What's In, What's Out? I Have The Answer!
As the NBA season is a short 14 days away I thought it would be appropriate to give you the IN and OUT of the season ahead. Most of what I’ll rant about is the Wizards. Definitely in, but that only stands for the playoffs.
Yes, I am changing what I originally said. They are not on there way to the NBA FINALS, and I will probably change my mind again. So, in that aspect I am no different from your everyday, worthless, and ultimately fickle blogger. THERE!
The Canadian with flash, style, grace and great leadership is high on my list this season. This decision is based highly on the things that he and the Phoenix Suns will do, especially with the return of Amare Stoudemire.
The Suns are the second best team in the West. With no off-season defectors, like last year when Joe Johnson thought the grass would be greener in a lowly Hawks uniform, they bring back a high octane core group that believes shot’s should be taken not after three passes, rather just three quick dribbles.
Furthermore, Leandro Barbosa…STAR! Raja Bell…STAR! Shawn Marion is the best Small Forward in the league, even with the short-arm version of the overhead jumper. (You know what the overhead is. It looks like that shot that Denzel Washington had in Who Got Game.) But that doesn’t tell you why Steve is in. Here’s why.
He cut it! In the process, he transformed himself from Brad Pitt as Achilles in the movie Troy, to everyone’s favorite kid brother with handles. The new look fits him well. Hopefully, he doesn’t fall victim to the Samson Factor and lose his strength’s. If he is able to overcome that fate, look for the Suns to compete heavily for an NBA Championship.
Gilbert Arenas, IN!
Arenas always seems to find ways to self-motivate. Still carrying the bad vibes of what he felt was a snub by the US Basketball Team; he has the weapons that he thinks are needed to win a championship. (We’ll re-visit the whole weapons thing later.)
Not to mention, the Wizards have graced Northeast DC with the constant presence of there star guard. A billboard bearing the image of Arenas hangs high on New York Avenue, boasting the fact that it is one of about 5 or 6 in, or around, the city.
The Wizards got a gem 3 years ago, at the expense of the Golden State Warriors. Now it’s time for that jewel to pull them out of the dog house. Shout out to Vanessa Bryant!
NBA in Europe…League wide emphasis on D…IN!
I’ll have that tomorrow.
Who’s he? Not really important. What you need to know is that he’s a twisted individual. Die-hard Wolverines football fan and Maryland Terrapins Basketball Freak. This in my understanding of the English language is defined by the word, “Bi-Polar.”
But the true reason that he’s out is because there is possesses an element of morbidity.
Following Michigan’s win last weekend over my beloved Nittany Lions, Wise-traub decides that it would be cute to post of a picture of Nittany Lion QB Anthony Morelli lying face up on the turf following a concussion causing hit.
Every parents nightmare is to look out on a football field and see there child not moving. This guy thinks that scene is great for business. I walked into his office on Monday and he looked at me with the bright eyes and smile of a child on Christmas, pointed to the picture, almost like saying, “Look Dad! Look what I got!”
Driving to Penn State with the wife: $80. Two Tickets to a game at Happy Valley: $250. Taking joy in a man lying motionless on a field, after what could have been a career-ending injury: Disgustingly Priceless! THERE ARE SOME OFFICES THAT HAVE SANE EMPLOYEE’S. FOR EVERYONE ELSE THERE’S WEINTRAUB!
Back to basketball
David Stern’s new obsession with Nerf Ball’s is out!
The new basketball is terrible. Good when dry, bad when wet. Although, some men would see that as a good thing.
The ball isn’t the traditional leather ball that has been in existence for over 35 years. Instead the league agreed to allow Spalding to go with a more cost-effective, rubber material playing tool. As if the NBA, with its average salary over 4.5 million dollars, needs cost effectiveness.
Should we change the name to the National Bargain Association?
The league should bite the bullet and spend the money. What’s the sense in having a ball that players don’t like, and feel prohibits them from showcasing there highly marketed abilities on offense.
It’s not just the low-end players. Stars such as Nash, Arenas, and Shaq have criticized the switch. It’s time to switch back to the traditional ways of doing things. Why ball with Pleather? When you can step out in Leather.
Wizards D….Miami Heat….OUT!
I’ll have those tomorrow.