Friday, August 29, 2008

video daily double

"these people are crrra-zy" - dwight howard as him and chris bosh eat in china.

supposedly they went out by themselves and drove around china almost everyday.

cool clip of them + bron, cp3 and d-will being real at a gas station ...

what is d-will talking about at the end?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ben gordon and chris bosh

$60m for 6 years is not over-paying for ben gordon. i was never a huge ben gordon fan, but he is a great compliment to what we have and a top 3 sixth man in the league.

if we lock him up at that price, we get him and luol for about $130 mil (just more than the magic are paying for rashard lewis). i'll take gordon and deng 10 times out of 10 over rashard.

we would have some great pieces in place ...

1 - derrick rose
2 - ?
3 - luol
4 - ty thomas
5 - ?

with only a little work (and perhaps a lot of money) needed to be a legit title contender.

gordon is a great compliment to rose. he can nail 3s, so he'll be great as the wing player in a pick and roll offense, and great as a trailer when the bulls try to play uptempo (those are the supposed plans of VDN).

to round out that core of players, i think we have to look to the FA class of 2010 (along with the rest of the league) ...

my vote would be to throw coin at c-bosh. the dood looks like a velocaraptor, but can definitely play. we'd have big bodies to play around him (noah and aaron gray), and we'd have a top 5 player at 2 positions (pg and center), a top 10 at small forward, and a top 3 at sixth man.

random ....

oops, gordon to take qo?

ty thomas - breakout season? (hopefully)

much in the way that tiger may have (unfortunately) lost the player of the year award because of his injury, the sports guy has lost his claim as my favorite writer on espn. check out henry abbott's truehoop, which is updated daily. i'll be linking to him frequently, as he blogs about local nba news from each city ...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

random thoughts:

going to be a busier semester than i thought, which sucks.

tv must suck every august when the olympics aren't on.

is ben gordon worth $10mil/season? i think so

who is the team USA mvp - kobe or d-wade? i'd love to throw props to the chicago-native, (and his numbers were ridiculous) ... but it's got to be kobe. he set the tone for a team (and an entire basketball nation) in desparate need of an identity. kobe took a lot of shots for a "defensive stopper" but he showed in the gold medal games why the comparisons to MJ were thrown around.

side note: the comparisons are a joke. MJ is the best there ever was, and no one is close. would MJ's team ever lose a finals game when they were up 24? i don't even need to make the argument ...

usain bolt is ridiculous ...
Bolt's incredible performance could reset how fast researchers believe humans ultimately can run.

so is michael phelps ...
If Phelps were a country, he'd have finished 22nd in the medals standings.

best commercial ever?

maybe not ...