Here’s the thing. I, for one, have never been a big fan of Rondo. I respect the shit out of his ability to distribute the ball, play defense, and rebound from the guard position, something that I have always been a big fan of because that’s how I played ball and rebounding is literally the easiest thing to do in basketball but for whatever reason no one decides to do it. It’s literally just watching the ball, positioning yourself based on where the ball is hitting the rim, then trying. That’s it. Sometimes it takes a weird bounce, but 7 times out of 10 you can tell where a ball is going once it leaves the shooters hand. Anyways, back to Rondo. Here’s my thing with him. He’s a dick head, which makes him a bad teammate. And he can’t do the second easiest thing in basketball. Shoot free throws. For a point guard, he is historically bad. This year he is shooting 33%. That’s one out of every three for all of you that are mathematically incompetent. That’s really bad for a big man, let a lone a point guard. In the 2010 NBA Finals, when the Lakers beat the Celtics in 7 games, he made 5 of his 19 free throws, for an even worse 26%. So for those two reasons, I will never be a fan of Rondo, despite the other parts of his game that I like. Now, that being said, this was an absolute no brainer trade for the Mavs. They made a HUGE upgrade at the point guard position. They now have arguably the best starting 5 in basketball. I would put Rondo, Ellis, Parsons, Dirk, and Chandler up against any other starting 5 in the league. The only thing is they took a pretty big hit to their bench in giving up Wright and Crowder. Wright definitely had a bigger impact than Crowder has had this year, as he has been one of the most efficient players in the league coming off the bench. Crowder is a high energy guy though that can guard multiple positions. Now the first 3 off the bench for the Mavs is Devin Harris, who is legit, then Al-Farouq Aminu and Charlie Villanueva. Villanueva is more a of a stretch 4 then a power 4, so they really don’t have a solid backup big man to come out if Chandler gets in foul trouble, or worse, injured. Greg Smith is just not going to cut it, that’s for sure. But, although the bench is vital to a team postseason success, I still love the trade for the Mavs. Rondo has 2 top 20 scorers to distribute the ball to in Dirk and Ellis, a hell of a third option in Chandler Parsons, and will be good for around 4 or 5 alley oops to Tyson Chandler in a game. I think this trade immediately puts the Mavs on the short list of title contenders. We’ll see how it plays out.
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Tags: Al-Farouq Aminu, celtics, Chandler Parsons, Charlie Villanueva, Devin Harris, Dirk Nowitzki, Lakers, mavs, Monta Ellis, nba, NBA Playoffs, Rajon Rondo, Sports, Title Contenders, Tyson Chandler
Usually I don’t get to much during the weekends because I’m too busy getting absolutely fucking obliterated during the day and night and hating myself and my life in the morning. As I was sitting on the couch hating myself this particular morning, I happened to see the replay of this and I literally was speechless for about 3 minutes. When I finally blacked in, I texted the asshole see if he had seen what I saw. He had, naturally, and we were both in agreement at how egregious it really was. He literally took 6 steps. He traveled three separate times on the same travel. And it wasn’t called. Sometimes the NBA just leaves me shaking my damn head. Also, I laughed pretty damn hard.
Tags: Basketball, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, Lance Stephenson, nba, Rajon Rondo, Sports
Pretty sure you couldn’t find a better 15 second video showing exactly who these two guys are if you spend the next 500 years looking for it. Rajon Rondo is an absolute dick head. That’s well documented. Nobody really likes him, not his teammates, not his coaches, not me….hell, his mom probably doesn’t even like him. And so, unsurprisingly so, he just throws possibly the most blatant elbow in NBA history right into Lance’s face. However since Lance is known for his outrageous flopping, no foul was initially called. Then Lance get up and throws the weirdest, most subtle punch I have ever seen an NBA player throw into Rondo’s cheek. I don’t even know if it could be considered a punch, much more of a love tap if anything. But after that, both were called for technicals. Just a really strange sequence of events summing up everything you need to know about these two. Lance is just such a weird guy and Rondo is a dick head. Moral of the story here.
Tags: carrrrrrmelllo, david lee, fuck mark jackson, Golden State Warriors, harrison barnes, klay thompson, knockdown shoota, nba, nba basketball, nba west, splash bros, steph curry, steve kerr
14 straight wins. 19-2 through 21 games. Bananas. Perhaps the most banana thing about this banana sandwich is the fact that they are doing this without David Lee. Like, what the fuck do they do when he gets healthy? Are they just gonna trade him? Seriously, you can’t just plop him back in there and mess with their MOJO BABY YEAHHHHHH. Lee is a fucking stud too that’s what makes this so interesting to me. 18 and 10 like you read about. A walking talking living breathing eating drinking shitting pissing double-double machine. As good as he is I really am interested to see how this all plays out.
Steph Curry has become the most fun player to watch in the league (neck and neck with Anthony Davis, duh). The guy is incredible. Stupid range. Stupid handle. Even stupider than stupid court vision. This team is so much fun to watch because you can just tell how much they love playing together. Behind the back passes and alley oops all over the joint. The 18-4 Rockets came into town and got promptly weeny slapped right across the face. Locomotive moving ahead at full speed out in Oakland or wherever the fuck they play.
Tags: celtics, fuck cancer, john wall, john wall interview, john wall miyah, miyah, nba, rip miyah, Wizards
So after last night’s double overtime win over the Celtics, John Wall did this in his post game interview. Not much to say. Just awesome stuff. Rest in peace Miyah.
Tags: dunk of the year, kevin durant, nba, OKC thunder, Russell Westbrook, westbrook dunk, westbrook trade
Christ almighty. As much as I think Westbrook is holding back the Thunder from being a legitimate contender because he’s not a point guard and takes more shots than the best scorer in the league and is a baby and a gunner and they need to trade him immediately, this was very impressive.
Tags: henry sims, nba, philadelphia 76ers, sixers suck, sixers win, what
Show Charlie Murphay yo titties!!!
Honestly this made me laugh for one reason and for one reason only and that is Woody. Such a Woody move writing a 10,000 word op-ed about the Sixers being a pile of cow poo and never winning a game and Kentucky being able to beat them and them POW! right in the kisser. Seriously bro be more of a fucking mush. All you had to do was keep your mouth shut and the Sixers would have gone easily 0-44. Way to ruin the fun for everyone.
Sidenote: Henry Sims starts for the Sixers. Just thought I’d let everyone know that. Not a fucking chance anyone on the planet earth knows who Henry Sims is or where he could have possibly come from.