Video - XV - "Now Look" (NBA Finals Promo)
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Posted byEnigmatik at 11:28 PM
Take a trip through memory lane with the crew from TNT as they recap all the teams from this year's playoffs that are currently getting their fish on.
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28, 7, 7.
Ok, you might be wondering what these various numbers have to do with anything. Lotto numbers? Lock combination? No...here goes:
66 represents the number of games that the Cleveland Cavaliers won this season. 39 is the number of home games they won (out of 41), which is one of the best home records in NBA history. 28,7, and 7 were LeBron's averages in points, rebounds, and assists - one of the best stat lines ever. 1 represents LeBron's first Most Valuable Player award, received after leading his team to the best regular season record in NBA. 4 represents the total number of post-season games that the Cavs have lost during the 2009 NBA Playoffs. And 0 is the number of times that the Cleveland Cavaliers won on the homecourt of the Orlando Magic this season. O is also the number of NBA Championships that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers possess.
The last two numbers, 4 and 0 are the only numbers that matter here. Although their current postseason record is 10-4, that record has no chance at improving because of their 0-3 postseason road record against Orlando. Frozen in time because the Cavs couldn't work their magic away from the Q and because they had no magic against the Magic.
This is no fluke, though. Orlando has simply owned the Cavs over the last two or so years, winning 12 out of 17 games against Cleveland. The Cavs could have won the championship on the back of LeBron James...if they got the right match-up. Despite their 66-16 regular season record, they were only 3-6 against the "elite" teams of the NBA - Los Angeles (0-2), Orlando (1-2), and Boston (2-2).
And like just like that...after ripping off 8 straight wins to start the playoffs...after all the dancing and general good vibes that they felt all season long...it's all over. And King said no words to anyone after it was all said and done.
0. No championship to soothe decades of heartbreak.
That's my lasting image of LeBron James. A person, who in defeat, didn't have the grace and poise of "royalty" to congratulate the foes who dashed his championship hopes against the rocks.
I forgot one more number...2010. Anyone who has been following basketball this year knows the significance of 2010. And if Cleveland hopes to keep their Most Valuable Player on the roster for years to come, they better make immediate changes to turn that 0 into a 1 next season.
But for now, His Majesty will have to be content with being King of the lake for yet another summer.
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Video - Kno (of The CunninLynguists) - "Caucasian"
Saturday, May 30, 2009
The NBA: Where Caucasian Doesn't Happen Very Often.
Posted byEnigmatik at 6:19 PM
Kobe/PuppetKobe have held up their end of the bargain by qualifying for the NBA Finals last night. LeBron/PuppetLeBron are on the brink of elimination tonight. I wonder if Nike has come up with a commercial in the event that the Cavs get knocked off. Either way, here are the Kobe/LeBron Puppet commercials thus far.
"Unstoppable Game Tape"
Posted byEnigmatik at 10:18 AM
[video] Kobe Bryant: Doin' Work
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Here's the full, 84-minute documentary on Bean by Spike Lee:
Posted bykhal at 9:14 PM
RIP Chuck Daly
Sunday, May 10, 2009
FUCK! I had no idea that Chuck Daly passed away after a battle with cancer. Whether it was his Pistons beating everyone's ass back in the day, or coaching the legendary 1992 Dream Team, dude was a beast, and will be missed.
Posted bykhal at 1:45 PM
Ron Artest Keeps It Real
Thursday, May 7, 2009
E said that last night's playoff games were some of the funniest he's seen in a bit. What was even funnier/realer was Ron Artest's post-game interview. Check out this bit:
Simply amazing. EDIT Apparently, Ron wasn't bullshitting. Here are some of the things that went down last night:
Rafer Alston vs. Eddie House:
"That's what happens when you start bustin' somebody's ass" - ROFL!
Here's an interview with Rafer Alston:
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