Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless got together to spew garbage out of their mouths: We’re Bucked and King James Gospel have more. I believe the further promotion of both Smith and Bayless is a dadaist conspiracy.
Now to lockout of mumbo jumbo.
Among the many problems plaguing the NBA lockout is the fact that the owners are anything but a united front. At the heart of the matter, as you’d expect, is the continued insistence on restructuring the NBA’s business model. Some owners demand economical reform. Others are telling those same owners they need spending restraint. Whatever the case this just further illustrates how big of a Lindsay Lohan-esque mess this situation truly is.
Once we get back to basketball, it’ll be a different world. Shaq will be in the TNT studio with Chuck and Kenny and Ernie. Yao will be back in China, owning his former team, pushing the NBA as a special contributor for the league. Phil Jackson will be, umm, Phil will be…up in Montana? Wherever Phil Jackson will be, it won’t be on the Lakers bench. The last time this happened the Lakers had Rudy Tomjanovich for a chunk of the year, before he was diagnosed with cancer and the Lakers didn’t make the Playoffs.
New owners for the Sixers! The Sixer Sense:
Team ownership can be a very rewarding experience. Take someone like John Henry, the owner of the Boston Red Sox, for example. Henry leveraged his ownership of the Red Sox into creating a television network in New England (NESN), as well as part-ownership of what is now called Roush-Fenway Racing (a top NASCAR team) and the Liverpool soccer team in the EPL.
Sepkowitz does make the reader aware that he doesn’t expect the Kings (whenever a season does get going) to pull a 09-10 Oklahoma City Thunder type turnaround, but, there’s no challenging the fact the Kings are stockpiled with not only good, young talent – but talent that will eventually translate into the NBA wins
Buckets Over Broadway lists Patrick Ewing as number two on greatest Knicks:
Patrick Ewing changed the Knick franchise when he was drafted in 1985. He gave the Knicks 15 years of quality playoff baseball. Before each season, you could almost guarantee 50 wins and a trip to the second round. There were many years where it was even better than that, but never the big one.
Willis Reed was number three. Bernard King was number four. I wonder who’s number one?
You know whose not number one: Derrick Rose. Lolz. And Pippen Ain’t Easy does not appreciate:
ESPN recently released their list of the best 500 active NBA players and Chicago’s hope, Derrick Rose, doesn’t crack the top 5 this year. Instead the reigning NBA MVP is ranked as the eighth best active player.