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This picture sums things up quite nicely...don't you think?

The Los Angeles Lakers: Mind Status: Blown.

I mean, it was a little over a month ago that the Cadavers lost 112-57 in L.A. That was the worst loss in franchise history. And it was exactly three games ago that Cleveland set the NBA record (and tied the all-time record for the four major professional sports) for most consecutive losses. According to Basketball-Reference, the Cadavers rank 30th in Expected W-L, 30th in SRS, 30th in Defensive Rating and 29th in Offensive Rating. They are, without any doubt, the worst team in the league. They may be one of the worst teams ever.

But they beat the Lakers. A team that clobbered them by 55 only 36 days ago.

And now William Shatner provides his artistic interpretation of what the Lakers must be feeling right now:


As J.A. Adande pointed out in ESPN's Daily Dime, the Lakers now have as many losses against the bottom three teams in the league as they have victories against the top five teams in the league. But even that doesn't really cover the scope of this defeat.

The Cadavers had lost 37 of their last 39 games. It had been 40 games since they had won a game in regulation. yet Cleveland scored 17 points on the fast break, 23 points off 19 forced (and unforced) turnovers and 50 points in the paint. They finished with an Offensive Rating of 111.0...about 10 points per 100 possessions better than their season average.

Cue this stunning quote from Andrew Bynum: "We knew they were going to come out and beat us, and we just didn't play any D."

We knew they were going to come out and beat us.

Maybe that attitude explains Bynum's statistical stink bomb: 2-for-12 shooting and almost as many fouls (5) as rebounds (6) in 22 minutes.

Kobe (8-for-24, 1-for-6 from downtown, 7 turnovers) played like poop, too. I think maybe we should upgrade his "flu-like symptoms" to "mortal wound-like symptoms." Ron Artest was such a no-show (2 assists, 1 point, zero rebounds in 18 minutes) that channeled his inner Bill Walton and Tweeted this:

artest tweet

Even the Lakers who played well sucked. Derek Fisher scored 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting but got lit the hell up by Ramon Sessions, who came off the bench to score a season-high 32 points (9-for-16 from the field, 13-for-14 at the line) and dish 8 assists. Pau Gasol had an Animal-Style double-double (30 points and 20 boards), grabbing 10 offensive rebounds and going 14-for-14 from the line. But he made countless defensive mistakes and even got posterized by Christian Eyenga (who had just blown by Mamba by the way):


And then there was this:


Said Gasol: "It's a painful, painful loss. It's very disappointing. I don't understand it."

None of us do, Pau. None of us do. But there are theories.

Said Phil Jackson: "I think they took the [All-Star] break before the game started."

Added Lamar Odom: "We take teams lightly at times. We play the cat-and-mouse game. Sometimes the cat loses."


Some credit should go to Dan B. for his sweet stat curse in yesterday's BAD post: "The Lakers just got their asses handed to them by the Bobcraps. Stepping back in time just a few weeks, the Lakers handed the Cadavers one of the most brutal losses the league has ever seen. Footage of that game is the closest thing to a snuff film most people will ever see. So yeah, I'm not too worried about the Lakers' chances tonight."

Frankly, after exulting in this game, the rest of these entries are gonna be a letdown. But I will bravely soldier on.

The Toronto Craptors: Welcome back, Chris! But not really.


So get this: The cHeat apparently put this game in the "Win one for the Gipper" category. Before the game, somebody apparently wrote "Band of Brothers" on the scouting board. LeBron said: "We wanted to be there for [Bosh] as a brother and a teammate." And afterwards, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra added: "We're all happy for Chris. It was not our best game but guys definitely wanted to band together and win it for him."

Reality check: Chris Bosh left Toronto. Not the other way around. This whole "rally around him" thing is the equivalent of Emperor Palpatine sending Darth Vader a sympathy card for cutting off Luke's hand.

Anyway, credit the Craptosaurs for playing the cHeat reasonably tough, even if "tough is a word you don't typically (or ever) use for a team featuring Andrea "Soft as a Pillowtop Mattress" Bargnani (38 points on 15-for-26 shooting). But although they didn't get blown out...they still lost for the 17th time in their last 19 games and are now only five wins better than the Cadavers.

Chris Bosh: After his current team rubbed his former team's nose in its own feces, the RuPaul of Big Men blew kisses to the crowd as he headed to the locker room. What the hell was up with that?

When asked if he was being sarcastic (read that: an asshole), Bosh said: "What does sarcasm mean? It was sarcastic to all the naysayers, it is real to all the supporters. People are going to take it the way they want to."

The Washington Wizards Generals: Having finally secured their first road win of the season, the Generals apparently decided that blowing gruesome chunks was once again the accepted response to playing outside of their nation's capital.

Washington shot 34.9 percent, went 3-for-13 from beyond the arc, bricked eight freebies, dished out only 8 assists, trailed by as many as 29 points and finished with only 76 points in a 25-point blowout loss.

All because Nick Young was out with a sore knee.

Said Generals coach Flip Saunders: "We were outmanned. Not having Nick hurt a lot. I thought we played really hard the first half, but couldn't make a shot. It was one of those things, the harder we tried the harder we fell. It was like being in quicksand."

Countered Andray Blatche: "We reverted back to our old selves. [The] 'I'm going to be the guy who's going to get us over the hump' instead of 'we.'"

Personally, I think 'Dray is closer to the mark than Flip.

Update! J.J. Redick: Basketbawful reader Gökhan provided this most worthy link:


The New Jersey Nyets: If you only looked at New Jersey's field goal percentage (38.8) and the final score (94-80), you would assume this was yet another in the string of hapless beatings the Nyets have endured since Devin Harris said "We knew we were going to be a playoff team" back on December 9, 2008. They're 42-150 since then by the way.

However, this didn't turn into a blowout until the very end. In fact, the Nyets were ahead 78-77 until Ray Allen drilled a triple with 5:58 left in the fourth. That started a 16-0 run that turned a competitive game into a mercy killing.

Screamed New Jersey caoch Avery Johnson: "RAY ALLEN -- THE LAST PERSON WE WANT SHOOTING A THREE IN THE GYM -- HE MAKES A THREE ON US. WE JUST DIDN'T SCORE FROM THAT POINT. THEIR DEFENSE JUST CLAMPED DOWN ON US."

Speaking of The Little General, he called a timeout 29 seconds into the game after Paul Pierce hit a layup to cap a 2-0 game-opening run for the C's. A little reactionary, don't ya think, Avery?

Anyway, the Nyets are now 0-9 in their division and 17-40 on the season.

Paul Pierce, quote machine: Joking about his 0-for-10 game against the cHeat: "Something was wrong with the rim or the ball."

The Indiana Pacers: Allow me, if you will, to repost what Roy Hibbert said after Tuesday night's loss to the cHeat:

"The rest of the season, we're coming. We're not backing down. We're not having any lackadaisical games. We're on the prowl. We're hungry."

Now allow me to quote Danny Granger after Wednesday night's 115-109 overtime loss to the Pistons (21-36):

"Sometimes a team goes on vacation one game early for the All-Star break, and this is what happens. We didn't do anything on defense and we got beat."

I just have to point out that Basketbawful reader Crjoe called it in last weekend's comments section: "Cue the losing streak for the Pacers, Yahoo! has officially deemed them "surging"...after downing the T-Wolves none the less."

I'm telling you all: The "Surging Curse" is real. It's real.

John Kuester, coach of the year candidate: "As a coach, you shouldn't teach effort."

The Minnesota Timberwolves: The Clippers have been surging lately, too. The same why my bowels surge after a night of Jägerbombs and a 3 a.m. stop at Taco Bell. In complete and total seriousness, how awesome is a Cheesy Double Beef Burrito when you can't feel feeling anymore?

Still, bad as they've been lately, they're still better than the Tenderpoops, who converted only 35.4 percent of their field goals, missed 17 of their 24 three-point attempts and bricked 11 freebies. Did I mention they were playing at home? In related news, they're 0-5 at the Target Center this month.

Of course, Minny was without Michael Beasley for the fifth game in a row and had to sit Jonny Flynn due to his continuing recovery from hip surgery.

Said T-Wolves coach Kurt Rambis: "I hate to say it, but if there has ever been a team I have been around that needs the [All-Star] break, this is the team."

Countered Darko Milicic: "We can't make excuses, we're tired, we're hurt, whatever. We're missing everything."

Personally, I think Darko is closer to the mark than Kurt.

The Atlanta Hawks: I know their record is pretty good (34-21), but the Dirty Birds are just so...average. They rank 13th in Defensive Rating (105.8) and 15th in Offensive Rating (107.2). According to Basketball-Reference, they're 16th in SRS (0.34). They're just this sort-of-okay, middle-of-the-pack team that's probably just kind of killing time until it's probable (inevitable?) first round playoff exit.

Case in point: Last night's listless blowout in New York.

Said Atlanta coach Larry Drew: "We just totally went away from our game plan. We have a recipe when we play on the road and I thought early the warning signs were there early in the first quarter. Especially defensively. I wasn't as concerned offensively. My main concern was defensively. We had multiple defensive breakdowns and then at the offensive end we just started settling. Being on the road you have to get the shots you want."

Whatever. The Hawks are "Dead Team Walking." Meanwhile, according to the AP recap, the Knicks "at 28-26 matched their average victory total for the last five full seasons. They didn't even earn their 28th victory last season until April 6 and haven't been above .500 this late in a season since they finished 48-34 in 2000-01."

Who needs Carmelo Anthony, right? Am I right?

The Sacramento Kings: The Return of Rodrigue Beaubois (13 points, 6 assists, 3 steals in 21 minutes) was too much for the Paupers of Purpledom. Dallas -- behind Roddy B and J-Kidd -- punched out a 24-4 second half run and led by as many as 26 points before settling for a 116-100 win.

Make it seven losses in the last nine games for the 13-win Kings...now only three victories better than the Cadavers.

The Milwaukee Bucks: Stop me if you've heard this before: The Bucks shot under 40 percent and were held below 87 points in a...

...oh so you've heard this before? Over and over you say? As in all season?

As Charles Barkley would say, these guys couldn't score in an empty gym. What a waste of a one-night thawing out of John Salmons (33 points on 13-for-23 shooting). Many thanks -- in the form of a basket full of rotting fruit -- go to Andy Bogut (1-for-7 from the floor, 1-for-4 from the line) and Brandon Jennings (1-for-11 from the field, 0-for-6 from beyond the arc).

By the way, Jennings (37.5 FGP this season and 37.2 FPG for his career) has officially entered The Larry Hughes Zone. Please stop taking so many bad shots, Brandon!

Worst shooting team. Lowest scoring team. Losers of eight out of 10 games and 13 games on the south side of .500.

Said John Salmons: "'Melo put on a great performance tonight, but we were still able to be close at the end,. We just have to be able to make a couple of plays to get over the hump. It is frustrating, but we just have to keep playing through it."

Added Bad Porn: "We're just going to take this [All-Star] break and come in with a different attitude."

Corey "King of Attitude Change" Maggette has spoken! I'm sure everything will be just fine now, Bucks fans.

The Utah Jazz: No Andrei Kirilenko (sprained ankle), Raja Bell (strained calf) or Ronnie Price (sprained toe). A non-existent _efensive performance against the Gol_en State Warriors (54.5 percent shooting and an O-Rating of 114.7). A 107-100 loss, at home, which was the team's 13th defeat in 17 tries.

Jerry Sloan was too old and tired for this shit. No wonder he resigned.

Nothing is going right for the Jazz these days. Hell, even EnergySolutions Arena is quitting on them. Last night, during the second quarter, a power outage knocked out half of the overhead lights. There was a two-minute delay before the officials said "fuck it" and restarted the game despite the fact that, according to the AP recap, the arena "looked more like a dimly lit high school venue."

Said Deron Williams: "The [All-Star] break came at the right time." Speaking of D-Will...

Deron Williams: The self-proclaimed "best point guard in the league" was 5-for-13 from the field and 1-for-5 on threes. In the three games he's been free of Jerry Sloan's Offensive of Oppression, Williams is 15-for-43 from the field and 5-for-15 from outside the big arc. He's also committed 13 turnovers in that stretch.

The New Orleans Hornets: Check it out: The Portland Frail Blazers won their season-high sixth game in a row and surged -- that's right, they surged, people -- a season-best eight games over .500 despite the continuing absence of three-time All-Star Brandon Roy.

Despite...or maybe because of?

Look, I don't mean to bust too hard on Roy, especially in light of the news that he may have only 1-2 years left in his career even if he basically doesn't practice, is reduced to an off-the-bench player, gets limited to 65-75 games per season, and is forced to rest thoughout the year.

But, I mean, come on. This is a guy who earlier this season proclaimed "I want the ball a lot more" despite a pretty obvious decline in physical skills and then basically blamed teammate Andre Miller for said decline.

But inspect the numbers: 10-13 with Roy and 22-11 without him. And, quite frankly, Portland's offense is better, much better, when the first, second and third options are not "isolate Roy while everybody else stands around and watches."

And with the way he's been playing, it's becoming clearer by the day that the Blazers' O should revolve around LaMarcus Aldridge.

Anyway, the Hornets continued their own decent into hell with their third straight loss. New Orleans has now dropped nine of 11 games following a 10-game winning streak that may have been, you guessed it, fools' gold.

Said Chris Paul: "It's really tough. The only good thing is we've got a lot of basketball left to play. It will be good for us to get a chance to regroup and see what we can do."

Speaking of CP3, he must have drank from the same Elixir of Suck that D-Will has been sipping from. In February, Paul has gone 40-for-94 (42.6 percent) from the field and 7-for-21 (33.3 percent) from downtown. Over his last five games, he's shooting 17-for-54 (31 percent) overall and 2-for-9 (22 percent) from long range.

Update! Funtastic Extra: Basketbawful reader allison provided this list of highest scoring games without a free throw. I'm not even remotely surprised to see guys like Wally Szczerbiak, Chuck Person and Vince Carter on this list. I am, however, more than a little shocked that Hakeem Olajuwon once scored 48 points without even attempting a freebie. Fittingly, he did it against the _enver Nuggets.

Chris's Awesome Lacktion Ledger:

Generals-Magic: Hilton Armstrong checked into the ledger with a board countered by two fouls in 8:02 and a turnover for a 3:1 Voskuhl.

Nyets-Celtics: Johan Petro provided his usual Voskuhl by pureeing a pair of points in 10:47 (and a board) with three fouls and two giveaways for a 5:3.

Fellow Jersey Shore lounger Ben Uzoh ultimately undermined contributory basketball by bricking twice in 86 seconds, taking a rejection, and fouling once for a +4.

Clippers-Wolves: Brian Cook warmed up a foul and two charity stripe misses in 1:18 for a +3.

Purple Paupers-Mavs: Luther Head tossed spiky shells for 37 seconds to earn a non-celebratory Mario. Meanwhile, the Mavs' Ian Mahinmi made a board meaningless in 7:23 after losing the rock once and fouling out for a 7:1 Voskuhl!

Nuggets-Bucks: Jon Brockman fouled once for a +1 in 3:13.

Warriors-Jazz: Ekpe Udoh undid a rebound in 15:42 with four fouls and two turnovers for a 6:1 Voskuhl, while fellow Bay Area resident Vladimir Radmanovic bricked thricely in 7:27 and also fouled that amount for a celebratory +6!

For Utah, Kyrylo Fesenko found himself back in the ledger by augmenting an assist with a foul and turnover in 6:09 for a 2:0 Voskuhl. And Francisco Elson finagled a shot attempt for a +1 in 2:38.

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24 Comments:
Blogger draftaraujo said...
I missed the game raps game last night but for some reason I watched the press room after the game with the Nazgul, first off the jacket CB was wearing was some hanus gear, it was a varsity jacket with a tiger on the back, the state of Texas on one arm and CB1 on the front, i guess he was channelling his inner "starbury" anywho, Bosh did look a bit upset and I am kind of mad our fans boo'ed him more for the fact it made us look like a jealous ex girlfriend, and for the most part I believe it was the best for both parties that he left Toronto, but man he had the dumbest comment at the end of the game, he basically said the people that boo him now never really liked him if they boo him if he is on another team, completely delusional. The hoops show this morning got it best, Bosh is that friend of yours that you liked, then started hanging around the "cool kids" at school and then started acting completely different once around those guys
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hahahahahahahaha. I don't think anything more needs to be said.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Alright, I'm gonna get flack I know. But Raptor fans, why vehemently boo Bosh? I know a few post here.

Be real, The Raptors are a bad NBA franchise historically, I believe they've never had a 50 win season. And you've had only 2 players that really mattered. VC and then Bosh.

Carter quit on you guys I know, and you have every right to despise his very being.

Bosh? He played for 7 seasons on mostly mediocre teams. Then he left in free agency.

Was it the idea that he mailed in last year? I mean I didn't watch him but I know his best year statistically was last year. Was it because you guys did not like the idea that he wanted to expand his celebrity (fair point there).

And the few times he "choked" in the playoffs? His numbers there almost mirror his reg season numbers and man that guy had SO much help on those loaded Raptor playoff squads.

So why boo? I expected maybe a mixed response. Because I'm sorry but what the hell does your franchise have historically?

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Alright, I'm gonna get flack I know. But Raptor fans, why vehemently boo Bosh?

Wait for it...

Was it the idea that he mailed in last year? I mean I didn't watch him but I know his best year statistically was last year.

In a contract year. When it was an open non-secret he planned to leave the team.

And here, now, are some Bosh quotes from right after he joined the Nazgul:

"If you think about how many times somebody asks you, 'How are you?' that's how many times I was asked, 'Where you going?' So it's like, well, in my case, I'm going to have fun with it. I'm going to play with people's emotions. I'm going to be high and low."

"I wouldn't call it a game because it's serious, but, I mean, it's entertainment at the end of the day. It's the truth. We're entertaining and everything but at the same time I'm just getting my feelings out there. It's entertaining to see people react to your real emotions because if it wasn't fun I wouldn't do it."

Yes, kids. Playing with peoples' emotions is fun.

Then there was this disingenuous piece of poop: "I could handle playing anywhere," he said. "We're talking about basketball. I could play basketball anywhere. If they said the NBA has a team in Antarctica, it would be like, 'Well, I'm in Antarctica but it's going to be alright.' That's how much I love basketball. I could play anywhere."

On having a camera crew film his free agent tour: "I knew this would be a big deal and I thought to myself, 'Somebody needs to be videotaping this stuff. This experience was amazing and I knew I needed to live it to the fullest and do everything. So many people were saying, 'Oh, he's distracted,' but I wasn't. I'll take all that [criticism] because this is important. I'll be able to show my kids this one day and I'll be able to look at it and be like, 'I remember that.' Maybe after we win a billion championships, I'll be able to look back at that and say that's when it all started. I think people will flock to it when it comes out."

On how he felt about loyalty to the Craptors: "It's like if you try to buy something from your friend for five bucks and then find another guy is selling the same thing for four, and your friend wants to know, 'What about the loyalty?' And you're thinking, 'I don't want to spend five dollars.'"

On his leadership of said Craptors: "If 20 and 10 each night isn't a leader, I don't know what is."

He's right. He doesn't know what a leader is.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
I think Ron Artest's Twitter page should be embedded with "Roundball Rock" on repeat loop.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
kazam92 -- To follow up on my previous post: You're obviously a very passionate fan. Imagine you rooted for a team that had been stabbed in the back (and the chest, and the gut, and...) by Vince Carter. You're hurt. You're bitter. Management keeps fucking up. But you embrace the next guy. Then there are all these rumors of a secret agreement with D-Wade and LeBron made during the Olympics. You say, "No, no it's impossible." Then it becomes clear he's planning to bolt the first chance he gets. Then, after the dust clears, it appears that secret agreement (in some form) was a real, honest-to-goodness thing. And he's been planning to dump your ass this whole time. Then she says a bunch of stupid shit (see above).

As a fan, would you boo? I think you would.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
By the way, I swear to GOD the "she" that snuck into my last comment was a complete and total accident.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
I think Ron Artest's Twitter page should be embedded with "Roundball Rock" on repeat loop.

YES!!!

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Further to the Bosh comments, you have to realize that Craptors fans were also subjected to news reports like these:

Raptors president/general manager Bryan Colangelo chose his words carefully during a Monday interview with the FAN 590's Bob McCown, but clearly is not pleased with the way things turned out with Bosh.

Colangelo intoned that Bosh took a long time to return from injury even though he had been medically cleared and that he started thinking ahead to his future to the detriment of the Raptors.

"Despite limited swelling and any excessive damage on an MRI, he felt like he needed to sit for six more games ... I'm not even questioning Chris' injury. I'm telling you he was cleared to play subject to tolerance on his part, and the tolerance just apparently wasn't there and he chose not to play," Colangelo said.

"The fact that our season was spiralling downward and we were hoping he'd come back sooner and we were also dealing with a few other things at that point ... we were really struggling there."

Colangelo went on to elaborate:

"Whether he was mentally checked out or just wasn't quite into it down the stretch, he wasn't the same guy. I think everybody saw that, but no one wanted to acknowledge it."

"At the same time, I never felt we were quite in the game (in terms of signing Bosh to a new contract). There was too much out there, too much built up for him to take an easy out here, and he decided to do that.”


Right or wrong, fair or unfair, these sorts of things color perception. With the playoffs on the line, Bosh was medically cleared to play and did not, and the Craptors were edged out for the final playoff spot on the final day of the regular season.

Again, would you boo?

Anonymous theREALheadlesschicken said...

Anonymous Angry Canuck said...
Bosh wasn't good enough in his time here to boo...an icy silence would have hurt him more. Damn you, people of Toronto, don't you know he eats up ANY kind of attention?

Besides, it's fun to hate the Heat. Hasn't felt this good since the Shaq/Kobe Lakers, who were fuuuun to hate, big time.

Blogger draftaraujo said...
Ive read on a few comments here and there on the internet today giving the Toronto fans flack for booing Bosh last night, and I stated I kind of wish they took the high road and didn't because I would rather look like we don't care. BUT the fact that it is implied that we were pretty much lucky to have Bosh on our team and that we DARE to have the audacity to boo him, well that's just crazy, Look for the first part, we boo, the life of a Toronto sports fan is depressing, and the boo birds generally come out fairly east much like Philly and NYC, but if per say Bosh played on a bad Knick team for 7 years and left it would be pretty much a no brainer and expected that he would be heckled every time he touched the ball, hell Lebron gets booed in NYC and he never played for the Knicks! he just had the audacity to say "i don't want to play in NYC"!

Also a little of note, Triano refused to even shake Bosh's hand last night, Triano was pretty much "Bosh's Coach" when he was a assistant coach. That really surprised me, and also says there was more to the story (like bawfuls post above) then was reported. I would always watch the practice day interviews and you would always see Bosh with Triano together, and it was also a custom before every game that Triano would take Bosh out for a shoot around for the Pre-Pre game warm up, you know the one they do on the court around 5:30-6 on a game night, and considering Triano is labelled as a "players coach" irked me alot.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Also special Bawful shout-out to the hornets for a Defensive fail. Early in the forth, Andre Miller was dribbling over half court to call a time-out, the rest of the Blazers were walking to their sideline. Chris Paul decided to as well, leaving Ariza on Miller. Miller looked at Ref, then just drove by and laid it in against a D that quit. There has to be video somewhere

Anonymous CRjoe said...
Although I can't say Chris Bosh mailed in last season (honestly I think I saw the Raptors 3, maybe 4 times the whole year), I pretty much think it was the same brand of basketball 'Melo is delivering right now... Sure he is having monster stats as of late (31.6 with 7 boards, shooting 54% from the field in the last 10 games), but in the last 2 games I've watched him, he just looks like he doesn't care what happens in the game as long as he get the stats. He calls for the ball even if there's a post player in position in the paint, or drives it into the lane even if it means breaking up a play with an open shooter. He looks disengaged, his mind isn't in the standings anymore, his more focused in the leader boards.
And I think that was the problem with Bosh last season... And it would piss me off as a fan to see a guy I had honestly backed up, act so selfishly during the season just because he was already thinking of how to contribute with his next team... /rant

Blogger jslater said...
I know the Cavs-Lakers game is the story of the night, and the Bosh thing is kind of interesting too, but as a Pistons fan, I gotta ask. Did Kuester REALLY say it this way?

"As a coach, you shouldn't teach effort."

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Um, Bawful, you might want to check your stats before putting them into print....this was pretty bawful in itself:

In February, Paul has gone 40-for-94 (42.6 percent) from the field and 7-for-28 (33.3 percent) from downtown.

I'm only a numbers guy and all, but I don't think 7/28 is 33%....just sayin

Blogger Basketbawful said...
I know the Cavs-Lakers game is the story of the night, and the Bosh thing is kind of interesting too, but as a Pistons fan, I gotta ask. Did Kuester REALLY say it this way?

"As a coach, you shouldn't teach effort."


Yes. He said coaches should teach execution, not effort. Seriously.

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Um, Bawful, you might want to check your stats before putting them into print....this was pretty bawful in itself:

In February, Paul has gone 40-for-94 (42.6 percent) from the field and 7-for-28 (33.3 percent) from downtown.

I'm only a numbers guy and all, but I don't think 7/28 is 33%....just sayin


You're right. I had an eyeball slip when checking CP3's splits on BBR. I knew it was 7-for-something and I glanced and saw 7 and 28, but those were his offensive rebounds and total rebounds for the month. My brain wasn't doing the math.

Thanks for catching that.

Blogger winnetou said...
Kazam92, you chose to overlook Knee-Mac. Even though his breakout season followed his trade to Orlando, he did have three statistically solid seasons in Toronto and represented them in the Slam Dunk contest together with then-teammate Vince Carter.

Anonymous kazam92 said...
Thanks guys, I mean I didn't wanna be smarmy about it. I really wanted a different point of view. I mean, I'm thankful the Heat historically have been a well run franchise even before 2010 FA. I've never met a Raptor fan in real life


I guess what he said gives a good reason for resentment.

Still, I wouldn't "boo." And I really did think about that. Because it goes back to the point, that as a franchise, you have to have SOMETHING positive to look back on.

And I did forget Knee-Mac. He counts as notable. He had some decent years there (he averaged 2 blocks per game one year?) but he wanted to be the Alpha Dog.

Blogger Cortez said...
"In the three games he's been free of Jerry Sloan's Offensive of Oppression, Williams is 15-for-43 from the field and 5-for-15 from outside the big arc. He's also committed 13 turnovers in that stretch."

Nice.

Anonymous Marc d. said...
If nothing else, Chris Bosh deserves to be booed for this monstrosity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NAh9FIXd44

What a self serving piece of hypocritical trash that was. Ugh.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Marc d. - I believe you meant to link this Chris Bosh video.

Blogger Fishy said...
I....... love Cheesy Double Beef Burritos

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