Grantland on Kyle Korver

December 18th, 2014 by admin

From Grantland

The above play — the backside handoff — looks downright Spurs-ian, and it may as well be Manu Ginobili taking a handoff from Tim Duncan or Boris Diaw. That’s no coincidence of course, as Budenholzer served as an assistant in the Spurs organization from 1996 to 2013 before taking the Hawks gig last summer. He knows what smart basketball looks like, and he deserves a ton of credit for designing and implementing a new motion offense that evokes San Antonio’s movements and has quickly become one of the few watchable NBA things east of the Mississippi River.

Vlad Rad

January 10th, 2012 by peng

4 for 4 from 3 last night

More T-Mac Face

December 29th, 2011 by peng

T-Mac Face

Great pics from nets/hawks opener

December 28th, 2011 by admin

I especially like this one
t-mac
and this one
Bernie Williams halftime of Hawks/Nets

Check them all out here: http://www.nba.com/hawks/photos/njn_122711_1.html

Reader Response

December 14th, 2011 by MA

In reading your recent article, “Who’s To Blame For The NBA Lockout,” I was struck by the tone the author chose to take. It seemed unnecessarily dismissive of the rather serious issue of racial discontent within the player’s union that is threatening to derail the NBA Labor negotiations. I understand, and for the most part concur, with the assessment that the comment made by Bryant Gumbel on HBO’s “Real Sports” (The assertion that NBA Commissioner David Stern is a ‘Plantation Overseer’) was over-the-top and unfair to Mr. Stern, who is widely hailed as a progressive on racial issues, and who once served on the Board of Trustees of N.A.A.C.P. What was lost in the knee-jerk reaction to Mr. Gumbel’s accusation is the stark reality of the situation. The article points out that the majority of polling information done about the NBA Lockout demonstrates that there is anywhere from 3 to 5 times more support for the players in the Black community than there is among White fans. Somehow, we are expected to be surprised when all but one of the owners of NBA teams are white (Michael Jordan of the Charlotte Bobcats being the sole exception) and 86 % of the players in the National Basketball Association today are African-American. The fact that the Black community sides, in much greater numbers, with the players is not overly noteworthy. That is to be expected. Whatever these hastily thrown together polling numbers show, in no way should they mitigate the serious questions at the heart of this issue. Until there is a more representative sampling of minority owners in the NBA, these undercurrents of racial disharmony will always persist. The fact that Mr. Gumbel made a controversial comment that some might perceive as outlandish, should not draw attention away from the real issue: the glaring disparity between the skin color of the athletes on the court and the skin color of those in the ownership suites.

Matthew Anderson
Woodstock, GA

this can’t be good

November 28th, 2011 by admin

NBA

Eastern Conference Finals Observational Nuggets

May 24th, 2011 by MA

—I can’t believe Disney would allow Stitch from Lilo and Stitch to utter a homophobic slur.
Joel Anthony, in reality, is a CGI NBA JAM character composed of Emeka Okafor‘s head atop Charlie Murphy’s body.
Joe Johnson‘s offensive game is more similar to Carlos Boozer‘s than it is to D-Wade or LeBron’s.
—These “Two and a Half Men” insults, are they directed at Bosh or Kyle Korver?
—Speaking of the Heat’s power forward, I would love to call him soft, but I don’t want to be accused of gayboshing.

MLB Allstar Selections

May 5th, 2011 by peng

American League:
1B – Cabrera, Miguel
2B – Roberts, Brian
SS – Escobar, Yunel
3B – Kouzmanoff, Kevin
C – Jaso, John
DH – Dunn, Adam
OF – Fuld, Sam
OF – Gordon, Alex
OF – Ordonez, Magglio
Write-in – N/A
National League:
1B – Freeman, Freddie
2B – Emaus, Brad
SS – Ramirez, Hanley
3B – Jones, Chipper
C – McCann, Brian
OF – Heyward, Jason
OF – Morrison, Logan
OF – Rasmus, Colby

More Trades I like

February 22nd, 2011 by peng

ESPN Trade Machine!!

This trade

January 22nd, 2011 by peng

I think I would like

http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4m7ub42