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RECOGNIZE Chris Paul

Chris PaulI believe in Chris Paul.  Apparently, Rajon Rondo doesn’t. After the Celtics beat the Hornets by 10 in Boston on Sunday, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo felt he needed to let Paul know what up. Words were exchanged but nothing ensued.  Let me just say this: Rajon Rondo can’t hold Chris Paul’s jockstrap (if that make sense).  What I’m trying to say is Rondo wishes he can become as good as Paul.  I turned into a huge Rondo believer after he tore it up in the playoffs last year.  But disrespect is not cool.  Rondo needs to realize the truth.  He has 3 hall of famers on his team in Garnett, Pierce and Allen.  Not only that, but throw in a Rasheed Wallace and they’ve already become the favorite to win the East.  Unfortunatley Paul’s supporting cast isn’t as good, Emeka and David West? Paul is averaging 26 pts and 7 assists, Rondo 6.5 and 12.  In 5 years, Paul is averaging 20 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds and 2/5 assists.  Rondo on the other hand, in 4 years, 10 points, 6 assists, under 2 steals and 4.4 rebounds.  I know Rondo is on his way to bigger and better things.  Hell, he just signed a 5 year $55 million extension with the Celtics. Although, he needs to show respect to the players that have earned theirs, and Chris Paul is that.  Heck, I don’t even think Rondo has a nickname yet.  CP3 or Chef Paul (I like the latter), might be the coolest in the league.  Back off Rondo, you don’t want to wake up a sleeping little giant. That’s the best point guard in the league…

November 3, 2009 Posted by | NFL FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Orleans Hornets Are For REAL

chris paul onthebuzzer.comThe “real deal” Hornets, sorry Evander.  Everybody, look at the makeup of this team.  See what a stud point guard can do to a team? Chris Paul, Chef Paul, Lord Paul, Ron Paul or whatever else is leading this team to perhaps the promised land (by promised land I mean playoffs).  On Saturday night they once again proved to the rest of the league how good they really are, beating the Phoenix Suns 101-98. Paul, a measly 21 points and 10 assists. On the year, 21.5 points, 9.6 assists, 2.7 steals and 4 boards a game. Not bad for his 3rd year in the league.  Hey Hawks, how’s that Marvin Lewis pick working for you?

December 16, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Paul: The Real Deal

Does this guy have a nickname? He has reached superstardom and clearly needs one.  How about God? Almighty? Chris “Almighty” Paul, has ring to it.  On Saturday night, this guy led his onthebuzzer.com chris paulNew Orlean Hornets to a 112-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in overtime.  Paul was 1 rebound shy of a triple-double, droppin’ 33 points, 12 assists and grabbing 9 boards. I wonder how this guy slipped to #4 in the draft. Let’s see, the Bucks took Bogut over him, smooth move.  The Hawks took Marvin Williams over him, need I say more?  The third pick went to the Jazz, who grabbed Deron Williams, arguably a good pick, but he ain’t no Chris Paul.  Paul is the best point guard in the league, I’ve set it before, and I’ll say it again. He’s what Jason Kidd was many, many moons ago, but better.  He also set the Atlanta Hawk franchise back 10 years.  The Hornets are standing tall at 12-6, with a record better than the Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Warriors and Nuggets, to say the least.  I’m not sure if they’re for real yet, but we’re almost 1/4 into the season and they’re still ticking, strong too.

December 2, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dr. Lakers and Mr. Bryant

onthebuzzer.com kobe bryantOn Friday night, the Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons 103-91 at Staples in LA. Kobe Bryant dropped 19 (yawn) and now the Lakers are 5-3. Now I donthebuzzer.com dr jekyll and mr hydeon’t know about you guys, but Detroit is supposed to pound the Lakers. I thought they were a good team. As for the Lakers, I love how Kobe is boys with everyone after he “shat” all over them in the offseason. Which Lakers are gonna show up for the next game is the question us LAians ask ourselves every day. The ones that beat the Rockets in Houston, or the one that lost to them at Staples? The ones that beat the Suns in Phoenix or that ones that lost to New Orleans in Staples? Consistency, that’s the mark of a champion and one thing that the Lakers lack. This team they have on the floor will NO WAY win a championship, or frankly even get to the finals without some serious help, and that’s a fact. So enjoy the win Lakers fans, because with the Chicago Bulls coming in to town Sunday, you never know what to expect.

November 17, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passing of the Torch: Kidd to Paul

onthebuzzer.com chris paulIt’s official, in only his 3rd year, Chris Paul has become the best point guard in the NBA.  That’s right, over Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams, and whoever else you can think of.  On Monday night, the 5-2 Hornets traveled up to East Rutherford and victimized the New Jersey Nets.  In addition to scoring the game wining bucket, Paul tallied 27 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and a partridge in a pear tree.  On the year, he’s averaging 18 ppg, 11 apg, and 3 steals.  Sure it’s only 8 games into the season, but in a weak east, the Hornets have a decent chance of making the playoffs, as long as they stay healthy.  Once in, who knows what’ll happen (see Warriors).

P.S. did I mention I had this guy on my fantasy roster in his rookie year.

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | 3 Comments

“PEJA”: Best Compliment I Ever Received

onthebuzzer.com peja stojakovicA few years back, I was playing basketball over on the Westside with my friend Tre, flossin’ what was on the time my sick Sacramento Kings shorts (replica of course). It was one of those game when everything seemed to go my way. I started taking fools inside, posting them up and then finishing them off with a couple of turn around fadeaways. The story gets better, as I decided to hurt ’em from long range, swooosh, swooosh, swooosh was the sound as the threes were flowing. If it was a video game, I’d be glowing. And then it came, the compliment of all compliments from the opposing team, “Peja!” “Peja!” Me? I asked myself. Look, maybe the slick hairdo and the Sac shorts had a lot to do with it, but the inside-outside game didn’t hurt. Peja Stojakovic has had his injury problems over the last 3 years, playing in a total of 84. But after a rigorous off season of intense training, and “healing” from his wife Aleka Kamila, Peja Stokovic has returned in a big way, draining 10 three pointers on Tuesday night in a win against the Los Angeles Lakers, at Staples. Welcome back old friend, the sweetest shot in the NBA wants his owner back (no offense Michael Redd).

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment