Welcome back to BAD. Before we begin preparing for Chris's journey to tomorrow night's incredible Dollar Beer Night in Sactown
, I'd like to have a brief moment of silence for the 76ers dozen-game losing streak, which was sadly broken up by the dismally bad and battered Warriors last night.
Another not-really-brief NBA2K10 update, since this feature has turned out to be much more popular than I had anticipated:
Remember how I said in my last post I couldn't dunk? Well, I guess I was wrong. After upgrading my vertical and such, I finally dunked last night against the Clippers. Just stuffed it right in Baron Davis's face. (There's your "Dan B., unintentional dirty quote machine" moment of the day) However, this posterizing move apparently pissed off the Clippers, and they went on a rampage while my team went absolutely ice cold from the field. We lost, but I got a decent teammate rating to help me boost my skill points, plus a nice stat line (17/6/7, 2 steals).
We then proceeded to lose to the Heat by two freaking points in overtime, and I actually fouled out thanks to intentional fouls late (From somewhere in the shadows, I heard Wilt Chamberlain's ghost call me a chump before it went back to poring over stats). However, I still pulled down an A+ teammate rating and had another solid stat line (17/5/4, 2 steals, 1 block). And coincidentally enough, remember how I mentioned Knee-Mac yesterday? Well, turns out he got traded to the Heat in my game, so I got to see his creaky joints in action! ...He hit 85% from the field against us. /facepalm. The highlight of the game was me hard-fouling D-Wade. I basically threw him down from mid-air, and he dropped to the floor like a sack of wet cement. There was a nice long cutscene of him writhing around in pain on the floor and taking ages to get up... and then he magically was fully healthy and able to effortlessly sink both his foul shots. I love this game.
Oh, and before that loss to the Clippers, we played the Timberwolves. And lost in double-overtime. The T-Wolves are over .500 in my game after trading for Greg Oden. What the hell? Really? Okay, maybe this game isn't quite as realistic as I'd like...
Worst of the Night in Pictures:
"So what? So, let's dance!"
"Yes, Jrue. That gigantic hole in the Warriors defense is your golden ticket to breaking this losing streak."
Tyler Hansbrough looks on in fear from a safe distance, wondering what Vinsanity is doing.
We're about half a second away from some man love here. We're about half a second away from some serious (and unwanted) man love here...
Nationally Televised Games:
Nyets at Crabs: LeBron's surely dancing in anticipation of this game. The Nyets are averaging 89.3 points per game, and shooting just 41.5% from the floor. Go ahead, let that sink in for a minute, I'll wait.
All The Other Games:
Knicks at Bobcats: Sorry, while you were thinking about the Nyets' sucktitude, I was double-checking the pantry to make sure I had plenty of canned goods in preparation for the upcoming apocalypse. What, you didn't hear? The Knicks have won four straight games!
Raptors at Heat: I wonder if Comcast's guide is advertising this game as Jermaine O'Neal going up against his former team?
Lakers at Bulls: The Lakers are on their longest road trip so far this season, and Kobe's chucking up bricks with his broken finger. Huzzah! (Now, watch Kobe go off and drop 40 points tonight just to spite me.)
Pistons at Rockets: Okay, the Pistons have won five straight. However, included in there are wins against the
Wizards Generals, the 76ers, and the Warriors. Not going to hop on that bandwagon quite yet...
Spurs at Suns: While they're undefeated at home, it's been five straight road losses now for the Suns. Coach Alvin Gentry: "We lost our rhythm. We are a rhythm team." Come on, Coach. Everybody knows that the rhythm method doesn't work. (What? Oh, sorry. I just got done reading this depressing article and got confused. Come on, people. Wrap it up.)
Kings at Trailblazers: Okay, this is totally unfair. How is Sacramento supposed to be prepared for this game? They're too busy worrying about tomorrow's
drunken orgy debacle game to care about this game.
Labels: Bawful After Dark, Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors