Posts tagged Basketball
Wizards’ New Uniforms Perfect Except For The Word “Wizards” On the Front. Rumors have been flying for a while now that the Washington Wizards were going to go back to their old color scheme, from when they were the Bullets. And today, they confirmed those rumors with these new and most excellent uniforms. But man oh man, that team nickname looks more pointless and out of place than ever. DITCH IT, TEDDY.
[DC Sports Bog]
“ In person, Carmelo is disarmingly casual about pretty much everything.”
“Folks, This Is ‘Love Song.’” It may not give you pause that the NBA’s Sacramento Kings are on the verge of moving to Anaheim, but announcers Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds were unable to hide their sadness at the end of last night’s presumably final home game at the Arco Arena. And between all the choking back tears and then queuing up one of the greatest hair metal songs of all time without a trace of irony, I think this is probably one of the most touching sports moments of 2011. Love IS gonna find a way.
“ Maybe we’ve even made sports a little more appealing to people who don’t get off on X’s and O’s or tired macho posturing.”
[New York Times]
“ The sports world is pushing back hard against hip-hop, baby-mama athletes. You can call it racism. I call it a rejection of values that don’t contribute to consistent winning, brand enhancement and the maximizing of profits. It’s a business decision.”
Bob Knight’s Son Fired. Yuks Ensue. The above tweet is brought to you by the always delightful DJ Gallo, reacting to the news that Texas Tech University has fired head basketball coach Pat Knight after three relatively lackluster years in Waco. Pat Knight succeeded his father as head coach of the Red Raiders, which leads me to two thoughts. 1) Has any succession plan in coaching ever worked? Like, ever in history? And 2) There will never be a second generation of successful coaches created in Bob Knight’s image. The whole militaristic, chair-throwing hothead routine? That’s officially a dated concept now.
Why Are The Coolest Freak Baskets Always High School Baskets? Okay, so here’s a kid trying to inbound the ball for Sacopee High School In Maine. He can’t find anyone, so he decides to do the “deliberately throw the ball at the feet of a defender so it goes out of bounds” trick that usually gets you another chance at the inbounds pass. Instead, it goes off the defender’s foot and right into the basket. This is the kind of freaky play you only see in high school basketball, because there are so many high school basketball games played every year that you’re bound to get a few wildly unlikely baskets such as this one. It’s why the NBA regular season should actually be 1,082 games instead of just 82. Foot baskets are cool.
Cute of the day - Bracket Face-Off: Sports reporter vs. 2-year-old.
Mom: Georgetown or Iowa, hunny, which one do you want?
Mom: Daddy’s not playing in the tournament, do you want Georgetown or Iowa?