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Big FISH in a small pond

Derek Fisher’s night went from turnign the ball over which led to a Michael Pietrus 3-point play to a a 3-pointer to send the game to OT and then a dagger from range to ice it.  Biggest shot I’ve seen in ages.  I’m not giving this guy the MVP of the series after a horrendous playoffs but MMMMAAAAADDDD props for shooting after missing so many. Big mistake by Stan Van Gundy for not fouling Fisher when he got the ball. Big mistake not fouling Ariza. Big mistake with the full court press allowing the Lakers to break it and hit the 3-pointer.  Big mistake Dwight Howard missing 2 freethrows that could have essentially iced the game.  Big mistake for Hedo Turkyglue talking smack and missing 4 freethrows in the 4th quarter.  Big mistake EVER bringing Jameer Nelson back AND giving him quality minutes.  So many mistakes by the Magic, so many opportunities given to the Lakers that they capitalized on.  That’s the difference between a good team and a bad team. I’d love to see Rafer Alston’s reaction after the game. I do feel bad for Dwight though, wish it wasn’t him that missed the 2 freethrows, cuz he is one of the few good guys in the league.  Michael Pietrus, on the other hand, thug-life came out after hacking Gasol.  Classless play, the league should definitely suspend him for the next game. Finally, a dis to John Barry for blaming that last play on Gasol for going up for the dunk.  Screw that, you play to win.  This is a series, you have to send a message.  Gasol should have knocked out Pietrus.  Smart move though for not starting too much shit and getting himself suspended.

June 12, 2009 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trevor Ariza Inducted Into Pistons’ Bad Boy Hall of Fame

Lakers Trail Blazers BasketballFirst of all, the Lakers got blasted by the Portland Blazers by 17 on Monday night.  The game was a blowout early but the tension was still in the air when Trevor Ariza was ejected after fouling Rudy Fernandez who had a wide open dunk. Ariza was ejected, and assessed with a flagrant foul. Let me say this, IT WASN’T DIRTY.  Watch the replays, Ariza got a lot of ball.  And you know what, if I’m getting my ass kicked by 28, there’s no way in hell I’m letting the opposing team rub it in my face with a crowd pumpin’ dunk.  If this was the 80s, all Ariza would have gotten was a personal foul and probably kudos from most of his teammates.  Remember the Bad Boys of Detroit? Remember Kevin Mchale’s dirty fould on Kurt Rambis? These days you have morons like Tim Leghler who can’t even dunk the ball calling it a dirty play and demanding action from the league front office. The same Leghler who didn’t do shit in the NBA. I’m sure Ariza will be fined and suspended for a game or two but if you ask me, let them play.  Look, I too am concerned for other players’ health but 1) Fernandez should’ve probably not been in the game at that point, and frankly, 2) go up stronger.  To me, it looks like he lost control after the Ariza swat. That’s just my opinion.

March 10, 2009 Posted by | NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | 5 Comments