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Classic Celtics & Wizards Series Is Pure Magic

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Isaiah Thomas Drives John Wall Pursues Road

It’ll put a spell on you.

These NBA Playoffs. There’s nothing quite like them. Like a hit Hollywood flick. But this is even hotter than the pre-Summer season of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘The Mummy’ and ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ blockbuster movies. I mean in this ‘Where Amazing Happens’ script what better story is there than LeBron James’ Cavalier homecoming in his Ohio land? Or Chef Curry re-heating his band of Warriors with the aid of Durant for the rematch?

Well…just you wait…hold up! There may just be one between our D.C. capital and Beantown that may shake everything up like a coffee grinder. A story critical to this country…and we aren’t talking about that Donald.

But this could Trump everything (Sorry! We swore we’d never do that, let alone use that word ever again). Sure the King and all the lands men against the now extinct Toronto Raptors rolled through the 6 like, one, two, three, four and five. But as this 2-2 series between the storied Boston Celtics and House of Guards Washington Wizards could (will) go the full seven, whoever the Cav castle faces may just storm the moats and walls.

Now remember, before you witness…you have been warned.

The Wizards really have pulled all sort of metaphors and cliches, basketball and namesake out the proverbial top hat. They looked down and out this year after Coach Scott Brooks couldn’t land hometown hero free-agent Kevin Durant, despite a years long campaign. And even though the franchise has the best backcourt in the L off Bradley Beal street, the most exciting news coming out of D.C. basketball looked like the Mystics trading for Chicago Sky giant Elena Delle Donne. And with just mere days before the new WNBA season tips off it will be again. But despite the Wizards being covered with a cloak less convincing than Trump’s toupee, the Wiz have shot through all that like the Bullets they used to be behind (and boy do we mean behind) the break-neck speed of yellow spotted guard John Wall.

In the league legendary legacy of basketball’s Boston the Celtics were busy pulling up their Stances to be anything like their Baseball neighbouring Red Sox in turning the new Boston Garden into an arena as legendary in this town as the cathedral of Fenway. Guys like Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynek, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder helped this crowded court of role players, but this franchise team needed a franchise player. And who could sound better for a franchise team that was storied in the 80’s than a name for a small floor general, almost as big as his son than that of the monkier Isaiah Thomas? This pocket dynamo leader is the type of new Boston player the old green-collar Celtics could only dream of having. In a new age for P.G.’s the I.B.M. old-school I.T. generation is the future right now. Isaiah has took it even higher, rising above it all like his trade from the ashes of the Suns in Phoenix. He has even bravely played through the brutual pain of losing his sister and in representing for the Thomas family. Every play, every bucket, every game and every win is for her.

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He even had one of his teeth knocked out in the first quarter of the first game of this second round series. But brace yourself because nothing will stop this young man, tooth or nail from making sure his team doesn’t face the K.O. The only one doing the eliminating will be him.

That is unless he runs into the only Wall welcome in Washington as dear John W is as good as they come. Sure in this triple-double, MVP racing Point redux age of the guards everyone is talking about former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook like they are the new era Chris Paul and Deron Williams. But with Westbrook out the West playoff picture, the Most Valuable Player contest may be over. And even if there is no award worthy victory come the conclusion of this seven seal of points there is nothing quite like this head-to-head. As two of the quickest, next best (only underrated now), players in the association Isaiah Thomas and John Wall match-up as well as their best in the league, but overlooked big-men allies at the centre position, Al Horford and Marcin Gortat. Making for our pick of the playoffs to roll with like off a high-screen.

We could talk about the numbers, the career-highs…but they’ll likely change tonight. We could talk about who will win the next game, but the only one that really matters is seven.

As this is basketball heaven.

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Is Howard’s End In Hollywood?

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Is Howard's End In Hollywood

“Soft…soft!”

Kobe Bryant mouths this whilst shaking his head in dissing dismay from the baseline whilst staring down Dwight Howard on the other half of the court. Now a Houston Rocket the less than perfect pair have a problem…and it’s all getting flagrant.

Once upon a time in Hollywood with Mike D’Antoni running the show with an ageing Steve Nash, Hollywood’s Laker reality show was playing fantasy, legendary name Basketball again like the time they brought in late in their career legends like Karl Malone and Gary Payton to help raise banners like the point of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or logo of Jerry West. But when they picked up Magic man Dwight Howard who even took Orlando’s Mickey Mouse kingdom on his broad back all the way to the Finals against the Lakers, they expected D12 and KB24 to be the new generation Shaq and Kobe. After all Dwight Howard was a man of steel too.

And oh how they were Shaq and Kobe 2…but in completely all the wrong way. It turned out to be Batman vs Superman without the dawn of a justice league, or even their mothers having the same name. Kobe’s beef with Dwight made his repaired relationship with Shaq look like Japanese cows without the massage and feeding rituals that make their Mamba city namesakes cuts the best in the business…now served in Shaquille’s restaurant with more onion rings. And when they met the following season after the death of another dynasty to be, this time Dwight was the little red corvette and Kobe the brick wall unable to be felled or floored like the one in Berlin. Baptizing him like that time in Orlando with his most dynamic dunk.

Since going from the Orlando Magic to Magic smiles in Hollywood Howard has switched more teams than your 2K partner when you’ve already picked to play as the Lakers. He’s also received his fair share of off court and locker room problems including some chemistry cancer concerns. And even in this off-season, either looking to make some headlines or free agent publicity stunts he’s come out and said he’d be open to returning to the Lakers (…erm) and that Kobe was right (he already knows).

Now most in Lakerland laughed at the social media scoffed idea. Especially with a front-court force more formidable than anything the association has to offer, lead by new big man legend Anthony Davis. Following in the sneaker steps of Mikan, Wilt, Kareem, Shaq and Pau to truly be the new Shaq and Kobe with King LeBron James. But when his old New Orleans Pelicans reunited Wildcat brother DeMarcus Cousins went down with another season threatening injury last week the Lakers were forced to look elsewhere already, like filling out their final roster spot with Andre Igudola was a ring of last week’s past, or Carmelo was one long rumored Anthony never meant to be. Bursting the banana boat like a CP3 nix.

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And although the Lakers have been linked with the arc of Joakim Noah or the Zaza land of Pachulia and with plenty of other big assets still on the market like Marcin Gortat or Amir Johnson, will we see Dwight Howard eating tacos and yelling with LeBron on Twitter this Tuesday as we all unfollow like too many tweets (my bad)? Bringing Howard back to Hollywood seems sillier than bringing the LaVar Ball show back to this Kardashian town. Because besides they already have the all dunking and blocking JaVale McGee who is worthy of a start with James (42) clapping like throwing up chalk. All as this hair blown out center throws it down again and again, coast to coast in California. But apparently there’s a mutual interest…what is this Tinder? Will this just be the makings of another Michael Beasley or make ’em dance Lance Stephenson meme team? Still the Lakers need more in reserve and Dwight needs this for his revenge to the past years that have taken his career from the red caped sun to being newspaper fodder to each cities equivalent of the Daily Planet. Time to rewrite all those who wrote you off Jimmy Olsen.

Read all about it, at the end of press next week Dwight Howard could be a Los Angeles Laker yet again.

News just in…I can’t believe I’m writing this.

Who would of thought it?

Certainly not Kobe.

But it’s the King’s town now.

And after all in this LeBron ‘Space Jam’ scripted season for the Los Angeles Lakers you know Hollywood loves a redemption story too.

Superman returns?

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Boogie’s Productions Down Again

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Boogie's Productions Down Again

Cousins injured again…we can’t relate to that.

We refuse.

When former Sacramento star and New Orleans Pelican DeMarcus Cousins joined the Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green Golden State Warriors to begin last season critics dubbed this superteam unfair.

What was unfair however was the ACL injury that kept Boogie sidelined for most of the season and then the quad injury on top of that in the playoffs that made sure the Warriors wouldn’t be dancing in their final chapter in Golden State.

But as D.C. made a Cali move too like the Dubs across the Golden Gate to San Francisco, heading to LeBron’s Lakerland with former frontcourt friend Anthony Davis, what was really unfair is what’s just come out of a practice run this week.

Cousins has tore his ACL again in a horrible twist of fate.

This games God’s people.

When DeMarcus reunited with the same former New Orleans big man that rocked his jersey in beautiful All Star tribute a couple of seasons back when they briefly flew together as Pelicans this Summer, the Lakers furthered their favourite status like tapping that heart on Twitter. Even if the Clippers ended up being the ones that got Kawhi Leonard…and Paul George too for the new battle of Los Angeles, raging against the Lakers Hollywood machine, the Lake Show have the ‘Space Jam 2’ of the King and the ‘brow. Not to mention the difference maker like rising star Kyle Kuzma in the veteran one of Cousins.

Either one of them will blow, or both, as the other will show he’s still got it. Giving the West’s best the biggest force of an interchangeable frontcourt. As the Lakers could either go with the more muscle version of a Tim Duncan and David Robinson twin towers in the Pelican reunited Kentucky Wildcats of Davis and Cousins and ‘Bron. Or the most dynamic duo since Shaq and Kobe of James and A.D. and the one young core star who didn’t get switched for this franchise player in Kuz, who could form a big three if the injured Cousins isn’t already still a part of one. Despite the writing off medical report.

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And we haven’t even got to his Kentucky alumni Rajon Rondo led backcourt, or last year’s all dunking and blocking big headband and hair spark JaVale McGee. A gym rat who re-upped after almost going for both the Defensive Player Of The Year and Most Improved Player award in the first month of last seasons 82 campaign.

The Lakers are going to need him and that first wind of last year now more than ever.

Or the California club have some decisions to make for who to put in purple and gold for their almost meant to be final roster spot (DON’T AMNESTY!). Do they still wait for another former Warrior in Sixth Man, defensive legend Andre Igudola? Or do they leave him and the long rumoured other Anthony in Carmelo and pick up another big? Guys like Nené, Amir Johnson, Joakim Noah, Kenneth Faried, Zaza Pachulia and Marcin Gortat are still on the market like fresh fruit stalls. And even Dwight Howard of all people have expressed (more like blatantly begged for publicity) for a return to Lakerland after his Hollywood divorce.

Yeah right…”soft”!

Because we have no idea when Boogie will be back. Or if he will even be the same player when he returns. Or if he even was before this injury happened. But despite history rewriting so many careers crippled by injury we still believe. We still believe he has superstar status and could be the X-factor difference maker when he returns late in the game to this Hollywood scripted rivalry like he almost was last season in the Finals against Toronto as he flips it. You saw him almost become a Splash Brother with that three, so just you wait until you see him downtown in STAPLES this season when it’s all said and buzzer beater done.

The bridge is far from over.

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