"Maybe if I don't acknowledge him, he'll just give up and leave me alone..."
Maybe it has something to do with the draft lottery bringing the bawful teams out to play, but wow there are a lot of bottom-of-the-league teams in the news right now. Let's take a look at some of the stories:
The Nets have told Kiki Vandeweghe whatever-the-Russian-word-for-goodbye-is.
because I'm sure that will bring them out of the basement of the league...
The Clippers claim Blake Griffin is back to 100% and has been cleared for all basketball activities
. Well, good to see they'll finally get to take advantage of their #1 pick from last
year. You know, at least until the next catastrophic Clippery thing happens to them. It's only a matter of time.
The Knicks have found a way to pass the time while waiting for The Summer of LeBron to finish and decide their fate: getting busted for pot
.Worst of the Night in Pictures: Huh. I didn't know Sheed's relationship with the refs was that intimate. This might as well be our stock photo for Vag saying "Don't blame me.
Basketbawful warned y'all." as we saw in last night's game postAll The Games:Suns at Lakers
- TNT, 9:00pmLakers lead series 1-0Amar'''''e Stoudemire's mom got arrested on Saturday
for erratic driving, speeding, and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Amar'''e responded she shouldn't do anything different, and that the police just "got lucky" they caught her. But seriously, this is no laughing matter -- learn to freaking box people out and fight for rebounds
Also, as shared by Basketbawful reader Bryan, the most random, pointless rivalry
in the NBA has been identified!
Labels: Amare Stoudemire, Bawful After Dark, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns
Even my fiancee asked "why does he do that". I just said "Because he's a pussy".
I knew redheads had superpowers (only if been able to keep an NBA career being less than a transportable punchbag is considered a superpower)!
The stepfather of Boston Celtics guard Marquis Daniels was arrested and subdued with a stun gun during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Orlando Magic.
BTW, if the Suns start double teaming Kobe this game, we lose. Have faith that Dudley and Hill can handle him with Suns patented Just Enough Defense (TM). The refs tonight are favorable to the Suns.
"Bench Players who never see the light of the day in the playoffs but are the first to attempt to chest bump during a time out"
Can we think of a better name than that? Put Brian Scalabrine and Sasha Vujacic on this team. Who else needs to be added?
Although, it'd explain Sager's jacket.
Drake: It's late, but bravo.
As I'm unable to resist a snarky comment: How'd those Suns-friendly refs work out for you, Anaconda? ;)
Dudley fouled out and Hill was killing us on offense more than defense (freaking GUARD him, guys). They'll all play better in Phoenix though. Game 3 is super important for both teams.
However, bullet points #2-#6 on my list of things for the Suns to improve went unimproved. Dudley fouling out was because he had to cover for Amar'e's shitty D on Gasol.
The best way I can put it is that the suns are a massively obese toddler and the Lakers are a 6'4 fit adult. The lakers keep dangling a piece of candy just out of reach of the thick sausage like fingers of the fat toddler. Then they got bored, eat the candy and roar off in a jag while blaring "I love LA" as the obese monster of a baby looks confused.
The Lakers decided for three quarters to fool the suns into thinking they were close and then in the fourth play a bored game of volleyball for the win. They didn't even play that well.
The suns had some threes going, good pick and roll and Hill was stroking it from the mid range. Sure Amare still has the pharaohs curse of the unluckiest rebounder and his matador defense doesn't even have a cape. But offensively they seemed solid. The lakers stood around, watched the suns shoot, went back scored over their heads, once in a while making a stop to extend the lead. Halfway through I think the lakers even decided to make it challenging on themselves and stopped playing defense, hell I thought Kobe might blindfold to make the game a little more fair.
Suns played a B+/B game and the Lakers played a C/C- game and the result? Lakers win by double digits. Hope the Suns home cooking helps exorcise the spirit of Larry Hughes from Channing Frye. The officials consistently sucked on both sides but there again this is the playoffs so its whats expected.
Lakers keep playing to the level of their opponents, and if they keep on doing that then they're bound to get shanked by an inmate named celtics.
Tonight's game was the smallest margin of victory the Lakers have had over Phoenix in Staples Center in four games this season. Just FYI.
The numbers though tell us that LA kept the Suns under 50% FG Pct. Maybe it's because they're playing a high possession game?
Then again, they might have to step up the effort if it were the C's.
Is it me or does Amare seem like a black Fesenko everytime the LA bigs beat him to a step: Lost and unsure why he's there?
BTW, so I don't continue to come off like a shit, I'm not trying to imply that the Suns suck, just that they're exceptionally poorly matched against the Lakers due to LA's size. The amount of Laker dunks and layups in the fourth quarter alone tonight should illustrate this point, but I'm not trying to take anything away from what the Suns accomplished this year, especially against the Spurs.
Yeah. I got your point. I looked it up and normally a 47% FG shooting should be enough to win a playoff game. Dang, this WCF are just blowing the numbers off.
I'd like to nominate a WOTN for Channing Frye. 0-5 from the floor, 0-2 from downtown and all he managed in 9 minutes was a rebound, a turnover and 4 fouls. Wasn't this guy supposed to force LA's big men to spread away from the paint with his shooting?
Also, I love that Amar'''''e talks a bunch of shit about Odom and not only does he not back up his words with his play, but Odom actually has a, gasp, second straight good game. Maybe all LO needs is someone to insult him before every game and he can play like he should've been his entire career.
I was dissapointed to see Kobe jack up some needlessy difficult shots, but hey, it's gonna happen and at least he's able to hit some of them.
LA fans were chanting "We Want Boston!" near the end of the game. I say, bring it on Boston! Just need to win two more against Phoenix first.
(And no, the username is Russian but I don't actually speak the language.)
It's going to be a whole different ballgame for Pau and Lamar against the Celitics' bigs, Allen and Pierce can easily do what Hill and Richardson did, Scal can do what Frye did, and Rondo will cause Fisher and Farmar more problems then Nash did last night. It'll be a whole 'nother Opera against the Celts.
This is kind of like saying "I was disappointed to see Lindsey Lohan out partying again, she used to be such a nice young lady".
Yeah that horse has left the barn. It's frigging KOBE. Taking needlessly difficult shots is, in part, what defines him as a player, and why people like me loathe him with such a passion. Give me Tim Duncan over that egomaniacal twit any day.
I told a colleague of mine (who is from Cleveland, poor bastard) after Boston's first win against the Can'toliers that it wouldn't last. I told him they'd all gas out and the Cavaliers would just run them into the ground.
Now that they've gone this far, they'll be fine. In conversation with Bawful, he reminded me that KG, while injured, is plenty rested coming into this game. Ray-ray usually stands around for jumpers, so he had energy, and Rasheed Wallace was due for a statistical anomaly.
So, now I do have faith that the C's are real contenders. I think they'll close out Orlando in 5, and give the Lakers (god that hurts to say) real problems. I think that series will go at least 6 games, with the winner going to the team that dominates the boards.
The same Tim Duncan that couldn't help his spurs beat the fucking suns. The suns which have fooled everyone that they can play defense but really don't. The suns can't beat the Lakers even though the Lakers look like they're bored out their minds. Duncan is a great great player but when you get swept by the suns when all your players are reasonably healthy then you're a shell of what you used to be
I'll live with Kobe taking some horrible shots as long as they win. To be fair though the suns just look terrified of the Lakers. It seems that they've done what they wanted to do this season which is to make it past the spurs. I don't think winning the WCF even occurred to them.