Blogging etiquette reminds us that if it has been said better than we could say it ourselves, it bears reposting. This is from Wizznutzz after Game 5 of the Wiz-Bulls series, but after Gilbert Arenas' monster game-changing block on Kirk Hinrich, it is applicable eternally:
"Gilbert [Arenas] is Crispin Glover crazy! He is 1st team All-Margot Kidder crazy. When Pat O'Brien calls Gilbert he doesn’t even have to say "I wanna get crazy with you" because the crazy part is just understood. He was a man when he had to be, and a sweet child at the press conference."
While this might beg for a separate post, I am proposing a variation on the hoops/music blah-ness. Your unofficial round 1 playoffs soundtrack. Put Kerr, Walton, and the boys on mute:
Suns/Grizzlies - James Brown: In the Jungle Groove. JB is always standard for high-light reel type stuff.
Wiz/Bulls - The Stooges: Fun House. Self-explanatory
Spurs/Nugs - DJ Shadow: Endtroducing. This series felt cold and somewhat sterile to me, yet it also managed to evolve and maintain intrigue. And there was something slightly geeky to the whole thing as well. Also something very "white" about it.
Sixers/Pistons - Donny Hathaway: These Songs for You Live. This is the soundtrack to Allen Iverson's life. He ain't heavy, he's my brother.
Nets/Heat - Willie Colon/Hector Lavoe: Lo Mato Si No Compra Este. Because this series was alllllllllll South Beach.
Sonics/Kings - Common Sense: Resurrection. FBP's theme music.
Pacers/Celtics - Danzig: Danzig 4. Shit is straight ugly, and everyone has a bad attitude.
Mavs/Rockets - Love: Forever Changes. Just because it's the type of thing you play on a Texas roadtrip. And the title is sort of silly-ly apt.