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Thursday, November 20th, 2008 at 12:00 pm  |  37 responses

Worthy of Your Attention

by Marcel Mutoni

Pistons @ Celtics: Following his one-game suspension, Kevin Garnett steps back on the floor just in time. The Pistons, playing on back-to-back nights, will look to spoil KG’s return in Beantown.

Detroit is playing extremely well of late, having won four of their last five (including satisfying victories against the Lakers and Cavs). This will also be the Pistons’ chance at revenge after the demoralizing Boston win in Detroit last Sunday.

Lakers @ Suns: Here we go again. The nauseating Shaq-Kobe-Phil storyline will be at the forefront again tonight, and as usual, there’s a little something extra prior to game time.

Shaquille O’Neal was forced to clarify remarks (made in the preseason) about him potentially returning to the Lakers when he becomes a free agent in 2010. Wouldn’t that be something?

Oh, right…the game. All eyes will be on the matchups down low: Shaq and Amare vs. Bynum and Gasol. That should be fun to observe. Though I certainly don’t expect the Lakers to have as easy a time with the Suns as they did last year, tonight would be a good time to send an early-season message.

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  • Diggy

    Kobe is gonna kill and get the win!

  • Pic

    kobe, tell me how my … taste

  • Cizzo

    I don’t believe in the Suns at all, it will be more likely to be funny rather than competitive when the Lakers get done smashing them!!

  • Ken

    Those sound like fantastic games. Bust out the popcorn!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’m upset that i’ll miss the first half of the Detroit game because of my rec league game tonight.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Arek

    do we finally get to see Kobe dunk on shaq?

  • BigWalt206

    whenever someone says Kobe now, I can only hear it how Shaq said it that night

  • http://myspace.com/embracedfla Bryan

    Ill miss all games tonights the anniversary for my lady and myself.

  • ballinpro24

    LAKERS ALL THE WAY!! Even if Shaq comes back to Hollywood there is no place for him. by that time bynum will be an all star and kobe will be at the ending peak of his career. unless he wants to be a bench warmer.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Glad you have your priorities straight Shia.

  • Breeze

    kobes will kill…i wonder how gasol will do tho…and diaw will do since hes been killing odom for the last couple of years…

  • rob stewart

    I’m still waiting for the moment Kobe tries to dunk on Shaq. Please God, let me see this. Amen

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

    time to put the DVR into use.

  • http://myspace.com/embracedfla Bryan

    Hey I’m getting new 120 hertz lcd for this annversary so you better believe my priorities are straight. Haha.

  • john

    cant wait

  • ciolkstar

    I scooped Shaq as an FA in my league after Horford got hurt. He should be motivated tonight, I need him to get double digit boards. Rooting for Shaq is a strange experience for me. I’m not sure I like it.

  • john

    ya kobe gonna say shaq how my ass taste wen he dunks on him

  • ciolkstar

    Detroit has 2 of the most impressive wins of any team this season (against LA and CLE)and I see Sheed and AI having big nights tonight, regardless of the outcome. The Celtics really need Rondo to be more aggessive on offense.

  • ciolkstar

    Kobe is wack. So are his fans.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Very nice Shia. Well played.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    People who use the word wack are wack.

  • http://hypebeast.com Spaceship Jay

    I find it to be quite interesting that it took this long for someone to mention DVR. Thank you albie1kenobi.

  • Bear

    GO PISTONS

  • witness

    game of the month. suns vs lakers. what more can you ask for?

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Rondo will have a good game. Lots of pick and rolls involving Iverson.

  • rob stewart

    @ B.Long If you call anyone who uses the word wack wack doesn’t that make you wack as well? Dang, I guess that makes me wack too.

  • http://Arek:Shaqwontallowthat.CmonSuns Jalepino Sausage

    Peace :-)

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Double R

    Nothing like harping on a “story” that has long past been relevant. That horse is dead and decomposing.

  • http://www.ngunioamosotho.com Nguni

    y’all are wack. :-)

  • Bubba Chuck

    DETROIT PISTONS!

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    Wiggity Wack.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    SLAM got a shout out on NBA.com’s Rookie Rankings. Bout time.

  • King David

    so happry right now
    A.I. has the greatest supporting cast he has ever had!

  • tealish

    Dayum, Allenp called it.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    THERE IS A CLASSIC KNICKS SPECIAL ON NBA TV ALL EVENING.

  • Anton

    the Pistons will be 16-4 by December 11

  • tracey

    i just want to see kobe dunk on shaq.. I’ve been waiting on that to happen since he left the lakers.. just to show him, and the world that he’s not scared of him.. show Superman that he has the kryptonite…LoL!!

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