We are about a good month into the NBA season. I’ve spent many hours watching the games and highlights. After much analysis, here’s my own personal breakdown of the league so far.
Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks are still a middle tier team to me. They will probably still grab a playoff spot in the East, but they didn’t improve much during the offseason. Same problems from previous years are plaguing them this year…no bench outside of Jamal Crawford. Still think they overpaid for Joe Johnson, but I understand they needed to keep a scorer around.
Boston Celtics: Rondo is the conductor of the orchestra. They aren’t in tune when he’s not setting the tempo. They have a great bench, and great all-stars and future hall of famers, but again this is Rondo’s team. Not sure of how much Shaq is going to affect things yet either.no comments
How is Kobe Bryant not top 10 all-time? Based on what I usually will not entertain this to much because he is not retired but reading an article by Scoop Jackson made me wonder what are people using as criteria for this arguement? Kobe's not done and with a tightened up knee after off season surgery one has to wonder what else does he need to prove t the basketball minds out there he is top 10. no comments
"Well, I don't know enough about the X's and O's of college football," Gee proclaimed while probably standing on a soapbox in front of a large mirror. "I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it's like murderer's row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day.
"So I think until a university runs through that gauntlet that there's some reason to believe that they not be the best teams to [be] in the big ballgame." (Graham Watson, Fanhouse)no comments
The Heat are in disarray, the Celtics are big by committee, the Magic are trying to rework some magic in D.Howards offensive game, the Lakers are dealing with Bynum and his injuries, the Rockets have Yao's issues and Portland has rolled snake-eyes again with their top pick of Greg Oden. The injury of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar launched the career and status of Magic Johnson but why doesn't Kareem get more respect in the conversations as the greatest? no comments
Erick Dampier to the Heat? Is this why Joel Anthony hasn't taken off his warmups in two games? The Heat are a mess and adding Dampier is a bad game of Truth or Dare. The truth is Erick Dampier can't make it through a n entire season with out injuries. Truth Erick Dampier has been in the NBA 13 years and his stat line well its at least better than Kwame Brown's but 6'11" and career averages of 7.8 ppg and 7.4 rpg with 1.5bpg so how does this help the Heat? no comments
Earlier today I put up a quit post on the Dampier situation dubbed "Truth or Dare". The move went through they signed Erick Dampier and this is the beginning of the end Pat Riley has just crossed that very thin line between that of a genius and that of a insanity. For the past months everyone has been trying to figure out how Riley managed to get Bron, Wade, and Bosh all in Miami, the moves were genius. An injury to Haslem, a 77 point game total and a Dampier signed contract situation has insanity set in? no comments