Sorry for the lack of BAD posts this week. Real life sucks sometimes, doesn't it? But I have bawesome news to help you get through the cold-ass weather and snow hitting 99% of the USA right now! Because of the epic turn my NBA 2K10 career has taken (as you will see below), and due to the surprising popularity of such a narcassistic feature, I will start giving my NBA 2K10 My Player career updates their own posts once or twice a week. Trust me, you'll see why this is such a big deal in a second...Your Quick NBA 2K10 Update:
Well, I won the NBA Championship! After sweeping the Thunder in the Western Conference finals, we took on the Celtics in the Finals. A couple of the games were close (I had a clutch blocked shot with about 30 seconds left in Game 3), but games two and four were blowouts. After taking Tony Parker's starting job at the point, I averaged 35 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 turnovers per game during the playoffs. And what was my reward, you ask? Take a look...Popovich is so excited.Um, is that supposed to be David Stern?Was Stern turned into a zombie just before the trophy presentation?Woo
After winning the title, I was faced with a decision: what should I do about my career? Free agency was an option, or I could stay with the Spurs and try to repeat. Yes, I could have stayed with Stupidly Talented Tim Duncan and the increasinly clutch Manu Ginobili and sandwich aficionado Matt Bonner
. But also considering how frustrating it was having Tony Parker getting all pissy about losing his starting job, resulting in lots of moping and taking bad jumpers, I was definately interested in free agency. During the off-season, I received offers from four teams: the Spurs, the Mavericks, the Magic, and the Clippers. What team should I go with? Hmm...
Well, I do
write for Basketbawful, after all. (I am who you thought I was?) So yeah, I guess it wasn't much of a decision. I'm here for your entertainment, and it doesn't get much better than Chris Kaman putting up bad shots from the post, Baron Davis taking bad jumpers while moping about playing second-fiddle to me, and waiting for Blake Griffin's knees to turn into dust. Oh, yes.
So far, we are 4-1, with our sole loss coming in the season opener against the Nuggets. I was still getting used to playing with my new teammates and learning their tendencies, but also we just got burned up by Chauncey Billups and JR Smith going abso-frickin'-lutely insane from downtown in the second half. They both scored 30+ points, and 90% of those came on three-point bombs. Nothing could stop them. Demoralizing. But after that, I started learning how to play with my teammates, and I've been averaging around 38 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds, and 5 steals since then. In one game against the Mavericks, I decided "what the hell" and tried to score 75 points after I saw I could exploit their interior defense quite easily. I only had three assists the entire game. I managed to get to 69 points with one minute left in the game... and Virtual Dunleavy sat me for the rest of the game. Bastard. I have since stopped playing for stats, except for one game where I had 30 points, 6 boards, 4 assists, and 4 steals at halftime. I decided to go for my first triple double, or maybe even a quadruple double! I did get my 10 rebounds, but I only managed 9 assists and 8 steals. Steals are, of course, harder to come by, so that was okay. The assists part, however, was frustrating. My teammates (especially Baron Davis, in his first game back after a hand injury) just could not
hit an open jumper in the second half, and they refused to drive to the basket if I passed it to them. Ugh. (Stop killing my Wilt Chamberlain-like statistical goals, bad teammates! It's the only thing I have left to keep my will from being crushed by Virtual Donald Sterling and Virtual Mike Dunleavy!)
Transactional news so far: we picked up Jermaine O'Neal early, but then just two games later traded him straight-up for Randy Foye.Worst of
the Night Last Weekend in Pictures:
Because real life kept me from getting a chance to post a BAD earlier this week, I still had these pictures left over from the weekend, and they were too good not to share. Enjoy!"Don't you dare look at me."A double dose of man loveBrandon Jennings brought back the Kid 'n' Play high top fade. Michael Beasley's bringing back the Dr. J ABA 'fro. Can you dig it?Worst of the Night in Pictures - Man Love Edition:Bargnani and Pietrus share a momentVia Shayan of Mediocre Forever"Really aggressive attempt at the man-love @ Orlando."Via tonious35Nationally Televised Games:Bobcats at Knicks:
No TNT games tonight -- this one is the only game of the night, and it's on NBA TV. Whatever. Surprisingly enough, however, this may not be a bawful game. The Bobcats have won three straight, and the Knicks have won straight. And we have a total style contrast: the Bobcats don't score many points, but don't give up many points either. The Knicks, on the other hand, are confused by this "defense" concept they occasionally hear about, and are afraid to try it.
Labels: Bawful After Dark, Charlotte Bobcats, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks