Give it to the Griz – The Spurs Laid Down and Died

I got to take it like a man! I was on the record as saying the Spurs would be in the Western Conference Finals against my boy Kobe. In fact I believed they would win a 5th World Championship. Age caught up to the Spurs and they died a tragic slow death. Egg is on my face as the Griz have moved onto the next round. This wasn’t as dramatic as Nellie’s Warriors knocking off Dallas but it was impressive nonetheless. There is no excuse for the well-coached Spurs. How do you win 61 games, snag the first seed in the playoffs, and lose to the 8 seed? Not since the Mavs have I seen such a colossal collapse. I did not expect this nor did I see this coming. It’s almost as shocking as Sheen losing one of his goddesses: So as Charlie lost Bree Olsen aka Rachel Oberline the Spurs have lost the last window into another championship. Tim Duncun doesn’t have any gas left. This was his last hoorah. For him this is a bitter shot to take. Just visualize Charlie Sheen, Lenny Dystra, and Tim Duncan at happy hour. Sheen whines that he lost a porn star, Dystra bitches that he should have used back pages instead of Craigslist, and Duncan admits a Grizzly Bear ate his lunch. Classic.  You have to hand it to the previous reject Zach Randolph. He was impressive with 30 pts and 11 boards yesterday. Scotty Brooks better make sure Durant and Co don’t overlook the Griz. This upcoming series may be more surprising then the first. Can the Grizzly Bears climb another...

In Jason Terry I Trust…Finally A Man With Big Balls!

I may be a Kobe lover but I call it as I see it. Jason Terry showed me BIG BALLS!! His cheap shot on the whiny Stevie Blake was stellar, fantastic, old school beat down worthy- exactly what I have been pining for with this NBA! Blake has what I call “short white man syndrome.” Many white NBA players, in particular guards, experience it. They feel like they need to come up barking and yipping to reinforce their toughness. You know what would look tough? Getting up and acting like nothing ever happened. Going to the free throw line and nailing the jump shots with that glare of determination in your eye. Not acting like a hyena and walking up on Jason Terry like a bad ass. Jason Terry was frustrated and was sending a message. The same type of message that Derek Fisher sent last year in the playoffs (remember the head butt?). The Great Lakers might have been whipping Terry’s team but Terry wouldn’t let the Mavs lay down and die. The Mavs very well may face up against the aging wonders in the post season. They can’t be afraid. They can’t show fear. A point in which he was showing his teammates. It is nice to actually see bravado in the NBA….about time! To be truthful I would LOVE to see more of it. Now, as for Matt Barnes? He acted like a thug off the street. Barnes is two steps away from landing penniless and living in Camden, NJ – the murder capital of the USA. He would fit right in. In fact his basketball skills could help him sell the crack he will be...