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LEBRON JAMES IS WEAK

This is the second game in this series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics that Lebron James has had the ball in his hands at the end of regulation with a chance to win it. Game 2, with a MUCH smaller Rondo guarding him, Lebron took a fadeaway 20 foot jumper and bricked it.  Luckily, he had Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem to pick him up in overtime and pull of the win.  Today, with time winding down and the game tied, the Heat have Wade pass the ball to Lebron, who instead of trying to create something, dribbles out most of the clock then throws a WILD pass to Haslem who is forced to take a sideways fading 15 foot jumper.  What type of leader is this guy? I’ve never seen anyone be so afraid of having the ball in his hands in crunch time. I used to think that everyone was being hard on the so-called King but after watching these playoffs, I’m selling my stock.  As for Wade, how about jumping into that sorry Marquis Daniels and get three freebies at the charity stripe.  This Heat team might get past the Cs, only because they have homecourt BUT there is no way either one of these teams beat the winner of the West. Long live the King… NOT!!!

June 4, 2012 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , | Leave a comment

HEAT STRIKE FIRST

Before everyone gets excited, the Miami Heat were supposed to win this game. For all you Heat fans, I wouldn’t get too excited about this win ’cause the Boston Celtics are gonna come out gunning in Game 2.  I’m pretty sure Dwayne Wade isn’t going to drop 38 points again. And even if he does, it ain’t gonna be enough.  But they’re going need more than 3 points from Bibby and Ilgauskas COMBINED.  I don’t think they’re going to get 25 form James Jones again.  I’m happy for the journeyman, but the kid had a career night. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad the Cs got burned.  I’m cheering for the Heat to take the series. But I think the ref ejecting Paul Pierce in the 4th quarter was a little trigger happy. We all know Pierce is a bitch and let’s hope that this teaches him a lesson. Maybe he’ll shut his trap for a couple of games.  And for all you Celtics fans that think that the ejection decided the game, the Heat were up by 13 by then and there were only 7 minutes left in the game.  Pumped about game two.   This series is gonna be vicious.

May 2, 2011 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIAMI HEAT: COLOR ME UNIMPRESSED

As expected, the Miami Heat closed out the Philadelphia 76ers tonight, in 5 games.  I never thoguht they were going to sweep the series, but I’m shocked as to how close it each game seemed to be. How can a trio of Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Lebron James have so much difficulty with Andre Iguodola,  Jrue Holliday, and Thaddeus Young? I know what the problem with the Heat is… they have no flow.  If it’s not a fast break, they’re f-ed. They have no plays, no halfcourt offense.  I blame it on their coach,I blame i on the youth and inexperience of their coaching staff. Next up, the Boston Celtics. The only thing the Heat have working for them is homecourt advantage. But if there’s one team in the league that could take that in a minute, it’s the Cs.  Watch this series, watch the difference between veteran gamesmanship and youth machismo. Bet you the former prevails. Bet you the Cs get into the heads of the Heat.  It’s gonna be fun.  I’ll take the Celts in 6. I’m cheering for the Heat, but we know the power of the leprechaun.

April 28, 2011 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CELTS PUT AN END TO KNICKS MISERY

Thanks for coming New York. The Celtics completed a sweep of Knicks today, waxing them in the Garden.  I’m a little disappointed in the way the Knicks finished this series.  Sure, you can blame it on injuries, but after losing by a couple points both times in Boston in games 1 & 2, I thought (I don’t know why) that they would at least get one game at home.  Instead, the Knickerbockers just rolled over and played dead. Again, I understand the woes of Amare and Chauncy, but I gotta be honest with you, there are some players on the Knicks squad that shouldn’t be in the NBA, let alone starting.  I’m happy NY made it to the playoffs, but they’re still a long way from becoming competitors. I’m also gonna need a little more from Carmelo.  He seems to be always smiling (ala Dwight Howard). Lead your team for Pete’s sake.  I feel like this guy lacks that certain “umphh” that the Kobes and Chris Pauls and Dwayne Wades possess.  Heck, the Celtics Big 4 all have that swagger that says wreaks of “I’ma kill you!”  Anyway, still a successful season for the Knicks.  Next year, they’re gonna have to improve and move on to the second round, let alone win 1 playoff game. They’re gonna need to sign some players.  Can’t win with Ronny Turiaf in your starting lineup. By the way, get rid of this guy while your at it (Spike Lee).

April 25, 2011 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CELTICS OWN THE EAST

If there was any doubt who the best team in the Eastern Conference was, it was put to rest today.  The old-time Celtics handed the Miami Heat their 3rd head to head loss this season. If you told me that Paul Pierce would have 1 point and Ray Allen would shoot 5-14 and the Cs would win, I would’ve laughed you right out of TD Garden.  On top of that, no Shaq?  Well, let me tell you how they pulled it off…RAJON RONDO! Triple-double, instant energy, this kid doesn’t back down from anyone.  I still would like to see what he’d do on a team without a bunch of hall of famers but he’s should be in everyone’s top point guards in the league list.  How about Glen “Big Baby” Davis leading the Cs in scoring, off the bench, with 16? Disappointing game for the Heat… choke city from Lebron for going 1-2 from the line with 12 seconds left and the Heat down by 2. Can someone tell me what happened to Eddie House’s instant offense? I give credit for the Cs for doing what they do.  Right now, they’re my pick to win in it all in June.  I’m not jumping on the bandwagon, I’m just stating the facts.  By the way KG still keeping his thuglife image strong with a cheap-shot pick against Mike Miller.  What happened to the Big Ticket? Someone needs to put him on his ass. Kudos for D-Wade for sticking up for his teammates.

February 14, 2011 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIAMI HEAT: 81-1?

OK, maybe they’re not going to beat the Bulls singe-season win record. Maybe, they’re not even gonna have the best record in the league, but give these guys a break. Sure, the Celtics beat the Heat handily last night.  But hey, it’s the Celtics, and it’s in Boston, and the Lebron/Wade/Bosh combo haven’t played more than 3 minutes together, and….and…and… On a positive note, they waxed the Sixers tonight.  Nothing like a slumpbuster to get you back on track. Dwayne Wade dropped 30. Off night for Lebron.  I’m not sure how these guys are gonna gel but they have some time to do so.  They’re gonna win enough games to get in the playoffs on raw talent alone. Chris Bosh, well, he dropped 15 and grabbed about 7 boards.  I’m not sure that that’s an off night for him. I know he was averaging almost twice those numbers in Toronto but there’s only 1 ball in Miami and he’s 3rd option at best. It’s too early to tell if this is gonna be a success or a failure.  I still expect them to come out of the East.  Boston is just too old.

October 28, 2010 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

GO HOME BOSTON!!! SWEET 16 FOR LAKERS

All the Sullies in the world can now shut their mouths. All the angry Boson fans in LA can now leave. Dane Cook can jump off the bandwagon he was on for 2 weeks. Maria Menounos can go back to hosting the real world. What a game!!! Karma’s a bitch Celtics. Take your 80s chants of Beat LA, take your nasty chants of “ugly sister,” take your weak-ass chants of “no means no” and shove them up your ASSES!!! To quote the big Shaq Fu, tell me how my ass tastes. First of all, I gotta say, we lucked out. That game was Celtic-controlled for 3 quarters. I think they ran out of legs. Ray Allen, garbage. Paul Pierce, choke city. KG had a half decent game for a player his age. Rajon Rondo, as much as I dislike him, is the sickest point guard in the NBA. He needs to practice his outside J. Enough of the crap, let’s talk showtime. Poor game by Kobe Bryant, but he came through with a couple of clutch plays in the 4th. Legacy, shlegacy, he found a way to win with his 15 rebounds. Ron Artest, game MVP in my book. Played more minutes than anybody (46). His line, 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals. HUGE!!! I couldn’t be happier for a person winning the title. This guy deserves it more than anyone. Derek Fisher, clutch. Biggest shot of the game, tying it up with a 3 (from range) at 64. Great game by Gasol on paper. His double double was solid but he did shoot poorly (6-16). Probably the most consistent Laker this finals. Should’ve got the MVP though. Lakers FTs almost cost of this game. But now, we can chill. Relax in LA this summer and wait ’till the ring ceremony next season. I do have to reconsider my Kobe is better than Jordan stance though. I LOVE LA!!!

June 18, 2010 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RON ARTEST: THANK YOU

Watchin’ the game tonight with the homey #3, everything was going right for the Lakers.  Nothing went wrong (other than Bynum’s knee).  Just when I thought it couldn’t get better, it did.  #3 pointed out that after Ron Artest nailed a 3 pointer late in the game and a Celtics timeout was called, Ron Artest went over to the bench and approached Kobe.  Kobe put his hands up for a high five and Ron left him hanging, instead going for a hug.  We then quickly thought back to that buzzer-beater Ron hit against Phoenix and how all he wanted was some love.  Who ever thought that Ron Artest just wanted a hug? Luckily for me, I was reminded of that tonight. The NBA has been trying to figure out Ron Artest for years.  Forget about the brawl at the Palace in Auburn Hills, that’s not Ron.  Forget about the funky hairdye, that’s not Ron. Forget about the Chicago Bulls Ron, that’s not him either.  Ron Artest is RAW. Ron Artest is NO BUCKES.  Ron Artest IS an offensive weapon. Ron Artest is Queensbridge. Ron Artest is LOVE and RESPECT.  All of these acts, just a cry for love.  That’s all he wants.  Why do you think he’s playing for the Lakers?  Lamar Odom is his boy, a comfort zone for Ron.  Why would someone come and play for the Lakers after almost scrapping with Kobe last year? Respect.  I’ve even dogged on Ron a few times for his offensive disappearing acts.  I was frustrated, sorry.  Ron has been a primary option for the most part of his life and is now forced to run the triangle and be a possible 5th option on a team full of firepower.  His shot selection has gone from consistent to sporadic and untimely.  But today, make no mistake, that Ron’s 8 points  (including two 3s) in the first quarter played a big role in the Lakers’ victory tonight.  No more leaving Ron open.  No more “SHOOT IT” chants. There would be nothing more I would love to see than this guy get a championship ring, more than Kobe and Fish getting their 5th, more than Phil getting his 11th, more than Boston losing, more than the fans rioting in the streets of LA.  For someone who was suspended for 73 games for a reaction to some ugly behaving fans, someone who has been labeled a “cancer” and has been shipped from team to team, Artest has finally found a home in LA.  I’m loving all the naysayers who said that this was a bad pickup by the Lakers in the offseason.  If and when the Lakers complete the journey on Thursday, everyone, including NBA Commissioner David Stern is gonna have to swallow their egos and pride and congratulate this kid, coming a long way from the projects.  SAY IT “QUEENSBRIDGE PLAYA, QUEENSBRIDGE!!!”

June 16, 2010 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

RAJON RONDO: HOW’S YOUR FACE!!!

This just out, Rajon Rondo is trying out for the part of Glass Joe in the new Mike Tyson’s Punchout video game.  You remember when Rondo pushed Ron Artest in game 5 and everyone in Boston held their collective breaths in fear of Artest tearing up Rondo?  Well, Rondo was sent back to high school today after taking an “inadvertent” elbow to the chops from Ron Artest. Karma’s a bitch!  You’d think the guy was shot by a sniper in the Staple’s Restaurant, the way he went down.  Rondo’s act on the ground led to a Lakers’ fast break and a 3-point dagger by Sasha Vujacic, thanks for coming, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. All I’m saying is that for all the toughness and grit the Celtics have and are known for, they sure are a bunch of pussies. I’m gonna leave Kendrick Perkins out of this one, cause I too recently suffered a knee injury (torn ACL).  But Paul Pierce, KG, Ray Allen, and now Rondo, sneeze on these guys and down they go.  I thought Derek Fisher was the flop master but these guys take the cake. Getting back to the game, BLOW OUT CITY… This is exactly what the Lakers and their fans wanted, a win and a MESSAGE. We’ll talk more about that later on… ONE MORE GAME!!! BOS-TON SUCKS! BOS-TON SUCKS! BOS_TON SUCKS!!!

June 16, 2010 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

THEY’RE CALLED FREE FOR A REASON

Lakers lose again in Boston. Kobe Bryant shows up, rest of the team doesn’t.  Haven’t we all learned by now, that if Kobe Bryant drops over 30 pts, the Lakers lose? Even with the Lakers playing so poorly, they had a chance to steal this game.  with 45 seconds left, Lakers down 5, Ron Artest got fouled on a breakaway.  Rather than cutting the lead to 3 (1 possession), Artest, a 55% shooter from the line during playoffs, bricks ’em both.  Are you kidding me? How much worse did this guy get?  He hit two 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished the game with 7 points… What the f#@!!! Andrew Bynum plays 32 minutes and finishes the game with 6 points and 1 rebound? Are you serious? I hate to blame the refs but this was a poorly called game.  First foul on Lamar Odom in the first quarter was called a charge when it was clearly a blocking foul (and the bucket went in).  Instead of Lamar headed to the ft line with some confidence, you get a 5 points switch and most importantly a fragile Odom. Bad calls in the end clinched the game for the Celts.  I never thought home court included the refs as well. Someone tell Pau Gasol to go up with two hands and try to dunk the ball.  This one handed, soft-ass, European moves aren’t gonna cut it in the playoffs. Freakin guy got blocked twice on 1 shot by the same guy, Tony Allen, who is 6 inches shorter than him. Celtics on the one hand, balanced scoring.  Paul Pierce bringing his A-game today, killing anyone that was guarding him. Don’t have much to say about them.

There was one funny play in the first quarter when Artest fouled Garnett and sent him to the ground (looked like a flop to me).  Refs called a foul but then, Rondo stepped in and pushed Artest with one hand.  Everyone in Boston, fans and players both, cringed.  As good as Rondo is, and I give him credit, he needs to check himself.  Artest is a crazy MF.  He will knock your ass down.  There isn’t a player in the league that’s not afraid of him.  I think even Rondo realized what he did after the push. You better watch out kid… you only get 1 get out of jail free card.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment