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Friday, April 4th, 2008 at 3:00 pm  |  34 responses

Worthy of Your Attention

by Marcel Mutoni

The Playoffs are right around the corner. In fact there is only one more weekend after this one in the NBA’s regular season. And as great as this season has been, it’s about time the “real” one started. Kobe and Shaq are certainly ready.

There are a bunch of great matchups this weekend, starting with the Mavs/Lakers tilt in L.A. tonight. The last time these two teams met in Los Angeles, Dirk and Kobe had a shootout, and the Lakers eventually pulled out an overtime win. Dallas is playing well of late, and a win tonight would do wonders for their confidence.

The Spurs are in Utah tonight in a game that could have major implications on their Playoff seeding, especially considering the fact that the West-leading New Orleans Hornets are hosting the Knicks.

(The Jazz might be the most under-appreciated 50-win team ever; here’s a chance for them to earn a little more respect.)

ABC lucked out on Sunday, as it’ll broadcast the two best games of the day: Warriors/Hornets, Mavs/Suns.

Shockingly, this will only be Chris Paul’s second nationally-televised game of the season. This is obviously a good thing for the Hornets franchise, but even more importantly, for the casual fan. It would have been kind of weird if the average fan had only seen the guy that might very well be the MVP of the League on the SportsCenter highlights.

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  • jeremy

    first?

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

    Hornets Pistons was on ABC Sunday afternoon almost a month ago.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    when this weekend is over, someone in the west will be in the playoffs.

  • Marcel Mutoni

    @myles: no it wasn’t.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    That Shaq/Kobe commercial is fantastic. If that’s not a blatant attempt to promote what matchup the Sternbot wants to see, I don’t know what is.

  • http://hardwoodparoxysm.blogspot.com Matt Moore

    Marcell, yes, Hornets-Pistons was on a month ago. It’s not on the schedule as such because ABC used one of its flex schedule options on it as to avoid having the Heat on national television and thereby causing brain damage to its viewers.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    We need the Lakers to win not only for themselves, but for the Warriors as well. Come on Lakeshow!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    The Lakers need to win for the betterment of mankind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holly, I love you, kid. :)

  • jeremy

    4 real Holly…Go Lakers tonight baby! So Golden State will be one step closer…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    I want to love you Holly.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    Someone trying to be cute with my screenname. Don’t f*ck with it again. Holly, see if the as*hole who posted the 3:38 comment had a legit e-mail attached to it.

  • James aka the artist formerly known As Krayzie Bone

    Hmmm
    same thing i think happened with my name eboy. someone else posted now krayzie bone is no more.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    I guess an as*hole will be an as*shole, James, but playing games by invloving someone else is a little too much.

  • James aka the artist formerly known As Krayzie Bone

    test

  • James aka the artist formerly known As Krayzie Bone

    Shoot my last comment dissappeared. Is slam getting hacked or something?

    Anyway as I tried to write Eboy. I was going to email you the photo but the address is suspect to me because there is a duplicate post of you on the postup now at 3:49. I think if you posted it, that it will be the address used to impersonate you on here.

    Is the email legit?

    And Holly (if she’s here). Can Ips be tracked on these posts?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    James, that is my e-mail and I see the other post you referenced. It’s not a big deal, I’d want to be me too, if I was that character.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    The same jerkoff posted something on the Shawn Marion page too, James. It’s late on a Friday and spring break has started. The next week should be horrible around here regardless due to the 12 year olds that will be coming through as they normally do.

  • James aka the artist formerly known As Krayzie Bone

    hmm. see the illegit post of min a couple of weeks back wasnt anything i could see as intersting or notable so i didnt care at the time. But since then when’ i’ve tried to post it just won’t let me. Anyway I’ve emailed you.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I had a fake poster with my name about year ago on the infamous Jones Kentucky post.

  • James aka the artist formerly known As Krayzie Bone

    Why bother…what is there to gain in screwing with peoples socializing online? (rhetorical)

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Eboy

    I remember that izzo.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I apparently have a blind legless brother,or something.

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

    Someone call the police…

  • jeremy

    yo Eboy i have a legit email u fag…go play with urself ir somethin u litte weasle!!!

  • jeremy

    yo i had a foot in mouth moment Eboy…my bad dawg… me and ur impersonator had a comment at 3:38 and i thought u was talkin bout me…sorry man

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

    I hope youre not skipping English class…

  • jeremy

    jeez im a retard… lol

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    It’s time like these that make me happy people on the internet rarely leave their houses.

  • Young Chris #3

    izzo’s comment is gold

  • Bubba Chuck

    Nuggets vs. kings & sonics saturday & sunday

  • http://www.nba.com hursty

    that whole conversation was wack.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ethan

    umm The Lakers and Warriors are all that matter in the west…..D’Troit will beat everbody in the east unless David J. Stern has something to say about it.

  • tony b

    “THE SKY IS FALLIN NOBODY BALLIN THEY DONE GAVE BACK THEY GUNS
    FOR SOME TICKETS TO THE PLAYOFFS BUT THE HORNETS THEY WON”

  • we dem hornets

    the article said it was his second nationally televised..its the first home game national. not including the two espn games, these are espn on ABC. CP34MVP period.

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