I was checking out Game 4 of the Cleveland/Boston series where both teams were desperately trying to lose the game in the fourth quarter by launching horrible low-percentage ‘hero’ shots in an attempt to chug the scoreboard along. Nothing was going in until Lebron finally hit a three after missing his previous 38. A few moments later Boobie Gibson (the worst nickname in the NBA) buried one too and that’s all it took to send the series back to Boston. In the process we also saw Lebron posterize KG. Even though I hate Lebron’s guts it made me feel good because I think KG is an overrated dick who thinks he’s better than he actually is. So far the Jazz, Hawks, Spurs and Cavs have all erased 0-2 deficits by winning their two home games, if only the Raptors had done that maybe we’d still be playing.
Imagine my shock when the Knicks sweeped up Mike D’Antoni in hopes of ailing their overpriced slow-footed roster, I think Peter Vescey’s piece the following day summed up everybody’s feelings – that is everybody who believes that adding an expensive coach to an undisciplined and expensive roster can’t possibly work. We’ll finally get to see whether Phoenix’s success was because of D’Antoni or Nash/Stoudamire running the pick ‘n roll to near perfection. One thing is for sure, he’s blaming the lack of defense in Phoenix entirely on the players. I don’t like this guy one bit, I’d actually have Mitchell over him because he at least brings out some defense out of his players, D’Antoni delegates it to the players entirely. Sure, we would probably up our scoring but does it really matter since our chances of success in the playoffs would be exactly the same? And remember Colangelo stating that Mitchell was here to stay? Brian Hanley of the Chicago Sun Times is calling bullshit on that because apparently Colangelo tried to contact D’Antoni.
Now I don’t know if Doug Smith has any sources when he says the Raptors are interested in Boki Nachbar but he does satisfy the main criteria for Raptors recruitment – European. I’d say no thanks to Nachbar because he’s not what this team needs, for the 584th time BC we need a rebounder and a scorer, not another 3-pt shooter that’s allergic to the paint. Anyway, it’s probably just something Doug dreamed up while scratching his ass on a Tuesday morning.
I’m still recovering from the trip so forgive me if I’m posting links that are few days old but if you haven’t seen the Charles Barkley is a Dumbass clip, its comedy at its finest.
- Crosshair: Andrea Bargnani
- Moon wins a ribbon and Gherardini’s name pops up