ESPN produces a lot of crap. Some awful things are shoved down our throats by this all encompassing sports giant, be it online content, radio, or TV. Not everything the WWL spits out is bad though. Simmons is good, Chad Ford’s draft stuff is awesome, and their fantasy stuff is the best I’ve seen by far. All of that pales in comparison to the holy grail of time wasters- ESPN.com’s NBA Trade Machine. The Denver Nuggets can’t possibly be so dumb as to assume they will turn out any better than the Raptors or Cavs if they do not trade [...]
Link to the Eastern Conference Preview- Here Western Conference 15. Minnesota- One Big Question: Will David Kahn stop being a joke? Answer: Nope. The guy is clearly in over his head as a GM and is the 1st call of any team trying to unload a bad contract. The Darko Milicic signing was indefensible, he somehow turned Al Jefferson into Kosta Koufos, oh and have I mentioned they don’t have their #1 pick in 2012? This team’s screwed. Entertainment Value: 4 of 10: Kevin Love’s awesome, rookie Wes Johnson will make some wow plays, and if Michael Beasley doesn’t drink [...]
An unnamed member of the Denver Nuggets has sent shockwaves through the NBA by suggesting the Lakers “bought” their Game 5 victory: In an accusation that goes straight to the heart of the sport’s integrity, one member of the Nuggets shook his head in disgust after the game, and could not believe how cheap it was for Los Angeles to buy a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. “The Lakers paid $50,000 to win that game. They got their money’s worth,” said a Denver player, not wanting to be identified for fear of retribution from the league. Was the [...]
I believe I predicted the other day that the series would go back to L.A. 2-2. And so it will. Even though Carmelo was puking his guts out before the game. It helped that J.R. Smith decided to show up. He was so MIA, I was afraid we’d have to send in Chuck Norris to find him.
41 for Kobe as the Lakers pull one out against the Nuggets in Denver. Guess Kobe wasn’t too distracted by all the stuff going on with his former housekeeper who is suing him and his wife Vanessa for “humiliating and harassing” her. The housekeeper alleges, among other things, that Vanessa once made her dig a blouse tag out of a bag full of dog poo. Isn’t that the kind of stuff housekeepers do? Kobe earns the money, Vanessa spends the money, the housekeepers deal with the feces. That be life.
The Lakers were lucky to win Game 1 at home, but their luck ran out in Game 2 and now the series shifts to Denver (love that SportsCenter-speak) tied 1-1. My humble prediction: the series will be 2-2 when it returns to L.A. Another humble prediction: Kobe Bryant will learn not to turn his back and let the dude inbound the ball off his spinal column. Another humble prediction: George Karl will hit a buffet and wind up accidentally eating his own fingers.
The Lakers needed late heroics from Kobe Bryant and Trevor Ariza to keep from losing Game 1 at home to the Nuggets. Imagine the poopstorm that would’ve ensued had L.A. gone down 1-0. It would’ve been like one of those brush fires that are always burning rich peoples’ houses out there, except the flames would’ve been poop, and Bill Plaschke would’ve been out there fanning the poop-flames.
Still don’t know how this series went to 7, the way the Lakers annihilated Houston in a couple of those games. Guess L.A. really is just an up-and-down team. They’d better stay up against Denver, who will not be allowing any 40-point blow-out turn-around games.