FreeDarko Opening Night CentCom

When we don't know what to write about, we talk to each other. We are a family of learning.

Bethlehem Shoals: okay
BS: what are we doing
Dr. Lawyer IndianChief: chatting
BS: i am looking for this amare quote about how he used to skateboard
DLIC: amare = opio/never lupe
DLIC: kerr looks befreckled
BS: kerr looks like his own stunt double
BS: who the fuck is this quinn guy
DLIC: kerr said he looked like dude in hoosiers
BS: a. thought hinrich was a nazi
DLIC: i hate illinois nazis
Brown Recluse, Esq.: i hate nocioni, but he's effective
DLIC: he has a high voice
BR: tyler hansbrough has a high voice, too

DLIC: the heat are already showing their age
BR: walker and pierce had to be the most awkward scoring duo of all time
DLIC: i hate how they make examples out of the first game
DLIC: what if someone gets ejected for "showing up the refs"
DLIC: stern gave the refs too much power with this zero tolerance shit
BS: i hate tolerance
BR: i hate chris duhon
DLIC: deng is that dude
BS: i hate nocioni when he plays like a whore
BS: but when he plays like a euro. . .
BR: i'm not feeling gordon either
BS: the bulls really are a battle between evil and sun
DLIC: i actually dislike thabo
DLIC: i always want thabo to have brian grant dreads
BS: I always want to find thabo’s record

BS: stern is such a shit-eater sometimes
DLIC: stern just killed it though
DLIC: clowning the heat
BS: he'll be just fine
BR: i wish i had a growth spurt in my freshman year and grew to be an ultra athletic 3 ala devean george or TT BOY
BS: tt is proof that athleticism does win games
DLIC: the only interesting thing that happened at bulls media day was TT getting offended when someone questioned his offensive ability
BS: why can't the bulls drop these white kids
BR: the bulls are kinda sick
BS: this interior d is ferocious
DLIC: the key will be pj + ben at the same time
DLIC: small ball will never be able to beat that frontcourt
DLIC: pj brown...realer than most
DLIC: pj/ben = tougher than sheed/ben
DLIC: why would you play tyrus thomas first game of the season in hostile territory
DLIC: tthomas wants to block everything
BR: dude wasn't even recruited out of high school
BR: so crazy
BS: is tyrus the new amare
BS: thomas and amare
BS: both futuristic and country

DLIC: gordon is the poor man's wade
BS: gordon is the white man's wade
BS: how is he brooklyn?
BR: gordon is west indian
BR: he's not brooklyn
BS: where is he from
BR: he's from money earnin' mount vernon, isn't he?
BS: oh yeah, that's right
DLIC: i thought gordon was british
BS: ha
BR: all west indian people are kinda british
BR: their names are like nigel
BR: neville
DLIC: haha
BR: mt. vernon is a northern suburb, but kinda hoodish, right?
BR: like north of the bronx
DLIC: mt. vernon is not hoodish
DLIC: heavy d
BS: i have this thing for country city neighborhoods
BS: this is suburban hood
BS: or is it hood suburbia?

BS: they are getting punked by bunch of 24 year-olds with no offense
DLIC: truest thing said all night
BS: is he even in the nba?
BS: i feel like it's some sort of commercial
BS: like that lebron commerical from his rookie year
DLIC: yup
BS: why would you follow through if you can't make free throws?
BS: it's like signing your X with a flourish
DLIC: fundamentals
BS: zo follows through like kobe does
BS: with venom

BS: i feel like part of being a blogger is that loneliness stays with you in real life
BS: you have lonely parties with friends
DLIC: it's true
DLIC: i know lots of people who try to start blogs
DLIC: but are then too social in real life
DLIC: so the blogs don't work

DLIC: suns lakers is going to be so real
DLIC: it has to go to overtime
DLIC: all suns games do

More from the second game later. . .


At 10/31/2006 11:21 PM, Blogger T. said...

Nice throwdown by STAT 1.5 minutes into his first action.

Is it me, or is the Lakers court lit all weird?

At 11/01/2006 12:16 AM, Blogger David Bowie said...

These IMs read like tragic hipster comics. http://www.asofterworld.com/

At 11/01/2006 12:26 AM, Anonymous ben said...

T., the reason the court looks weird is because they switched to "theater lighting" this year. Basically they put the lights down on the crowd, so the court stands out more. I didn't actually notice, and didn't remember until you pointed it out.

At 11/01/2006 12:35 AM, Blogger T. said...

Ah, I thought so. Theatre lighting for the entire lig? Opening night? Or just for the Lakers?

It's usually an all-star only thing, I know the big joke around Houston last year was the All-Star lighting set-up would've violated all the NBA's rules, but since they ran it, they got to change it.

Is Bynum overwriting the STAT legend? (Okay, it's only one game, but he looks pretty good).

At 11/01/2006 1:21 AM, Anonymous Andrew said...

lamar odom was very freedarko tonight...running the point and doing nearly everything asked of him, plus hes got that nyc swagger going tonight

At 11/01/2006 2:18 AM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

Caught the ring presentation. Best moment of the night for me: Zo's smile when he got his ring. Lots of hate for him, but he's a real dude, and I liked seeing him genuinely enjoy something.

At 11/01/2006 2:23 AM, Anonymous ronaldjamesdavis said...

apparently the old school lighting is going to last all season. theyre calling it "lights out" out here in the la times ads

At 11/01/2006 2:25 AM, Blogger Sergio said...

For the record, Mount Vernon is grimy as hell. As a huge UConn fan, I remember watching all of the human interest pieces on Ben Gordon as he was entering the draft. Dude learned how to shoot jumpers on a jerry-rigged basket; it consisted of a bottomed-out milk carton attached to an electric pole.

In conclusion, I think we need to rewrite the book on Ben Gordon. He is definitely not a white man's D-Wade. In fact, he is far too conflicted and self-effacing to ever be compared to Mr. Gameface.

Throughout his college career, you always got the impression Gordon was the most talented player on the court, but that he could never, ever assert himself in the way his peers could. During the Final Four game against Duke (I apologize for the college ball references), he arguably played the greatest game I've ever seen at that level, somehow keeping Conn in the game against a superior Duke team. For the better part of a half, he was the Alpha and the Omega, running the offense, draining triples and sinking the clutch floaters.

And yet, at the end of it all, Okafor was the one who got the glory. All the announcers had to say was that it was the quietest 20+ point game they'd ever witnessed.

Food for thought, I suppose.

Word check - lsisi. The next great African center?

At 11/01/2006 2:30 AM, Anonymous ronaldjamesdavis said...

update: im now officially a fan of the "lights out" thing after looking at some game photos on yahoo

At 11/01/2006 10:23 AM, Blogger GentleWhoadie9000 said...

I can't believe you guys actually WATCH basketball.

Welcome back to the seazon. Got my finger on the "Fuck That Shit Button."

At 11/01/2006 10:25 AM, Anonymous spider said...

The Amaré skateboarding quote is in this NYT article:

At 11/01/2006 6:17 PM, Anonymous Masha said...

blues brothers. shit they still owe you money

wv: ecyjo- jermaine o'neal's new vitamin drink

At 11/02/2006 1:10 PM, Anonymous seezmeezy said...

i definitely remember gordon getting a lot of love from commentators and draftniks, many of whom said he would be the sleeper of the draft.


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