- The Greg Oden nightmare just got a whole lot worse for the Portland Trailblazers, who announced today that Oden will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee. This is the same exact surgery he had done on his right knee three years ago. It’s looking more and more like Oden’s career is an absolute bust – he has only played in 13 games since he was drafted four years ago. If you listen carefully, you will hear Portland’s management scream every time they see Kevin Durant drop another 30 points in a game.
- Eva Longoria filed for divorce from Tony Parker today, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. We have since learned that “irreconcilable differences” means Tony Parker was cheating on Longoria with a former teammates wife. The former teammate? Brent Barry. It will be interesting to see how Parker’s publicist tries to save his image. In the mean time, check out our post about who Parker will cheat with next and make sure you vote.
- Andrew Bynum, another oft-injured center, is pushing back the time table on his return to Christmas – a month after his original expected return date. If you are a Laker fan, you are either frustrated by this or have accepted the fact that this is a normal, yearly occurrence.
Top 5 of the Night
- Chris Bosh, Miami Heat: 35 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. Heat fans are pumped that he finally showed signs of life, but you have to realize that there was a clearly concerted effort to feed Bosh the ball to allow him to get out of this slump.
- Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers: 33 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Another normal Kobe-like type of night.
- Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors: 30 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot. With Bosh out of town, Bargnani is doing his best to become the Raptor’s leader and an All-Star.
- Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers: 26 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists. A MONSTER night from B Griff. Two things are for sure this season – the Clippers are still the Clippers and Blake Griffin will be the Rookie of the Year.
- Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls: 33 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Rose is showing NBA fans everywhere that he is a legitimate scoring threat that should be discussed in the same breath as Kobe and Durant.
Fantasy Stud of the Night
Kevin Love did it again tonight – he was a beast. It was between him and Tim Duncan, but Love filled up every portion of the stat sheet tonight. Check this one out:
- 24 points, 2 three-pointers, a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot.
I said it a couple of nights ago and I’ll say it again, if Love figures out how to block two or three shots a night he will be a top five fantasy pick. The fact that he is a 4/5 combo, that has the ability to knock down three-pointers is huge…along with the fact that he is a double-double machine.
Dunk of the Night
What on earth was Anthony Tolliver thinking?
Why would you even think of trying to block a Blake Griffin dunk? Seriously, what possessed Tolliver into thinking he was man enough to block Griffin? Kahn’s delusions of grandeur have spread to his players too.
Deadbeat of the Day
When are the Chicago Bulls going to learn that Keith Bogans is not a starter? With Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer on the bench, I do not understand why it is that Bogans continues to start. It must be because of lines like this:
- 3 Points…That’s it – 3 measly points
Get this guy out of the starting lineup and put someone in there that deserves to be there.
Hilarious Pic of the Day
Ray Allen can’t get himself enough Lakers….