I'm not so sure Shaq could do that these days. The tube might burst. (Via Andy Gray's SI Vault)
Alright, last post from me before my trip. I'm not going to mail this one in quite as bad as Shawn Marion does 99% of his games, but I'm not exactly at the peak of motivation either.
Also, last night's game photo selection is pretty turrible. Nothing all that funny. It happens. Hopefully we'll have some good ones when I get back next week.
Worst of the Night in Pictures:
A very rare photo -- Darnell "Lacktion" Jackson spotted in his natural habitat
Chris Hunter -- Proud student of the Don Nelson School of _efense
It wasn't last night, but who can resist another picture of Shaq tubin'?
Nationally Televised Games: Raptors at Lakers: The Lakers will look to avoid four consecutive losses for the first time in three seasons. Fortunately for them, the Craptors face the following problems: Hedo Turkoglu (Questionable: Ankle); Defense (OUT: Nonexistent all season) As Chris reminds us, "Let's remember that Toronto is the team that let Mamba drop 81 on them a few years ago, and for all their scant Leastern Conference playoff aspirations, their defense still resembles this."
All The Other Games: 76ers at Pacers: Hey, a chance for Philly to win consecutive games for the first time in over a month! (AKA: your Basketbawful Game of the Night)
Clippers at Magic: Writers have transitioned from calling them the "surging Clippers" to the "struggling Clippers." So, yeah, that just reaffirms that they are who we thought they were, as always.
Rockets at WizardsGenerals Bullets: I just knew Daryl Morey was going to regret trading Carl Landry for Discount Store. It's nice to be right for once in a very rare while.
Heat at Bobcats: Do you remember the last time the Bobcats and Heat played each other in Charlotte? I'm sure Miami's players don't -- they all have gone through hypnotherapy and counseling to get rid of the memory of that 65 point offensive effort.
Jazz at Bulls: Joakim Noah's plantar fasciitis is just destroying his team. They have allowed 110 ppg and been outrebounded by over 7 rebounds each game since his injury. Oy. I would make a joke here, but I'm too busy cringing in pain.
Celtics at Bucks: When I looked at the Celtics stats and saw they had four consecutive wins, I was confused. It sure didn't feel that way. Then I looked at their schedule. Wins against Detroit, Charlotte, Philly, and Washington. Ah. Well, that explains things.
Kings at Frail Blazers: As a team, the Purple Paupers have shot a whopping 68.1% from the charity stripe in their last 11 games. In related news, they have only won four games when they shot under 72% from the free throw line. (Note to all ball players -- hit your free throws. They're free!)