Kobe going Flavor Flav with that extra big gold medal. Now that’s American.
San Antonio Spurs v. Los Angeles Clippers
- SAS in 6
Los Angeles Lakers v. Oklahoma City Thunders
- OKC in 6
Philadelphia 76ers v. Boston Celtics
- BOS in 5 (Game 1 - Celtics)
Indiana Pacers v. Miami Heat
- MIA in 5 (Game 1 - Heat)
Did your team get eliminated?Who you rooting for?Will MWP strike again?Will Rondo make another Triple Double?
Discuss. Complain. Argue. Go.
Follow @GotEm_Coach, just in time for the NBA Playoffs…
2012 NBA Playoffs is now in session!
Spurs v. Jazz
Spurs in 5
Clippers v. Grizzles
Grizzles in 6
Lakers v. Nuggets
Lakers in 5
Thunder v. Mavericks
Thunder in 6 (Stfu fan boys, this is gonna be a good series and won’t be a sweep.)
Bulls v. 76ers
Bulls in 5
Celtics v. Hawks
Celtics in 6
Pacers v. Magic
Pacers in 5
Miami v. Knicks
Miami in 4 (Not trying to be mean whatsoever.)
What are your predictions? Bets? Complaints?
Looked unintentional to me…
Bang, bang, Laker Gang.
YOUNG KOBE PHOTO SHOOT
BANNED BROTHERS by KevRoche
Multiple NBA insiders believe the Chris Paul, 3-team trade between the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets was vetoed by NBA Commissioner David Stern because it was widely known the Lakers had follow-up trades for Dwight Howard, and a replacement power forward, in place and ready to execute.
Basically, “The Neil Plan,” as laid out on this site on June 23rd, was happening.
In the most dastardly move ever pulled off by a standing sports commissioner, David Stern turned the Lakers future into a group of….BANNED BROTHERS.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME: MAGIC JOHNSON
There will never, ever, ever be another Magic Johnson. Ever. Never. I mean, watch these highlights. Never ever, ever , ever. And the lack of Magic Johnsons has little to do with the fact that we’ll never see a man of his talents and skill sets, and far more to do with the fact that this style of basketball is dead. It’s been murdered.
I mean, this video almost barely registers as basketball. I hardly recognize it. It’s like watching some other sport. This game is gone. We haven’t seen it in 20+ years, and I doubt we ever see it again. I mean, nobody plays like this. Nobody. Name me one guy that plays basketball like this since Magic retired.
And look at the crowds. Even the crowds look different. They all look like they’ve been eating drugs for hours. They’re ecstatic. The games sound different. The fans are literally oohing and aahing. The announcers are laughing. Reminds me of those old VHS tapes the NBA used to sell. Every shot of the fans would show them standing, slack-jawed, completely incredulous. Now, when a telecast shows the crowd, it’s Beyonce lazily posting something on her facebook, using a touch screen smart phone. (Does Beyonce have a facebook? I’m sure she does. Maybe it’s under a pen name like Rita Baxter? Check it out and report back.)
Am I alone here? Alone, ranting like the homeless lunatic I passed on my way to work, who was shouting at his wet breakfast sandwich of Italian roll stuffed with newspaper?
When I was a kid, point guards who were out ahead of the fast break would actually slow down, let a someone catch up, then pass the ball backwards so a teammate could score. That wasn’t an oddity either. It was the norm. It happened in every game. When was that destroyed, and who is the destroyer? Was it you, Allen Iverson? Did you do it, Triangle Offense? I actually blame Michael Jordan, who was so good, everyone on the court held him up as the benchmark, then aspired to dominate games like he did.
Chalk this up as another reason why basketball, as a sport, is in horrible shape today. Call me the old man barking at kids for walking on the lawn. I don’t care. My lawn’s nice, and I like to keep it that way. So buzz off. You’re just pissed because your lawn sucks.
Congratulations to Kobe Bryant for being voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his graduating class at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. With 5 NBA titles, 1 league MVP award, 2 Finals MVP awards, 13 All-Star appearances, 9 All-NBA First Team selections, 27,686 points, and $196,190,615 in career earnings (not counting endorsements), Kobe certainly made good on the bold prediction.
However, if you would, let us look at the true superstar of LMHS Class of ‘96 - Antje Herlyn. With Google, a little investigation, and a lot of free time, I found out Antje is now Dr. Herlyn.
After Lower Merion, Herlyn was accepted to Ivy League powerhouse, Dartmouth University, where she graduated with a degree in dolphins (Made up her major. Everything else is real, but I just couldn’t find her major anywhere. Ladies like dolphins though, right?). While at Dartmouth, Herlyn met classmate Sebastian Marc Barreveld, who she would marry in 2007. Barreveld was a doctoral candidate in 17th-century Dutch cultural History at Stanford University, where he also received a master’s degree in early modern European history.
After college, Herlyn got her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, before doctoring things at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Herlyn is now a well-regarded anesthesiologist, and upstanding citizen.
Sure, on the surface, you could make the case Kobe has been more “successful,” what with his worldwide fame and budding global brand, but I submit that is not the case. For your consideration: Los Angeles Laker, Kobe Bryant will retire within the next 5-25 years, while Dr. Antje Herlyn and her husband will be rolling in that Dutch cultural History-money until they’re at least 65. Take that.
Talk about research skills.
“I’m like the Pythagorean theorem. Not too many people know the answer to my game. There is no answer to the Pythagorean theorem. Well, there is an answer, but by the time you figure it out, I got 40 points, 10 rebounds, and then we’re planning for the parade.” - Shaquille O’Neal