Category: Basketball

1831 Days

With the win last night over the Rockets, the T-pups improved to .500 on the season.  The last time they sat at .500 or better 24 or more games into a season was on January 30, 2007, when KG was…

Where’s the Love?

Blake Griffin over Kevin Love for the second forward spot on the Western Conference All-Star squad? I would put about as much faith in the NBA fans to make the correct choice as I would Chris Webber to manage the…

The Dreaded Rule of Three

The dreaded celebrity Rule of Three has struck again. With Leslie Nielsen’s death yesterday, we have now lost three great men over the past few months. On November 4, former Reds and Tigers manager Sparky Anderson passed away at the…

Singapore Slingers

So the E Train and I rolled into the Singapore Indoor Stadium yesterday to check out a professional basketball game. The Singapore Slingers took on the defending ABL champs, the Philippine Patriots. After the Slingers ran up a large first…

The Invisible Man?

I never would have imagined that a 6’10”, 265 pound man would be so hard to notice, especially with a 22.7/10.5/1.6 line. David West? Pau Gasol? Shaq? No way. Time for Al Jefferson to move on up to get a…

Mourning Mourning

Alonzo Mourning announced his retirement from the NBA on Thursday. Until I looked at his stats today, I forgot how good he was when he came into the league (as a rookie he averaged 21 points/10.3 rebounds/3.5 blocks). Mourning was…

Superman?

Already this year, the NBA has provided some amazing statistical performances (Amare’s 49 points on 17-21 from the field and 15-15 from the line and Parker’s 55 points/10 dimes). Last night, Dwight Howard had his first career triple double and…