Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday Breakdown

*The Knicks' attempt to sell KryptoNate shirts came to a halt, when DC Comics wanted in on it. I guess Nike struck a deal with the comic giant, since the Nike KryptoNates are due to arrive in limited edition at the House of Hoops uptown.

*The new "Seven Seconds or Shaq" philosophy in Phoenix is working out well for Shaquille O'Neal. When he gets asked what's causing this "comeback," his reply? "It's what I do," O'Neal said. "I've been doing it since 1992. If you don't believe it, Google me." (Since, you know, if it's in Google, it's true). But that wasn't all The Big Diarrhea Mouth had to say. Shaq went on to call Chris Bosh the "RuPaul" of big men. That's gotta be top ten best things I've heard him say. I'm on record as saying I think Chris Bosh would be the first NBA player to come out of the closet while he's a player. I'm glad Shaq's with me on that assessment. Thanks to Hayden and Joan for bringing that to my attention.

*Jason Kidd recorded his 10,000th assist this past weekend. Pretty incredible. He joins only 3 (!!) other players, one of which he will probably pass before Kidd retires, and maybe two. Kidd trails John Stockton (15,806), Mark Jackson (10,334) and Magic Johnson (10,141) on the career list.

*Allen Iverson went back to Georgetown to get his back checked out. I wonder if it's the bruised back, or the bruised ego from being sent to the bench. I kind of doubt Ivo would play his cards like that. He's in a contract year, and has been around the league long enough to know he should play out the season and tell reporters that he'll embrace the 6th man position and be the best at it. He knows he's gotta look good for his new contract next year, since you know, he's gotta feed his family and all.

*Drew Gooden and Joe Smith were both bought out of their contracts this weekend, right before the deadline to get waived so they can sign with a team and remain playoff eligible. The Celtics pulled the quick trigger on both Mikki Moore and Stephon Marbury, so their assumed out of the running. Both played previously in Cleveland, so both are ready to roll if they go there, but Joe Smith would seem like more of a "Spurs-Type" of player. However, based on reports out there today, it's looking like Joe is going to Cleveland while Drew is heading over to San Antonio.

*THANK YOU very much Basketbawful. Must see video's of Duke bullsh*t!

*The incredible mis-management of Stephon Marbury, by Real GM.

*Ken Berger breaks down an amazing week ahead, that starts tonight with LeBron v Wade, which for some stupid reason is NOT on NBATV, and instead I'm watching Dallas vs. Oklahoma. Really close to getting League Pass, but with no HD, no thanks.


willie said...

those guys on duke shudda used their metro cards for the ride. dam, thats ridiculous.

David said...

I think whats more incredib le is that Mark Jackson is on that list . Let me get this straight...If Stockton never played in the NBA, Mark J would be the all time leader in assists. That is pathetic. Chris Paul should pass them all eventually to become #2. I don't know if Stockton can be passed. 10 assists a game for 20 years will get you to pass him. Who is gonna play that long?