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Category — John Wall

13 Years Ago

    1 of the greatest of all times.

May 10, 2015   No Comments

Draft Tier

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    Plenty of NBA clubs have needs. Some more than others. The latter sreams you Laker fans.
    We’re on record as saying they’ll grab Marcus Smart, but the Mitch Kupchak in us says Aaron Gordon, if he’s around. Or will Joel Embiid fall into their lap?
    SI.com

June 20, 2014   No Comments

MVP

    West 152, East 149.
    Kevin Durant’s hot line: 36 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

February 26, 2012   No Comments

Linsanity: How It All Began

The Warriors, who have a history of botched deals, will be infamous for cutting Jeremy Lin, but so will the Rockets. Still, Golden State, with a huge Asian fan base in the Bay Area, looks like the biggest idiots after clearing more than $700,000 in cap room by cutting Lin to sign Clipper center DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet. Of course the Clippers matched the offer sheet, the Rockets picked up Lin before cutting him and the rest is NBA history. According to Forbes, the “Lin brand” is now worth $14 million.
Forgive Warriors coach Mark Jackson, the former NBA TV analyst, for being a bit sensitive to it all. “I had nothing to do with Jeremy Lin,” said Jackson, who was angered by a tweet Spike Lee sent thanking him for cutting Lin. “I never saw him do a layup. Stop asking me. He never practiced for us, so leave me out of it.”
Right, right.
Yahoo Sports

February 16, 2012   No Comments

Power Point

    Is that you Mitch Kupchak?
    Several NBA clubs, including the Lakers, didn’t believe Jeremy Lin had the goods to make a decent point guard. Last night, Lin started for the Knicks and schooled John Wall with 23 points and 10 assists in a win for the New Yorkers. Lin also held his own against Deron Williams last Saturday, finishing with 25 points in another Knicks’ victory.
    On Friday, he’ll face Derek Fisher and the Lakers and our money says he’ll do some more dealing.
    Seriously Mitch, what’s up with that? And if you’re scoring at home (lucky you), the Mavs, Warriors and Rockets also cut ties with Lin, but those clubs have much better point guards than the Lakers.
    N.Y. Daily News

February 9, 2012   No Comments

Favorite Sons

    Do the Clippers vote David Stern a share of playoff coin if they win it all?
    In a poll of 30 ESPN writers and personalities, 25 of them picked the Heat to win this season’s NBA title. Three of them picked the Bulls and 2 predicted the Thunder would win it all.
    Us? As much as Miami is the safe pick, we’re rolling with our homies (Thunder). Now beam us up Scottie.
    ESPN.com

December 23, 2011   1 Comment

Season’s Greeting

    The NBA lockout has come to an end, with the players and the owners agreeing to a tentative deal early this morning. The season will tip off Christmas Day with a tripleheader, including Derrick Rose and the Bulls visiting the Lakers.
    N.Y. Times

November 26, 2011   No Comments

NBA: Less Is More

    Watching David Stern politic and play on the ignorance of many NBA fans who solely blame the players for the lockout, we’re reminded of a solution the commissioner chooses to ignore. It’s called contraction. The league would be better off if they contracted teams such as Michael Jordan’s Bobcats or the NBA-run Hornets, among others. Instead, Stern and his misguided owners believe strong-arming the players for millions and hijacking the game from the fans is a better tactic.
    ESPN.com

November 24, 2011   No Comments

When East Vs. West Is A Great Thing

Unlike LeBron and Kobe, practically everyone loves Kevin.
Hoop heads are still buzzing about last night’s showdown between the Goodman League vs. the Drew League. The game featured heavyweight ballers such as Kevin Durant, who carried off the MVP award, John Wall, James Harden, Brandon Jennings and others. Even DeMarcus Cousins earned some love for throwing 1 down.
Washington Post

August 21, 2011   No Comments

Flash Gordon To The Rescue

    With John Wall sitting courtside (the Wizards play the Lakers Tuesday) and watching Blake Griffin and his old backcourt mate Eric Bledsoe produce an excellent ally-oop play, the Clippers delivered against the Kings. Eric Gordon was all the rage, dealing for 29 points, including 9 in a row down the stretch that allowed the Clippers to rally from a late 4-point deficit to win. He also allowed the Clip Joint to avoid an embarrassing loss after it blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter.
    Griffin finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists.
    Griffin and the Clippers get the Lakers on Wednesday.

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December 6, 2010   No Comments