20110515-erik-spoelstraErik Spoelstra looks to Cypress Hill for his motivational techniques

We already have an intriguing playoff game to watch tonight. However, even before that game tips off, we get to see the NBA draft lottery (8:30, ESPN). Because watching ping pong balls bounce is more exciting than actually watching a Cleveland-Detroit game.

Worst of the Weekend in Pictures:

20110515-derrick-rose-celebratesI think D-Rose needs a clean pair of shorts
(And why is Joakim Noah scowling?)


20110513-shane-battierWhat a deal! Every Memphis playoff ticket comes with free admission to the gun show!


20110515-zach-randolph-nick-collison"Why hello there"


20110513-marc-gasol-russell-westbrook20110513-lionel-hollins"Russell Westbrook! Stop violating my players!"


Nationally Televised Games:
Thunder at Mavericks, ESPN, 9pm (Series tied 0-0): I hope you like Youth Vs. Experience discussions, because odds are you're about to be bludgeoned with a 50 pound sack of them during this series. For example, OKC's four leading scorers are all 23 or younger. Dallas hasn't played a single player that age in the entire postseason. So why are the Thunder even bothering to practice or do any coaching strategy discussions, etc.? Just wheel in a TV, turn on Matlock, and the Mavs will be so distracted it'll just be a layup line!

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24 Comments:
Blogger AnacondaHL said...
2.5%.


The chance that the Suns won't end up with Jimmer.

Fuck My Life.

Anonymous Czernobog said...
Just wanted to say, having watched it again, Rose's reaction to Gibson's put-back is priceless.

There's the hopeful look when the shot goes up, a moment of disappointment when it hits the rim, followed immediately by a somewhat incredulous outburst of joy. Great stuff.

Blogger Al said...
Am I the only one who assumes that after Chicago closes out MIA in 5 that ESPN will just stop covering the NBA for the rest of the season?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Al: lol at Chicago closing out Miami in 5.

Nice for the Cavs to get the fourth and first picks overall.

And if I was a betting man, I would bet that Kyrie Irving ends up on Minnesota and his basketball career is instantly over

Anonymous sixtyeight said...
cavs got the first pick...maybe I've watched too much x-files but I smell conspiracy...or marketing.

"Oh, the lebron-cavs-firstpick dollar. Huge. Huge in times of recession. Giant market, David's very bright to do that."

Anonymous allison said...
Any story behind the coordinated bicep flex? Shane's pointing at his junk too...

Blogger Basketbawful said...
Okay, seriously, I don't wanna believe in conspiracy theories, but wouldn't it make sense that the only thing that kept Dan Gilbert from opening some kind of collusion lawsuit was because Stern promised him the number one pick this year?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Speaking of conspiracies, is this supposed to be a makeup for the 06 finals or something? Not sure even d-whistle himself gets that call. Christ.

Anonymous sixtyeight said...
I don't wanna believe in that shit too, but this situation works on so many levels (for the good of the league, as stern might say) it's a bit frightening...

Blogger Will said...
I dunno about Danny boy, but it would take more than the first pick in a weak draft to buy me off.
Oh and Dirk is going for a massive Dantley. One Adrian himself would be proud of.

Blogger AnacondaHL said...
Just to rub it in, using the Clippers pick too.


Hey Dirk, make your free make your free ma-ma-make yo make your free throws!

Anonymous kazam92 said...
All hail Dirk. Jesus

Anonymous Marc d. said...
Is it just me or is there something strangely hilarious about the way Scott Brooks coaches? He is all like:

"Here is a point. Here is another point. And here is the final point. Now go play."

Robots just aren't very inspiring. Unless, of course, they shoot lasers.

On a possibly related note; damn, Dirk!

Anonymous Reignman said...
So basically, the Clippers traded the #1 pick in the draft for Mo Williams. Figures.

Anonymous bing said...
Call off Mulder and Scully. Yes the Cavs got No1 but what a crappy year to get it. They won't find a future franchise player in this bunch.

Anonymous bing! said...
Oh noes! This sounds too close to "we knew we were a playoff team".

“I could bet my whole house that Russell Westbrook won’t go 3-15 again,” Durant said. “You can quote me on that.”

Anonymous Drew said...
Hear that? It's Minnesota collectively rubbing it's hands at the thought of ANOTHER 6 foot point guard going to them at no.2, should the Cavs take Williams.

Or maybe it's Jonny Flynn crying himself to sleep because his career is over?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Shawn Kemp went from being my childhood hero to just a pathetic loser ^^

Anonymous Stockton said...
Well, Jazz FINNALLY got some ping-pong luck... #3 and #12 isn't that bad...
Question is: who will the the white poster boy this year? Jimmer @12?
With AK, Gordo and Jimmer, they would be one guy away from the first nba's boyzband!

Anonymous Stockton said...
Some serious Dantleys in Dallas...

WoTN - Dantley does Dallas Edition?

Anonymous Byron said...
Another entry into your wikipedia page HOF. This time ref Dan Crawford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Crawford_(basketball_referee)

If it's already been cleaned up I have the jpeg saved.

Anonymous Karc said...
Bawful, David Kahn basically insinuated the same thing about Gilbert getting the top pick and sending his sick kid there was the cherry on top. I expect a HUGE fine.

Anonymous Cetti said...
just wanted to mention this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1asmcV2vIZI

and this was not the only foul call which was favorable towards durant. on the other hand, i cannot remember any bogus foulcall on dirk, there was always at least a bit of contact.

Anonymous Cetti said...
woah, i'm sorry. i thought i found the video from yesterdays game, where terry had his arms BEHIND his own torso and durant still got the foulcall.

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