Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ron Artest is an alcoholic lunatic

Psychotic Los Angeles Lakers small forward Ron Artest claimed this week that he boozed a French cognac during games when he played for the Chicago Bulls from 1999-2002.


“I used to drink Hennessy at halftime,” Artest, 30, said in an interview with the Sporting News. “I kept it in my locker. I’d just walk to the liquor store and get it.”


Artest, who was born and raised in the Queensbridge projects in Queens, New York, played college basketball at St. John’s University and he was selected by the Bulls with the 16th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft.


“When I was a 19-year-old father, whew. I was a single pimp! I was wild,” said the unbalanced hoopster who infamously once attended a practice with the Indiana Pacers donning only a bath robe. “A lot of marijuana and alcohol. I still party and have fun, but not like I used to. I used to drink every night and party every night.”

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cleveland set for title run

Cleveland just got a lot better. ; ; They traded Zydranus Ilgauskas and his 11million dollar expiring contract to Washington for Antwain Jamison who has the same salary. ; ; ; ; ; This adds a power scorer to the lineup while giving up nothing. ; Anderson Varejo has been the backup at both power forward and center. This will continue. ; Hickson's minutes may decrease, but he is still developing so that is ok. ; The first pick won't matter if they win the title. ; ; ; ; ; ; Also acquired is Sebastian Telfair an up and down career since joining the NBA. ; They have point guard injuries so that is an added bonus.

Washington continues to dump salary by trading for Ilgauskas. His 11 mil is the same as Jamison's but expires this year. ; They also unloaded Drew Gooden whom they acquired from Dallas last week. ; Washington gets Al Thornton who is young and improving. ;

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Fun With Box Scores

Last week in “Fun With Box Scores” I took a look at about ten different things that jumped out from the previous week’s box scores.


It was the initial plan to roll out ten more fun little facts that I discovered while rummaging through the box scores this week, but I came across one box score that was so unique that I don’t feel like any other stat line from the week is worthy of being in the same post as this one.


Therefore, this week’s “Fun With Box Scores” is just one box score.


It comes from Wednesday night’s Lakers-Rockets game.


The stat line looks like this:


D. Fisher 35 minutes, 0-5 from the field, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists.


You read that correctly. In 35 minutes of play, Derek Fisher was unable to accumulate a single point, rebound, or assist in the Lakers overtime win over the Rockets.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Backcourt Battle: MSU vs. UNC

The Michigan State Spartans could have their hands full with a potent UNC backcourt. Jason Horowitz, Steve Lappas, and Norm Roberts break down the battle of the backcourt.
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Backcourt Battle: MSU vs. UConn

Can Kalin Lucas and his teammates win the battle of the backcourt against AJ Price and the uconn Huskies. Jason Horowitz, Steve Lappas, and Tim Brando break down the matchups.
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Monday, February 15, 2010

NBA Opening Night Quick Thoughts

Happy New Year!

With the new NBA season set to tip off with four games tonight, here are some of the things I’ll be watching for in tonight’s action.

Boston @ Cleveland, 7:30pm

I can’t wait to see LeBron again this season. Last year, coming off the Olympics, you could see that his focus was on improving defensively. Now, without a summer in the spotlight, I’m curious to see if he’s made any improvements to his already unreal game. Is this the year we finally see LeBron use his Karl Malone-like body to beast on people inside?

Also, I’m curious to see what kind of pregame theatrics the Cavs come up with. You know Shaq can’t stand to be out of the spotlight, I wouldn’t be surprised if he tries to one-up LeBron’s chalk thing with something of his own.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tom Izzo's Legacy

St. John's Head Coach Norm Roberts and Steve Lappas join Jason Horowitz to discuss the coaching legacy of Michigan State's Tom Izzo as well as the Spartans' home court advantage.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Quick Strikes

Quick Strikes ;

- ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; I had trouble deciding whether I should start Beanie Wells (vs. Lions) or Cedric Benson (vs. Chargers) in one of my fantasy leagues. ; It was a tough choice but I decided to go with Wells. ; He rewarded me with 110 yards and a touchdown. ; Benson was a must start earlier in the season, but the injury has definitely slowed him down. ; Hopefully he bounces back this week against the lowly Chiefs.


- ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; I also benched Marion Barber this week for poor performance. ; He responded with 2 TDs. ; I would be upset, but I won all of my games, and he is still a fluky play. ; Barber remains on the bench for championship week.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Michigan State vs. UConn Highlights

Behind the home crowd, Michigan State held on to defeat uconn 82-73 to reach the National Championship game on Monday night. Catch the action here!
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Michigan State vs. UNC Highlights

Just like the last matchup between the two schools in December, North Carolina dominated Michigan State from start to finish at Ford Field, winning its fifth NCAA Tournament.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Era of NBA Bigs

Have you looked at the league leaders yet this season?

There are some familiar faces atop some of the big categories. Kobe leads the league in scoring. Nash leads the league in assists. Rondo leads the league in steals.


You almost expect to see those guys near the top of those categories.


But have you taken a look at the league leaders in rebounds? It’s not exactly a who’s who of NBA big men over the past few years.


Here’s the top ten:


1. Gerald Wallace 13.8

2. Marc Gasol 11.9

T3. Chris Bosh 11.6

T3. Carlos Boozer 11.6

5. Dwight Howard 11.1

6. Joakim Noah 11.0

T7. Brendan Haywood 10.7

T7. Al Horford 10.7

T7. Zach Randolph 10.7

10. Emeka Okafor 10.5


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Saturday, February 6, 2010

2009 Final Four Dunks of the Night

The Final Four teams showcased their athletic prowess in Detroit, throwing down some fearsome slams throughout the night. Watch some of the best ones here.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

High Flyer of the Night: Michigan State's Durrell Summers

Not even Stanley Robinson can stand in the way of Michigan State's Durrell Summers as the Spartan takes it to the hole with authority.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Denny's: MSU vs. UConn Preview

The Michigan State Spartans essentially have home court advantage against the uconn Huskies. Jason Horowitz, Bill Raftery, and Steve Lappas discuss whether it will be enough for the Spartans to win.
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