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Mo Money, No Problems

Alright folks, the world of sports is not all steroids and lies.  The arguments over the juiced up era has been going on all week and it’s time we throw a positive spin onto this page.  Let’s steer away from baseball and see what’s going on in the world of hoops. 

The NBA all-star game is coming up this weekend and you know that means!  Time to watch a bunch of superstars not play defense and fight to dunk more often than the other.  TNT has gathered Kevin Durant, OJ Mayo and Joe Johnson to play a game of H-O-R-S-E.  This has potential to be at least interesting when players start missing shots and getting letters like H-O.  (This just in, they have actually sold the game of horse to a sponsor.  It will now be the game of G-E-I-C-O.  That’s G-E-I! And I’ve just lost all interest.)  You’re basically combining the slam dunk competition with a shooting challenge full of creativity.  I’ll predict a Joe Johnson victory. 

Stop complaining Cavs, Mo Williams is an all-star...finally.

Stop complaining Cavs, Mo Williams is an all-star...finally.

Mo Williams has finally found a spot on the all-star team thanks to another injured player (Chris Bosh) bailing out.  Mo’s teammates have been barking and preaching that their guy has the stats and deserves the respect to make the team.  Gilbert even used words like ‘preposterageous’ to describe the snub.  And you’re worried about our kids learning about steroids?  Let’s just steer away from NBA players as role models for spelling.  Don’t worry Lebron, Stern got your boy in. 

Big Al Jefferson is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.  Sad news for such a young player having an amazing season.  This season he averaged 23.1 pts, 10.9 rebounds and 30 double doubles.  Wolves are only getting younger. 

Elton Brand needs 6-months after his surgery on his right shoulder to be healthy and able to play.  He signed a 5-year, 80 million dollar contract with the Sixers and played 29 games.  Need I say more?

The Lakers have traded Vladimir Radmanovic to the Bobcats for Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown.  Michael Jordan also had this to say about his moves in the past: “I think we’ve grown from it. I’ve grown from it and hopefully down the road when you make a choice, you try to make a better choice,”  Jordan drafted Morrison and said that sometimes it’s a gamble.  Sometimes players don’t pan out as expected.  Leave it to Jordan to take a gamble on the Morrison mustache ride!

West Coast respect after the Celtics lost to the Lakers and Spurs. 

RaginRondo

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NBA Rumors and Rants

Mutombo will be back!

Mutombo will be back!

Elton Brand, out at least a month with a shoulder injury, proves once again that traitors never win! Sounds like another serious injury preventing the 80 million dollar man from actually deserving that payday.

Doc Rivers spoke out about acquiring Center Dikembe Mutombo saying he expects him to be playing soon and most likely will end up back in Houston. “We’re over the [salary] cap so it’s tough for us to do a lot of stuff, but we’re looking at everybody.”

Raymond Felton could be possibly traded to Golden State for Anthony Randolph or Brandon Wright. With the emergence of Augustin to the offense, the Bobcats could lose Felton without any value at the end of the season. The time to hesitate is over.

Monta Ellis comes off the suspended list today, which leaves the Warriors either trading or releasing a player. Marcus Williams is the notable name being tossed around for release. As the news progressed it looks more like he will just be released and paid his $1.26 million salary.

Antoine “Walka Walka” Walker is expected to get a contract buyout from the Grizzlies today. Antoine’s just is looking for a place to play with a team that can use his skills and errant three point shots. But the Walker wiggle is priceless enough; maybe Oklahoma City could get some joy from that, while Sonics fans down their heads.

Those trade rumors surrounding the Heat and Cavs trading Shawn Marion for Varejao and Wally Szczerbiak, respectively, appear to be untrue, according to a Cleveland.com report. I guess the Cavs are worried about messing with the ride they’re on right now. They also want the most bang for their buck in return for the Wally contract, not just a so-called big man in Marion. All they need is a more agile player than Wally who won’t  depress you with a rollercoaster ride of emotion.

A couple of games tonight: San Antonio at Orlando and Phoenix at Portland.

Celtics win 16 in a row…we’re going streaking!!

RaginRondo

December 18, 2008 Posted by | NBA, News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment