Friday, April 13th, 2007 at 4:37 pm  |  23 responses

Player of the D.A.Y.

Too much L.A.

By Sam Rubenstein

There were two games played last night. In one of them, there was a 50 point scorer for a losing team and two front court players putting up huge stat lines for the winner, but the key player was Sam Cassell, sparking the come from behind win. A lot of that was taking advantage of Kobe wearing down and Smush relaxing for him. Too many standout performances in one game to give the award to anyone, so we’ll head over to the other game.

People say that the Nets match up well with Cleveland, but not on this night. Bron was the man among boys that he can be sometimes, and the result was a Player of the D.A.Y. trophy.

It’s almost over. Monday and Tuesday it’s business as usual, though I feel kind of strange giving this award out when about 15% of the league is playing hard, if even that. Monday might be the final Player of the D.A.Y. and D.A.Y. of the season. I have learned my lesson from mid-season, and when I do my end of the season look back, I will cut cut cut chop chop chop and whittle it down to something readable.

Most importantly, I came up with a simple yet effective way of how we will cover the playoffs this year, and we’ll talk more about that next week. We’re almost there. Have a great weekend everyone!

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  • Cheryl

    Here’s hoping this season’s postseason is at least 80% as exciting as last season’s post. I can’t W.A.I.T.

  • http://dailyballin.blogspot.com/ Jonathan

    Yeah, bring on the playoffs already

  • http://dailyballin.blogspot.com/ Jonathan

    Oh and Sam check your e-mail before he get out for the weekend

  • Ron

    Sam, do us a favor and run a tally of Player of the D.A.Y. winners.

  • Reggie Evans

    P.O.D. number 6 for Lebron, along with sole possesion of second place for Player of the Y.E.A.R. – behind Kobe Bryant, who has 7.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    Reggie has his tally, and I have mine. Hopefully they are the same numbers.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    if not, we’ll have to send in a researching team to find out who rigged the votes.
    anyway, lebron dominated in the 3rd quarter last night and offered a glimpse of his unlimited future. he’s devastating in the mid-post. why didn’t michael redd sign with the cavs again?

  • David

    Corey Maggette was a beast though

    10-15 from the field, 24 trips to the foul line, 39 points, 8 boards, 9 assists, 4 steals, huge win for clips

  • Drolfe

    Simple yet effective ways to do things are awesome.

  • Reggie Evans

    My information is for entertainment purposes only. I do not attest to the accuracy of them. Big ups to Microsoft Excel.

  • Gilbert0

    Playoffs are gonna rock the wizards will beat the crap out of the bulls

  • http://www.myspace.com/russellkeewatin Chief

    Are you kidding me?
    The bulls will steamroll the wizards.

  • http://www.zio.ch Darksaber

    At first i read two days ago on the worldwide follower that DWADE was going to stop dunking cause of sore knees (never mind the slightly dislocated left shoulder) then he just planted a hanging one handed superjam on the pacers.. hmm, diva much? Still, i am so happy to have him back, cause the man is awfully entertaining, golly. Shaq stuffing Dunleavy into the hoop with the ball was also quite nice. Early in the season, i thought the heat were dunzo, but they just seem to have been coasting, now? Look out below. Posey’s clicking, E-boy is passing (well) and even though GP went down, he’ll be back soon. Shieeeat, i can’t wait for the playoffs to start. Even want Mambiatch to make it so we can enjoy Raja pounding him into the ground one more time.

  • http://www.zio.ch Darksaber

    And Chief? Yes they will. The only teams the bulls fear out east are Detroit (for obvious reasons) and the heat, cause they met the last two playoffs. The wizards are (sadly) done for.

  • Bill Biehl

    The wizards wont make it out of the first round without agent zero. The east is hard to predict, but it doesnt matter. Whoever comes out of the west will win it all. How fun would it be to see the Cavaliers and the Suns finals?

  • peteb80

    Ryan Jones doesn’t know shit about the 2007 NBA Draft.

  • Boing Dynasty

    Greg Oden is a Celtic.

  • http://www.myspace.com/russellkeewatin Chief

    it wasn’t that hard to call. Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, Tyrus, Big Ben, Kirk. Against Antawn Jamison and…yeah that’s it.

  • http://slamonline.com/online/2007/04/sure-shot-3/ Noah

    what do u put under mail and website when writing a comment?

  • some1

    this is the spurs year the spurs inly lost because of that f*ckin ref but i bet they goin to win

  • http://www.hooplife.ca jesuswasajew

    wondering what the slam writers think of olu ashaolou(eeek, the spelling is bad) and junior cadougan??

  • Boing Dynasty

    They tought enough of Junior the write a feature on him, a couple years back…

  • http://www.hooplife.ca jesuswasajew

    yah, i saw that obviously, but i wondering what they think of him now, and that feature was more about him fleeing canada