I go out of the country for a few days and so much has happened in the league. Want to know the news that caught my eye? I knew you would….
– Landry Fields/Blake Griffin repeat Rookie of the Month
By picking up Landry Fields with the 39th pick in the 2010 draft, how much do you want to bet you will find Walsh, D’Antoni and friends doing this in the Garden’s suites?
They FINALLY got something right. Kudos to Landry, he’s playing like a star. As far as Blake…
He’s been cracking skulls since college. As high as he is, he can only go up from here.
BUCKET for Landry/Knicks
BUCKET for Blake
– Steve Van Gundy vs. Refs
Van Gundy was fined a whooping $35,000 for this statement about refs, “He (Howard) got a technical for yelling ‘damn,’ because he was upset at himself. ‘Damn,’ is a technical but ‘bulls**t’ (which is what Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire said to an official late in the game) is not? Let me get this straight, ‘damn’ is a technical but ‘bulls**t’ is okay.”
In this case, I actually agree with Van Gundy. When refs are hyper sensitive, they hear everything as a threat to them. It’s like you have to walk on eggshells AND focus on winning the game- it’s too much. Stand up for your players Van Gundy!! No one likes a whiny chick but we like whiny refs? NOT.
BUCKET for Van Gundy
– Paul Pierce vs. Indiana Fans
Pierce is a by far one of the biggest sh-t talkers in the game. BY FAR. I like that about him though. It makes him fun and entertaining to watch. Plus, it’s cool to see how he can literally break people down just by talking to them. Anywho…
Paulie was fined $15,000 for throwing an object into the stands (in Indiana) in the first quarter on Saturday.
Is he kidding me with that? The master of sh-t talk loses his cool by way of a fan?? Not only is that VERY dumb, but that’s also uncool. Keep it together smh
BRICK for Paulie
– Diana Taurasi vs. Her “A” and “B” Sample
Playing ball year ’round is physically one of the most strenuous things a person can do. It’s even harder as a female because women aren’t allowed to use the same stimulants/protein/steroids that the men are allowed to use (in moderation of course…). However, how does Ms. Di think it’s ok to take the drugs and not only fail the first test, but request another one to make her look even more guilty?
In my opinion, she sealed the guilty verdict by sending her rep to release a statement that said, “While she is fully cooperating with authorities, there are serious doubts about the accuracy of the test results. We are confident that Diana will be fully vindicated once all the evidence is reviewed. She regrets that someone has violated the confidentiality rules of this process and will make no further statement at this time.”
You did it, own it and then move on.
BRICK for Ms. Di
– The talents of professional, record-breaking nomad Joe Smith
Joe Smith (if you’re like me you said, “WHO??”), tied the record for most teams played on in history by lacing up for the LA Lakers in their loss to Memphis. Apparently, Smith used to be nice because he was the number one pick in the draft in 1995. Since then, he’s played for Golden State, Philadelphia (twice), Minnesota (twice), Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland (twice), Oklahoma City, Atlanta, New Jersey and now the Lakers.
Welp, I say if they’re still picking you up, you better WORK! *Rupaul voice*
BUCKET for Joe Smith