Posted on: July 8, 2010 7:24 pm

The Mockery of You and I

His arrogance is beyond anyone who has ever played this game, the hand shakes, the dancing, the non handshakes and the the seldom ones, the pre game routines and the dunks... In a time where a rivalry continued between the Lakers and Celtics, the USA heads into World Cup with a chance, an oil spill that schocked the world... One man, proclaimed by the four letter network as The King, The Chosen One, The greatest thing to bless the airways is so driven to be the news in everyones head. 

We knew this was coming, we knew Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and oh yes, LeBron James would become free agents this year.  We new the Nets, Knicks, Bulls and Heat had major play into where they would go and all was supposed to be intriging.  It has been to some extent, as long as you know where to find a good read.  If you rely on ESPN for your news, well then you would know the FA coverags has been abismal to say the least.  Well, that is for the true NBA fan, any casual fan finds that crap to be a God send. 

Tomorrow night, Mr. Witness, aka Winless, will hold an hour long, prime time slot to announce where he is signing.  Now let's review this...  In 04, When Kobe Bryant, the then 3 time champ became a FA, did he do this?  When Shaquille O'meal left the Magic to the Lakers, did he do this?  How about the pasts of old times, Mj, Magic, etc...  Maybe someone like that with rings and validation would be somewhat acceptable, but even then, it's a joke.  A guy who has no rings and 7 years of nothing but flash is portrayed as the greatest thing to play this game.  You can find at least 50% of people to say he's not even the best in the league now, nevermind the all time talks.  Can he play?  Hell yes he can, but this is an absolute joke.  It's a huge mockery of you and I, us fans are told this is what we want and the sad part is, as much as I hate it and the feel that it's like the WWE in the NBA, i'll watch.  Why?  Because I want to know as well... It's a sad circle, really is.  Regardless of what he does now, he is no better off than he was before...

You got to Miami,  not only is it not your team, if you win you needed 2 superstars to help you.
You go to the Knicks, you turn your back on your city and basically put the seal that you are only about yourself and money and legacy and rings is the least of your worries.
You stay in Cleveland, sure your hometown loves you, but you got the stars of the league in big markets and you remain no bigger , no lesser than what you are today... With the same team that's let you down before.

The joke that has become this free agency is almost over, Thank God.  I look forward to the end of this guys decision as the role players start top fill out in teams, thats where the fun is.
Category: NBA
Posted on: November 4, 2008 12:51 am
Edited on: November 4, 2008 6:39 pm

The Washington Wizards : Week 1

Washington Wizards logoThe Washington Wizards Week 1

Remember last post season when Soulja Boy was making his way through hip hop radios everywhere and all the boys and girls were doing the Superman.  I’m sure DeShawn Stevenson remembers it quite well, how could he not?  The attitude coming from the Wizards guard with taunts of LeBron James is overrated stirred in the atmosphere as the series began.  Well we all know how the story went and another year ended for Wizards basketball.  So many questions coming into this season presented themselves as people were anxious to see if Gilbert Arenas could ever coexist with the new leaders Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison.  Well no one really has to worry about that as Agent 0 went down and had to have yet another surgery on the injured knee.  Can Arenas get back to form after missing 69 games last season and in my opinion only coming back to hurt the chemistry of the team in the playoffs?  Only time will tell how the once known superstar comes back... keep faithful Wizards fans as the Heat are beginning to see the value of patience with Dwayne Wade.  So let’s get into the Wizards basketball.
New Jersey Nets @ Washington Wizards

Not much was happening in the first week of NBA action for the Wizards as they only have played two games thus far both resulting in losses.  The season opener began with Nets coming into Washington.  Brendon Haywood was inactive as he is looking likely to miss the season after having surgery on his right wrist.  The Nets looked like a team on a mission on the first of many games to be played in Washington.  While there was some upside in the 95-85 loss, Six Wizards players scored in double figures but it was not enough to contain the surging Nets.  The two studs on the team shot a combined 9-29 for a whopping 27 points, the team as a whole shot 37% and only 67% from the charity stripe.  It seemed on a night where they had a chance to get the ugly taste of last years end the Wizards could do very little to get a consistent rhythm.  Etan Thomas starting and playing in his first game since April 30, 2007 had a decent night scoring 10 points and grabbing 8 rebounds in pretty limited minutes in the starting role.  The Wizards finished the game winning the rebound battle, but turned the ball over 15 times and hit only 5 of 19 three point shots. 

Washington Wizards @ Detroit Pistons

"It was a big improvement from game one, and that's what we are looking for -- improvement," Jordan said. "I know we lost the game, but there were a lot of positive signs -- for us to score 109 points against a very good defensive team means we are making strides."

Now for me that sounds a bit like wishful thinking from Coach Jordan as once again his team was unable to contain a usually effective but not explosive Pistons offense.  Compared to game one I guess you can say this was definitely a vast improvement.  The offense seemed to be able to get a little more things accomplished and Butler and Jamison both put up 20+ points each.  Instead of getting into the game in detail I want to point out a young talent whom I think can definitely help this Wizards team... Nick Young, he stole the show from Stevenson putting up 23 points in 29 minutes including 11-11 from the free throw line.  If Young continues to shine look for him to gain more minutes or even steal the starting role from Stevenson.

I think with the antics DeShawn Stevenson pulled last year and his continuance to not really improve puts allot of pressure on the rest of the team.  When you think basketball and shooting guard you think scorer and while Stevenson can certainly decide to light it up on given nights he is certainly inconsistent and there is more negative to put up with than positive.   Stevenson was called for a flagrant foul in game 2 and deservedly so after pulling down Arron Afflalo by the neck in the second quarter.   Look for some changes and soon by Eddie Jordan with his teams’ state of mind and emotion.  There is just too much talent on this young team to continue to have struggles a first year team would have.

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