Is that Lou Amundson, or just an extra from Michael Jackson's Thriller video?

Yes we missed a couple WOTN posts already. But we aren't mailing it in like we're tanking for a lottery pick. Life happens, especially this time of year. Bawful told me earlier today he was disappointed he didn't get a chance the past couple days to get any WOTN posts written. So don't worry, there's plenty of bad basketball to be made fun of this season, and we're planning on recapping as best as we can.

To make it up to you, here's some news: Michael Jordan's getting married! Again! Next time he's in Vegas, he's betting the Under on how many years it lasts.

Worst of the Night in Pictures:

Already a WTF picture, but once you see Tony Parker's reaction to this in the background, you can't stop staring at him.
(h/t Flunze)

"Justin, you know you look like a damn fool, right?"

Washington DC -- Sucking the will to live out of its players since... when was the last time they were competitive??

"Ugh! It smells like old people in here!"

The Warriors celebrate their win with a spirited round of patty cake

Nationally Televised Games:
Mavericks at Thunder, TNT, 8:00pm: The Mavs could become the first defending champs to start the season 0-and-3 since the 1969-1970 Celtics. I'm going to irrationally place absolutely all of the blame on Vince Carter and Lamar Odom. Is that cool with everyone? Okay, good.

As for the Thunder, all the talk today has been about the flare-up between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook during last night's game. KD tried to sweep things under the rug: "We're going to disagree sometimes, like I've always been saying. But I'm behind him 110 percent, and he's the same way with me. And you seen when we came on the floor we clicked and everything started to work from there." Uh, KD, Westbrook went 0-for-13 from the field in the game. I don't think "everything started to work..."

Knicks at Lakers, TNT, 10:30pm: The battle of the losers of the Chris Paul Sweepstakes!

All The Other Games:
Nyets at Magic, 7:00pm: I can hardly contain my excitement for the staggering battle of the big men in this game. Dwight Howard versus Johan Petro!!!

Spurs at Rockets, 8:00pm: Game #2 in Daryl Morey's Kevin McHale Coaching Experiment, and they're well rested while catching the Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back. This might be a legitimately interesting matchup. Then again, Kevin McHale coaching... I make no promises.

Nuggets at Trail Blazers, 10:00pm: ESPN's John Buccigross would like to remind us of this unexpected statistic: "Denver is 19-7 in the regular season since trading Carmelo Anthony, 3rd best record in the NBA (only Thunder and Bulls have been better)" I haven't seen very many Nuggets games since then (since I am in bed by 11pm Eastern, I don't catch many Western Conference team games unfortunately). However, that seems like a number that's due for a regression to the mean sometime soon, right?

Bulls at Kings, 10:00pm: Boogie Cousins has only one thing to say:

Haters gonna hate


Anonymous JJ said...
Thanks for the post, Dan!

Good stuff as usual. That WTF picture totally had me going WTF?!?!? Took me a while to figure out what was going on in the picture. In fact, I'm still not really sure. But, Tony Parker's face is definitely the pictorial definition of "WTF".

Blogger gregsgourmet said...
I thought that Bieber pic was just a really weird looking girl at first.

Blogger Fishy said...
Thanks Dan B.!

Blogger Dan B. said...
JJ -- You're welcome. And yes, there are no words other than WTF.

gregsgourmet -- That's how I react to every Justin Bieber pic. But he just keeps showing up in NBA game photos.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
it's a re-building year

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Justin Bieber to me is the perfect example of a "celebrity" that goes to basketball games not to actually watch basketball games but to be SEEN watching basketball games.

Spike Lee actually likes the Knicks. Jack Nicholson actually likes the Lakers. Justin Bieber probably doesn't even understand the rules of basketball and figures the whole thing is a huge bother and he can't wait for it to be time to go. Any time he goes to a basketball game it just feels like he's there to get his picture taken.

Blogger stephanie g said...
Denver won't regress.* They traded the overrated one dimensional Melo for a collection of decent to good players, resigned Nene and Afflalo, and all their head cases have been exiled to China.

* - Feel free to quote this once they regress.

Blogger Dan B. said...
stephanie g -- I didn't say they would regress all the way down to the bottom of the league or anything. They are an extremely deep team even without a superstar (which should be huge in this compressed schedule). But I also don't see them being the third best team in the NBA either.

Blogger Wormboy said...
Jason Kidd looks like a fat middle aged man.

This schedule is disgraceful, and the hoops are bawfuller than I've ever seen. This accelerated season is a monument to greed.

Blogger Wormboy said...
Oh, I almost forgot a Bieber commentary. On Christmas day during one of those Bieber ads, my wife excitedly said, "Oh, is that the girl from Pomplamoose?"

Game, set and match, Bieber.

Anonymous AdriĆ  said...
Things I would like to see this upcoming year:

- Evil Ted coaching the Washington Generals.

- Bismack Biyombo playing the Null-Star 2012.

- Ostertag's comeback.

- The Mavs meltdown. Oh wait, that's already going on.

- Udonis Haslem winning the Finals MVP (I can't ask for some team to steal the title from the Heat this year, it's less probable).

- Will & lordhenry in the Bawful comments section.

- Snoop Dogg playing PF for the Lakers.

That's all I can ask for right now :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Was anyone else heartbroken when Durant nailed that game winner?

Flat out though Odom needs to get his shit together. The reigning 6th man of the year playing this horribly is almost as bad as the reigning champs losing the first 3 games of the season.

Blogger DocZeus said...
Actually, the Biebs is apparently a huge basketball fan. Plays it too.

Don't ask me why I know this.

Blogger Wormboy said...
@DocZeus: credibility shot. Don't share stuff like that, dude. ;)

Giving Odom time until he learns a system of tight execution. I think the guy's a moron for marrying a Kardashian, but we've got to be fair--he's radically switched systems and had little training camp to learn it. Criticizing him for being in crappy shape is OK, though. No excuse for a professional. None. (I'm looking at you, Shaq, who'd have at least one more ring if you'd kept your fat burger-eating ass in shape)