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Alvin Gentry taking coaching advice from Lakers fan Jack Nicholson?
So that explains the loss! I'm tellin' y'all it's sabotage!

Can we all agree the Suns probably wouldn't have won last night's game no matter how the officiating played out? Hopefully they at least provide us with a little more entertainment next time. And as UpA said in the WOTN comments: "I feel the David Stern Censorship Machine (TM) is coming to bawful... if you keep cricitizing the refs someone will be shutting this place off..."

Worst of the Night in Pictures:

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By the 4th quarter, the Suns bench had already gone through denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and arrived at acceptance


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Kobe is just a little bit happy that Grant Hill got called for the foul.


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You may be asking "why post a picture of Jessica Alba in the stands?" My reply? Why not!
(Anything to distract me from the action on the court last night is a welcome diversion)

All The Games:
NBA Draft Lottery - ESPN, 8:00pm

It's the John Wall Sweepstakes! I will almost feel bad if the New Jersey Nets don't get the #1 seed. Almost. Meanwhile, I continue to look forward to the actual draft to see if Minnesota will pick another guard or three this year.

Celtics at Magic - ESPN, 8:30pm
Celtics lead series 1-0

The Celtics haven't won more than four straight games since Christmas. The Magic haven't lost consecutive home games all season. It wouldn't surprise me if the Magic looked a lot stronger this time around than in the series opener. However, it also wouldn't surprise me that a team that relies on Dwight Howard that heavily to lose. (Per Paul Pierce and his self-proclaimed Truth: "You know we going crazy tonight. sorry Dwight ") And furthermore, it wouldn't surprise me to see a team lose when the player trying hardest is Vag Carter. That's some seriously bad mojo.

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41 Comments:
Anonymous Bryan said...
Why not is a great answer. Not a great answer? When asked what he thought about Lamar's game 1 Amare responded, " I give him no credit. He got lucky." Yes, lucky you were guarding him.

Anonymous raz said...
Ok, how about bitching about the refs in advance for a change... Bill Kennedy working it tonight, really?

Blogger Wild Yams said...
You'll get no argument from me, the officiaing last night had fuck all to do with the tire marks LA laid all over the Suns. That was just an out and out ass kicking and that's all there was to it. Phoenix is just lucky the Lakers had some rust for a half or so, otherwise it could have been even more out of control.

Blogger Adam said...
Oh God, the Nets even fail in the lottery. They ended up third when they had like a 25% chance of first.

Anonymous Heretic said...
HAHAHAHA New jersey didn't get the No.1 pick and DC (my neighborhood) gets No.1. Wonder what they're gonna do with Gilbert "Gun Fingaz" Arenas. Fuck that Russian dude.

Blogger Will said...
Three people deserve Worst-Ofs from the lottery:
1. Danny Granger for jinxing the Pacers' chances.
2. Aaron Brooks for forgetting his pocket protector.
3. The guy interviewing John Wall for giving me the most awkward thing I've seen since I-don't-know-when.

Anonymous Bryan said...
The wizards were gunning for that #1 spot and hit the target. Good for them. They had John Wall in their cross-hairs and took aim at turning their team around and shot for the stars. Shoot, with a little bit of luck, every team has a shot to turn around their fortune. No more riding shotgun for them in this league. Now lets see if they pull the trigger on Wall or shoot themselves in the foot and go another direction. Couldnt have happened to a better team. David Stern has to be happy Arenas will be a mentor to the NBA's next big star. Go Wiz!!

Anonymous Heretic said...
Is it me or did John Wall not look that enthused to play for the wiz?

Blogger Jason D said...
So what is Washington to do? How are they going to split time between Arenas and Wall? Unless they move Arenas to the 2 guard but that seems unlikely. Oh well, it's a good problem to have if ever there was one. Talk about a franchise that's recieved one bitch slap after the other for the last few seasons.

Blogger Fishy said...
This has more to do with yesterdays post, but here it is...

According to just about every fan, their team would be 82-0 during the season and 16-0 during the playoffs if it weren't for the refs.

When my team loses I tend to remember all the missed free throws, turnovers, bad shots, bad defense, mental lapses, non-box-outs, and all the things MY TEAM DID TO LOSE and THE OTHER TEAM DID TO WIN....

... not a few bad calls that went against us, because there for sure were a few bad calls that helped us too just like every damn game. Every. Game.

Naturally, most fans don't see the calls that go their way, just the ones that didn't.

It gets old people! The refs suck. We know. Now go focus on your team.

Anonymous Luke said...
Incredible! Mark Jackson just suggested that given the foul trouble of the Celtics big men, Brian Scalabrine could come in and guard Dwight Howard.

Anonymous Heretic said...
@fishy

Especially when its a blowout.

Word verification: Statinkl

Meaning: When a player has great stats in the first half but then pisses on it in the second.

Used in a sentence: "Mo Williams did a real statinkl in game six against boston."

Anonymous Czernobog said...
don't look now, but Reddick doesn't look like a smoldering corpse just yet.

Blogger Jason D said...
Wow, that was one of the most intense halves I've seen so far in the playoffs. Now the question is, which team loses the intesity first? My bet is on Orlando, after all they do have Vag Carter.

Blogger Fishy said...
... I apologize for the "all caps" moments in my last post, I always regret doing that after!

Anonymous Heretic said...
So far this game is more rugged than the first which is impressive considering that the only rule in Game 1 was "No Guns".

Even goofy Howard the duck flattened the half truth. Hell Joe DeRosa decided it wasn't brutal enough and stepped it up by playing dodge ball with a fan. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that game 3 will have a shark tank.

Blogger Drake said...
Is it me, or do these Orlando fans suck? Once the Magic started to miss shots while the Celtics extended their lead to 10 in the third quarter, their fans did....nothing. They just stayed quiet. I know it's easy to cheer and make noise for your team when it's doing everything right or has a big lead. But it's even more important for fans to do this when their team is looking flat, and that's what separates good fans from the also rans.

Blogger chris said...
AND...

Stan Van Gundy just got interviewed, and his voice actually doesn't sound like it's been through five bouts of laryngitis! I think that is a FIRST.

Anonymous Heretic said...
@Drake

Laker crowds are generally worse, well the ones in the expensive seats anyway. I guess its not "cool" for celebrities to go ape shit when their team makes a run or yell encouragements when they're fucking up. I want to see Dustin Hoffman punch Jessica Alba in the face with excitement, damn it!

Although Laker fans do tend to burn the city down after a championship, I guess that's something right?

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
I just got home, but all I can say is Www.yzzerdd.com REBUFFERING...

Anonymous Heretic said...
Hah Vag missed critical free throws. The world makes sense again.

Blogger chris said...
WOW.

Vinsanity seems to have caught something from the Pumaman, as his normally-solid charity stripe work suddenly went all for naught in a clutch situation!!!!!!

Blogger Fishy said...
Wow. Howard walking around with a big goofy grin with a few minutes left, the whole team not giving a flying poop about what their coach is saying while down a few points with less a minute left, Carter missing 2 free throws, Reddick not calling time out and advancing the ball so they can't advance it after the timeout.......

Celtics definitely won that one fair and square.

Any Magic fans want to blame the refs?

Anonymous Heretic said...
Holy crap Celtics took the first two on the road. I'd say this series is a sweep but we all know that Celtics enjoy disappointing their fans at home.

Blogger Jason D said...
Vince Carter: Nick Anderson 2.0

Wow, what a crappy end to an otherwise entertaining game. Fail Orlando, Fail.

Blogger chris said...
LOL at that fan-ref interaction midgame.

Also LOL: Stan Van Gundy giving the silent treatment to Pumaman's whining.

Blogger Jason D said...
I didn't think I would say this but, can Boston sweep Orlando to get to the Finals? After the win today, the have the next two games at home and if Orlando can't beat them at Amway, what chance do they have in Boston?

Blogger chris said...
Jason D: You mean "Version 3.0", don't forget Pumaman in the Finals last year.

Blogger Drake said...
Heretic:

Those are what Bill Simmons has called the "type-B Laker fans" - the ones who are only there because it's the "cool" scene in LA and because they can afford those seats. Their real fans are supposedly top-notch.

And LA residents are looking for any reason to burn down their city - I'm pretty sure they'd do it if the Sparks win a championship. Why do you think LA has problems with wildfires all the time? Even mother nature is itching to burn it down.

BTW, how about the meltdown by Wince at the line? And Redick played a great game overall, but he's clearly too inexperienced in these late game situations, as evidenced by his late game boner (vaguely reminiscent of Chris Webber at UMich). Yes.... I said boner.

Blogger Jason D said...
chris: Of course, how could I forget? But Howard is a centre, so you can somewhat excuse his, at times, sucky free throw shooting. What excuse does Carter have, besides being a big, flopping vag?

Blogger geremy said...
i was watching the magic game tonight and got to witness the extreme choke-age from vince. it was sad sorta. after he missed the first one the camera did a close up on his face and you could see all confidence had evaporated instantly. i called the next miss exclaiming he was going to choke out loud in the bar i was in. thankfully vince made me look good while sacrificing himself and his team.

anyone got that playback from espn? it was epic watching him go from pumped and confident to scared at the drop of a hat. reminded me of another magic player at the free throw line....



and not to bring this up in another thread, but the officials are just out of hand. the ref ousting the fan tonight after the ref threw a ball at him, only to have the fan throw it back and then be tossed for his behaviour was insanely uncalled for. fans are allowed to heckle, the ref threw the ball at him (from what i saw, correct me if i missed something, remember...croweded bar :) )and the fan threw it back and got tossed for only doing what the ref did first????

Blogger spongefrob said...
@chris: "Also LOL: Stan Van Gundy giving the silent treatment to Pumaman's whining."

No doubt... and Van Gundy then went right into the double facepalm... The NBA where double face palms happen...

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Hedo wouldn't miss those FT's, he'd likely also hit that 3 that nelson bricked earlier


just a reminder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPpo0NyBeLA

Blogger Clifton said...
Foreseeing the future...

"With the 4th pick in the 2010 NBA draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select... *sigh* Wait. You guys can't take Ricky Rubio again."

Anonymous Stockton said...
C'mon Mr. Bawfull... make a mea culpa... tell me you expected the Celtics to be 2-0 in the Conference Finals... c'mon...

Draft:
Poor Nyets... they really have no luck... passed by a team that has more handguns than talent, and for other who spend gazillions in the Brand-Iguodala combo...

Anonymous Bill Foster said...
With Jack Ass Adande already having quoted ad verbatim your Kobe/Indiana Jones analogy, ESPN have only gone and ripped off your pastiche of the "Lebron posing with camera taking pictures of teamates routine." I honestly think it's time for the Basketbawful gang to start their own network. Except instead of pairing Sir Charles with that fuckwit Kenny "Thank God I played on Hakeem's team" Smith, we get someone witty, charming, eloquent and intelligent. Like Greg Ostertag.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Clifton: That is glorious. I think it needs to be enshrined as a classic BasketBawful comics speech bubble. (over a David Stern pic, of course)

Anonymous Heretic said...
@Bill Foster

I think Matt (Bawful's roommate) would make an excellent host. That is if he's tired of being top dog in the MMA world.

Blogger BadDave said...
Dan B - At no point and time did I wonder why Jessica Alba was posted. I only lamented at the excessive clothing.

Bill Foster - Hey - lay off Kenny. I think he's all right. God knows it's better than when they bring on other players *coughChrisWebbercough*.

Blogger Preveen said...
^ What he said about Jessica Alba pictures.

Anonymous Bill Foster said...
BadDave: Maybe I'm a bit harsh on him, I'm always mildly irked seeing his smug little grin emerge when Barkley discusses the criticism he takes as a result of not ever winning a championship. I try and cut Chris Webber some slack given his evidence of severe Special Needs probably as a result of being repeatedly dropped on his head during his infant years.

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