FreeDarko Pick: For the Good Times

There's really not much point in our doing this on Thursdays, since the league only runs 2-4 games out there. If ever there was an evening on which the League Pass Revolution was quashed, it's this thinnest day of the weekly schedule. I suppose I could urge you to check out NOOCH/Golden State, if nothing else so that our collective praise of Chris Paul could catch up with our time logged watching him. However, I find the Warriors so vexing that this will not be the way; I would rather you take the time to revisit my riveting exchange with the Recluse on the matter.

Instead, let's go with Phoenix/Dallas. Sure, this won't be what TNT had anticipated, with both teams sharply floundering. But Amare's climb back is proving far more lively than we could've possibly expected, and a back-and-forth with Dirk might further his sheen of legitimacy (cf. his breakout versus Brand). Whether it charges up his confidence, or allows us to see things that aren't there, this is a potentially spine-tingling episode of The Comeback. I'm also hoping that Marion won't stump Dirk too much, so the Teutonic Heron can breathe his well-know brand of pale fire.

I, for one, still remember when Simmons wrote:

Has there ever been a one-on-one matchup quite like "Dirk Nowitzki vs. Amare Stoudemire"? Neither guy has any chance of stopping the other, nor will they care. It's going to be like watching the best Rucker Park showdown ever.


At 11/09/2006 3:42 PM, Blogger Brickowski said...

so, this means we should expect Warriors-Hornets to be an exciting battle that goes to OT?

At 11/09/2006 4:00 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

obviously you didn't watch bobcats/celtics.

At 11/09/2006 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theo the Swede v. LeBron? Not FD?

At 11/09/2006 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's the Swiss Mister

At 11/09/2006 6:52 PM, Blogger T. said...

Is it wrong for me to hope for the Mavs to keep losing in retaliation for a playoff series two years ago?

No? Well, I will.

At 11/10/2006 12:31 AM, Anonymous ronald james davis said...

man, im done with these clowns on the suns. i was on board with their run and gun rep and their 120+ point efforts, but not only do these dudes manage to collectively have less fun and swagger then the damn spurs, but also their treatment of amare coming back is just ridiculous. how long before they just start all out blaming him for losing?

At 11/10/2006 1:23 AM, Blogger Brickowski said...

it is surprising the way the team has treated amare this season, but i'm pretty confident they'll get it together soon. i think he's looked startlingly good the last two nights. his conditioning and confidence may not be there yet, but we're clearly not dealing with C-Webb or Dice -- the bounce is still there. and besides, the story wouldn't be complete unless Black Jesus encountered betrayal before the resurrection.

At 11/10/2006 1:34 AM, Anonymous MegaPickles said...

less fun and swagger? amare attempted a rock n' jock 25 point basket this evening... banking it off the 24 second clock for the And 1.

we're getting flashes of brilliance like a morse code message via heliograph.

WV-huzjjg= who's jj's g? (dwight howard)

At 11/10/2006 5:27 AM, Anonymous ronald james davis said...

of course, amare is excluded from my ire. he perspires fun and swagger.


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