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Left Coast Dwight

14 Jul

(Oh, hello. This is my non-triumphant return to blogging.  Been a while since I checked in around these parts, but I am hoping to change that. Here is another installment of my fictional Sunday newspaper column.)

Dwight Howard will play next season in Los Angeles, whether he likes it or not.  While nothing is official, it seems the Lakers are the last team standing in this race. Brooklyn/New Jersey got up from the table earlier this week, and made their peace with acquiring Joe Johnson and Deron Williams to lead them into the Barclay’s Center next season. Houston, while still technically in the race, is attempting to sell the farm to buy the prized cow.  They even cut loose their hardest working player in hopes of freeing up enough money to land the big fish. Atlanta would have to similarly dismantle their team in order to bring Dwight to town. Continue reading

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The one where Justin and Andee breakdown this ridiculous picture of the New York Knicks and Dennis Rodman

4 Mar

11:15 AM Sunday, March 4th:

Justin Knipper

how do you feel about this: http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/986415/AnEZ58ZCEAAfukh_medium.jpg

Andee Marshall

 surprised Rodman isn’t throwing the shocker Continue reading

Beard of the Week: December 21

21 Dec

Last week was finals week so I gave myself permission to take a break, but I’m back and ready to share the wonderful beards of the world with…the world…

Anyway, Sunday is Christmas, and for all of you who are either Christian or just slaves to our consumer-driven culture, we all know that Santa is kind of this weeks honoree by default. But! I decided since he’s not real, I’m not going to make him the sole honoree this week. Hell, I’m not even gonna put his picture up!

This post is 100% created by my friend Justin, he both gave me a dude to honor and told me what to include. I’m just giving credit where credit is due.

So this week let’s take a look at sports. Basketball, anyone?

James Harden apparently Continue reading

Appeal to Basketball Reason

9 Dec

As of 6:30 PM yesterday, Chris Paul was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.  He was a part of a three team trade involving Pau Gasol going to the Houston Rockets, and Luis Scola, Lamar Odom, Goran Dragic, and Kevin Martin heading to New Orleans.  The Hornets also got a first round draft pick  (formerly belonging to the New York Knicks) in 2012.  It seemed to help every team involved.  The Lakers get the first piece of a grand scheme to net two of the top five players in the league.  Houston needed size up front pretty badly.  The Hornets were looking to go lower in payroll, while at least appearing to want to remain competitive and sell tickets.  The deal on paper actually seems to be the least beneficial to the Lakers, and they get the superstar point guard in this scenario.  The deal was met with a considerable amount of Continue reading