In the Hour of Iffy
For my reactions to Suns/Lakers, go to The Sporting Blog.
One thing I left out: Everyone, including my girl, thought that Shaq looked thinner in the Phoenix whites. This despite the fact that black is supposed to have that effect. I think it was everything to do with the perception of the Suns as a small team, something that even the most casual observer has had hammered into his skull by now.
I am sick of the media saying that Chris Paul "will be a superstar." He's the best PG in the league. No question. I've been stuck on this idea lately that, from market value perspective, point guards are the new big men. Paul is living proof that, on the floor, they can be just as (pun intended) central to a team kicking ass. The Hornets are a funny bunch, but Paul is the MVP and single-handedly putting them where they are. And anyone who has doubted his FD-ness: A points, assists, steals triple-double is almost Josh Smith territory.
Finally, does anyone remember this memorable Dr. LIC/Billups conversation, about hip-hop and the NBA before the two became synonymous? To extend, or maybe preempt, the entire gist, kindly examine these two videos. One is an answer, one might be the Rosetta Stone: