Posts Tagged ‘NBA’
The Maverick love fest won’t end anytime soon.
It started the moment I started playing YMCA basketball when I was 5 years old (roughly 1987-1988).
If you watched the Mavs win over OKC on Monday, you probably noticed some calls ranging from questionable to terrible that went against both teams. Rob Mahoney from the twomangame.com uploaded video of a “non-call” that slipped past me during the game. This video explains it, complete with a groove soundtrack.
Pre-PS. I think the real “untold” story in this game was how terribly Dallas rebounded, and how terribly both teams took care of the ball. The rebounding and turnover lines looked like (Dallas – OKC):
Reb (Off) 5 – 20, (For reference: Reb (Tot): 33 – 55)
TO: 13 – 25
So in some sense, the Mavs gave the Thunder an extra 15 possessions off the offensive glass, but the Thunder returned the favor by turning the ball over 12 more times, effectively evening out either team’s advantage. It’s also worth noting that the TOs at halftime were something like 11-11, so Dallas clearly took care of the ball better in the second half. I don’t have stats to back it up, but it sure seemed that Dallas boxed out much better and grabbed rebounds on offensive stops during the last five minutes.
Like the non-call described below, this point is moot since the Mavs won the game. Here’s hoping the Mavs continue their last five minutes play, and prevent the box from looking like this again tonight.
If you haven’t noticed the NBA season has already started. So far we’ve learned that the Miami Heat aren’t as good as people thought, Chris Paul coming off a major injury is still arguably the best point guard in the game, and the Lakers are still good. We’ve also got to see a young player emerge as a explosive force. I’m not talking about John Wall, but rather Blake Griffin. He didn’t play at all last year due to a knee injury. Well apparently that knee is doing just fine.
Dan Gilbert … nuff said.
I could’ve gone with Brock Lesnar, Joey Chestnut, the Netherlands soccer team, or even the Los Angeles Clippers for getting a meeting with Lebron. Instead I went with the Dallas Mavericks for resigning the Big German Dirk Nowitzki. Way to go Mavs!
From Marc Stein at ESPN.com:
“Sources with knowledge of James’ thinking have maintained for months that the Mavericks — with Cuban’s aggressive and player-friendly ownership, Nowitzki’s presence as an ideal, floor-spreading complement to James’ slashing game and James’ close friend Jason Kidd leading Dallas’ recruiting efforts — can’t be dismissed as a dark-horse contender to land him.”
Are you aware that the NBA free agent period has started?
Would the Lakers have won game 7 without Ron Ron? No. Would we have gotten the post game craziness from Ron Ron if the Lakers had lost? Probably. Was Ron Ron aware that there was a basketball series going on until game 6? I don’t think so. So this week’s champ honor goes to Ron Artest for winning a championship and still showing the world that he’s mentally unstable.