Grizzlies Timberwolves Basketball
I know it's only Darko, but still, you really should wait until after the play to high five your teammates

Scott Carefoot posted a fantastic new stat over at The Basketball Jones: the Triple-Zero (or as he also called it on Twitter, the "Trip-Zip"). It's pretty simple: 0 points, 0 rebounds, and 0 assists, with the catch being that it must happen in a minimum of 20 minutes of playing time. This feat has occurred only 31 times since 1986, and unsurprisingly, members of the Miami Heat not named LeBron, D-Wade, or Chris Bosh are masters of this. Joel Anthony had two in the month of January alone. I'm impressed, or disgusted. Not sure which.

Worst of the Night in Pictures:

Pacers Cavaliers Basketball
This guy beat the Cadavers. Any more questions about how bawful they are this year?


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Any stray passes or loose balls would just bounce harmlessly off Justin Bieber's hair. Unfortunately.


Trail Blazers Nuggets Basketball
Birdman swoops down and hovers over his prey


Trail Blazers Nuggets Basketball
Another Portland injury??? Nooooooooooooooo


Bucks Suns Basketball
Hand in the face? Done and done!


Nationally Televised Games:
Heat at Magic, TNT, 8pm: LeBron's still upset with the Magic for questioning his competitiveness after last year's playoffs. I look forward to seeing LeBron put up 38 jump shots tonight in response.

Spurs at Lakers, TNT, 10:30pm: The Rodeo Road Trip rolls on with a visit to the Staples Center. Could be an interesting game...

All The Other Games:
Bucks at Warriors, 10:30pm: Pro tip: When Corey Maggette is your best healthy player, you are not likely to win many games. Milwaukee fans, you would be better off watching this movie instead, whatever it is.


Greatest action movie ever, or greatest anything ever?

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41 Comments:
Blogger stephanie g said...
This whole time you guys haven't been using the proper Raptors fail vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-Zph323Dos

This is the full one and includes the halpless schlep sliding down the staircase on roller blades then reaching for the sky with his feet. Then he gets up, staggers onto the court, and faceplants.

Blogger Amandus said...
Hey I saw this over on ESPN today... John Hollinger jacked your Cadavers name!

"But it's another loss nonetheless, and the Cadavers are now one defeat away from a league-record-tying 23rd consecutive defeat."

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/insider/columns/story?columnist=hollinger_john&page=PERDiem-110203

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Shankar, a visionary of extreme proportions. Hats off to you good sir.

Anonymous Reignman said...
Duncan and Ginobili, to the all-star game (as per Woj's twitter)



"Y! Sources: Western Conference All-Star reserves: T. Duncan, P. Gasol, R. Westbrook, B. Griffin, M. Ginobili, D. Nowitzki, and D. Williams."

"Phoenix's Steve Nash is a strong favorite to replace the injured Yao Ming on the Western Conference roster, sources told Y! Sports "

Nice (Pop must be pretty pissed though, lol)

Anonymous DKH said...
Amandus, please refer to the following article by Joe Posnanski:

http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2011/02/losing-as-destiny.html

The Cadavers nickname has been around for a while. It's just being reappropriated to the present.

Anonymous Angry Canuck said...
Yeah, coaches, Rupaul is an all-star reserve. Sure. Who paid you off? The big dino himself?

Anonymous EuroGuy said...
Proposition for the All Star event:

Fake Tough Guy of the Year contest.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
All-Stars announced. Mostly ok bu...


Tim Duncan is a great but there were 4 PF snubs who were significantly better than him this year. Screw "lifetime achievement"

Blogger Jason D said...
My ears must be deceiving me, because I just heard Chris Bosh, on national television, say that he, Wade and LeBron made "sacrifices" to be on the same team.

WHAT?! How huge does your ego have to be?!

Blogger Jason D said...
Kazam92,

You're gonna complain about Duncan being selected when Bosh made the team?

Anonymous Bryan said...
Agreed Kazam. I also thought Josh Smith is probably a more deserving pick than Joe Johnson or Ray Allen. East was pretty weak this year.

Anonymous Reignman said...
I wouldn't have picked TD but it's not like it's an outrage. He's by far the best big man in the best team in the league. His numbers are down due to age and his minutes going down but I'd still pick him over Love, who has great numbers on a horrible team, and is the worst defender among "star" big men.
I'd have picked Aldridge, with no Roy, no Oden, and most recently, no Camby, he has carried the Blazers to a decent enough record. Plus, he's been this good for a long time.

BTW, Bron is beasting right now. Magic seriously miss Pietrus and Gortat right now

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The Geico caveman is sitting courtside at the Miami/Orlando game.

http://nbaoffseason.com/post/3096372925/am-i-seeing-this

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Greatest thing EVER. No question.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Jason D, East was weak as hell. Who else would you pick at PF?


On the West you have, David West, Zach Randolph, Lamarcus Aldridge, and of course Kevin Love.


And by sacrificing he meant shot attempts and offense. Don't force something out of nothing

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Thank you, Dwight Howard, for missing ten free throws in a four point loss.

I fucking hate watching him play. I shouldn't, but that one gaping hole in his game is bizarrely frustrating for me.

Anonymous mg2003 said...
Holly crap. That awesomest video ever, I was on a Singapore Airlines flight on Monday morning, waiting in line for a pee, and watched that scene over some Indian guy's shoulder.

Blogger Dan B. said...
And by sacrificing he meant shot attempts and offense. Don't force something out of nothing

Well, that and the opportunity for people to go "well, look at the guys he is playing with, you can't expect them to win a title!!" Putting up points on a crappy team is a sweet gig -- good money and no pressure. Once Bosh left Toronto for Miami, suddenly he not only gets fewer possessions, but he also has actual expectations for him and his team to, you know, be a decent basketball team.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Dan B. Well, yeah. I'm a fan of Bosh for his heady play and the fact that he is our entire halfcourt offense essentially but I am leery of how he'll play in the playoffs.


Near epic chokejob aside, That LeBron fella....heheh. Welcome to the Miami 50 point club. Glen Rice, Zo Mourning, Wade, and.....well no one else.

Blogger Jason D said...
Kazam,

I just don't feel like Bosh is playing like an all-star. I agree the East is weak this year, and that's probably why he did get picked. I've though Boozer and Josh Smith had been playing pretty well, but it's really a fair pick to take any of them.

I dunno, I'm just upset that Odom wasn't picked. He's been the most consistent Laker this season. I'd rather he be in the game than Gasol, but that's a different story.

Blogger Jason D said...
Kazam,

Forgot to mention this before, but regarding Bosh's comments; come on man. Even Kerr and Albert were laughing at that comment. If he had said, he has had to adjust his game, or take on a different role than fair enough, I'll take it. But for him to say that he's had to 'sacrifice'? Come on, I didn't realise signing a $100 million contract to play on a contender was a 'sacrifie'. Delusions of grandeur galore.

Blogger Ragib said...
Come on Dan, we don't have to be hypercritical all the time. CB is actually doing much good for the Heat. I think another sacrifice he may have meant was about $10 million dollars so that the Heat could fit some more decent role players under the cap. I know it doesn't sound like much compared to his whole contract overall, but $10 million is no small amount.

Also, Reggie Miller: "Double penetration now with Kobe Bryant. You can get Pau Gasol at the front of the rim to finish. You just want Pau to be looking at the rim and being agressive. " lol

Blogger Rich Muhlach said...
Not sure if this is already known at Basketbawful, but TBJ has a new stat called the Triple Zero (when a player logs no points, rebounds, assists in at least 20 mins) which has been achieved 4 times by the Miami Heat this season...

Surely this would have come up on Chris' lacktion reports also...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey, that 2002 raptors team rallied and made the playoffs WITOUT Vince (vagina) Carter, and were down 0-2 to detroit in the playoffs before losing in 5... so um...not a complete fail?

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Jason, I too wanted Odom to make it. That makes it 5 PF's more worthy than Duncan. I am a huge Odom fan for his one season stint in Miami. I always root for the guy



Look Bosh, the average viewer sees a flailing skinny guy who shoots too many jumpers, but trust me when I say he IS the halfcourt offense. He is one of the most cerebral players I've seen. His footwork is phenomenal and he's been efficient. His pick and roll D has been great as well, which is surprising because Bosh is not known for D. Josh Smith is a somewhat of a snub but Atlanta should not have 3 all-stars. Boozer hurt himself with missed time

And Lets not harp on his rebounding. He played with Bargnani last year and now he has LeBron (7 RPG) Wade (6 RPG), Ilgauskus (when he's not dead he'll get a lot) and Mike Miller (who has been on an absolute rebounding binge.) 8 rebounds is about right for him. I think in the East he's easily an all-star. I am biased as hell though

As for his "sacrifice" look he's an athlete. He needed to word that better, but then again, everything anyone on the team says needs to be worded better. He was speaking in the flow of the offense moreso than money. Athletes don't talk about their money and with the overinflation this summer, Bosh would have gotten 100 Mil on another team anyways. I agree he's not a 100 Mil player but thats another story

Blogger chris said...
L O L

Great finale in Los Angeles. Great finale.

I literally got back from errands and turned the TV on for the last 4.6 seconds.

And what a 4.6 second viewing experience that was.

:D

Blogger chris said...
Rich: I saw Dan B. tweet it earlier today and I will definitely be keeping track of the (rare) instances it happens. :D

Blogger Wild Yams said...
The Lakers gave up 3 offensive rebounds on San Antonio's last possession, and given 4 shots at it the Spurs finally hit one to win. Pathetic defense and rebounding by LA.

Blogger chris said...
but that one gaping hole in his game is bizarrely frustrating for me.

I find it very telling that AFTER what is IMO one of the least highlighted massive chokejobs in sports history (Pumaman's missed free throws in the 2009 finals that served as the turning point of the series)...

...he STILL hasn't completely worked on that.

Shaq's free throw issues were more a matter of not enough reps (and not choosing to practice), but Hack-a-Shaq didn't quite work during his prime because he would get hot as soon as he got targeted with fouls.

And Shaq wasn't Nick Anderson, unlike Carter and Howard.

Blogger chris said...
Steve Blake getting absolutely pwn3d at the arc as Parker attacked the rim: hilarious.

Blogger chris said...
Stephanie G: When I've had to insert Raptor Mascot Loses Control in posts, I use the full 38 seconds of ingloriousness. I mean, not just falling down on the floor, but Staircase Fail just makes it that much sweeter, doesn't it?

Anonymous diana said...
While showing replay of Wade rolling on the floor..
"Wade is starting to develop Vince Carter disease."-Charles Barkley

Anonymous Karc said...
When you let 37-year-old Antonio McDyess win the game on a buzzer-beater layup, you are officially done as a contender. Adios Los Lakers.

Blogger Jason D said...
Kazam,

I can only judge by what I've seen, and I've only seen a few Miami games this season. I don't want to start arguing with a Miami fan about Bosh's production, because that's an arguement I'm going to lose. I think Bosh's rebounding numbers are about what you'd expect on a team with Bron and Wade, so no complaints from me there. Don't take my words about his selection as hate towards the Heat either. The only people I don't like on the Miami team are LeBron and Eddie House.

I can definitely relate how nice it is to have a low-post player that doesn't need to dribble the ball for 20 seconds and then attempt a wildly bad shot as well.

We're both fans of teams that are hated on big time on this site, so there's always a few extra jabs thrown in there. (I personally think the douchiest team in the league are the Celtics, but that's a Lakers fan's perspective lol).

As for Odom, I really hope Stern chooses him as the replacement for Yao. I'd love to see him be recognised for what is easily his best season professionally. Although, I just don't think it will be him. I think chances are Aldridge will be selected, or Nash, which are both fair selections in my mind. But I'd just like Odom to get in this one time because Aldrige has plenty of years ahead of him, and Nash has been there countless times. I can't remember the last time the Lakers had more than two All-Stars on the team. I think it'd only be fitting that it'd happen again in L.A.

Oh yea, one more thing, awesome final posession defence by the Lakers. 3 offensive rebounds in 22 seconds, with Odom and Gasol on the floor. Wow, the Spurs just wanted it more. I'm definitely hoping a trade is on the way, because this team just has no desire to compete anymore.

Am I crazy for hoping the Lakers can pry away OJ Mayo for nothing (i.e Steve Blake & Sasha's exception)?

Anonymous Barry said...
Allen is deserving, Johnson is dubious and Josh Smith is touted as "inconsistent" by some (I wouldn't know).

Steve Blake seems clueless whenever I see him play for the Lakers, is he struggling with the Triangle or what? Could be selective viewing on my part.

Anonymous Angry Canuck said...
Kazam92, Bosh may be cerebral and skilled and a better rebounder than people think and all, but he's got tiny little shriveled nuts, and you'll find out come playoff time.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Angry non-existant Memphis fan said... "Lakers Fan, Gasol may be cerebral and skilled and a better rebounder than people think and all, but he's got tiny little shriveled nuts, and you'll find out come playoff time."

Blogger chris said...
AnacondaHL: I don't care if Gasol's ceiling actually had turned out to be that of Oliver Miller's, because the fact the Lakers got ANY value for Kwame Brown makes it one of the most lopsided deals in the HISTORY of basketball.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Well naturally the Raptor fan is telling me this. I'm leery but not expecting Jermaine O'Neal 09-10 chokejob


His numbers in the playoffs were good the few times he got there. He had shit to work with. Sorry

Anonymous Angry Canuck said...
you're a true fan...good on ya. I miss that feeling.

Anonymous Wira said...
Complementary to the Bollywood action scene you posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPn6vN6hj8w

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