Hey everyone, it's Lacktion Chris stepping in for the usuals for this middling Monday of basketball activity. (Or, considering there are only three games, is that lacktivity I sense?!)
First off are some goofy photos (all courtesy of Dan B.)...
Worst of the Weekend in Pictures: WOO! Pacers basketball!!!
"Didn't you just get in trouble with the law or something?"
"For the last time, man, I'm not Gary Coleman!"
The Birdman without 8 pounds of hair product... Yeah, still weird
A tribute to failure and shame
Bawful Trade of the Day:
And now, my choice for TRADE OF THE DAY. It manages to not only bring three null-star heroes together, but there's also a seafood shipment to Fulton County, Georgia!Courtesy of Matt:http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=yf8kbc6I figure the Hawks wouldn't be able to pass up moving a known SWAC in crawford to get the lacktion jackson twins even if it means they have to part with zaza "superstar" pachulia.
Oh yeah. And that Lebron guy added as a throw-in is pretty decent too.
Now on to the game previews...
Nationally Televised Games:Hornets-Magic
: Fresh off of quashing the frail and aged Celtics, Puma Man and the alchemists look to come up with a formula to extinguish the buzzers - and considering that CP3 is still in the medical hive, let's just say that Stan Van Gundy won't need to conjure up the recipe for "Extra Strength Raid."Spurs-Lakers:
Last time these two teams met, San Antonio shockingly held
50% healthy Mamba
and their brethren to only 85 points - but that was at AT&T Center back in Texas, where bottles of oxygen and Life-Call devices
were in easy supply, and not on Figueroa Street, where tonight's game will be held.
All The Other Games:
Mavs-Warriors: In the first two rounds of the continuing Nellieball Dispute, no team has attempted to prevent the other from scoring 101 or more points. Expect more of the same in East Oakland, where firepower will once again be emphasized over anything even resembling backcourt protection. Will Nowitski and company guarantee a contract extension for Monta Ellis!?!?
Labels: Bawful After Dark, Bawful Trade of the Day, Zaza Pachulia