On the NBA: A few odds and ends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWRFkElwTxc

So this was interesting.  Fights are common in the Association as is the “‘x’ was waiting for the ‘y’ team bus after the game” narrative. But when was the last time an altercation involved two players of this magnitude?  You have your usual fight archetypes in ‘over-anxious scrub vs. star’, ‘borderline star’ vs. ‘borderline star’, and ‘Kevin Garnett vs. random European/point guard’, among others, but this…?  Carmelo Anthony is a full blooded American and full-grown, but more importantly, these are two potential Hall of Famers (in Garnett’s case, a lock), who have been around for ages…I had always envisioned the league as some sort of fraternity where anyone with x number of All-Star appearances was cool with anyone else of similar ilk.  Second point: Has waiting for the other team’s bus ever done anything?  With the knowledge that swarms of security personnel would be present, this sort of stunt has about the same ‘punch factor’ as just going home and writing the opposing party a very, very angry e-mail.

  • Derrick Rose is on the road to recovery.  And that’s a very good thing.  A report described him as “better than ever” though that’s extremely difficult to believe.  The day Rose went down marked one of the darkest moments in league history, simply for what he meant to the league.  An MVP at the height of his athletic prowess coming down crumbling to the floor….awful.  For someone who appeared when playing as if having a jetpack strapped to his backside, one wonders if the Bulls mega-star can even come close to what he once was.  We all hope so.
  • The above point should also garner greater respect for Chris Paul who, more or less, has been playing on one leg for the past two years.  Longtime readers can attest to my affinity toward Paul, a man who would earn my vote for this year’s MVP.  Paul makes up for his lost physical gifts with the most sound guard fundamentals in basketball, a point which all high school players should grasp.  Stay low and keep the dribble tight.  Jeremy Lin, I’m looking at you as well.
  • The Lakers are now sitting at 11th in the rough Western Conference with no silver lining in sight.  It actually appears as if they may miss the postseason altogether, a turn of events considered inconceivable by just about everyone just months before.  Would this mark the greatest flop in league history?
  • At 22-11, can Golden State keep this up?

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Total comments: 14
  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago sac has been sold moving to seattle. well I guess I can give up on cousins for this year :(
  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago

    Rahat Huq, on 09 January 2013 - 14:00 PM said:


    According to the Internet, Melo's anger was sparked by comments from KG regarding the former's wife. If that's the case, I don't blame Melo at all.
    I heard KG told melo that his wife tasted like honey nut cherrios. if that's the case then those are fighting words. that's like someone talking about your momma. in my opinion that will get you a fist sandwich :angry:
  • Rahat Huq says 1 YEAR ago According to the Internet, Melo's anger was sparked by comments from KG regarding the former's wife. If that's the case, I don't blame Melo at all.
  • redfaithful says 1 YEAR ago There's a trade I would love to see going through: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/53353/raptors-want-in-on-rudy-gay-chase

    Such trade would probably take both teams into the mediocrity zone with no cap money to spend, and along with the trading history the Rockets already have with both (Kyle Lowry...), it could turn into one of these deals where Morey turns assets to wins...
  • redfaithful says 1 YEAR ago Gay is under one of the worst old-CBA contract, any team taking him will be killing the next two seasons. I think amnesty is more likely...
  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago

    Rahat Huq, on 09 January 2013 - 01:45 AM said:


    I think that's a recipe for sustained mediocrity.
    no doubt their no threat to contend for championships, but it's better than the mess they have now. right now mediocrity is an upgrade for them :lol:
  • Rahat Huq says 1 YEAR ago

    rockets best fan, on 09 January 2013 - 01:21 AM said:


    Rahat:
    trying to pair gortat, gay and dragic sounds like something to work with to me throw in scola and you just might start winning some games. the move ain't all that bad depending on what they give up.

    I think that's a recipe for sustained mediocrity.
  • blakecouey says 1 YEAR ago I have heard, via Twitter, that the Griz may be shopping Z-Bo also to see if they can find any attractive offers. Seems plausible to me because it's been widely known Gay was available for a while now and yet still no in depth rumors.

    Chris Andersen has been evaluated and gone through a workout with the Miami Heat, I think he'd be a huge help in rebounding for them, which is their biggest weakness right now.

    Why can't Kenyon Martin find a job? I understand his attitude issues and age but the guy was solid just a few years back- Im sure he could help one of the contenders(ala Miami Heat)

    One more note, ESPN Insider is reporting that the Rockets(along with several other teams) may be interested in Donte Green.
  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago Rahat:
    trying to pair gortat, gay and dragic sounds like something to work with to me throw in scola and you just might start winning some games. the move ain't all that bad depending on what they give up.
  • tombrokeoff says 1 YEAR ago

    Rahat Huq, on 08 January 2013 - 18:28 PM said:


    http://sports.yahoo....dGlvbnM-;_ylv=3

    Suns pursuing Rudy Gay. SMH. Same old Suns, never learning from their past mistakes.


    LOL oh well glad its them making the same old mistakes and not us.
  • Rahat Huq says 1 YEAR ago http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--suns-in-trade-talks-for-rudy-gay-165005609.html;_ylt=Ai85nSH_WKgKcSQhVnDhjjq8vLYF;_ylu=X3oDMTRrZGZzN2tzBG1pdANMSVNUUyBNaXhlZCBMaXN0IE5CQSBFeHBlcnRzBHBrZwM5YzEwNzc4Yi01YWQ1LTNhOTQtOTg5ZS01ZWQ5MjlhMzM5ODAEcG9zAzEEc2VjA01lZGlhQkxpc3RNaXhlZExQQ0FUZW1wBHZlcgMwNjAyZmE2MS01OWI0LTExZTItOWRhZi00YjQ3ODcwNWFhNTQ-;_ylg=X3oDMTFoNjVvZWVyBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANuYmEEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3

    Suns pursuing Rudy Gay. SMH. Same old Suns, never learning from their past mistakes.
  • ItsAllGoodBro says 1 YEAR ago hey hey hey.... Melo is half Puerto Rican! Show us some love!
  • Rahat Huq says 1 YEAR ago

    timetodienow1234567, on 08 January 2013 - 14:20 PM said:


    What do you all think of getting Fredette from the Kings? We need a backup PG/SG combo to replace Harden/Lin when they come out. I don't think he would cost much and could give a spark off the bench.

    Can't see anything like that happening after the Beverley signing.
  • timetodienow1234567 says 1 YEAR ago What do you all think of getting Fredette from the Kings? We need a backup PG/SG combo to replace Harden/Lin when they come out. I don't think he would cost much and could give a spark off the bench.