G-Hill
Grant apparently caught of whiff of something nasty?
Ah, it's probably just the standard old man stank.

Update! Celtics-Timberwolves: From Basketbawful reader A:

No Celtics-Timberwolves bawful? Oh Lord, speaking as a Celtics fans, let me count the fail:

Paul "Best Player in the World" Pierce goes off against the Timberwolves' "defense" to the tune of 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting. 4 of those 10 points came from superstar calls, such as when Pierce shouldered Oleksiy Pecherov in the chin and inexplicably went to the line.

Speaking of Mr. Pecherov, he apparently lost the memo that the Celtics were the Best Defensive Team Evah, scoring 24 points to lead all scorers on very efficient 9-of-14 shooting, adding 8 rebounds to the stat line. Oleksiy Pecherov. I wish I was making that up.

The Wolves, though, were not immune to the rampant suckage. Apparently deciding that home victories against elite teams are highly overrated, the Wolves decided to let Rajon Rondo go off to the tune of 14 points in the third quarter, letting the Little Big Man singlehandedly bring the flat, lifeless Celtics back into the game. I guess the first 6 points he scored weren't enough, they just had to let him tack on 8 more.

Boston, after shooting lights out from beyond the arc against Philly, lay a 5-for-19 brick wall around the Target Center. Rasheed Wallace -- whose field goal attempts were all threes, by the way -- contributed by bricking 5 of his 7. And he picked up his second technical of the season. From the bench.

And still, the T-Wolves could have won the game, if Corey Brewer -- who played a pretty good game -- understood that the best way to get a high-percentage, game-tying shot isn't to go right at Kevin Garnett. Because I hear that this Garnett guy is pretty good at defense.


The Phoenix Suns: Sure, they were missing Leandro Barbosa (sore right wrist), but the Magic were minus two former All-Stars: Rashard Lewis (suspension) and Vince Carter (sprained ankle). That should have evened things out, right? Wrong. The Suns simply couldn't keep their men in front of them, letting Orlando shoot 52 percent from the field and from beyond the arc. Phoenix kept things close in the first half, but fatigue rendered oldies-but-goodies Steve Nash (12 points, 5-for-11, 4 assists, 3 turnovers) and Grant Hill (0-for-5 for zero points, 3 boards and an assist) ineffective as the Suns lost by 22. By the way, their combined plus-minus score was -42.

Note that I called this in the comments section of yesterday's post. It's not that I don't like the Suns. I root like hell for them. But I've watched a lot of my favorite players get older: Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, Reggie Miller, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Charles Barkley...so on and so forth. Even when they were "old" in basketball terms, those guys could still rip off big games and lead their teams to 50-win seasons. In fact, their teams might have won close to 60 if not for long road trips and back-to-back games. But scheduling is a bitch. I couldn't help but notice, while watching those players age, that they would struggle mightily on the second night of back-to-backs, especially on the road. Bird's Celtics and Malone's Jazz lost to some truly awful teams and got destroyed by good teams under those circumstances. On paper, with all things being equal, those teams should have been competitive every night. But all things aren't equal. Fatigue sets in. Now that I'm into my 30s, I get that in a way I never understood before. If I play basketball on back-to-back nights, I'm hurtin'. (It doesn't help that I'm one of those "dive for every loose ball" and "sprint down the floor on every possession" guys.)

At any rate, as long as the Suns rely so heavily on Steve Nash, they're going to be at their best when Captain Canada has a little rest going for him.

As a sidenote, Phoenix gave up 25 points on 18 turnovers. That didn't help.

The "We're not going to go 82-0" watch: Said Suns coach Alvin Gentry: "Well, dreams of an undefeated season have gone down."

By the way, Dwyane Wade joined the "We're not going 82-0" club yesterday via his Twitter page. Thanks to Basketbawful reader gf for the head's up and the pic:

82-O Wade

Stan Van Gundy, unintentionally dirty quote machine: "We don't let people bang on them like that." Van Gundy was actually talking about how his team defends perimeter players like Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

Vince Carter: He looks a little too happy to be not playing...doesn't he? By the way, nice fucking suit, but I feel sorry for the homeless guy you mugged to get it.

Happy Vince
Because nobody can point out your failures if you don't play.

Gilbert Arenas: The Agent formerly known as Zero scored a team-high 32 points, but he went 9-for-27 and missed six of his eight three-point attempts. He also blew two crunch-time plays: losing the ball on a layup attempt with 17 seconds left and tossing a lob pass off the rim at the end of the game. Of the latter play, Gil said: "It hit the rim. That's it. It's not rocket science -- it hit the rim." And see, that last quote is the real reason I'm including Arenas in WotN. He just become so joyless these days. Sure, sometimes his clowning around seemed counterproductive to winning, but it was also part of what made him so much fun to follow and watch. The league has enough grim and depressing heroes. I miss the old Gilbert Arenas.

DeShawn Stevenson: Speaking of goats in Washington Wizards uniforms...DeShawn shanked two free throws with 44 seconds left, after which Dwyane Wade knocked down the go-ahead jumper.

Mike James The Amityville Scorer started 50 games for the Wizards last season. This season, he has five DNP-CDs in five games.

The Detroit Pistons: You know what I love? When, early in an NBA season, a team pulls out an improbable win and therefore generates buzz it probably can't live up to. That's what happened the previous night when the Pistons -- minus Tayshaun Prince and Rip Hamilton -- beat the Rashard Lewis-less and Vince Carter-less Magic in Detroit (thanks in part to some pretty serious home cookin'). Well, a change in venue didn't agree with the Pistons last night. In Toronto, they were outscored 44-28 in the second quarter and that was pretty much the game. Ben Gordon, who had a season-high 30 points, said: "Needless to say, you let anybody in the league score that many points and it's going to be tough to counter that. It seemed like every possession they got a good shot or got to the free throw line. It's tough to win like that, when you're not really stopping them at all. They're either going to get a good look or get some free throws."

The New Jersey Nyets: Folks, when you watch the Nyets, you may be watching the worst team in professional basketball. And I'm including the pro clubs in countries like Kerplackistan. Yes, yes, I know they were minus Devin Harris (groin strain) and Yi Jianlian (right knee sprain), and I also know they were playing a team on fire (the Denver Nuggets). But 28-point home losses give everyone The Sad. The biggest lowlight of the game was when the Nyets were outscored 44-26 in the third quarter. Said Eduardo "Yes, I'm still in the league" Najera: "Every game, including the preseason, we struggle in the third quarter. I don't know what it is but we have to figure it out. We can't come out every third quarter and basically let the other team do whatever they want." True, Eduardo. But, then, you can't really stop them either...because you guys suck. I'm just sayin'.

Fun fact: The Nyets are off to their worst start in franchise history, matching the 0-5 mark of the 1996-97 squad. HISTORIC FAIL.

The New York Knicks: Going into last night's game, the Pacers were winless and, frankly, looked hapless. But nothing acts like an antidote for crappy play quite like a trip to the Big Apple! In an ugly game that featured a combined 6 fast break points (4 for Indy and 2 for New York), the defenseless Pacers held the Knicks to 39 percent shooting. How can this happen to a team coached by Mike D'Antoni, a.k.a. "The Man WHo Made Steve Nash"? I mean, the Knicks went without a field goal for the final nine-plus minutes last night. That's some serious offensive fail for such a genuis of offense.

Said David Lee: "Our problems in this game started and ended on the offensive end. We talk a lot about our defense, but our offense in the second half, for us to shoot under 40 percent isn't a good sign." Added D'Antoni: "For whatever reason, it seems every time we get stuck or whatever, instead of having a little more determination or patience, we just jack one up and that kind of got us in trouble in the second half." I thought just jacking one up was the D'Antoni Philosophy at its most crystalline. Oh well. For the record, Chris Duhon, who supposedly became nearly as good as Nash under D'Antoni last season, finished with 10 points (4-for-13) and 6 assists.

Dirk Nowitzki: How did Der Blond Bombermeister do last night against defenders not named Mehmet "The Prop" Okur? Here's how: 12 points, 4-for-15 shooting, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 fouls. So can we please all just calm down about that 29-point fourth quarter against the Jazz? I could probably score 29 points in a quarter if I was being guarded by a Turkish statue.

I want Memo
Dirk objects -- no, strenuously objects -- to being
guarded by someone other than Memo Okur.

Jason Terry and Juan Jose Barea: The Mavs had a 97-94 lead over the Hornets with 10 seconds to go. And they could have clinched the game had Terry and Barea been able to connect on a free throw. However, Terry missed a technical free throw and Jose Barea missed two more foul shots, setting up a game-tying three-pointer by Stojakovic (who had been 0 for 5 from long range before that by the way). Dallas then went on to lose in overtime. Said Terry: "It's a lost opportunity. We showed a lot of heart and a lot of determination. The key things we talk about all of the time and the little things ... free throws, getting out on shooters and fouling when we are up three. Those things are what championship teams do. Obviously, we're not there yet. We'll learn from this." Wait, wait, wait...hasn't this team been to the NBA Finals? Hasn't your point guard, Jason Kidd, been to two more NBA Finals? Yet you guys need to learn to hit foul shots, get out on shooters and not foul when you're ahead? Really?!

Ron Artest: Bottom line...he's still crazy. Here's some prose from the AP recap of the Lakers-Rockets game:

Artest guarded Ariza from the opening tip, and the two were immediately jawing at one another. They earned offsetting technical fouls with 9:11 left in the first quarter.

At one point, Ariza said Artest tried to put his hand around Ariza's neck.

"I don't have hard feelings," Ariza said. "It was emotional, I guess you could say."

Artest said he thought about giving Ariza a hard shot, but backed down for fear of a fine or a suspension.

"You know if somebody hits me, I'm going to react," the famously temperamental Artest said. "I got hit with about three elbows. It's just not fair. I don't want to fight, I don't feel like doing it. If you throw an elbow into Ron Artest's chest, do you know who you're hitting?

"But I give up, I just give up," he said. "I'm not fighting anymore. You could elbow me, smack me, use me as a punching bag. I'm not reacting anymore, I'm tired."
Poor, poor, poor Ron Artest: the most persecuted man in the NBA. By the way, Ron, trying to put your hand around someone's neck? That's called "reacting." Just, you know, FYI.

Derek Fisher: Can't believe I missed this one, but 49er16 didn't: "In the Lakers game, Derek Fisher some how played 34 minutes and recorded no points, assists, or rebounds. He did pick up two fouls and two steals."

Update! Trevor "Arizona": From NarSARSsist: "No love for Trevor Ariza, Bawful? In this first A-A meeting between he and Artest, he was absolutely desperate to stick it to his former teammates. The problem is, he was gunning so poorly that I couldn't help but wonder if the Lakers did it to plant a mole in the Rockets. The Rockets did nab 17 offensive boards, so maybe he was just serving up some KBAs learned from his old pal MambaKobe (in fact, 9 of those shanks resulted in offensive rebounds). It's just amazing to me that with five teammates shooting 4/10, 5/12, 7/15, 7/9, and 9/12, he opted to just jack up shots like crazy. Sure he made the game-tying 3PT in regulation, but you know, had he been serving up real assists instead of KBAs earlier, the Rockets might have, you know, won? Thank you, Ariza, for helping the Lakers win yet another game."

The Memphis Grizzlies: The Golden State Warriors have officially exited the ranks of the NBA's winless teams, thanks to a victory over the Grizzlies. Memphis got strangely efficient shooting from Allen Iverson (8-for-12...off the bench!), but there was no defense to be seen or heard as Golden State shot 54 percent from the field and 58 percent from downtown.

nice D
Pictured above: FAIL.

Now here's where I go on a rant. It's not secret that NBA teams circle games against inferior defenses and go into those games with an attitude that, "Hey, I'm gonna drop a season or career-high on these guys." I've heard and read countless anecdotes to that effect. But you know what you rarely ever hear or read about? Guys going into games against poor, inefficient or undisciplined offenses and saying, "We're gonna lock their asses down." That happens with teams like Boston, Cleveland and San Antonio...and that's about it.

The Warriors are one of the least disciplined offensive teams in the league. Yeah, they can drop a lot of points, but usually only on the unprepared or unwary. If I was facing the Warriors, I would take delight in shutting them down. Wouldn't that attitude lead to a decent handful of wins every year, even for sad sack teams like the Griz?

Lacktion report: Chris continues to work harder on lacktion reports than many NBA ballers work in the games.

Pistons-Raptors: DaJuan Summers seasoned up his Excite Bike cartridge with the Game Genie, for a glitchy 40 second Mario!!!!

Suns-Magic: Jarron Collins took down one board in 12:24, only to foul twice for a Madsen-level 2:1 Voskuhl.

Heat-Wizards: Dominic McGuire's streak of suck came to an ignominous end tonight with a DNP-CD, but teammate Javale McGee provided a walking, breathing analogy for the biggest industry in the nation's capital, missing a shot for a +1 suck differential in 8:16.

Celtics-Wolves: Brian Scalabrine has returned to his tobacco-friendly ways, serving as the human victory cigar in a rather close match by fouling once for a +1 in 3:50. On the other end of the court, Minnesota's Wayne Ellington elegantly conducted a song of securities tonight, earning himself a 3.9 trillion.

Lakers-Rockets: Despite a board, David Andersen earned a Voskuhl of 3:1 due to three fouls and a brick in 5:51.

ALSO, in comments, Rich Muhlach writes:
"Hey Chris, dunno if you watched the Lakers vs Rockets game last night but former Laker Brian Cook did enter the game during a free throw (if I remember correctly, it was when Chuck Hayes fouled out) and the commentators were even saying something like he was a former Laker a few years back. But then after the free throw, he was subbed out again. That's why the box score reads DNP-CD, coz he never actually got playing time. But what do you call that Mario of getting sent into the game during a dead ball and getting subbed out again before the clock even starts?"

Rich, I think Mr. Cook here has just powered up his Wii for the greatest Super Mario Galaxy in the history of the Association. But is "Super Mario Galaxy" vast enough to describe what Rick Adelman just created last night!? Stay tuned.

Dan B. chimes in...
"A dead-ball situation Mario, so short that it doesn't even register on the game clock... maybe we should call it a Luigi since it's like a Mario, only less relevant?" Promising suggestion right there, man...

Mavs-Hornets: Quinton Ross got a stock tip from Mark Cuban and returned from the boilerroom with a 2.5 trillion. Meanwhile, Hilton Armstrong checked into the chamber of contribution with a steal and an assist in a 6:35 stay, only to foul twice and brick thricely for a 2:0 Voskuhl.

Hawks-Kings: Although the purple paupers were reduced to poverty by the birds from Georgia, Paul Westphal made sure to provide as much lacktion as he could. Desmond Mason had a barrow on Market Boulevard but didn't bring home wealth, instead fouling once for a +1 in 3:24 while Sean May provided the Maloofs' their inspiration for the evening with a 5.85 trillion.

Grizzlies-Warriors: Memphis's Hasheem Thabeet turned the rock over twice and fouled once for a +3 in 3:51, also good for a 3:0 Voskuhl. Trey Gilder sprinted on RC Pro Am for a mere 42 seconds, leading to a Mario.

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38 Comments:
Blogger 49er16 said...
In the Lakers game, Derek Fisher some how played 34 minutes and recorded no points, assists, or rebounds. He did pick up two fouls and two steals.

Blogger BadDave said...
Your Vince Carter pic and tagline are the best ever. Go ahead and make that a demotivational poster, big guy.

Anonymous Fach-EMI said...
Where do you get your boxscores?
Quinton Ross DNP against the hornets....

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
(Continued) BuckNasty: Oh God. Even Clippers fans are relating to the Suns. Season over.

The 07-08 Clips started 4-0 ending at 23-59.

Grant Hill looks more like he's smelling the rotten goose eggs put up by himself (0-4, 0 points) and Jason Richardson (0-5, 0 points). Or knowing he'll have to make up for it by taking his teammates out to dinner (according to JaredDudley619, Orlando is Hill's town).

BadDave: Hey, don't bring that bush league in here. Basketbawful comedy has more class then that. *browzes for more manlove pics*

Blogger A said...
No Celtics-Timberwolves bawful? Oh Lord, speaking as a Celtics fans, let me count the fail:

Paul "Best Player in the World" Pierce goes off against the Timberwolves' "defense" to the tune of 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting. 4 of those 10 points came from superstar calls, such as when Pierce shouldered Oleksiy Pecherov in the chin and inexplicably went to the line.

Speaking of Mr. Pecherov, he apparently lost the memo that the Celtics were the Best Defensive Team Evah, scoring 24 points to lead all scorers on very efficient 9-of-14 shooting, adding 8 rebounds to the stat line. Oleksiy Pecherov. I wish I was making that up.

The Wolves, though, were not immune to the rampant suckage. Apparently deciding that home victories against elite teams are highly overrated, the Wolves decided to let Rajon Rondo go off to the tune of 14 points in the third quarter, letting the Little Big Man singlehandedly bring the flat, lifeless Celtics back into the game. I guess the first 6 points he scored weren't enough, they just had to let him tack on 8 more.

Boston, after shooting lights out from beyond the arc against Philly, lay a 5-for-19 brick wall around the Target Center. Rasheed Wallace--who's field goal attempts were all threes, by the way--contributed by bricking 5 of his 7. And he picked up his first technical of the season. From the bench.

And still, the T'Wolves could have won the game, if Corey Brewer--who played a pretty good game--understood that the best way to get a high-percentage, game-tying shot isn't to go right at Kevin Garnett. Because I hear that this Garnett guy is pretty good at defense.

Blogger Chris said...
Hey Bawful you should add Vince Carter's suit to the WotN. I make a small fraction of what he does, yet I can dress formally without looking like a dishevelled homeless person. I also don't shop at Goodwill, and know what a dry cleaner is. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

Or maybe this is just my seething hatred of VC from being a lifelong Toronto born-and-raised Raptor fun. Take it as you will.

Anonymous Hellshocked said...
Carlos Arroyo played like the third Collins twin last night with 1 rebound, 5 fouls and nothing else in 10 and a half minutes of playing time.

Blogger Nick N said...
What is Vince wearing, a pillowcase? Geez. Facepalm at that thing.

Blogger Junior said...
Mike James is living like the free soul he said he was 2 weeks before Byron Scott set he free from New Orleans

OpenID NarSARSsist said...
No love for Trevor Ariza, Bawful? In this first A-A meeting between he and Artest, he was absolutely desperate to stick it to his former teammates. The problem is, he was gunning so poorly that I couldn't help but wonder if the Lakers did it to plant a mole in the Rockets. The Rockets did nab 17 offensive boards, so maybe he was just serving up some KBAs learned from his old pal MambaKobe (in fact, 9 of those shanks resulted in offensive rebounds). It's just amazing to me that with five teammates shooting 4/10, 5/12, 7/15, 7/9, and 9/12, he opted to just jack up shots like crazy. Sure he made the game-tying 3PT in regulation, but you know, had he been serving up real assists instead of KBAs earlier, the Rockets might have, you know, won? Thank you, Ariza, for helping the Lakers win yet another game.

Derek Fisher played some physical D (some say overly physical) and bothered Aaron Brooks into 7 turnovers. However, the Fishman also shot 0/5 from the field, and contributed nothing positive in any other stat except 2 steals. Who says defense is a lost art?

Randolph is averaging 0.6 blocks and 3.2 assists per game, both easily career highs. Has the world gone mad? Even the 4 fouls per game is a career high, and say what you will, but it takes effort to at least be close enough to the ball to foul. That alone is more effort than I've seen Randolph give on the defensive end in a while (or maybe ever).

Trey Glider logged a 42 second Mario and came just short of a one trillion. Deny the man his rich plunder if you must, but do not deny that the man has mad hops against koopas!

Somebody remind Jermaine O'Neal that it's his contract year. In the last 3 games, he's combined for 26 points.

After staying near the top of the NBA shooting percentage leaders by shooting 7/11 and 8/13 in his first two games, Larry Hughes seemed like he would finally start avoiding being the butt of Bawful's jokes. However, the man refuses to deny his previous glory, and shot 2/10 from the field to come right back down to earth. Ah nostalgia...

Classic revenge game scenario for Al Jefferson to show what the Celtics were missing. Apparently, it's not his interior abilities. He managed a measly 4 rebounds to bring his season average to 5.6 (and this is with Kevin Love still out), and shot almost nothing but jumpers. Did the man catch Vinsanity's paint allergies?

Speaking of the T-wolves, they use their final timeout to draw up a play for Brewer just to get tied up with KG. Guess they still haven't worked on any last-minute plays eh?

That was a pretty dangerous play for Perkins to go up for a swat even though it's Al Jefferson shooting a turnaround 3 with 0.9 seconds remaining. Imagine if he had hit Jefferson's hand on that play.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Did anyone see okafor's faaaantastic free throw/air ball attempt in the 4th?

Anonymous Edgar said...
Speaking of Collins twins... Jason has yet to play this season for the Hawks. He supposedly has a tweaked ankle, but all the box scores read DNP-coach's decision.

In the preseason, the AJC's Hawks beat writer posted an online story that listed Collins as DNP-Out of shape... no joke. The post was later edited to DNP-quad.

Randolph 'Randmo' Morris has also been glued to the bench through five games -- yet to see game action (but with a guaranteed contract!)

Othello Hunter's not playing at all either and Coach Woodson seems determined to turn Jeff Teague into "Acie Law Redux" by crushing yet another promising young point guard's confidence.

Basically what I'm saying here is the Mario West cut is looking more and more like a crime against humanity. I haven't gotten over it. I doubt I ever will.

Blogger chris said...
Edgar: And as I forgot to mention...Tarence Kinsey is now playing in Europe again. :(

Acie Law...he is with the Warriors, but I haven't heard much from him, besides this one article about practice:
http://www.mercurynews.com/sports-headlines/ci_13708503

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Andreas Nocioni's self-medication after the close loss to Atlanta didn't impress local cops in the River City last night:
http://www.kcra.com/news/21530791/detail.html

CAPTCHA: "undbagam"

Anonymous Anonymous said...
SIE WERDEN RUHIG SEIN! SIE WERDEN SICH HINSETZEN! SIE WERDEN NICHT BELEIDIGUNG DEUTSCHLAND UND DIRK!

Anonymous Sports Tsar said...
I really like Grant Hill's Chris Webber belated Halloween mask

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Zurueckgebliebender.

Blogger Dan B. said...
I haven't seen a suit that ill-fitting since the Talking Heads were popular.

Blogger m said...
you should have mentioned brian cook. when chuck hayws fouled out, he went in, somebody from the lakers shot two free throws and the rockets called a timeout. then, when they came back, cook wasn't in the court. so he was in the game for a grand total of zero second.

this phenomenon needs a name.

Blogger chris said...
Dan B.: Vinsanity - same as it ever was.

Blogger Basketbawful said...

Blogger Basketbawful said...
"Basically what I'm saying here is the Mario West cut is looking more and more like a crime against humanity. I haven't gotten over it. I doubt I ever will."

[Nods head]

Blogger Dan B. said...
If anybody here has any sort of contacts, would it not be the greatest thing ever if we could somehow arrange an interview with Mario West? (Sadly, I am about as unconnected as it gets, just thinking out loud)

Blogger Rich Muhlach said...
Hey Chris, dunno if you watched the Lakers vs Rockets game last night but former Laker Brian Cook did enter the game during a free throw (if I remember correctly, it was when Chuck Hayes fouled out) and the commentators were even saying something like he was a former Laker a few years back. But then after the free throw, he was subbed out again. That's why the box score reads DNP-CD, coz he never actually got playing time. But what do you call that Mario of getting sent into the game during a dead ball and getting subbed out again before the clock even starts?

Also, Marc Gasol looks like The Zohan. Hahaahaha!

Blogger chris said...
Rich Muhlach: time to update, we have a SUPER MARIO GALAXY!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I can't believe we have one so soon this year. Last year, I think we only had two or three.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
@ Basketbawful: Haha that made me laugh.
I hope you realized it was a Family guy quote.

Blogger chris said...
Actually, Rich, this may be even more stupendous than a SMG. Or is it? A SMG is a Mario of less than 1 second in duration...which this certainly is...but if it is in stoppage free throw time, with not a single fraction of a millisecond of "playing time"...man, we may have just witnessed a moment in lacktion as significant as Scott Hastings' invention of the trillion.

Blogger Dan B. said...
A dead-ball situation Mario, so short that it doesn't even register on the game clock... maybe we should call it a Luigi since it's like a Mario, only less relevant?

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Anonymous -- Indeed I did. That was the German tour guide, right? I'm sorry, I should have given you a +1 for quoting FG, but I was too besotted by my own knowledge of the German word for "retard."

Anonymous Shayan said...
"The Amityville Scorer" LMAO!! I'm typing an essay that's due tomorrow, and I think that little comment made my day. Especially seeing Mike James have his career year in Toronto and really getting his confidence high, "The Amityville Scorer" never ceases to amaze me as a nickname.

Blogger BadDave said...
Hat Tip fail. Again.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
By the way, a belated hat tip to BadDave for sending me the Purdue zombie game link.

Many, many apologies for not hat-tipping him up front. I suck.

Blogger Wild Yams said...
Mr. Bawful - Kudos for the A Few Good Men reference there. Gotta love Kevin Pollack :)

Kobe and Crazy Pills need to be careful, they've now got two technicals apiece, and both in games against teams from Texas. It's a long season and they can't afford to be racking up T's at this rate or else they're gonna be facing suspensions. I know Kobe usually will push that right up to the limit and then not pick up any more, but why walk that tightrope? Maybe if Gasol returns this weekend it'll be a calming influence out there, I dunno.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Basketbawful, those are solid fundamentals in both the German language and Family Guy. I salute you, Sir.

Blogger Michael Hsu said...
(It doesn't help that I'm one of those "dive for every loose ball" and "sprint down the floor on every possession" guys.)

Wait your saying that there are guys that don't run down the floor on every possession? I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you shocked!

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Ah, another person brushing aside Dirk's 29 point barrage in one quarter.

If it's "unimpressive" how come it doesnt happen so often against okur?

Plus, Okur wasn't the only person guarding Dirk. Boozer was as well. I cant believe how many people are dismissing this. If it was Lebron or Kobe, it would be a headline for one straight week. Ridiculous.

Blogger Fishy said...
Hahahaah I love the part about Dirk and the Turkish statue. And well just about everything else. Just thought I'd let you know :P

Blogger chris said...
Fach-EMI: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore?gid=2009110403 lists Quentin Ross's wealth expedition plain as day.

Anonymous AK Dave said...
Well, well, well. Vince Carter. What can I say about that suit that hasn't already been said about Afghanistan?

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