anonymous Katchoo said...
Worst of the Season, Mascot edition:

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1811086

Blogger Greg said...
Riddle me this, Basketbawful. After the season finale's DNP-CD for Mario West, he finishes his season with a 4 minute per game average...in 64 games! 64! What can a guy possibly do in 4 minutes of action that merits 64 games played! What's going on here? Is he some kind of novelty act that we're all unaware of or something?

Blogger bob said...
Barry Hall is THE MAN. He got seven weeks for that.

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