OBJ: Give me a quick update on the Marbury situation, Oden's injury and how a certain former Hawks star is doing in
1. Why you cringing at the prospect of sports?
2. Marbury on the inactive list for "foreseeable future" (/ D'Antoni quote)
3. Oden out 2-4 weeks, should be fine, still has 0 points for his career.
4. Nobody cares b/c Americans don’t follow European bball which is why no superstar in his prime will ever make that leap
OBJ: 1. a)
4. Just because nobody cares doesn't mean I didn't ask. I was just curious how he was doing
3. 2-4 ain't bad at all
JF: I gots no clue how JChill doin
for all i know he could be rockin cornrows
OBJ: Re: Marbury, I just find it weird he's getting so much money from them, they are saying they (the Knicks) won't trade him, won't release him and won't buy him out. But he's not playing either?
That just makes no sense to me
its the knicks
ive stopped trying to figure them out long ago
OBJ: And re: JChill I only ask because espn is now doing a "Top 10 Plays in Basketball from
OBJ: Childress' mug flashed on the cover
Cant read Greek, maybe you’ll have better luck than me
Anyway our readers may find this interesting:
OBJ: Okay so gay euro-highlights aside, let's get into the East
JF: so were you as enamored with yesterday’s trade as i was
OBJ: I'm just not sure
AI was stripped of his captaincy after the first game, then has been mediocre at best (though they have probably been holding him back to make sure they got the trade across)
Plus, he's a way-undersized guard who gets his shots from his speed and agility, things that quickly leave you when you get to be his age
I LOVE AI, but he's been dropping statistically for 3 years now
Which, granted, is easy to do after his insane runs 04-06
JF: yeah but he'll get to be the go to guy on
OBJ: That being said, I also don't know about trading away someone who was possibly the fabric of your team
I mean, he earned the Finals MVP, which is more than I can say for several players
JF: that was 4 years ago…4 years ago everyone had a mike vick madden cardboard cutout in their college apartment
OBJ: That's a dicey situation...bringing in someone that doesn't like to practice for someone who's known as one of the better guys in the league
And yes I know that was a cheap shot
OBJ: What does Mike Vick lookin boy have to do with anything?
JF: so if not
OBJ: I mean right now it's got to be the Celtics
FUCK I wish one of us had NBA Ticket...
JF: no championship hangover?
OBJ: I really want to see how AI does in Deeetroit, and I may move them ahead 1/3 of the way through
JF: one of those guys gonna get inj
well KG prolly wont
but i could def see Ray-Ray missing time
OBJ: But if there is one, ONLY one player you can count on not to lose his intensity, despite winning a championship, it be KG
By that logic injuries could befall anyone
Are we assuming likelihood of injuries affecting the team or are we assuming level playing field with all players healthy?
JF: just sayin, could see an injury in their future, thats all
kinda old nucleus
but either way
OBJ: Detriot's getting up there too
JF: #2? DEE-TROIT
all those guys getting 15-20mpg
the geriatrics gonna be able to get some rest
OBJ: Celtics bench young too man
OBJ: Damn. Did you know our very own Atlanta Hawks went 2-0 for the first time since '99?
But yes, Deeeetroit, Baaaasketball clear #2
JF: I'm pumped bout the hawks
39 more wins to go til .500!
that leaves #3
any way lebron doesn't lift the Cavs here?
they'll get something for Wally before the trade deadline
OBJ: Wally's contract expiring?
so theyll get something for it
OBJ: Dunno what they'll get
maybe some bionic legs for Big Ben Wallace
JF: tho with the deals they been making lately unsure if theyll get any real value
i really like the Mo Williams pickup anyways
so lets give the cavs the TREY spot
....and now we dealing with a huge dropoff
OBJ: HUGE dropoff
I'm thinking the dropoff begins at #2, and falls precipitously after 3
JF: man we gave the spurts shit for their weak ass roster after Duncan-Manu-Parker
Cavs roster after LeBron maybe worst in the L
OBJ: Wait wait. I'm confused,
You're saying that after Lebron, the Cavs have the worst roster in the entire NBA?
JF: i mean thats off the top of my head so not 100%
but damn yo
when your 2nd best players Mo Williams and Zig Iggy
that 'taint good unless you got da king
Spurs #4-12 tho the worst shit ive ever seen
OBJ: Yeah it's really bad
put a 56-year old Finley on there and it may be 3-12 right now
JF: best of the worst in east?
lets see heeeugh
solid, plays well together...i love that offense...assist machine at PG
J-O'N might be washed up but having him down there frees up bosh on both ends of the court
Philly getting mad hype, but I like them
solid vets, Brand, Miller, Iggy, Dalembert
Williams and Young off the bench
but if that’s not a second-round ceiling i don’t know what is
JF: so seach for #4 continues
you aint impressed w/ Raps/Sixers?
except you know i love Stan Van
OBJ: The Pacers are getting much ballyhoo...
JF: ...for having the worst team in the east?
or for successfully being able to feature a team of 50% white guys
OBJ: Actually the Pacers are on the front page of the WWL right now
"Take these Pacers seriously!"
'parently they blew out the Celts
JF: damn best 1-1 team ever!
I honestly think the Hawks could be the 4the best team in the East IF everything goes right
so, basically, if the opposite of the GA-FLA game happens, they've got a real shot
JF: hah yeah
they have to suffer zero injuries
like not one
but stranger things have happened
OBJ: No injuries + no fights with the coaching staff
JF: I think my #4 and #5 I'm going with Philly-Toronto
in what im sure will be an epic seven game battle for the right to be promptly swept by the Celtics
OBJ: I think you're just cautious about the Hawks, but I'm going to go Philly 4,
JF: Hawks 5?
OBJ: Hawks in the 5 spot
forget the dropoff
i love the heat
OBJ: damn really
JF: Heat #4 by a nice margin
eveyone disagreeing on this
i mean DWade looks healthy as fuck
OBJ: I think they'll make the playoffs
Beasley...eh, he could be good
you like them lower than 6 damn
i gots Heat 4, Raps 5, Sixers 6
and I think the Heat can take any of the BIG THREE in a playoff series
you gots Philly 4, ATL 5, Raps 6
...Heat # 7?
OBJ: For now, yes
I want to wait and see what they do with that team
JF: playin it safe
OBJ: I don't think Riley will pay
Yup, you got me. 'Cause picking the Hawks at #5 is definitely the safe pick
JF: blow me
JF: i'll put ATL at #7
homer as hell ha
nobody in their right mind picking ATL to make the playoffsmuch less two folk
OBJ: well I've got a really good feeling about them
And for my last team in the East...
JF: the chi?
JF: damn true dat
i gotta move ORL ahead of ATL
ATL gets #8
but Chi might be real close and is prolly the better pick
Derrick Rose looks like the real
and they just underachieved last year
if Vinny Del Negro can coach worth a shit, he could have a solid team on his hands
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OBJ: Actually, I'm putting
OBJ: I'm sure that ATL pick will look nearly as rredick as GUA #1
JF: oh it already does
now...postseason...who you got in the WCF/ECF?
Boston/DET another foregone conclusion?
I like Cleveland/Detroit in the east finals and LAL/SAS in the west
OBJ: damn really
you hate the Celts
I'm going to have to make another bet with you about those Celtics
teach you not to bet against them
OBJ: So you think
JF: people wanna forget yo
they struggled in the playoffs last year
JF: didnt look good til the last couple weeks
they were mad dogs going into the finals yo
OBJ: I thought they was gonna win that
JF: KG STILL didnt step it up like da main
they aint no lizock
so you got BOS and CLE in ECF
OBJ: Yeah BOS CLE
whoever #1 and #2 seeds are
so if it's CLE and BOS, then there you go
JF: you got BOS-DET
OBJ: if DET has the home advantage over CLE in the 2nd round, I'm going with DET
JF: which would mean DET-CLE winner plays BOS
JF: safest pick in the book
LAL over Team X
OBJ: I mean, Bron plays one more at home last year and he may be going to the finals
JF: in my case, DEE-TROIT
i think LeBron can actually win a G7 on the road too
he aint faded
OBJ: Lebron is fucking insane
he is the anti-A-Rod A-Rod
JF: good word choice
i remember reading an old post on Yay! sports comparing Bron to AROD
as in, LeBron is like AROD
just a machine
pure hype, pure results
OBJ: I mean, he's the clear-cut #1 player in his sport, for the next several years. But people actually root for him
JF: driven by talent, but lacking that competitive desire to HAVE TO WIN AND DOMINATE AND RIP YOUR MUTHERFUCKING HEART OUT that MJ had
Yay! said LeBron, like Arod, wants to win, but only as it is good for "The Brand"
i dont think LeBron is like ARod tho
i not one to get caught up in celebrity gossip...really i actually hate it...but this madonna thing a big WTF to me re: arod
like, straight up, i don’t get that dude
he can mash
but no clue what up there
like i had any idea before
anyways yeah LAL over DET
another flashack to 80s
OBJ: I say I think A-Rods got serious mental problems
and I think 'Bron DOES have the MJ Edge, so to speak
speaking of edge I need a new RB on my fantasy team
I just bring it up because they're the best in their sports
In the Finals
Based on '
'Bron's unquenchable desire to prove he's the best and dominate
Which I would personally love to see
and you see dat happening
ie. Cavs winning it all
OBJ: of course not
But this wouldn't be no Sue's picks if we just played it safe
OBJ: Anything's POSSIBUUUUUUUULLLLL!!!!!!!"
JF: people dont just come here for the colorful sidebar
OBJ: 'Bron wants to show that the parity, and fun, is back in the East
So I spose that's it
'Bron is my pick for MVP
JF: NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND
well now that’s it
yeah Bron my pick too
with some sympathy/kitch/dumb votes to CP3
rookie of the year?
OBJ: CP3 could very well win it
of course, the Rockets could go all out this year, ball they fuckin brains out, and not one of those three would get consideration
you think a Rockets - Cavs Finals would be proVOCaTIVe?
JF: yeah, you got dat Rockets itch
if that happens ill run down
Well I think the Rockets have a really good shot man
don't sell 'em short
I think the East is a lot more volatile right now than the West
when we revisit, say...midpoint? We should know more, but methinks the West will look similar while the East will be shaken quite the hell up
yeah def we'll revisit all year to
that one thing bout NBA
good teams always seemingly good
bad teams gonna be bad
like, you know the Nets and Bucks aint gonna be surprising anyone this year
complete opposite of NFL
youd think that would breed familiarity/boredom
but i love it