Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at 6:54 pm  |  25 responses

Player of the D.A.Y.


By Sam Rubenstein

Hello basketball site! Let’s take a break from talking about football to talk baseball.


Omar, you genius! Loving the big market life!

Okay, Player of the D.A.Y. time from over the weekend. After reading the numbers, it occurred to me that this voting race could possibly be a complete sham, just like many voter races!

On with the fun.

Games played Friday night: Shawn Marion hit the buzzer-beater in Phoenix-Cleveland, and there was the Dallas-Lakers game with Dirk leading the Mavs, but I’m going with Rip Hamilton‘s 32-8-8 in a win over Orlando.

Games played Saturday: Dwyane Wade finally put an end to the Miami losing machine, but the big game of the night was the stunning New Orleans blowout of the Spurs in San Antonio. David West scored 32 on 15 of 19. I know, Chris Paul is the engine, but David was the, I dunno, front tires that rolled over the Spurs.

Games played Sunday: Al Jefferson, your 40 and 19 was overshadowed. LeBron in the primetime showdown with 41 and 9 is the winner.

Games played Monday: Let’s go to New Orleans again. The #1 seed in the West. Who saw that coming? Chris Paul with 23-17-9.

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  • niQ

    some predicted he would get a triple double. darn close.

  • Reggie Evans

    Santana shreds.

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


  • Phil B

    what about brandon roy leading the blazer comeback against the hawks. the D! the O!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Yay, the Mets are just like the Yankees and Red Sox, except they haven’t won a World Series in 22 years. Baseball sucks.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    I am prepared to bust out laughing circa October 2008, when Tom Glavine has more wins and a better ERA than Santana.

  • thesubwayconnection

    YES. Santana to the Mets makes my WEEK. There apparently is a higher power.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I’m trying to come up with a basketball equivalent trade (using baseball rules). What would it be? The Kings trading Mike Bibby to the Celtics for Gabe Pruitt, Leon Powe, and two D-Leaguers?

  • Bubba Chuck

    wuts baseball?

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Yes, yes Chris Paul… Can’t wait to see where his Hornets end up.

  • Glen

    Russ, I would encourage the Kings to take that trade…

  • http://yahoo.com DP

    Santana……………AY,ITS DIPSET B*TCH! play wit it.

  • Reggie Evans

    Knicks rock!

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I made sure that Sam realizes Santana went 15-13 last year. Let’s trade the farm!

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    ah yes, W-L that flawless indicator of performance. Lang’s an old-timer. SANTANA had a WHIP of 1.07, only Peavy was better.

  • Jared

    Dude ure quoting a santana line from a chris brown song? pretty gangsta….and Sam, how come u only come out of the woodshed to talk about your wack-as,s teams doing big things. Maybe I’m hating cause I’m a Jets/Yankees fan, but come on dude, reserve your praise until they get the big wins (no hate on the G-Men, they’ve been coming up huge, but leave that corny as,s Jim Jones song at home)

  • Rasheedionics

    I wonder what Lang would say if Braves would get Santana… but Mark Kotsay should put Braves over the top…

  • http://slamonline.com DP

    jared, that is from the santana’s song “The Whistle song”. cmon guy step yo game up. play wit it.

  • Rasheedionics

    Damn you Word Press error connection!

  • Jared

    that’s his corniest song my man…my bad about callin it a chris brown track, it dropped the same time he cameod on that sh!t, get up on some juelz…he’s tearin it up with weezy for the last like 3 years…can’t feel my FACE!

  • Jared

    And stick with The Cool…nothing against DP if that’s your alias…but Lupe is that dude.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    it’s true… the song S.A.N.T.A.N.A. I have not listened to in years. This was a special occasion. Jared you should be thankful the Mets took him before the Sox got him. You’re welcome.

  • Jared

    Eh, the Sox won the world series and aside from Schilling and Wakefield have a pretty young core of pitchers, oh yea, bucholz and lester didn’t even play this year…sweet. Can’t hate though, I’m from Queens, but don’t get ahead of yourself.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    soulja boy > dipset

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.