So what went down this weekend in NBA action? Nothing, that’s what. On Saturday, the owners and players had a seven hour meeting where nothing apparently got done. Then on Sunday, Billy Hunter had to go to church which prevented everyone else from getting together to negotiate.
I hate them all. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d much rather just not have a season than be perpetually be stuck in limbo. At least, then I could get on with my life.
Oh what am I saying. I want basketball so bad, it hurts. And I’m willing to go through unbelievable amounts of anxiety to get it.
From this weekend, we’ve got lockout news and analysis from Roberto Gato, Pippen Ain’t Easy(Twice!), The Sixer Sense, Lake Show Life and Nugg Love.
Howard the Dunk posted prop bets for this NBA season. It looks like the oddsmakers are going all or nothing on the lockout.
How many games will be played by each team in the 2011-2012 NBA Regualar Season?
82 Games 8/5
51-81 Games 4/1
1-50 Games 3/1
No 2011-2012 Regular Season 5/4
CP3 had a pick-up game this Saturday. It was a crime against humanity. But some people like highlights regardless of context and King James Gospel has all your needs for that sham of a game.
John Wall showed why he is perhaps the most incredibly athletic point guard of all time with some filthy dunks including an alley oop off the back wall to himself which received the largest cheer of the night.
Kevin Durant provided a through the legs hammer and Dwyane Wade gave an alley pop to himself to join in the fun. Chris Paul was running down field throwing the ball up for his teammates but also poured in 39 points. Durant again refused to pass the ball en route to a game high 48.
LeBron James, never to be outdone, provided the highlight of the night and reminded us what a tragedy it is that we will not see basketball at the highest level for a very long time.
Providing trademark tomahawks and alley oops, LeBron James decided to take it one step further with one of the most incredible one handed, full extension alley oops you will ever see.
Even more amazing than the CP3 dunkfest is the name Cazzie. As in Cazzie Russell, the 13th greatest Knick of all time according to Buckets Over Broadway:
The 6’5″ swingman, whose number 33 is retired at Michigan, brought the same Swagger he had as a Wolverine to Broadway, where he immediately became a fan favorite.
Finally, We’re Bucked takes a look at Brandon Jennings:
Mammas, don’t let your sons grow up to be scoring point guards. The entire role is a Catch-22. Pass too much and you’re deferential. Shoot too much and you put the rest of your team’s offense in peril.
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