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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 at 4:46 pm  |  18 responses

Call Me Now

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By Konate Primus

Ehhhem Ehhem! Whoa, sorry bout that I had some dust in my throat, haven’t touched this blog in forever. Last time I spoke to you beautiful people of SLAMnation I was a struggling College student now I’m a struggling college grad! A struggling college grad who can predict the future apparently! For starters I called the buzzer beater by Lebron in game 2 but honestly who didn’t know he would pull some epic crap like that. I wont lie and said I knew it was going to be a game winning 3 but I did say “1 sec left, Lebron is going to ruin this win, I can feel it” and sure enough he did. So my predictions aren’t 100 percent accurate but the general gist is correct.

Like when I said, “Building off of last year’s momentum, The Magic will pick up right where they the left off. A few off season trades and a year of gelling together is great for the organization and amazing for keeping hope alive in the fan’s hearts. Last season the Magic fell to mighty Motor City Pistons in the Second Round of the playoffs. This year they will one-up themselves and make it to the Eastern Conference Finals.” I said  that on October 16, 2008 in my Orlando Magic Season Preview! People laughed at me and said I’m crazy “the Magic aren’t better than Detroit”.

Orlando wasn’t better than Detroit three or four years ago, but 2009 is another story. Granted I said they would lose in the semis to the Celts but that was that general gist thing working against me again. I didn’t anticipate  The Cavs to manhandle the league this year the way the did. Originally I thought they would finished third  and The Celts 1st, leaving Dwight and company to defeat LBJ and the Bronettes in the second round and losing to a healthy Celts in the ECF’s but it didn’t work that way.

Now, at this point 2 things are probably going through your mind right now. 1. you are feeling like I Know what I’m talking about and saying “wow, He’s good” or 2. you are thinking of some mean, hateful sh!t to write in the comment section. Whatever your thoughts may be you cant take away that I am one of the few people who saw this happening 8 months ago, before anyone played a playoff game.

In closing I will leave you with this analyzed excerpt from my season preview post.

“Despite his height (and my complete lack of faith in him) Jameer Nelson turned into a fine point guard in this League A shame he got injured but he set the tone early in the season. Hedo Turkoglu is at the peak of his career; Rashard lewis is healthy and playing great ball Dwight is not even the Cavs biggest problem, it’s these two dude who they cant seem to stop. New additions like the energetic and crafty Mickael Pietrus okay Lebron is getting 40 every night  but, Peitrus has been getting critical stops when it matters most , except when turk was playing Bron with one sec left.Why wasn’t that Peitrus? Thats another story, off the subject but does anybody think Peitrus looks like Rafiki from lion king? along with veteran point guard Anthony “Beetljuice” Johnson who at times shows flashes of brilliance,game 2 when Turk couldn’t buy a bucket it was Beetlejuice that held it down until Hedo did what Hedo will try and put it all together this season.”

Magic in 6 holla at me!

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  • juggerNOT

    FIRST!!!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    Welcome back, Konate. It’s been a long time comin’.

  • http://slamonline.com Konate Primus

    Feels good to be home!
    ( in my Kanye Voice)

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Pietrus has been a beast. Somebody get this guy some minutes! Thats exactly the type of guy the Spurs should’ve signed in the off season (Matt Barnes would’ve been a good look too)

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I’m finding it hard to argue with you…I did want LeBron in the finals, but thats because I wanted to see him and Kobe go at it…but now I want to see the match up of 2009. Birdman versus Hedo!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    You’re not listed as an “intern” either. Looked in the latest SLAM on that opposite the ED opening piece for the 1st time in a while. Assistant Art Director. Konate Doin’ Work. The art direction of articles has stepped up this season in SLAM. Good job B.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Konate’s now charging for palm readings at the Dome.

  • http://thedimemachine.multiply.com thedimemachine

    Damn right in 6!

  • airs

    Magic in 5!
    and i think paul pierce looks more like beetlejuice.
    but i just dont like him

  • ENDS

    ^Airs i Agree with everything you said but cant express myself on one till thursday (or maybe friday morning)

  • larrylegend

    i wouldn’t have laughed at you, konate. but iwasn’t as sure about pietrus. anyway, magic in 6!

  • underdog

    I wonder what’s going to happen next season with Jameer and Skip. Could they be both starters?

  • http://www.sportcetera.blogspot.com/ LeoneL

    make it magic in 5. :D

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Konate in the dome, feelin’ so at home. I kid, that was my kanye voice. 808′s lyrics. Not the other albums Kanye where the lyrics are comprised of more than 10 words total.

  • ABIMATOR

    Magic in 5

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    Whoops, Editorial Assistant, not the art/creative part. So writing and editing articles and composing the Last Word back page, “As told to Konate” interviews. Or getting coffee for Ben, as in those guys in the credits of movies, “Assistant to Brad Pitt.” Doin work.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL awesome job, Konate. Beetlejuice is the best nickname in the history of basketball as we know it.

  • Young C

    Your prediction for the Magic still was crazy considering that the Pistons still hadnt traded Chauncey yet so I think you just got lucky.

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