Category — Thunder
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops Sports Illustrated’s list of the athletes who have bagged the most coin over the past year. And Mayweather has earned his estimated $90 million without a single commercial endorsement.
May 15, 2013 No Comments
I knew Scotty had issues years ago when another writer asked if he remembered me and Shorty said no. Just a couple of years before I’d written a piece on him when he was a half-pint point guard at UC Irvine. Then he winded up living in Charles Barkley’s house near Philly and forgot where he came from.
Mr. Scobey told me last week “we’re going to kick Memphis’ ass” and I couldn’t call Vegas quick enough to bet the Grizzlies. “How much Mr. Lee?” “What’s my limit?”
Kidding. Well maybe not. But don’t go Barkley on me Mr. Scobey. You’re better than that.
Still, as much as I root for my homies, they can either accept the Grizzlies taking a bite out of their ass or the Spurs. Your choice, as the late great Roland Brooks would say. This isn’t last year. Sorry.
Y’all know I root for you from afar, but c’mon let’s be real. Fight’s over.
May 12, 2013 No Comments
The homie Russell Westbrook (born in the LBC), whose taste in fashion generates more than his share of attention, meets the media with Kevin Durant after Game 2 of the Thunder’s win over the Rockets Wednesday night.
April 25, 2013 No Comments
Like the NCAA Tournament, some NBA player makes a name for himself during the playoffs. Stephen Curry, 1 of the best shooters we’ve ever watched and 1 who almost helped the Warriors stun the Nuggets today in Denver, could be 1 of those players. Writer Shaun Powell compiles a good list of some who might emerge. Another name we would add to it is San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard. He isn’t spectacular at anything but good at plenty of things.
Sports On Earth
April 20, 2013 No Comments
The Heat are the overwhelming favorites to win the NBA title again, and why shouldn’t they be? We’re hard-headed though. Actually, we’re sticking with our betting slip.
Heat over Bucks in 5; Nets over Bulls in 7; Pacers over Hawks in 5; Knicks over Celtics in 6.
Heat over Nets in 5; Pacers over Knicks in 6.
Heat over Pacers in 6.
Thunder over Rockets in 6; Clippers over Grizzlies in 7 (the Charles Barkley factor); Nuggets over Warriors in 7; Spurs over Lakers in 5.
Thunder over Clippers in 6; Spurs over Nuggets in 5.
Spurs over Thunder in 6.
Championship: Spurs over Heat in 7.
April 19, 2013 3 Comments
We knew Laker fans would lower themselves to such things, but are you kidding us?
Although Laker fans are all giddy (hmmm, last time that’s happened?) with the No. 7 seed, do they really believe this squad is actually capable of anything in the NBA playoffs? Forgive us. I lost $5 to my old lady cuz I bet the Lakers wouldn’t make it, so maybe I’m a little bitter. And I surely forgot how the NBA sometimes figures into these things.
They don’t want to face my homies and the OKC Thunder. They want no part of that can of whip ass. Russell Westbrook again? Oh no, let’s take Timmy Duncan and his choir boy friends. Is that you T-Mac?
Some folks believe the Lakers are better off (is that you Magic Johnson?) making the playoffs instead of tanking for the lottery, like many of us dreamers gamble on everyday. But Dwight and the boys failing Kobe on the final night of the regulation…well the suicide hotline would have been working overtime.
The Lakers are 200-1 to win it all. Your point is?
We’re also pissed seeing the Spurs getting 8-1 since we bet them at 4-1. Someone trying to tell us something? Didn’t think so.
April 18, 2013 No Comments
We’re trolling around in our 2nd home, the always entertaining Las Vegas. Hit the over (202.5) for the Spurs-Clips blowout, but due to a brief case of blindness at the betting window, we bet the Clips instead of the Spurs. And the old lady wondered why I was cussing?
Your favorites for the NBA championship? The Heat (+165) and the Thunder (+280) are the picks now, but we all know how quickly that can change. The rest: Spurs (5-1); Clippers (6-1); Lakers (13-1); Knicks (12-1); Bulls (14-1); Warriors (16-1); Pacers (25-1); Celtics and Nuggets (35-1); and Rockets (60-1).
Us? We like the Spurs. That could change too. If we’re wrong, we’ll plead another case of blindness. Seriously.
February 21, 2013 No Comments
January 14, 2013 No Comments
Hey Seattle, how ’bout them Sea Chickens?
The Sacramento Kings are only a few signatures away from moving to Seattle. How ironic. Many Seattle fans have cried a river about how the Sonics were hijacked to Oklahoma City, which, in some sarcastic irony, serves as headquarters for Sonic.
What frequently gets my blood to boiling, though, is how the story of Seattle and the Sonics parting is often written with revisionist history. Sportswriters and columnists are the worst.
For years, Seattle refused to build the club a new arena. As much as I applauded its refusal not to sacrifice taxpayers’ money for what its former ownership could have built with its own funds, anyone with a brain knew the Sonics’ days in the Emerald City were numbered. When the man who owns Starbucks sold his team because the city wouldn’t build him an arena, couldn’t you see the handwriting on the wall? Did you really believe Clay Bennett was going to build 1 out of the goodness of his heart or his deep pockets to please fans in Seattle?
As soon as Bennett inked the deal I, like many others, would have bet the farm they were headed to Oklahoma City. Blame David Stern. And blame Bennett, if you like, but he knew he had the commissioner’s blessing. Blaming the good folks in Oklahoma City is totally misguided. Do you see them hanging your 1 little raggedy championship banner or any the Sonics’ retired numbers in the rafters?
And while we’re on the subject of the NBA setting up shop in OKC, consider yourself lucky New Orleans. The Hornets and their ownership would have killed for the opportunity to stay there after their 2-year run, the fanatical support and sellouts stunned even Stern, who initially advised city officials to go searching for an NHL club. OKC didn’t have the big boy pants the NBA wears, he said. We know now how small-minded and out of touch he was.
Now the Kings are close to checking out of Sacramento because the Maloof family reportedly is nearing a deal with a Seattle group. To their credit, many folks in Seattle oppose the deal. But at this point, that doesn’t matter to Stern and the powers that be.
For Stern, it’s like killing 2 birds with 1 stone. First, he can rightfully (or wrongly, depending on your view) return a franchise to Seattle, where he will always be a villain for his shady role in the Sonics’ fiasco. Second, he can rid himself of the Maloofs, who have caused him more headaches than Mark Cuban has ever dreamed about.
Doesn’t make it right. But like the old cliche goes, it’s just bidness.
January 14, 2013 No Comments
I don’t think so.
James Harden clashes with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates tonight. They are saying it isn’t a big deal, but we know better.
If you’re scoring at home (lucky you), the Thunder are a 10-point favorite.
November 28, 2012 No Comments