David Stern made his final pick announcement as NBA Commissioner just now, announcing a made-up player going to Golden State or something. The Brooklyn crowd did him right, giving him a Standing O and booing Adam Silver. Silver then brought out Hakeem Olajuwon, the first pick Stern ever announced, wearing the same suit he wore… Read more »
The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected Canadian Anthony Bennett from UNLV 1st overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, making him the first Canadian-born player to be selected first overall. Congrats to Bennett. Big day for Canadian Basketball.
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three