Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 6:53 pm  |  17 responses

Player of the D.A.Y.

With some Texas Justice!

By Sam Rubenstein

Ah… life. Not to get into too many details here, but a tree attacked me on the street yesterday and I have a cut on the side of my head, and it all happened while I was waiting for the AAA guy to give my car it’s second jump in less than a week, right as one of my oldest friends that I never get to see anymore was walking to a tutoring job on that block. He’s a playwright by the way.

So, once again, Player of the D.A.Y. catch-up.

Games played last Thursday: Big showdown of Western Conference powers, the Mavs and the Spurs. Wait, are the Mavs a front-runner? Or are they on the way down and out? Really tough to tell this year. Anyways, Tim Duncan had 31 and 15. Manu is actually the Spurs leading scorer this season, but Duncan is still who he is. Check out the new issue to see what political heavyweight I compare him to. Hint: Not someone running in the current election. And no it’s not Mike Bloomberg.

Games played last Friday: Happy Leap Year! Portland put an end to the Lakers winning streak with balanced contributions from Brandon Roy, Lamarcus Aldridge, and Jarret Jack, but I give it to Chris Paul for getting skills challenge revenge against Deron Williams and the Jazz.

Games played Saturday: Congrats to my friend Kevin, whose wedding I attended that night. I had as much fun as Andre Iguodala did exposing the “Still figuring it out” Suns, pouring in 32. Dwight Howard put up a 20-20 against the Knicks, which led to Eddy Curry’s awesome passive aggressive Isiah bashing “Dwight has a great coach” comment. Well played, Eddy.

Games played Sunday: Uh, this would be Kobe. Amazingly, I think I sprained a ligament in my pinky while this game was going on, not in tribute to Kobe’s finger or anything, but a funny coincidence. It’s on my left hand, my “Shift key” finger. I’m trying go righty with the shift key, but it feels weird. By the way, Holly once told me that she wished she could cut off her pinky and give it to Kobe to use while his is injured. That is… more commitment than I ever have had to any athlete on any of my teams.

Games played Monday: Deron Williams had 20 assists in a win over old Jason Kidd. But, Dirk exacted TEXAS JUSTICE on Kirilenko. Funny tie-in here, that friend Kevin I mentioned earlier once got robbed by a particularly shady boss and he had to take him to court. The case was so preposterous, they wanted to film it for one of those daytime court shows called “Texas Justice.” It didn’t happen, and he never got paid. But the payoff was this paragraph. Sucks for him, congrats on the wedding though!

Games played last night: Holly documented Kobe bailing out the Lakers, but Pau had a big game too. And it was only the Kings they were playing. Golden State rang up 135 points on the Hawks. This is funny, but right now they are in pretty similar places, standings-wise. The Warriors are clinging to the 8th seed by 2 games, while the Hawks are one game out. The Warriors now have 13 more wins than Atlanta. Eastern Conference, you suck. Chris Bosh didn’t play in the most playoff-y game of the night, the Raptors-Magic. I’ll give the award to Amare in a win over Portland, because he seems to be the only Phoenix player not going backwards. Grant Hill and Shaq on the same front-line. Wow, that would be an automatic W in Live ’95, which was 12 years ago.

Tonight LeBron comes to MSG to take on the Knicks behind their new head coach. Jake and Russ will be there. Good luck getting out of there early tonight Coach Supranowitz!

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

    No thoughts on the imminent Dipset breakup?

  • http://www.myspace.com/impulseshopper_acquirente its just alex

    Eli would be upset to hear that, Sam.

  • Ben

    Baron Davis needs love.

  • McLurker

    Dirk suspended. Pretty ironic that he’ll be getting some Texas Justice of his own against Houston…

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    After rethinking the whole pinkie thing, even if it was possible mine would be the size of half of his. I’d have to give up an index finger and that’s a bigger commitment than just a little used pinkie. Still, imagine how cool it would be to have your pinkie be a part of the championship Lakers team? It’s as close as I could ever get to balling. haha

  • sdhasdhkh

    You know what people completely forget in these MVP debates? Kobe is playing WITH A FRICKIN INJURED PINKIE! There’s tape attaching his fingers together!

  • Krayzie Bone

    Even then Holly, I bet too small, though with 2 index fingers he could have spider man dexterity.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    50-10-8? LeBron is outrageous.

  • Krayzie Bone

    That doesn’t make kobe more valuable, it makes him tougher.

  • http://firemitchkupchak.com Reggie Evans

    What, Lebron is hitting threes now? Good lord.

  • http://www.tasa201.wordpress.com Tariq

    1- The Mavs are not a frontrunner by any means. I think they’ll be bounced in the first round, personally. But I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say they may reach the second round. Then they’re dunzo for sure. 2- The Suns should “figure out” where to watch the Western Conference Finals. I hear Shaq has a home theater. 3- Holly is insane.

  • http://www.nba.com/games/20071219/MIAATL/boxscore.html hursty

    sh!t yeh LeBron! tmac had 16 straight though. it’ll be 17 if they play the mavs while dirk is suspended. landry will have a field day.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    yes, yes. Bron was killing it. I didn’t expect anything less, but it was fun to watch!!! He is ridiculous.

  • http://www.tasa201.wordpress.com Tariq

    Good morning/night Holly.

  • http://www.tasa201.wordpress.com Tariq

    Holly: LeBron’s monster line from last night has me nervous. If Kobe doesn’t win MVP, I will stop watching the NBA and switch to bowling.

  • http://www.tasa201.wordpress.com Tariq

    Sam: I hate it when trees attack.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    in hindsight… Dipset was dead when Camron held a press conference to talk about how he got shot. They dumbed themselves to be funny. The new generation is just naturally stupid.