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News and Notes From the Day
- Billy Hunter, the head of the Player’s Union, said that he is “99 percent sure” that there will be a lockout after this season is through. Hunter is so sure that it is happening, that he is telling the players to start saving their money now. If you are an NBA fan, then this is extremely frustrating. Lockouts are never a good thing for a sport, take a look at the NHL who is just barely getting some coverage on ESPN again.
- Horrible, horrible news…A two-year-old boy fell 50-feet from a luxury suite at the Staples Center last night, where he was watching the Lakers with his family. You hate to see things like this happen period, but it can be especially painful during this time of year. Let this be a lesson that we should all be grateful for what we have in our lives, especially our families.
- With Udonis Haslem going down with injury this past week, the Heat are looking at signing Erick Dampier to fill-in while he is out. Things are definitely not going the way that Pat Riley and Dwyane Wade thought that they would. This is the exact reason why you should not be a bandwagon fan – because when you defect now, you look like a complete moron. It cannot be fun rooting for a team that loses to the Indiana Pacers by 16.
Top 5 of the Night
- Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets: 39 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Melo continues to tear it up for Denver….Enjoy it Nuggets fans, while you still can.
- David West, New Orleans Hornets: 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. The Hornets are finally cooling off after that hot start, while David West is just building steam.
- Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder: 28 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocked shots. Durant was definitely triumphant in his return to the Thunder tonight.
- Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic: 26 points, 18 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Superman had a monster line, but it was not enough to beat the NBA’s hottest team, the Spurs.
- Eric Gordon, Los Angeles Clippers: 27 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Gordon helped the Clippers finally get that ever-allusive second win of the season. It’s always tough being a Clippers fan.
Fantasy Stud of the Night
Danny Granger get’s the honor tonight after he posted this line:
- 20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 1 blocked shot.
Granger took 21 shots, but only made 6 of them. However, of those six shots he made 4 three-pointers and was perfect from the charity stripe. Granger also led his team to a victory over the lowly Miami Heat and crushed the hearts of bandwagon fans everywhere.
Dunk(s) of the Night
This collection of dunks is not from last night, but since I missed this over the weekend, I had to post it today. Far too impressive….
Is there really any doubt in anyone’s mind that Blake Griffin should not be the Rookie of the Year? If there, watch the following video:
B Griff absolutely demoralized the New York Knicks with those dunks, so much so that it was reported today that Gallinari and Mozgov never made the trip back to New York City. Apparently, they are still cowering in the corner of the women’s restroom in the basement of Staples Center.
Deadbeat(s) of the Day
Somebody put out an all points bulletin on the Atlanta Hawks, because they definitely did not show up to their game against the Celtics tonight. Of the five starters, only one scored in double figures (Mike Bibby). The rest of the starters only knocked down 6 of the 29 shots they took, grabbed a disappointing 11 rebounds and only dished 7 assists amongst the four of them. Pathetic.
Isn’t about time that we stop believing that this is the year the Hawks finally make a deep run into the playoffs? This team is far too volatile to actually compete and be successful. If I were the general manager of the Hawks I keep Joe Johnson and Al Horford and get rid of everyone else – blow the team up and start over.
Hilarious Pic of the Day
Jason Kidd trying to share the love…