Category Archive for: ‘Olympics’

Artest for Ariza?! What were the Lakers thinking?!!!

During the 2009 NBA Playoffs: Trevor Ariza shot 50% from the floor. Ron Artest shot 39%. Trevor Ariza shot 48% from the arc. Ron Artest shot 28%. Trevor Ariza made clutch defensive stops again and again for the Lakers. Ron Artest, a supposed lock down defender, made boneheaded decisions that resulted in technical fouls and ejections. Trevor Ariza knows the intricacies of the triangle offense and is productive in it. Ron Artest doesn’t, and frankly doesn’t have a reputation for being the brightest bulb in the ceiling. Trevor Ariza is young and getting better. Ron Artest is declining. Ron Artest is a stronger BRAND name than Trevor Ariza, but Trevor is the better player — especially for the Lakers.

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What Makes a Champion?

With the Lakers up 3-1 in the 2009 NBA Finals, and 1 win away from history, it feels as if …

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From Master of Panic to Master of Panacea

panacea [pan-a-see-a] Noun a remedy for all diseases or problems [Greek pan- all + akes remedy] There is a lot …

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The Disney Derby: Analyzing Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Finals

It’s Disney World verses Disney Land… — MONSTERS, INC. — Orlando is 35-7 when they lead their opponents in rebounding. …

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Please don’t blame this on Garnett’s injury

It sure would be easy to blame today’s loss by the Boston Celtics to the Chicago Bulls, both of game …

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Can you believe Garnett may be out the rest of the 2009 playoffs?

By now you have probably read articles that Kevin Garnett may not be back to the Celtics on time for …

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The Utah Flash Rebounds to Defeat the Reno Bighorns

RENO BIGHORNS (81) at UTAH FLASH (101) Friday, December 5, 2008 The Utah Flash rebounded to defeat the Reno Bighorns …

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USA Basketball: 8n’t It Great?

It had been EIGHT years since USA Men’s Basketball had won an international competition. Then, in USA’s EIGHTH game of …

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We Did It

To my surprise, I started crying when the game ended, just a little, as I watched USA coach Mike Krzyzewski …

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USA Men’s Basketball: What everyone should know before the gold medal game

Whenever there’s a conversation about USA Basketball, there’s always someone pontificating about the 1992 “Dream Team”  There should really be …

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