The NBA trading deadline proved to be more hype filled than full of trades. With rumors of Shaq joining the Cavs and Tyson Chandler traded to the OK City only to have a toe fail his physical. This years deadline did not move too many big names at all. Jermaine O’neal for Shawn Marion has probably the largest impact of any other trades but assure that O’neal will disappoint the Heat. The guy plays with no fire and he carries a huge contract.
News in Phoenix reports that Amare Stoudemire could miss the rest of the regular season due to suffering a partially detached retina in his right eye on Wednesday. This all after the 140 points the Suns put up over the Clips. Huge loss for the Suns.
Reports have indicated the Boston Celtics will pursue Joe Smith, all this pending Smith getting a contract buyout. He will also consider the Cavs. We know how buyouts go right Mr. Marbury.
Robert Horry rumor once again surfaces. He is considering playing this season and since he’s had relations with Cavs General Manager Danny Ferry, Cleveland could be his new destination. Imagine if you could show up 3/4 of the way through a season, play in the playoffs and collect a huge paycheck basically in four months. It’s like crab fishing in the Bering Sea, minus the sea sickness and potential death.
Newsflash, the Sixers offered Dalembert to everyone and their cousins including the Los Angeles Clippers for center Chris Kaman during the last week. No one wants him, no surprise there.
Tyson Chandler said he was surprised he failed the physical. The OK City doctor who administered the test and was the same who operated on his toe said he wasn’t good to go. “I don’t understand that,” Chandler said. “I haven’t missed a game because of it in the last three years after I had the surgery. I think had it been anywhere else or anything else it would not have been a problem or issue.” Failing a physical due to a toe injury is like blaming your cousin for your use of steroids.
Rafer Alston going to Orlando presents a good addition in the backcourt. A guy who handles the ball well and can move like Skip-to-my-Lou! Solid pickup since Jameer Nelsons out.
Chris Wilcox and Larry Hughes will fit into the fast-paced offensive scheme in New York but are yet to realize that the Knicks suck.
Twolves pickup a solid Bobby Brown and Shelden Williams. Williams was a top-5 pick in the draft with a big frame helping out Minnesota in the paint since Big Al is lost for the season.
Celts had a chance at Nocioni but were rumored to having to give up four players for him. They basically picked up then traded players for a 2nd round pick. I want them to grab Bobby Jackson, I think he would fit in really well here. KG strained his knee…cutting his road trip short and making me bleed a little green last night.
Brad Miller returns to the windy city of Chicago, hoping to finally make an impact.
Jason Williams, aka Whiteboy, is requesting reinstatment into the league. He’s looking to help a contender like Celtics or the Heat into a late playoff run. I thought he was terrible in his last years in Miami. He could handle the rock moderately well but his shooting touch lacked anything desirable.
Sidenote, I am A-Rods cousin, pay me for an exclusive story. Inject my wallet kids!!
Due to the fact it’s NBA all-star weekend, we got to give you a showcase of some of the best performances on the big stage. From the 3-point contest to the slam dunk competition; the weekend remains to be one of the most exciting all-star weekends in sports. Phoenix will host the festivities and we should probably expect someone to get arrested on a drunk driving charge. Maybe carrying a concealed weapon charges and possibly beating up or refusing to pay a stripper. After all it is the NBA, anything is possible! Not much else to do in Arizona.
Larry Legend…always a showstopper!
One of the best dunk contests ever…MJ and Nique. Who knew he’d become such a great GM for the Bobcats…oh wait.
And let’s top it off with a little dance off…look at the big fella move!!
Enjoy the festivities
Friday, Feb. 13
7pm ET: NBA Celebrity Game (ESPN)
9pm ET: Rookie Challenge Game (TNT)
9:15 p.m. ET: D-League Skills Competition
Saturday, Feb. 14
4pm ET: D-League All-Star game (NBA TV)
5pm-7pm ET: Inside the NBA, HORSE game (TNT)
8pm ET: NBA All-Star Saturday Night (TNT)
Shooting Stars TNT
Skills Challenge TNT
Three-Point Shootout TNT
Slam Dunk Contest TNT
Sunday, Feb. 15
8PM: 58th NBA All-Star Game TNT
This week in the NBA, with so much time off and money piling up, Stephon Marbury decided to hold an online chat. He basically explained his side of the holdout and proclaimed to the academy that he is not a selfish player. He did support his cause saying
“I have averaged eight assists per game throughout my career.” Good stat but he did show up late to the chat. Not the best start to my Celtics approval interview.
The Shaq and Kobe feud is more like a Forrest Gump and Jenny relationship. They go together like peas and carrots! Shaq assured us all that the media made up the whole feud and it’s just another marketing ploy. He goes on to say “We’re still the greatest little-man, big-man 1-2 punch ever created in the history of the game.” They reunite on the West All-star side next month.
We now bring you the best excuse to be snubbed for the all-star team. This week’s winner is Carmelo Anthony. Melo was a little upset he got overlooked and said the injury had to be the key for not being selected. He says “I didn’t think I did nothing wrong,”, “My game didn’t do nothing wrong. That’s the only thing that could have (hurt Anthony, is his injury).” This isn’t a DUI questioning Carmelo; the media always asks questions after games. Melo did deserve to be named to the West all-star team, just didn’t like his defense.
Andrew Bynum will not face a suspension by the league for his hit on Gerald Wallace. Wallace suffered a collapsed lung after the Bynum forearm shiver. Bynum says “I’m sending flowers to his hospital room.” Bynum has stepped up his game this past month; he is also looking to represent the Lakers in Wrestlemania 25. Kendrick Perkins hacked Maxiell last night so I can’t even make my Lakers are dirty case. Instead, I’ll just move along…next topic!
Did someone say we’re going streaking? Yes it’s true, the Celtics have got the mojo going again and have won 10 straight. With the bench boys, House and Big Baby stepping it up, they’ve really showcased their toughness and 3-point shooting. They did snub Rondo and Ray Allen from the all-star game and now they’re pissed. Cavaliers are 22-0 at home this season. Holy Mo Williams! This guy scares me and with big Z back in action, the Cavs look tough. Should definitely be a fun second half of the season.
Farewell Lucky the mascot, he got fired (sweet justice). Can we hire MC Hammer now? Think of the possibilities! My my my my music…