Not too sure, but I think Mike D'Antoni might have finally lost his mind
Completely random quote
that made me smile today:
Pistons coach Frank on Bill Parcells not making the pro football HOF: "That's bullsh** and you can print that. How can he not get in?"
Printed! Thus ends your day of Footbawful. Back to hoops!
Worst of the Weekend in Pictures:
This picture seems like it needs some kind of "woosh!" sound affect accompanying it
(h/t Nick Dent)
Insert stereotypical racist Asian joke here...
"I see what you did there... haha!"
Never EVER use a telephoto zoom lens on Angry George Karl
Sad Warriors are sad
Nationally Televised Games:
Jazz at Knicks, NBA TV, 7:30pm:
Unfortunately we have to start with some very somber news. Amar'e Stoudemire's brother Hazell has died
in a car crash. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Thunder at Trail Blazers, NBA TV, 10:00pm:
Saturday night, Nicolas Batum went crazy from the behind the arc, drilling 9 of 15 treys on a career-high 33 point night. Why? Because of an injured knee that kept him from driving to the basket
. The Frail Blazers' name lives on, even when they're successful!
All The Other Games:
Clippers at Magic, 7:00pm:
Random flashback. Remember when I had a lot more free time a couple years ago and did the NBA 2K10 My Player Diary series
on this blog? I signed with the Clippers in free agency after winning a title in San Antonio, and single-handedly led the Clippers out of the basement and into the top of the standings. And then they randomly traded me to the Magic for a couple bags of basketballs and a candy bar. This has nothing to do with tonight's game. I just felt like reliving that memory for a moment. Sorry.
Lakers at 76ers, 7:00pm: Mike Brown has been fined and suspended for one game
after bumping into a ref the other night. Based on the recent penalties we've seen the NBA hand out, Brown should have kicked the ball at the ref instead.
Wizards Generals, 7:00pm:
The Craptors gave the Heat a bit of trouble yesterday. Will they actually show up for this game or will they have already wasted all their energy and focus on that game? Or will it not matter because this game will be pretty dreadful no matter what?
Suns at Hawks, 7:30pm:
Since the Hawks are currently missing Al Horford and Jason Collins, they are relying heavily on Zaza Pachulia. Any time a man named Zaza is a significant part of an NBA team's success, I smile.
Bulls at Nyets, 7:30pm:
Our own Bawful leader had this to say about this game over at his Bulls By The Horns
blog: "After a two-week layoff due to a torn ligament in his left wrist, Luol Deng returned to the Bulls lineup Saturday night in Milwaukee.
Cue the sighs of relief."
(sighs) There. That's better.
Kings at Hornets, 8:00pm:
There are rumors that Seattle is looking to host an NBA franchise again, and the Kings might just be interested in moving there
. Seattle is a good basketball town and I'm bummed the team was already gone by the time I went there on vacation a couple years ago, but I also hate to see any town lose its team. Especially when it's the hometown team for our own dedicated lacktion reporter Chris. Hopefully everything works out well for everyone.
Also, holy crap this is bawful
: "Sometimes one stat says it all: Over 8 games in Jan., John Salmons missed 26 three-pointers in a row. He continued to shoot up to 6 a game."
Spurs at Grizzlies, 8:00pm:
And so begins the Rodeo Trip for the Spurs. They won't play at home again until February 29th, which is the extra day since it's Leap Year which I find to be a funny coincidence for some reason. (I am easily amused.)
Rockets at Nuggets, 9:00pm:
More sad news. Corey Brewer's father has passed away
Labels: Bawful After Dark, My Player diary