I know I’m a few days late to post this up, but hey, whatever. I’m not trying to be biased as a Warrior fan, but you can’t help but like this guy. He’s really a class act and as an NBA fan first and foremost, I appreciate that he took the time to do this video. The lockout really alienated every kind of NBA fan, from fairweather to diehards, so any time that a player tries to make a connection to the fans at this time is much welcomed.
Props to you, sir. Can’t wait to see you back on the court at Oracle Arena.
Glen Big Baby Davis has Kept Himself Busy During the Lockout
If you hate Big Baby, then you have no soul (or you’re a Laker fan), but in spite of that, it’s hard not to enjoy this video. You have an undersized Power Forward who’s oddly quick on his feet for his looks. Okay, cool. But he’s knitting. And building models of the TD Garden with popsicle sticks. Oh, and he uses the Parks and Rec theme song. What’s not to love?
I think this would only get really awkward if the Celtics decide not to resign Big Baby come December 9th, though. You never know, the C’s need to upgrade their frontcourt and Baby was disappointing during their Playoff run last season…
Oh, and am I the only one who loves how surprisingly eloquent he is, in spite of his nickname?
Turkish team Besiktas retires Deron Williams’ jersey after 15 games.
Now that the NBA lockout is over, Deron Williams is coming back! Yaaaay! But not before the Besiktas gave him a little gift. Williams only played 15 games with the Besiktas and averaged just under 22 points and 6.5 assists per game, which includes a 50 point game over a week ago. The European club deemed that enough to rise his number 8 to the rafters, thus retiring his jersey until he decides to play there again.
Also, Sasha Vujacic is staying with his Turkish team for the rest of the year? I’m so happy.
This video was inspired by Dan LeBatard’s reaction to Lebron joining the Heat, so you may want to watch that before this video.
I may only find this funny because I’m a huge NBA nerd, but with lines like ”The 30 first round picks of the 2011 draft all received texts from Kim Kardashian within the same hour” and ”I heard Deron Williams received a text about the lockout ending while he was leading a Beskitas fast break, and immediately dropped the ball, walked off the court, and ordered the next flight out of Turkey,” how can you not?
Especially when the whole thing is supplemented with “O, Fortuna” probably the most epic song you can find anywhere.
The NBA lockout is over. So now I present to you, Brent Barry, everyone.
“Maybe DeShawn Stevenson was right about me…”
Day 25 of Lost NBA Games
14 games originally scheduled. Am I really gonna go through this? It’s the day after Thanksgiving and everyone’s lethargic from all the food and exhausted from Black Friday shopping. Today would have been a perfect day to just sit in front of the TV and watch a few games. (It would have been a) good thing there’s a lot to pick from.
Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Bobcats - Firstly, I need to stop typing “Charlotte Hornets.” That’s the 3rd time I’ve caught myself. Secondly, I’d watch this just to watch their two tiny point guards in Jameer Nelson and DJ Augustin go at it.
Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - I never thought I’d see the day when the Timberwolves have a bigger (and possibly even better) front court than the Rockets. This is arguable, but the Wolves have a good amount of potential now.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics - Two great defenses would be going at it. Boston wins 75-70. Forreal tho, out of the 3 games these two teams played last season, they reached over 90 once in an overtime game. And the last one? The Bucks only scored 56 points. FIFTY-SIX. Jesus christ the Bucks need to find some offense. I guess they’re hoping S-Jax’s streaky shooting helps them.
New York Knicks vs. New Jersey Nets - I think these are just worth watching because this will be the Nets’ last year in New Jersey before moving to Brooklyn. Then it’ll forreal become a New York battle.
Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat - The Raptors would have gotten kiiiiiiiilled. No way will the league’s worst defense contain Wade, Lebron, or even Bosh.
Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers - Hello first round of the 2011 playoffs. That doesn’t really mean anything, but this time the Pacers have George Hill who is the closest person they have that can keep up with Derrick Rose. But then again, no one can keep up with Derrick Rose (unless you’re 6’8”, 250 lbs, with a 7 ft wingspan, but then again you’re a freak of nature).
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - Ah, a meeting from the WC Semis. That really was a great series going into game 7. I hope that these two squads keep going at it because both teams are pretty similar in my opinion. Great matchups. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to see Rudy Gay go up against Kevin Durant?
Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons - I don’t even think Detroit or DC fans would want to watch this. Or maybe I’m just a hater. At least there’s John Wall?
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs - I’d honestly watch this just for Kyrie Irving going up against Tony Parker. Otherwise… c’mon, it’s the Cavs.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets - If the Thunder and Grizzlies weren’t meeting, this would definitely be the game of the day. Two great and exciting teams with crazy, tattooed Shooting Guards. Who wouldn’t want to see this? (Yes, I was talking about JR Smith and DeShawn Stevenson).
LA Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns - I just wanna see Blake Griffin get this dunk back from Marcin Gortat (even though that was a Clippers home game). Otherwise, this would’ve been a super fun game. Fast pace + highlights = NBA gold.
Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trailblazers - I’d watch this just to see the Jazz throw all of their big men at LMA. Also, Wes Matthews should have a good game, if last season is any indication.
Sacramento Kings vs. LA Lakers - Tyreke vs. Kobe looks cool (both matchup wise and name wise). Cousins vs. Bynum also looks fun. With that said, Metta World Peace would kill in this game. Just a hunch.
New Orleans Hornets vs. Golden State Warriors - 2nd meeting of the year. Dope matchup. I’m super sad this isn’t happening.
I’m only allowed up to 10 photos? lame.
Day 24 of Lost NBA Games - The Thanksgiving Edition!
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a big Football holiday, which I don’t mind, especially with the Niners KILLIN’ IT this season. With that in mind, whoever made up the NBA schedule is a smart, smart person. Of course, it’s a Thursday so only 2 games were scheduled, and none of the teams playing are necessarily contending for a title too soon. In spite of this, both games would have been great games to watch nonetheless, especially if you’re not an NFL fan. Plus, both of these would have been on TNT, so you would have a great time during halftime with Sir Charles, Kenny the Jet, and hopefully Shaq, too. With that being said, here we go!
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks - On paper, neither of these teams really jump out at you. Yeah, the Hawks bounced out the Magic in the Playoffs last year, but that’s just because the know how to deal with Dwight Howard. Otherwise, meh. The Sixers, though fighting through tight games against the Heat, were out 4-1 in the first round. Nonetheless, these two going at it looks like a fun match-up. Both Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith are athletic super freaks who can dunk the lights out. That alone would make this pretty worthy of your time. Plus, both teams aren’t bad defensively (Sixers under Doug Collins and the Hawks with Smith and Horford in their backcourt), so not only would this game have been fun, but it would have been competitive too.
New Orleans Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers - Putting Blake Griffin on a schedule like this is probably the greatest thing you can do. Sure, it’d be on at the same time during the Niners game, but dude, BLAKE GRIFFIN. Other than that, you have one of the most exciting point guards in the game who really knows how to dish the rock, if you’re into that kinda stuff. I also like reasons to keep putting up Blake Griffin videos on these kinds of posts:
side note: I’m really happy I got a chance to use both of those photos.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Though we may not have the NBA to be thankful for, we at least have more time to get on with our lives. And hopefully if we keep wishing, Santa can give us the greatest gift of all: some form of an NBA season.