Woah, take it down a notch, Andre!

The playoffs have resulted in us asking many questions. However, one question stands above the rest:

What the hell is going on with the plaid epidemic sweeping the NBA?

Worst of the Night in Pictures:

Basketbawful reader Adrian submitted the following gem:

Larry Hughes' facial expression is golden, but it's secondary to the unintentional humour in the provided photo caption.

Forward Vince Carter #15 of the Orlando Magic drives in the lane while Tyson Chandler #6 (L) of the Charlotte Bobcats defends him and Bobcats forward Larry Hughes (R) looks on during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 24, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Isn't that all Big-Shot Larry is good for these days anyway?
Not true. Big Shot Larry is also good at being the butt of many jokes!

"I'm not sure about this deodorant. What do you think?"

I had no idea you could cram so much wasted talent and so much bawful into one photo

All The Games:
Heat at Celtics - NBA TV, 7:00pm
Celtics lead series 3-1

How much longer can Dwyane Wade single-handedly will his team through the playoffs? What more can Jermaine "The Drain" O'Neal do to murder his team? (Is someone watching kazam92 to make sure he doesn't snap and go on a rampage?)

Bulls at Crabs - TNT, 8:00pm
Crabs lead series 3-1

Kudos to the Bulls for not getting swept. They've shown some heart in this series. But I don't think it will matter much in the long run. And the long run might just end tonight.

Spurs at Mavericks - NBA TV, 9:30pm
Spurs lead series 3-1

I will not lie and tell you I foresaw George Hill being a serious force in this series. I will, however, enjoy every minute of it. You know, except for the "not being able to see this game without driving to a sports bar" part.

Thunder at Lakers - TNT, 10:30pm
Series tied 2-2

The Thunder are a good team, but they're young and about to play a road game with serious potential for a barrage of superstar calls to smack them down. I am very interested to see how they handle it. Not interested enough to stay up until almost 1am, but you can bet I'll watch some of the game.

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Blogger Ash said...
That last comment about the late game got me thinking. If you are a true basketball fan, you'll move to the west coast. It's only logical.

Blogger Dan B. said...
Ash -- Ah, but it's a Catch 22. If you do that, the early games often come on before you can get home from work if you work a normal 9-to-5 kind of shift. The real solution? Work a goofy shift that lets you sleep in a little and get home just in time for the 7pm games on weekdays. Or just be unemployed but somehow rich.

Blogger Dooj said...
@Dan B

Yeah like writing a sports blog for a living! Oh wait...

Anonymous Czernobog said...
@ Dan B: Or just get a contract with someone like the Clippers.

CAPTCHA: bedepho - almost a rimshot.

Blogger Dooj said...
Just found this over at cavs: the blog. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjXQCT47EAc&feature=player_embedded

Didn't realize that Lebron needs to make a ballboy work for his paycheck.

Blogger Will said...
Dan B and Ash- you guys are just like ESPN. Completely ignoring the middle of the country. What about the Central or Mountain Time Zones? That way the early games are on in the late afternoon and the late ones end before it gets too late.

WV: balli- Where Hedo is taking his lengthy vacation

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I wonder if there are two fouls yet on Thabo (approx 4 hours before the game)?

Might as well just call them now so Brooks can prepare.

I think it is safe to assume that all of Collison's attempts to draw a charge will be ruled a foul too. Might as well staple the poor guy to the bench.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...

Blogger Ash said...
Will: There's a reason we ignore the fact that Central and Mountain time zones don't exist. They basically don't exist!!

Blogger Dan B. said...
Will -- Yeah, but the middle of the country sucks, so it's not worth discussing.

AnacondaHL -- I love that video so hard.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Please rank The Drain's failure as a human being paid to play basketball on a scale of 1-10. He shot 30% today and that was nearly DOUBLE his shooting percentage this series. Let that sink in

Anonymous kazam92 said...
oh and I just got the comment about my rampage. It will only happen if D-wade leaves.

Anonymous Greg said...
It's pretty sad when shooting 3-10 actually RAISES your field goal percentage. What's even sadder is that The Drain is Miami's second best player. Think about that for a second...

Blogger Trevor said...
Apparently the injury to LeBron was so bad that the Bulls won the series:
If they correct it, I can email a screen capture.

Blogger Ash said...
Oh, man.

On ESPN's Top Performer's for the OKC-LAL game, they had Ibaka as the top performer. And an EPIC picture to go with it.



Blogger Barry said...

I don't know what to say really.

Good snapshots... Interesting.

Anonymous Geert said...
I guess this means Ibaka goes to the Knicks this summer.