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Aaaaahhhh!!!

I hate to open BAD like this, but it's a day of mourning. Philly soul singer and legendary panty-dropper Teddy Pendergrass has died. If I wasn't currently single, I would close the door, and then turn off the lights, and light a candle in his honor before gettin' busy. However, since I am single, that would just be wrong. Not as wrong as vajazzling, but still wrong. (Jacking it should never require that much effort, of course)

One nice piece of journalism to share: Jonah Keri retweeted a link to this great article on Chuck Hayes. After watching him play for Kentucky for four years, it's nice to see him finally finding his niche in the NBA and playing well despite being decidedly undersized for his position, being undrafted with nobody expecting him to make it in the pros, and having to fight through the D-League to get to the Association. He's like the bizzaro version of Darko Milicic.

And in breaking satire news, DJ Gallo informs us of huge free agency possibilities this summer.

Worst of the Night in Pictures:

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Kevin Love found himself in some, uh, interesting positions last night...


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Scalabrine just makes everything better


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Alvin Gentry isn't facepalming so much as he's just trying to avoid looking at his team play defense


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Physical defense makes Superman the Puma Man sad. :(


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Speaking of sad, Sad Vinsanity makes a cameo


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Stan Van Gundy's reaction upon learning the Sizzler was closed


Nationally Televised Games:
Bulls at Celtics: Garnett continues to miss games thanks to having a glass knee held together with Silly Putty. However, in good news, Sheed won't be bricking any bad threes for a little while! Huzzah!

Crabs at Jazz Bipolar Significant Other: Compelling game. Both teams win by creating assists, but in opposite directions. Utah is a points-in-the-paint team, while Cleveland is a drive-and-kick team. (You know, except when Mike Brown just tells LeBron to do all the scoring because he can't think of any better coaching strategies)

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29 Comments:
Blogger Apocalypse34 said...
Question. I was going over some old posts and came across the ibuprofen formula. I want to give it a try as my rec league just started. Thing is, I already take a 5 Hour Energy drink before each game. Anyone ever tried taking the two together? Tried Googling to see if it was safe to but couldn't find an answer. Assume that means it's ok but was wondering if you had tried it before, Bawful (or anyone).

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Apocalypse34 -- I have no medical training of any kind, so all I can give you is anecdotal evidence. I have used both, and I haven't suffered any ill effects.

I did, however, forget to take my ibuprofin before pickup league last night...and I dearly regrettted it.

Dan -- Da-yam! Where did you find the Nash pic??

Anonymous kazam92 said...
oh god did you have to post that nash pic? I'm gonna have nightmares

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Breaking News! It was expected, but now is official!

Plea deal fail? Arenas charged with felony gun possession!

Anonymous jj said...
do not miss brian "i robot" scalbrine being part of wednesdays nba.com top 10

# 3, starting ca 1:48

(canĀ“t copy link for some reason)

Anonymous RT said...
I don't know if anyone's posted this, but this is pretty basketbawesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9u2rRYdUaw

Not the shot, though I guess it's kinda good too, but at 0:18 Monta does a cold MF'ing handshake. Dude didn't even miss a beat while doing it.

Maybe if the NBA were based more on handshakes the Warriors would be better than 11-26.

Blogger John said...
I wanted to mention soemthing regarding the TNT broadcast. While discussing Gilbert Arenas, Sir Charles argued that if the Wizards were in 1st place they would not void his contract, and was vociferously argued by Kenny and Ernie. But Charles is correct, but used the wrong person. He said if LeBron James did something similar the Cavs wouldn't void his contract, but there's a better example: in 2004, when Kobe Bryant was similarly charged with a felony (and a potentially worse one in rape!) the Lakers stood by him.

There are obvious differences between KB in '04 and Agent Zero now but I don't think Sir Charles was so out of line as Kenny and Ernie made him out to be.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Moments ago, I witnessed Scalebrine blow past several Bulls defenders for a layup. He started at the three point line, pump faked and then took off. I said "Wow" out loud and then realized I had been "wowed" by Brian fucking Scalebrine. Did anyone else see this happen? Or was I hallucinating?

Blogger Davros said...
RT - If handshaking was an effective defensive strategy, maybe the Warriors wouldn't be WOTN regulars.

Chuck Hayes is the second greatest athlete from Modesto.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Charles just said Lane Kiffin must have pictures of someone having sex with a monkey. I shrug, it doesn't even phase me anymore.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Also, for Dan B and other Jersey Shore watchers,

There's a double episode tonight, but you can warm up by watching these kids reenact Jersey Shore with impeccable accuracy.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
@John - The Malice at the Palace was the flashpoint for Stern's anti-thug campaign (although the media scrutiny from Bryant's rape case also was a big factor). I actually think that if Byrant did what he did in the summer of '05, for instance, Stern would have suspended him. And if he was convicted, the Lakers wouldn't have a choice but to void his contract and kick him out.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
And imagine if the day after, during pregame with his teammates, Kobe did a pantomime of putting Sasha over a chair...

Blogger Dan B. said...
Bawful -- Damn. I forgot to link to it. Nash posted it on his Twitter feed.

kazam92 -- My bad. Hope your nightmares aren't too bad.

RT -- That is indeed a cold motherfucking handshake. Good call.

AnacondaHL -- That Jersey Shore spoof with the little kids = epic. DVRing tonight's episodes. Can't wait to watch them tomorrow.

Blogger John said...
@Anonymous - that's a very good point, though I'm still siding more with Charles than Ernie, especially since Ernie acted like star players getting more leeway was out of the question, and I don't think it's that clear cut.

@Anacondl - thanks for THAT particular visual next time I see Sasha and Kobe during warmups...

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
chris: I think this means Kings are staying in SacTown for a while, but I don't really understand how arena politics and financing works

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
First look at Kyle Korver's block on Lebron, looking for HQ version soon. He times it perfectly with LeBron's superstar traveling.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
TV Footage of the block. TNT announcers reply with a beautiful stunned silence, probably because their initial reaction was to scream "Oh that guy that looks like Aston Krutcher with the REJECTION on James!...wait, what?"

Blogger Davros said...
Anaconda - Unfortunately this is plan ZZZ (and year 10 or so) for building a new arena. It's sure to get hung up on some bullstein in a month or two. Sac and Cali are both broke and broke-dick, so I'm certainly not holding my breath

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Holy fuck the end of that game was awesome. With what Cleveland was getting away with, and LeBron backing it up with like, all but 2 of the Cavs's last points or something, and a rookie with balls of steel, I was openly rooting for the bipolar girlfriend.

Blogger chris said...
One week ago, Sundiata Gaines made an early non-impression on the Association with a 56 second Mario, shared with Kyrylo Fesenko.

Tonight, he is the toast of Deseret.

WOW.

Anonymous G.Zeppelli said...
i dunno if you guys saw this little thing with Gol_en State, but I for one see why there is no defense now, if they are playing more in the tunnel than on the court.

Brandon Roy got injured last night...Maybe the Blazers need to sign bunch of D-leagers on 10 day contracts and let their healthy regular roster guys gets some rest for 4-5 games. They are obviously shorthanded and still trying to win, hence forcing themselves to play witout being fully recovered and rested...

Oh, and did LeBron travel on that play?

Blogger chris said...
Northmass offers his cartoon take on Sundiata Gaines's game-winner and King Crab's reaction.

Of course, here's a decently written Fanhouse piece on the night, too.

Anonymous Stockton said...
I'm not american, so I'm not really familiarized with NBA rules, so please tell me... how many steps can LeBron Take without being called for travelling? six, seven? I know crab steps are not similar to human steps, but still...

By the way, did you ever try to see the 2006 all-star game with the background sound of the Beatles's "Yesterday"? Goes something like "Yesterday, the times where the Pistons had 4 all-stars seem so far away (...)"

Anonymous BW in Cleveland said...
So apparently I'm not the only one who watched that train wreck of a Crabs-Utah game. Sure the ending was awesome (even for a Cav fan like myself), but lets not get carried away. The first 47 minutes of that shitfest were borderline unwatchable. Utah was jacking up bricks left and right but Cleveland couldnt extend the lead through the 3rd quarter because of turnovers. Theres much more suck to this game but It can be summed up with this:

Start of 4th: 60-55 Cavs
5:58 left: 66-76 Jazz
0:00 left: 96-97 on a desperation 3

Way to go guys, you'de think Mike Brown was coaching that offen.........errr wait what?

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Stockton: A... I... had to go, I don't know, he wouldn't say...

Also, look at this footnote:
"* Jermaine O'Neal was sidelined with an injury and was replaced by Gilbert Arenas, who was selected by NBA Commissioner David Stern. Vince Carter took his starting position." Holy cow that makes my head hurt.

BW: Oh no doubt, I mean look at the point totals for the 3rd quarter. But see all the cool kids were watching a double-feature of Jersey Shore, so looks like we missed nothing! :p

Anonymous j said...
since nobody saw that, please watch this video from the 1:48 mark and experience the pure bawfulness of brian scalabrines reaction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkI67fqf8_w

Anonymous BW in Cleveland said...
Well, they (Lebron) put up 36 in the final stanza, and Kudos to Brown for letting Bron do his thing. Thats what I WOULD say if they didn't allow the Jazz to rip-off a 42 point fury in the process.

Bawful and I exchanged emails about this over a year or so ago, but if Brown can't keep LeBron in check (highly unlikely), it doesn't matter what personnel the Cavs get they will NOT win a championship or get out of the east for that matter. LeIso kills them no one can step up and call Lebron off the ball. I thought we saw a new dimension with him demanding the ball in the post against Gol_en State, but that was more of him showing up Bad Porn and less about developing a new skill set.

Oh yeah, they gave up a six point lead with 32 seconds left. It was like the Cavs turned into the Knicks circa '95 except instead of getting beat by Reggie, they got torched by some Human Victory Cigar in his first game of a 10-day contract.

Vomit. (although I do feel good for Gaines, I mean how can someone be watching that and not feel happy for the guy)

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