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Links of goodness today:

-Shoals Unlimited about the real story of Nuggets/Hornets: The revenge of J.R. Smith and the Birdman.

-Whoever asked for more Mavs, here's your Mavs-only content, in a guest post for D Magazine's Inside Corner.

-Not only is this latest Boxiana post excellent, it was also composed roughly five feet from me.

Podcast tomorrow!

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At 4/23/2009 4:24 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

"Scott succeeded in branding Smith a malcontent, a cancer, a cautionary tale about too much, too sin."

Great Freudian slip.

At 4/23/2009 4:52 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

JR and Birdman wanting to stick it to Scott and the Hornets was honestly the only thing I could think about while watching that game last night. Even though Chauncey and Melo were as cooly efficient and dominant as ever.
Is it possible that these Nuggets are actually the '07 Warriors but a little more grown up?
As in, "they got a job, a haircut and stopped smoking weed everyday"?

At 4/23/2009 10:08 PM, Blogger Teddy said...

I usually try to phrase things a little more finely around here, but what the hell is happening with Chicago? (And SA, though that's at least happening on the road against a healthy team.)

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At 4/24/2009 2:53 AM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

the nuggets really are a group of malcontents and castoffs. billups is the grandmaster of them all. when will renaldo balkman get it going with these guys? the fact that he lurks on the bench as a potential playoff character is very intriguing.

christopher, great warriors analogy and real-life description.

when can we get a post on jose juan barea? does it get more FD than a 5'8" puerto rican point guard who plays like a more reckless version of the young steve nash?

At 4/24/2009 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WV: payles, soso. Here? In Miami?


And about that picture with that headline: Life of Pi.

At 4/24/2009 10:32 AM, Blogger Ritchie said...

Chicago looked like they had the weight of the future of hip-hop on their shoulders.

At 4/24/2009 4:04 PM, Blogger dizzle said...

are the uniform/color similarities between denver and NO messing with anyone else? especially since we're dealing players who have switched teams?

At 4/24/2009 4:20 PM, Blogger goathair said...

It looks like an intrasquad scrimmage and the Hornets are the bench players.

At 4/24/2009 4:20 PM, Blogger Caleb Tyler Adam said...

Not trying to be a dick, but I don't really see any resemblance between the current Nuggets and the sanctified Warriors other than the fact they both had some interesting players. Boomdizz and Billups couldn't be any more different at the point. Melo is (or at least has been until this season) one of the most talked about, perhaps even overhyped, players in the NBA, something absent from the 07 warriors, a group of men with no past. These Nuggest start Dahnty Damn Jones. Had he started for those Warriors, these Nuggets wouldn't even exist because that collision of matter and anti-matter would've destroyed all things.

Maybe I can see Birdman as Matt Barnes, but only from a narrative, after-the-fact standpoint.

And dizzle: Yeah, from a hue standpoint this is a terrible series. Makes me think of powder-puff.

At 4/24/2009 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love hyperbole as much as the next man El Miz. I am a homer, and rep my man Glenn Davis as a FreeDarko type guy. But I didn't call him Tim Duncan. More reckless than a young Steve Nash...that is just silly.

What about his play says anything but I am an undersized point guard who plays well once in a while. This kid is Earl Boynkins with humility. And that is plenty.

At 4/26/2009 11:14 AM, Blogger Arkay said...

as the guy who asked for more Mavs.
Your points about Dallas' current lineup being 'Dallas' through and through was apt. The difference is that this team is winning during the regular season. 9 straight seasons with 50+ wins.

The 'San Antonio lite' idea is like calling Canada 'America Lite'. A comparison that Steve Nash, or even... say... Alanis Morrisette would object to.

Thanks for the Mavs talk nonetheless.

At 4/26/2009 12:06 PM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

W2, well said. earl boykins with humility is right on the $$$.


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