Ah, the weekend. And for some of us, a long weekend at that. Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Aside from the racial equality connotations we're all familiar with and thankful for, this also means we get three TNT games on Monday night! We need to celebrate. Lucky for us, if there's one thing we can always count on from professional athletes, it's that they will appear in really bad local commercials. Birdman Andersen is no exception. (And yes, I am legitimately disappointed the place was called "Mattress King" instead of "Sofa King" -- it's nice when the jokes write themselves)
Before getting into basketball/basketbawful talk, a couple awesome links on the late night TV wars. First off, want to buy the Tonight Show? It's on Craigslist. Also, Jimmy Kimmel went on Leno's show last night and absolutely killed Leno. (Second video down)
And yes, I am aware that I did not give you the promised NBA 2K10 update this week. My bad. Busy week, and I'm on a second wave of meds trying to crush the sinus infection that has slowed my body to a Shaq-like pace. It will be written soon, and I will try to make it worth the wait.
Worst of the Night in Pictures:
Any caption I could write for this picture would not be 1/10th as awesome as the picture itself
This man started for the Celtics last night. And you wonder why they lost.
Nationally Televised Friday Games: Suns at Hawks: I'm going to watch this game and be entertained by the Suns run-and-gun fun. And then they'll give up a 20-4 run and break my heart. It's just too predictable.
Magic at Frail Blazers: At what point do we need to have a federal investigation to find out why so many Blazers get injured on a regular basis?
All The Other Friday Games: Kings at 76ers: If the Paupers piss away a fourth quarter lead in this game, somebody better make sure Chris isn't near any windows or sharp objects.
Spurs at Bobcats: You know, the Bobcats have been looking kinda frisky lately. The Spurs aren't that good on the road. Could we see an upset here?
Bullets at Bulls: I still cannot believe that the Bulls are actually playing good basketball again. Didn't see that one coming.
Hornets at Pistons: The Hornets are a pretty terrible road team. However, the Pistons are just plain terrible. See the difference?
Pacers at Nyets: Oh, my God. Basketbawful Game of the Weekend right here. Just terrible.
Raptors at Knicks: I'm sorry, it just makes me sad to think these two teams are somehow in playoff contention.
Timberwolves at Grizzlies: Memphis is on a hot streak at home, but the only really interesting thing I noticed about this game? The Grizzlies are over .500, but have given up more points than they've scored for the season.
Thunder at Mavericks: Would you believe that Kevin Durant only averages 13 points a game against the Mavs? The way the Mavs defense has looked lately should give that number a boost.
Heat at Rockets: Can D-Wade pull another ridiculous shooting performance out of his ass with a sprained wrist? If not, the Heat probably lose this one.
Clippers at Lakers: Well, I'm sure this meeting of two rivals will provide us with an epic battle... yeah, I'm sorry, I couldn't even say that with a straight face.
Nationally Televised Saturday Games: Suns at Bobcats: You know what? Just go up and re-read what I said about the Suns-Hawks game on Friday night. Or ask AnacondaHL. He'll tell you all about it.
All The Other Saturday Games: Hornets at Pacers: That was awfully nice of the Association to let the Hornets play back-to-back road games against relatively crappy teams!
Kings at Bullets: Back-to-back road games for the Kings leading to potential sloppy play, and any sort of game for the Bullets? I'll pass, thanks.
Knicks at Pistons: What do you get when two teams known for throwing up lots of bricks combine forces in a down-on-its-luck city? Charity! They'll put up enough bricks to build affordable housing for laid off auto workers.
Heat at Thunder: Fun fact: this year Jermaine O'Neal is getting paid more than 50% of what the total Thunder roster will make.
Spurs at Grizzlies: You all should know by now that I don't like back to back road games for the Spurs. They're talented, but they're also chronologically challenged. And I don't see DeJuan Blair having another 20/20 game this time around.
Bucks at Jazz Bipolar Girlfriend: Honestly? Just flip a coin. That's a better method of picking this game than asking me to analyze it for you.
Crabs at Clippers: There are two reasons why this game could end up closer than it should be: 1) The Crabs just won't get up for this game, or 2) The Crabs' bench will see significant playing time, and that will be uglier than the fat girl that tried to fight Snooki.
Nationally Televised Sunday Games: Jazz Bipolar Girlfriend at Nuggets: In case you haven't been there before, you must go check out this blog. That is all.
All The Other Sunday Games: Mavericks at Raptors: Can the Mavs remember how to play defense by this game? Stay tuned.