Stick a Fork in the Grizzlies – Its All Over

Rudy Gay is the main reason the Grizz were even in the hunt for the 8th and final playoff spot. His bum shoulder requires surgery and with this news the Grizz season is all but lost. Memphis may be 8-6 since his exodus but I seriously doubt they will be able to continue playing .500 ball. It is incredibly difficult to replace 20 PPG and 6 RPG. Add to that Gay’s steady hand and key jumpers down the stretch and this team is in real trouble. Tonight their task is Boston – a certain loss. Zack Randolph looks to be the last man standing. He has performed well this season and all the pressure now falls on him. Don’t expect anything from “Mr Concrete” Marc Gasol. Randolph plays bigger then he is and is averaging 20 PPG and nearly 13 RPG. Even Phil Jackson respects Randolph’s game (had to find a way to reference the Lakers).We are soon going to see if Lionel Hollins can win a mix-n-match holiday lottery ticket. If Coach can someone find a way to get it done then he earned his coin. However, I’m a betting man, and I will never go against Rick Adelman. Rick is as good a coach as it comes and I have full confidence in his ability to get the Houston Rockets into the dance. Memphis, it was a fun ride while it lasted…. Now get ready to pack it in! Now, I know there are so many Memphis fans out there (cough, cough) but don’t even bother trying to give me your “guards” argument. There is no way Conley and Mayo are going to...

Andrew Bynum Got the Screw Job

Bynum was suspended by the NBA for two games. He already served one game of the suspension and has one to go. This is an anal raping! I must defend my Lakers honor! The play Bynum made is not worthy of a two game benching.  Rambis (the poor man with the HC job in Minnesota) wasn’t even sure if it was a flagrant foul 2 until “after he watched the tape.” All the hee-hah’s are gonna say Bynum didn’t make a play for the ball. Michael Beasley is a-ok  folks! He took a shot….just like Allen Iverson did every night of his career. Last I checked this was basketball, not pussyball! We aren’t playing shuffleboard people! This is basketball and physicality is part of the game. Taking away the ability to “defend your paint” is turning this game into a bunch of whistles. For once I want to see the refs allow men to be men. I’m sure NY Vinnie can respect that- Man VS Man. Remember the days of the “bad boys of Detroit.” That was when basketball actually had enforcers and the paint actually meant something. Heck, even Birdman was afraid to go down the middle of the Piston’s D. Bill Laimbeer was as dirty and strong as they came. Intimidation is a key part of the professional game. Taking this “mind-bleep” away from the players weakens the game and turns it into the “greatest show on hardwood.” Its just a matter of time until the Globetrotters and Washington Generals become franchises in the Association. Trickery and being cute is more important than men being men! Finesse has replaced physicality and...

Dare I Say?! Chris Bosh Is Making Sense?

ESPN today wrote a piece saying how Chris Bosh is unhappy with his role in the offense. Normally, I shred a player for speaking out and not keeping it in house. But, in this soap-opera we called the “Miami Heat” the street is where the conversations occur. Add to that my blatant lack of faith in Erik Spoelstra and Bosh makes sense. Spoelstra is over matched. How can you respect a coach who is not even 20 years senior? Here is the Preying Mantis’s direct quote: “I’ve got to get back in my comfort zone, I haven’t been in my comfort zone,” Bosh said. “A lot of things are new for me. I just have to be more aggressive in demanding my [the ball] comfort zone, you know I’ll take the fault for that… I’m effective down in the low post area, so that is where I need to start getting the ball. I need to be assertive in demanding it.” He is 100% correct. He is a low post presence. That is his strength. If he gets the ball too high he is unreliable to drive  the lane. He typically settles for a 18 ft jumper. That is not the case for Wade and Lebron who actually prefer the ball at the top of the key. The Waderon combo strength is making plays by breaking defenders ankles and driving the lane. Just look at what happened to Batum last night against Lebron. It wasn’t pretty. To be frank there are not that many mouths to feed on the Heat roster. When there is no bench and your starting lineup consists of...

Chris Bosh Is Scared Of His Baby’s Mama

Certain athletes have mental toughness. Chris Bosh is not one of them. We have covered his crying ad nauseam. Now, we get to cover his “baby momma drama.” Allison Mathis and Chris Bosh have a beautiful baby girl. Chris Bosh stomped out Allison’s chance at 15 minutes of glory.   Allison was supposed to appear on basketball wives. However, Bosh’s legal action stopped this and allowed the dreaded Royce Read to return. I don’t watch this show nor do I care too. Though I will gladly take more naked pics of Jennifer Williams. Chris Bosh needs to refocus himself on this thang called bball. He is way tooooo distracted. Who cares if she went on basketball wives?!?! Maybe she would tell the world that he cries, while making love, and can only climax while performing a voodoo ritual with a duck sex...

In Case you Missed the News: Don Sterling is a RACIST

Some things never shock me.Donald Sterling is on the record as saying he only rents to “asians” because they don’t complain about the horrendous living conditions of his slums. The fact that this jackass of an owner hosted a “Black History Month” celebration on March 2nd is not accidental. It is his way of sticking it to the black community. I am fed up with the “race issues” in the NBA this week.  Why can’t we just play basketball?!? First, we have the Stephen A Smith debacle. Then we have the Mark Cuban tweeting the obvious. Now, we have Don Sterling sticking it to the blacks. Seriously? Is it me or is the NBA turning into Pro Wrestling? The nonsense is in overdrive.  The NBA needs to have some race sensitivity training. Enough is enough. Getting back to Sterling. I’m 32 years old and it has been beaten into my brain that black history month is February!!!! I KNOW Sterling knows this. I also know that he intentionally chose this date. I also think that it is hilarious that he is in print ads with Blake Griffin. Griffin doesn’t “look” black. Hence, why the racist Sterling posed with him. I highly doubt he would have done the print ads with Eric Gordon. Someone please tell me why this man owns an NBA...