Friday, January 18th, 2008 at 3:20 pm  |  18 responses

Player of the D.A.Y.

LeBron picked the wrong night for revenge

By Sam Rubenstein

Let’s do this nice and early cause I’ve got nothing but GMEN thoughts on the brain.

But first, RIP Bobby Fischer, you psychopath. I had a personal Bobby Fischer moment last week, when a self-professed chess hustler challenged me to a game. I don’t play chess often, but when I do, I like to pretend I’m a 5 star general and I yell at my troops, the pieces. I talk trash, I taunt “Blood has been spilled!” when I take a piece. The victory last week was most satisfying. This was supposed to be an epic battle for the ages, but I took him out in like 12 moves. Charge left to put him on his heels, bring the horse around to the right, unleash the snow queen. Checkmate.

I will have my match with you someday Bobby. Even in death you can’t hide from me…

Ah yes, the NBA had a serious game last night. LeBron going for shallow revenge from the Finals. He got his revenge, and as much as I love it when revenge is successful… I have to give the Player of the D.A.Y. to Linas Kleiza. 41 points and 9 rebounds? Marcus Camby had 24 boards and 11 blocked shots, which is a more impressive line, but Linas Kleiza scored 40 in an NBA game? This is the most shocking huge scoring night since Tony Delk had 50.

Alright, must focus on Giants, you do realize a Super Bowl appearance is on the line? This is big. I didn’t have any particular hatred of Green Bay, but they started this war over Seinfeld. Only a week after the Giants upset the world’s biggest Cowboy fan (no it’s not Jessica). Join the New York Giants as we (they, the team) rid the world of its evils!

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  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Sam, the weather is worrying me. 4 degrees or less at gametime. Turnovers will win the game. A big game by the Giants defensive ends will also be key. Can they do it? I think so. They are being slept on too much, and to many morons are on the Brady/Favre matchup already. I got the Giants in a 6 point game, 23-17. It’s time. Why not now?

  • http://tadone.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Chess! Yes!

  • shakey handle

    even bobby fischer couldn’t beat the grim reaper at chess. Death is That good

  • Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Nice call Eboy, Giants will continue to impress. If not, Sam calls them VaGiants and cries until next season.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    I’m prepared for both cases… celebrating a win with leftover champagne from New Years or the other less pleasing scenario. I chose not to go to Celtics at Knicks Monday in case I need to go into hiding.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Full disclosure: Until reading this, I had no idea Linas Kleiza scored 41 points last night. I thought Holly just put him in the headline to be cute. Maybe I should start watching NBA games again.

  • Krayzie Bone

    I was lobbying for him on the other thread because his 41 and 9 exceed ones expectations for him more than Camby’s game, though 24 and 11 is way more impressive

  • Kadavour

    The chess hustlers in Union Sq. stopped playing me for money this summer. I remember sometime in August i was playing one guy, whippin his ass, and another one of em came over and yelled ::think Uncle Ruckus’s voice (from the Boondocks)::, “don’t play him, he’s a f*ckin RINGAHHH!!” That said, come see me…b!tches

  • Tom

    “blood has been spilled”……thats classic, if i ever manage to take a piece off my brother thats what i’m sayin

  • tike

    Whoa Linas 40 fricking points haha who was guarding him Tim Donaghy hahaha….on the football side of things only you New Yorkers think the giants are going to win sure the giants beat my Dallas Cowboys but i dont see them beating the Packers im sorry but your little road trip stops in GreenBay

  • http://www.screwston.com Tarzan Cooper

    ryan is kinda funny sometimes

  • Bubba Chuck

    ya kleiza!

  • http://Slamonline.com O

    Man, i hate watching NBA games. It’s so boring. Everyone sucks. Only the Celtics is getting it in. Ayo Sam, i saw Cloverfield. Monster movie classic. You gotta catch it, homie.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’ll be at Celtics/Knicks regardless. Gotta holla at KG. Go Chargers.

  • RH

    Yesss. I’ve been waiting for Kleiza to have a breakout game. When I saw he had 27 in the first half, I was like, ahh yes. His previous high was 29 last year in a garbage game at the very end of the year. I think given the chance Kleiza can be a solid contributor and maybe even given a starting spot be a solid 15 ppg. He’s the Nuggets’ third leading scorer right now.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    SAM, I TOLD YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIANTS, SON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    I can procastinate like a mother fu*ker, can’t I?

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown