Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled

Although an unfortunately timed snowstorm prevented Shoals from being able to witness Melo's comeback game live in H-Town, we still felt that we needed to commemorate the event in some way, and what better than hastily organized, impromptu chat coverage of most of the second half by Shoals, Dr. LIC, and yours truly? You know how we do.

Brown Recluse, Esq.: the nuggets seem to think that being unselfish means throwing no look passes whenever possible
Bethlehem Shoals: j.r. smith passes like it's a shot
Recluse: jr smith must be incredibly frustrating to coach
Recluse: the nuggets are playing loose in the bad sense

Dr. LIC: this memphis season just further proves the genius of the grizz front office
Dr. LIC: find a legit reason to unload gasol for good bulls
Dr. LIC: develop gay and warrick
Dr. LIC: and pick up oden
Dr. LIC: genius
Recluse: they're going to fire this running coach
Dr. LIC: yup
Recluse: whatever this italian dude's name is
Dr. LIC: tony barone
Dr. LIC: and all the while the players are happy because they get to score

Shoals: karl said on saturday something to the effect of everything that goes right for us is because of najera
Dr. LIC: najera is their one "right way" player
Shoals: man

Dr. LIC: the jazz are the reverse negative of everything
Dr. LIC: their african american stars start playing well (williams and boozer)
Dr. LIC: and then the euros start bitching (AK and giricek)
Dr. LIC: i mean, not that the opposite normally happens… but that's what everyone THINKS happens
Shoals: aren't boozer and deron halfies?

Dr. LIC: the only bit i saw of the nuggets game was AI smile at the free throw line
Dr. LIC: that's all i needed to see

Shoals: it is really weird that nba tv has an arab analyst
Recluse: he's terrible, too
Shoals: or maybe only that's because i watched 24 earlier

Shoals: and also you should pick up steve blake
Recluse: what?
Recluse: is steve blake korean?
Shoals: that's his nickename
Recluse: why?
Shoals: because he is neither black nor korean
Recluse: who gave him this nickname?
Shoals: me
Recluse: just now?

Recluse: nene has been a HUGE disappointment to me
Shoals: emotionally?
Recluse: he went before amare!!!
Dr. LIC: Nene is fat
Shoals: he speaks spanish
Dr. LIC: portuguese
Recluse: he's brazilian
Shoals: but pretends he doesn't so he can not have to do interviews with spanish media
Shoals: some charming older guy finally talked him into admitting he knew spanish
Shoals: dude, this is locker room knowledge

Shoals: gasol "pretty good"
Shoals: what a fucking homer clown
Shoals: gasol is the most underrated star in the league
Dr. LIC: probably
Recluse: thank you
Shoals: gasol has never even been rated
Shoals: one way or the other
Recluse: and he's not even 100% yet
Shoals: you never even watch him play
Recluse: true
Dr. LIC: you know what
Dr. LIC: i think we should revisit the fact that you dont need to watch players to know how good they are

Recluse: barone looks he knows he's going to be fired
Dr. LIC: grizzlies have a great racket
Dr. LIC: coach doesn't care that he's going to be fired, because he is getting air time
Dr. LIC: players don't care if they lose, because they're getting big numbers ( = big contracts)
Dr. LIC: gasol can leave on reasonable terms

Shoals: doesn't "allen iverson, 20ppg" look weird?
Shoals: how is this game not over?
Dr. LIC: the nuggets uniforms are TERRIBLE

[Iverson throws alley oop pass that Melo is barely able to throw down.]

Dr. LIC: that was cool
Shoals: that was what i thought this whole game would be like
Dr. LIC: why is AI dancing around like they are in the playoffs
Recluse: AI seems to think melo can jump higher than he really can. he barely got that one and didn't get to one earlier
Shoals: "unselfish basketball is fun"
Dr. LIC: denver is making AI moronic
Dr. LIC: /soft
Shoals: melo is not a finisher

Dr. LIC: there are so many whites in the nba
Dr. LIC: indiana, memphis, utah
Dr. LIC: all teams of whites
Recluse: gasol is spanish
Recluse: memphis really should be a black team
Shoals: that's why no one goes to see them
Recluse: gordon/deng for gasol wouldn't make them any blacker
Dr. LIC: more british
Dr. LIC: "get crumpets"

Dr. LIC: we should do a post about players whose names sound like they should be presidents
Dr. LIC: alexander johnson
Shoals: richard hamilton
Shoals: grant hill
Dr. LIC: earl barron
Dr. LIC: daniel gibson
Dr. LIC: (i'm done with presidents)

Shoals: j.r.'s attitude is like a dumb kobe
Shoals: really moody and transparent
Shoals: and surprisingly fragile
Shoals: not fragile, unstable
Dr. LIC: sounds like blatche
Shoals: blatche has a psyche?

Shoals: i don't think there's a post in this
Shoals: wasn't a post in that game, actually
Dr. LIC: post it anyway


At 1/23/2007 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Lawrence Funderburke???

At 1/23/2007 11:53 AM, Anonymous Petey said...

Between Iverson, 'Melo, and J.R., I think we finally have an NBA elite team this year that can answer Schooly D's timeless question in the affirmative.

At 1/23/2007 12:26 PM, Blogger Trey said...

Melo looks rrrrrusty. He kept switching between smooth and Tyson Chandler-esque ram moves. Not a good strategy. He'll get better, but the Nuggs played best when he was out.

At 1/23/2007 12:35 PM, Blogger d.d. tinzeroes said...

my girlfriend likes the nuggets unis.

At 1/23/2007 12:53 PM, Anonymous ryan said...

just as a side note/reminder...round 2 of the suns/wizards tonight. dvr is set.

At 1/23/2007 12:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighbor owns that "Korea" jacket, only where the name goes it says "ALABAMA" in all caps. True story.

At 1/23/2007 12:53 PM, Anonymous El Dorado Sunrise said...

My friend Mark works with Tony Barone's daughter at an office. She looks kinda exactly like him.

At 1/23/2007 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least pretending to lure AI to M-town was Grizz's only chance to est. a fanbase

At 1/23/2007 2:01 PM, Anonymous megapickles said...

Dwight D. Howard for President. 2032.

At 1/23/2007 2:45 PM, Anonymous Ten Foot Tiger said...

Tony Barone won't be fired, because this is strictly an interim gig for him until he takes over as the GM next year after The Logo retires. This allows owner Mike Heisley to have a coach for the rest of the year without paying anything extra since he was already on the payroll as the head of the scouting department.....stinkin' tightwad.

Gasol might be underrated, but he's also a very difficult player to support, given his supreme talent and his unwillingness to assert himself. He could be on the same level as Garnett and Dirk, but he doesn't have the necessary heart and determination. That's why he's trying to bail on the Grizzlies instead of stepping up and being a leader.

At 1/23/2007 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boozer last night said "I'm gonna' kill that effing white boy" when Madsen tried to crab-walk him under the board.

At 1/23/2007 3:17 PM, Blogger Wild Yams said...

Richard Jefferson has got to be the most presidential-sounding name in the Association.

At 1/23/2007 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channing Frye...Or is that just WASPY? Really, what's the difference?

At 1/23/2007 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

melo not a finisher eh?

At 1/23/2007 8:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stand corrected: Boozer said, "I'm gonna fuck that white boy up, man." Video evidence here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m2q7f0

At 1/23/2007 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. LIC: there are so many whites in the nba
Dr. LIC: indiana, memphis, utah
Dr. LIC: all teams of whites

The numbers don't back this up. I count 4 whites on Utah, 3 whites on Indiana, and 4 on Memphis. I mean, Toronto has 4, Chicago has 4, Cleveland has 4, and Charlotte has 5 (and those are just the first 4 I looked at). Why do people think these are 'white' teams (I've heard this elsewhere as well)? There might be a story about minutes played, but I’m pretty sure Chicago and Charlotte are going to be near the top of that list. This came up in a discussion about race at Dwill's blog as well.

At 1/23/2007 10:53 PM, Anonymous spider said...

After tonight's events, "Dikembe Mutombo" is sounding quite presidential...

At 1/24/2007 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Desmond Mason" = British P.M.?

At 1/24/2007 10:38 PM, Anonymous eauhellzgnaw said...

J Funk,

It's partially a stereotype, but it's rooted in reality.

Utah, Boston, Indiana are thought to be the "whitest" teams. If you look at the rosters through the years, those teams have had a disproportianate amount of white players on them (To a lesser extent this has been said of Dallas, SA, Phoenix, and Chicago too, if you exclude Jordan and Pippen).

Part of it has to do with the white fanbases identifying more with players who look like them, part of it has to do with the fact that, just for quality of life, it's hard to lure black players to some of these white (and sometimes racist) cities. I'm sure a number of black dudes aren't so happy about the night life in Utah or would rather not raise their kids where there are no other black people.

And sometimes execs and coaches who simply have hard ons for white players: look how many white players run through Golden State (for a period in the 90s, they chose nothing but big white college stiffs in the draft), Dallas (Cuban), Boston (Ainge), etc.

At 1/26/2007 6:57 AM, Blogger adam8000plus said...

NBA Prez:

Oddly, Jason Richardson...or at least it sounds as presidential as he isn't...

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