11.17.2009

In This Hour of Totality

Manny still lingers, John Wall's debut is vague, if crackling, until the final exclamation point, Jennings with a positively fearsome second half and OT in a loss to the Mavs. They threw everything at him, including the war with Beaubois that was like watching photon particles at play, and the plays still happened. And looming over, under, or behind it all, this Iverson news that raises more questions than it settles.

Here's my magnum opus on Allen Iverson, right and now and forever, at least until his career's a decade in the ground. It sounds like this:

Allen Iverson was, and still is, heaven or the great below. He shakes basketball to its very foundations or, according to some, is foolish enough to think he can. He changed the game, though not necessarily for the better. We have been forced to take him at face value, and in the process awaken all sorts of even more inspirational, or degrading, feelings about race, culture, and the structure of American society. "Ambivalence" doesn't even fit. That was Kobe; Iverson is a player who exists in two different worlds.

Now go read the rest, so you won't be sore if this Manny/Jennings post waits another day. Oh, and speaking of Manny. . .



That's the trailer for his new film, and I like to think the crab represents Floyd. Via Sporting Blog, via Last Angry Fan and Film Drunk.

Final announcement, until I try and post late in the day: I've thrown caution, and looks, to the wind and just started throwing up out-of-print NBA classics in the Amazon widget. Profit motive aside, you people really need to read all of these.

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5 Comments:

At 11/17/2009 1:12 PM, Blogger FunWithLogic said...

As a matter of due diligence, are we sure that the "personal issues" on Nov. 7th are truly nothing but AI's frustration with his role on the Grizzlies? This clearly seems to be the case, but I haven't read anything explicitly stating this....

 
At 11/17/2009 1:21 PM, Blogger Zeke said...

The "personal problems" are this guy can't get over himself and swallow his pride and come off the bench for the Grizz. It's funny, he could've sucked it up, played well against opposing team's second units and gotten himself traded to a contender in February. He thinks he's owed a starting job? Nobody owes you shit, AI.

 
At 11/17/2009 1:33 PM, Blogger John said...

who is this Manny?

 
At 11/17/2009 3:39 PM, Blogger tray said...

You know, the 55 has momentarily created a consensus among even us play-the-right-wayers that Jennings is something really special. But I watched last night's game, and the second half, and I came away from it thinking that the kid takes way, way too many terrible shots. It's like every third shot is a step-back scissor-kicking three, and his numbers the first ten games notwithstanding, he's not really a great shooter. Somehow even when he's taking the bad shots he has quite an affable affect and a way of not coming across like a selfish gunner, but for now my rookie of the year is still Ty Lawson.

 
At 5/17/2013 4:16 PM, Blogger Jim Philips said...

I really like to think that a skillful player adds to the team but I don't like that idea that one player has its team on the shoulder and Sportsbook community discussed at lot about it.

 

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