Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ok, first off, anyone that knows the game of basketball and if they have been paying attention over the last ten years can obviously see that Allen Iverson and Tracy Mcgrady are no longer 40+minutes,30ppg,superstar cailber players in today's NBA. That being said, I believe that given an opportunity in the right system, and im placing a huge emphasis on the word system,specfically the phoenix suns run and gun offensive system, players like Iverson and Mcgrady, while they wont be putting up the kind of numbers that they were in their primes, I believe there is no question that they can be productive New Age role players. I know everyone reading this will agree with me when i say that playing with two-time MVP Steve Nash will you make you better offensive player, especially if you've been a known scorer and offensive threat like Iverson and T-mac have been their entire careers. Now, off the court issues aside here, lets talk about what each player would bring to the table within the Suns run-gun system.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Jay-Z said it best on his track " u dont know " off the Blue Print album when he says" I'll tell you the difference between me and them/ they trying to get them ones, I'm trying to get them M's(millions),this hustlers mentality that has been perfected in HIP-HOP has crossed over to the NBA. The rings and things you sing about "bring em out", players now want championships more than ever, knowing that winning scoring titles and league MVP awards will not guaruntee there legacy as a Hall Of Fame player like winning championship titles will. Today's NBA players with their swagger,style and business savvy are using this new school technology to market and promote themselves to levels like that of rap icon 50 Cent and are headed " straight to the bank" with it. Turn on the t.v., you can see how they " just do it " , and the way they keep it "G",from YOU TUBE, FACE BOOK,to TWITTER players are making a "milli" with the use of social media . In the words of Pimpin Ken from milwakee, ballers are going from the "ghetto streets to executive suites".Fans are no longer just buying tickets to the games, they're also buying into their favorite players image and lifestyle.In the future, I see the NBA owners and players having a disagreement over length of contracts, no-trade clauses,player options,and salary cap increases. I think more star players that are struggling on bad teams will begin to ask for trades. I can see the major market teams like L.A, New York, Chicago,Miami,Dallas,and Boston attracting and signing the big name free-agents and dominating the rest of the league.I think Lebron set in a motion a new trend for young superstars to team up and play together for less money in order to win championships. At the end of the day basketball is a business,and when it comes to business its about making money,and since its about making money, the players and the owners are going to make the moves that bring them the most money because the bottom line is that basketball is a business.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Veteran swingman Matt Barnes, one of the most coveted free agents left on the open market, is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The seven-year veteran announced the move via his Twitter feed on Thursday, and the Lakers confirmed the deal.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Barnes agreed to a two-year contract worth $3.6 million.
"Its official I AM A LOS ANGLES LAKER. I wanna thank u for all ur patients and understanding. This is a dream come true!!! Good lookn Kobe," Barnes posted on his Twitter feed.
Can the Lakers three-peat?
Saturday, July 17, 2010
What is Basketball I.Q.? Basketball I.Q. is when a player uses the proper fundamentals of the game allowing his thinking ability to defeat the player that is more athletic and stronger. A player with a high I.Q. is very patient on offense. He uses picks effectively, moves well without the ball,looks for mismatches, and creates open shots for teammates.On Defense, a player with a high I.Q. communicates at all times with team, makes offensive player use weak hand,knows who the other teams shooters are, and helps teammates when a player beats them off the dribble. Who are some high I.Q. players? Steve Nash,Tim Duncan,Kobe Bryant,Jason Kidd,Chauncey Billups,Manu Ginobli,Derek Fisher,Pau Gasol,and Dwayne Wade.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Good looking wezzy for showing respect to one of the all-time greatest. Haters are going to hate,ballers are going to ball, and winners keep winning. Just when you think the great ones are finished, they find a way to amaze you while taking their game to another level. If your reading this right now, never stop doing what you love to do,it can transform impossible to.... im possible. Real Talk!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Lakers new 20 year old 6'9" 215 pound 43rd pick in the draft out of West Virginia,will immediately remind Laker fans of Trevor Ariza, not because the two look so much a like that they could be twins, or ironically wear the same jersey number 3, but because the two are each known for lock down defense and atheletic ability. Ebanks still has a lot of improving to particularly with his jump-shot,but with 43rd pick in the draft and a injury prone Luke Walton, its possible the lakers have found just what they were looking for... and then some.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Just win i thought Kobe and the lakers would dominate the NBA for the next 2-3yrs, the Miami Heat had to go F*** it up. Don't get me wrong, cause i would be lying if i said it won't be exciting to see D-Wade on a fast break throwing an alley-oop to Lebron for a two hand smash'em and the arena goes nuts,or Chris Bosh being double teamed and kicking it out to Lebron who drives to the basket and then kicks it out to D-Wade for the wide open three...S**t that sounds good! But bottom line: the lakers are still the defending champs until proven otherwise.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Dan Gilbert owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers says about Lebron going to miami quote:The self-declared former "King" will be taking the "curse" with him down south. And until he does "right" by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma. Just when you think the shit talking ends, here's more:"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE".So,my question is this, when is the first game between clevland and miami? lol Is it just me or is the owner drinking some of that new Gatorade: Hater Juice? Dan Gilbert..... is it IN you? lol
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Regardless of what team Lebron announces hes going to play for,the interview tonight on ESPN is exactly what the NBA wants and needs.Point number one, its July 8, the season ended with the Lakers winning their second consecutive championship in June,and the NBA still has the attention not just of basketball fans but people who don't watch or even like basketball. CNN,FOX NEWS,and even President Obama are talking Lebron James interview,so in these days and times with a recession and subsequent decline in ticket sales,the bottom line is this: having this 1 hour interview is obviously good for the NBA.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
In this video Jordan shows you the fundamentals of a great defensive stance that you can use to dominate the offense and take one step closer to becoming an all-around player. In the words of Michael Jordan, " DEFENSE wins championships ".
Monday, July 5, 2010
Ask anyone that follows the game of basketball ( over the age of 25 ) who is the G.O.A.T - "greatest player of all time"? and without hesitation one name is mentioned instantly,JORDAN. Today however, a new name is being mentioned in local barbershops, street corners, and public restrooms, what name might that be you ask?, already knowing the answer to my question, Kobe 81 points in a game, 5 championship rings ( 2 without Shaq ) Bryant.