Hands up who celebrated Stephen Curry’s injury to his left?
Sit yourself down!
Think you’re stand up? Keep your a## right there. You lose like the Toronto Raptors rightfully so for that game in the NBA Finals after they cheered for former Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant being taken out the game. Despite his unheralded heroics of actually even suiting up to play in a truly lose, lose situation. Limping to what’s further reason why he hasn’t returned yet this season as a Brooklyn Net with Kyrie…but just you wait.
Following losing Durant both to injury and free agency, not to mention Klay Thompson with a torn ACL for possibly the season too (but at least he re-upped), it really does come in threes now with Steph Curry out indeterminately as of press time but indefinitely with a broken hand.
But before all this the trolls declared open season on the Dubs after Golden State dropped more numbers than those girls in the club you thought your obnoxious behaviour like this went down well with. Calling it a death of a dynasty in Silicon Valley like they did the fellow California Kings out in L.A. after LeBron’s Lakers dropped their first game in their STAPLES home to the Los Angeles Kawhi neighbouring Clippers, as people jump off the Warriors bandwagon and on to the laughing Leonard one like that Tyrese ‘Fast and Furious’ 6′ scene meme. But hey, hey, hey look at them and Ant Davis 40 and 20 for three quarters now. Spare some change? Those type of wrote off comments are for bums. And it’s a bad note.
Never underestimate the heart of a champion or a true warrior, especially one like Curry and this is a LeBron/Laker fan writing this. Don’t you know it’s no Showtime without a Thompson (Mychal or his son) and now the Lakers failed to sign back D’Angelo Russell too as G.S.W. made a master move with the B.K. in letting go of K.D. there’s so much more that goes into being dubbed a dynasty. This was supposed to be the Warriors big year moving across the Golden Gate Bridge to a new golden state in the big market of San Francisco (although now it all looks like how ‘Godzilla’ and the ‘Planet Of The Apes’ left that iconic landmark), but still keeping the name unlike the Rick Barry tramline days of S.F. for The Town of Oakland. Putting on for the city like a Bay Area E-40, Al Attles and whole community behind Curry SLAM cover. This city never forgets like Fruitvale Station and neither does this franchise.
Most Lakers fans are still talking about being without Kuzma, Rondo and Cousins (who the Dubs were also without last season until his famous five appearance. Shooting the lights out in the Finals like it now looks like he’s taught former Pelican twin tower teammate A.D. reunited in Los Angeles as Lakers), even though they are winning. Imagine losing Boogie’s down low productions, Durant, Klay and now his Splash Brother too. No wonder they’re losing. But for all those talking s###, there’s still Draymond Green and just wait until D starts Loading. Remember what the third adopted splash sibling did in Brooklyn last year as a B.I.G. King of New York with a Coogie sweeter rainbow wet jumper that still shines, all notoriously on his own? You’re about to be in trouble as there’s still ice in his game. Check your veins.
So talk is cheap, especially this early in the 82 when Steve Kerr’s shooters still can afford more like when he had M.J.’s back in the golden era. And now signing Russell really does seem like even more of a master move with his stroke of genius. He’s already stepping up and so will his brothers Steph and Klay once it’s there day like Green’s once again. And these Warriors soldiers are deeper than you’d like to thing like this toddler of a young season, still learning how to walk, let alone dribble.
But that’s not the point right now. The point is prayers up for one of the God’s greatest and man of the lord, Stephen Curry who has never shown you NBA fans anything but love,l. So why all the hate? Like the video and GIF genius of Twitter rolling King Josiah as undefeated as the internet says, “We clown around on here but the one thing we don’t do is celebrate or wish injury on anyone… but ESPECIALLY GOAT level hoopers”, declaring all Warriors slander on hold until number 30 returns…and he’s a Laker LeBron fan too. One who probably saw Steph Curry’s wedding dance with Kyrie mocking the King’s workout playlist regime…now that was some funny ish.
But seriously here’s my two cents as a fan, why would you not want to see the G.O.A.T.’s of this game play or have the opportunity to see your team beat a champion at full strength? Otherwise it’s really just a W with an asterix, even more than a locked out Spurs…which really did count (and again that’s a Laker fan saying this). The small ball revolution originator, Steph Curry with a shot even better than Reggie Miller in the clutch or even basketball blasphemy aside Larry Bird (Laker fan people) is another Point Guard who changed the game like Magic or The Answer and like Kevin or Kawhi is even about to have them rewriting the top five with the history he’s making.
Without him. Without Klay, like Kevin you ‘aint beating the Golden State Warriors, you’re beating the San Francisco Footsoldiers.That’s not how you win. It’s not the same team and show respect without him it won’t be the same game. Without those hatin’ and celebratin’ tweets, it’ll just be another scroll through the social ether.
That’s just another timeline, his is history.
And it’s still being made.
Blazing A Trail Back To The NBA. Portland Land Carmelo
Catching the ball out of bounds as a spectator courtside. Carmelo Anthony is no longer dribbling the ball to the baseline in street clothes. About to put up a shot before smiling and passing it to the referee like, “just kidding!”
‘Melo is back and Twitter just won’t calm down.
He deserves the character.
Way to reverse the trends Carmelo.
No New York state of reunion. Or things to do in Denver when your career is almost dead for the Nugget golden era icon. No chance to finally wear that Atlanta Hawk jersey they especially made for him. No banana boat ride with LeBron in Lakeland for the purple and gold to finally get another Anthony they seemed forever linked with like arms of the father of the bride. No matrimony to toast with wine friend Chris Paul back in Oklahoma (although the Thunder and roaring Rockets wish they could have him now) either. But the man who was wedded to rumour for this last year like he always will be the game has ended up blazing a trail back to the NBA with Portland. Back in bloom in Rose City as ‘Melo shows with Rip City it’s not R.I.P. to his career, but the criticism that came to whether he was still capable on court.
The hoodie and headband is back.
Just look at his t-shirt in the above picture. Soaked through with sweat in just another practice run were he just wouldn’t give up or in.
Now it’s time to really ball.
Sure it would have been great to see him basketball befriend the King rival he rookie entered the league with for a true Hollywood end. The Basketball God storybooks would have loved him to retake his Knick throne as the Ewing, Bernard, King of New York even more. But now he’s blazing with the PDX best backcourt duo of Dame Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Joining All Star, legend vets like Pau Gasol to help this Wild West team back to the contender saloon. Last time he left the league, ‘Melo had averages of 13.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game. With percentages of 40.5% from the field and 32.8% from three. And Houston thought they’d have no problem giving him up and keeping CP3 and James Harden like OKC losing an OK3 of him, Westbrook and PG3?
They said he wasn’t in the game like A.I. But he’s a ‘Champion’ like Young Jeezy on a Nicki Minaj song with Nas and Drake. “Big ballin’ like Jeremy Lin (doing so in Beijing), ‘Melo!”
What a difference a year makes.
It’s all A-O.K. now.
Now it’s Jamal Crawford’s turn to crossover back.
No ‘Melo yellow. Or Syracuse orange in N.Y.C. But none of that matters. The contract in Oregon is non guaranteed. But call it a comeback like Dwight Howard back in Lakeland. And you’ve seen what a couple of big dunks, blocks and games has done to his big man Laker legacy. After it looked like he was blackballed from the NBA, let alone Hollywood. But you can always flip the script and bring your big name back. And when it comes to the back of your jersey. Not many come bigger than number 15 or 7 with his new seal.
He’s one of the greats like is a N.Y.K. G.O.A.T. This generation, or the game all-time. It’s time to recognize what the name means. This is not redemption. But a revolution in reunion of a legend and the game he’s given everything to. That’s finally giving him what’s owed to him.
The respect he deserves.
The legacy continues.
You can’t keep a good man down.
Hoods up for this marathon. The hate is gone like a sprint through social media.
All for the love of the hardwood.
Summer run to season come.
Stay ‘Melo. Because your boy is back like he never left.
Don’t call it a comeback…he’s here to stay.
Marial Shayok 42 points helps Delaware Blue Coats get first win
Marial Shayok became the first Ottawa basketball player to get drafted into the NBA and now he’s quickly making a case for permanent NBA roster spot.
Two games into his G-league/NBA career the former Iowa State Cyclones is sizzling hot — averaging 38 points per game, 7.5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Shayok made a splash with a 34 point, 6 rebound, 3 assist debut and upped his numbers in his second game as the Delaware Blue Coats downed the Greensboro Swarm 141-135 to pick-up their first win.
The Philadelphia 76ers two-way player scored 42 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and added 3 assists in just 34 minutes. Shayok connected on 14-of-27 shots, 3-of-9 triples and a perfect 9-of-9 at the charity stripe.
Shayok, alongside a bevy of Canadians are currently strutting their games in the G-League — vying for a call-up for the bright lights.
Resilient, shorthanded Raptors hand Lakers 113-104 home loss
Talk about about being resilient. Talk about championship mentality. Talk about next man up!
The shorthanded Toronto Raptors — missing two of their main players walked into Staples Centre and walked out with an impressive 113-104 signature victory over the highly touted Los Angeles Lakers.
The Raptors improve to 7-2 on the young season and in the process and have now beaten the Los Angeles Lakers 10 straight times — dating back to the 2014-15 regular season when the Lakers won 129-122 in overtime in L.A.
Pascal Siakam continued his stellar season with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks. Freddy VanVleet was also brilliant with 22 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals. Chris Boucher came off the bench to spark the Raptors on both ends of the court, including back-to-back key blocks on Lebron James and Anthony Davis. The Montreal native tied a career-high with 15 points, 3 blocks, 2 steals — including 9 points in the fourth quarter.
Norman Powell added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Rookie Terrence Davis filled-up the stat sheet with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, playing his first significant action of the season, rounded out six Raptors’ players in double-figures with 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Anthony Davis paced the Lakers with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Lebron James added to his triple-double total with 13 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. Danny Green was held scoreless in 27 minutes.
The Raptors currently on five game west coast swing improve to 4-0 against the tough western conference and will play former teammate Kawhi Leornard and the Los Angeles Clippers in their next game, before wrapping-up one their longest road trips with games against Portland and the Dallas Mavericks.
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