The Pickle Tantrum

I have numb hands and fingers, and might need an IV, so really quick on these.

-Welcome the top of the FD draft board, Mr. Jennings. Question: When he says "3-guard," is that really Euro, really street, or the hybrid he was born to rep?

(Or can I not say "rep" now that I've been thrown out of hip-hop fantasy camp?)

-This week's episode of "FreeDarko Presents the Disciples of Clyde NBA Podcast." Just the Original Two on here:

(Playlist will be posted later, because no more music on this blog for a second).

-My appearance on Dan Levy's On the DL. Consider this a warm-up for Blogs With Balls tomorrow.

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At 6/12/2009 5:54 PM, Blogger Louie Bones said...

"(Or can I not say "rep" now that I've been thrown out of hip-hop fantasy camp?)" I can admit it made me grin. But I think you didn't outgrow hip-hop, it pulled some Benjamin Button shit and got younger than you.

At 6/12/2009 7:14 PM, Blogger John said...

Now the Warriors really must draft this guy.

At 6/12/2009 7:22 PM, Blogger Alexander J said...

FACT! Julio Iglesias, making cream like that $!%*@!!!!

Bold experiments are worth note even when they fall short of their lofty expectations.

At 6/12/2009 9:00 PM, Blogger Rebar said...

is it just me or is this draft criminally underrated? i think that it isn't 2003, it isnt 2005, 2004, and in some ways I think it's kinda like 2002. But my larger point is that the list of guys who have starter or beyond potential is pretty long, even if some of them don't pan out:

Blake Griffin (personally i think he's overrated. but the fact that the dude is apparently an excellent dribbler has me intrigued. he would be like the brandon jacobs of small forwards)
Rubio (but who really knows? Brandon ethered him in that interview)
Terrence Williams (holy shit please someone get the warriors to trade magette for a mid 1st draft pick so they can draft t-will and jennings. seriously, this dude is a fucking criminal. he's a 6'7" legitimate five tool player, even moreso than lebron. HE WILL get blocks, steals, rebounds, points, and assists like every game. He was born to play the T-1000 version of Pippen)
Ty Lawson
Flynn (i think his aggressiveness and floor leadership will help cancel out his poor shot selection and defense at the next level, especially if he's handled properly)
And then there are a crapload of guys who have even chances to do nothing, be a career long backup/3rd best player @ position, or could be very very deadly. Idk, i just feel like people aren't actually looking closely at the players. none of these dudes feel like duds, or the guys who log trillions regularly or the guys who you consider a commercial break for bathroom/food/smoke break purposes while watching the draft

At 6/13/2009 12:11 AM, Blogger bfu said...

umm so you guys run an NBA site and you don't talk about the finals? whatsup??

At 6/13/2009 7:36 AM, Blogger Greg said...

NBA 3-guards list thread:


At 6/13/2009 9:19 AM, Blogger Alexander J said...

@bfu-go home (probable) yankee (fan), go home...

DRAFT HYPE is one of my favorite hyperbolic games of rhetoric; since Budinger's ridiculous volleyball skillset (better vertical than some of his ***read*** black peers) has already been mentioned enough in the fantastic pre-draft superlative post, I'll just say that there is a forgotten man from a big time college program who will be near the borderline of first and second round and make more noise in the playoffs next year than ever in college.

If you were thinking Jeff Pendergraph, then you were CORRECT!

Is Chris Kaman part Namibian?

At 6/13/2009 8:14 PM, Blogger Louie Bones said...

@Greg: Anthony Randolph? Too big? Stephen Jackson? Caron? T-Mac?

At 6/14/2009 12:33 AM, Blogger Alex said...

I personally want to see Jennings wind up in New York. Maybe it's for my own selfish reasons, but him in the Big Apple Hype, working in the D'Antoni system, and a potential LeBron partnership all just sounds too great to be true.
I blame Gunning for That #1 Spot for my Jennings infatuation, this video clip notwithstanding.

At 6/14/2009 1:03 PM, Blogger Dave Fonseca said...

I propose a moratorium on the term "ethered" until we can figure out that it doesn't just mean saying mean shit about somebody.

At 6/14/2009 1:06 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

It means just saying shit about someone, but convincing others not only that you did more than just said shit about someone, but also convinced them that said imaginary argument of substance was true.

At 6/14/2009 2:01 PM, Blogger Rebar said...

allow me to quote MC jennings on rubio: "when i played him, he had 0 points, two assists, and four turnovers. you tell me who's better"

At 6/14/2009 4:26 PM, Blogger Dave Fonseca said...

I agree with BS's definition, so I don't think Jennings is a in a position to ether anybody yet. I think a another reason Ether was coined as a verb was because, in the track, Nas put Jay Z on blast for so many things the public had already suspected. It also came from a voice of authority. I mean, who the fuck is Jennings to Ether somebody? And Rubio can't really be Ethered yet either, because he's just as much as a nobody in the grand scheme of things are Jennings.

I think what Jennings did was pretty fucking obvious/insecure and uncool attempt to boost his own draft stock. Dude kind of played himself, in my eyes.

At 8/25/2009 6:03 AM, Blogger David said...

The night the Los Angeles Clippers won the NBA lottery, coach Mike Dunleavy was in Spain, scouting Ricky Rubio.
Brandon Jennings -- the likely top-10 pick in the draft who skipped high school to play pro ball in Europe last year -- says Dunleavy should have saved the airfare.



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