Beware The Bear!

The Memphis Grizzlies are a remarkably dangerous team. They possess quick guards, tough skilled big men and an offense that compliments both skill sets. They have a predominantly young squad who has, for the most part felt absolutely no Playoff heartbreak. Tomorrow they face the monumental task of beating the San Antonio Spurs again in Texas. Tough gig once,…

Zach Gets Paid

Zach Randolph was just a big part of Memphis winning it’s first ever Playoff game, and as such the Grizzlies have shocked the NBA by locking up Randolph to a four year big dollars contract extension. Widely regarded as strongly unlikely to add any more guaranteed salary given Michael Heisley’s notoriously small pockets, the Grizzlies have been the surprise…

No Bulls Parade

I’m going to try to offer an unbiased opinion of the Chicago Bulls and their chances for a title in 2010/11. Bubkus. Nil. Zilch. Nada. Zero. They may have won more games than anyone else during the regular season, but it’s exactly those traits that doom them to post-season triviality. They have a fantastic bench, and nearly all of…

2011 NBA Playoffs – Los Angeles vs New Orleans – Game 1

The New Orleans Hornets metaphorically waltzed right up to the schoolyard bully yesterday, kicked him square in the nuts and retrieved their lunch money with a 109-100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The crowd was in a constant mood of anticipation rather than jubilation as the Lakers kept making it look like the time to win was…

Boston Celtics – Green Fury?

In the nine games since the trade, Boston have compiled a 6-3 record which is not bad considering the shake up but hardly ominous to their opposition. In a landscape that includes the heartless Orlando Magic, the up and coming yet Playoff unproven Bulls and the misfiring Miami Heat, this was a very, very bold move by Celtics management. Personally…

Mamba Drops 81 – We Remember

So it’s been five years already? Wow, time flies when you’re having fun I guess. It was an incredible scoring performance by Kobe Bryant regardless of what you think of him. Some say he hogged the ball, others say he reached for the stars that night against the Raptors. No matter your opinion, it was a memorable night in…

Milwaukee Bucks vs $18m

The Milwaukee Bucks are an up and coming team with some really talented players. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that they are a 5th seed at best in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and that they are still one or two players away from causing some serious Playoff damage. The worst part of this equation is Michael Redd’s contract…

An Interlude From The VHS Gods

The world seems so excitedly upside down at the moment with the Lakers playing so bad and the Clippers starting to play well. I decided to find something else to keep me occupied while I waited for normality to return. So what did I do? I took a peek into my 100+ VHS tape stash to find something fun to…