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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  116 responses

The Post Up: Delonte Returns

Dwyane’s 50 is meaningless against the Magic.

by Holly MacKenzie

Well now, wasn’t yesterday just a day of blowout victories? Blah, makes the games not as entertaining to watch.

I wasn’t watching much of anything yesterday either, at least not while paying attention. The Knicks were in town to face the Raptors, but I worked until 3 .m. Saturday night and when I woke up Sunday morning, my body was not having it.

I’ve been fighting this silly cold for the past week or so and should have just skipped out on the Cavs game Wednesday, but you know when LeBron comes to town, you show up. Anyway, I ended up spending the better part of yesterday in bed and it almost made me crazy. I watched Syracuse lose by three to Villanova and after getting through that game (and also watching the Raptors show up and take down the Knicks, 111-100), I felt like I’d been through a marathon. Being sick is exhausting.

So is having a last-second three-point attempt that looked good going up, being too strong. I thought Jonny Flynn had that shot for Syracuse for sure. He didn’t.

His game still makes me like him more each time I see him. (and, because that’s only been about four times so far this year, this includes youtube highlights). It helps that The Score is also Flynn-obsessed and we’ve got his dunk highlights all over our NCAA coverage commercials.

So, the Pistons. Wow. I don’t even know where to begin with that team. After outscoring the Pistons 31-17 at the end of one, the Cavs stretched their lead to 67-34 at the half and it was a laugher from there. Unless you were Allen Iverson, getting slammed in the face by the ball after a LeBron dunk. Talk about adding insult to injury. That one hurt.

Delonte West returned for the Cavs last night. Man, did it feel good seeing him out there after 16 games off, with that broken wrist. Postgame, he joined the NBTV crew and he was great. He definitely marches to the beat of his own drum, and I love that about him. 5-5 from the three-point line and he had that wrist wrapped in more ice than you could imagine. Great to see him back on the court where he belongs.

Kobe Bryant passed Elgin Baylor last night to move to 20th on the NBA’s career scoring list. The Lakers also took down the TWolves 111-108. Myles Brown was there and will have more for you from the Target Center.

Can someone explain how the Bucks continue to win without their main guys? I’m impressed. Charlie V may be a little crazy (as shown Friday night when he tried to take down Varejao by his face), but he’s been solid as of late. Ramon Sessions, as well.

Now, LeBron. In less than three minutes during the third quarter, this guy scores 16. Yup, just like that, four three-pointers (a few from about five feet back), sandwiched between two 15-footers to finish with 55 on the night.

And, everyone hating on Rondo? Keep on hating, he’s been brilliant with KG, he was brilliant without him yesterday and I think he will continue to get better and better. Also, you all knowww I love that he had that career-high 32 on his 23rd birthday.

Happy Birthday, Rajon!

Going back to Friday, we’ve got to talk about the Lakers/Hornets OT game. While the Lakers took it, wow, that was a wild one. I was furious that the refs called the 6th foul on Chris Paul and fouled him out on a play that should have either been a foul on Kobe or a non-call. Bah, I hate bad calls.

Also, Rafer Alston in a nameless jersey made me smile. That was funny.

I do LOVE JVG defending the refs and ripping players for complaining on foul calls. And then apologizing when he gets it wrong, like he did with Matt Barnes yesterday. He is simply the best.

Also, it’s 4:00 a.m. here and it’s snowing. I’ve been living in this city since October and the view from my bedroom window continues to take my breath away.

Anyway, onto the NBA action from yesterday, Dwyane Wade had a career-high 50 points last night. Too bad it wasn’t enough, as his Heat went down 122-99 to the Magic who look pretty nice with Rafer Alston running things. While Alston was in a nameless “emergency” jersey, he wore the number one last night and he finished with 12 points and 9 assists while racking up 7 of those in the first quarter that did the Heat in, with the Magic leading 19-24 after the opening 12 minutes. Wade was brilliant with his 50 coming on 17-30 from the floor and 14-15 from the free throw line. Outside of Wade, Micheal Beasley was the only other player to score in double figures for Miami with 14. Dwight Howard had 32 points and 17 rebounds for the Magic as Hedo Turkogu had 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and Rashard Lewis added 18.

The Raptors were able to come back from an embarrassing 30-point loss against the Knicks on Friday, to earn a 111-100 victory in front of their fans yesterday afternoon. The combo of Chris Bosh, Andrea Bargnini, Shawn Marion and Jose Calderon was a good one for the Raps and each finished with a double-double to help hold off a Knicks team who kept on fighting until the fnal minutes. Bosh finshed with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Marion added 16 points and 15 boards, Calderon had 13 points and 11 assists and Barnani stole the show with 28 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Al Harrington had 31 points for the Knicks as David Lee had 17 points to go with 15 rebounds and Nate Robinson added 18 off of the bench.

Despite being without Andrew Bogut, and Michael Redd , the Milwaukee Bucks continue to surprise people and rack up the wins. Last night they were led by a 36-point effort from Charlie Villanueva to take down the Denver Nuggets, 120-117. This was a close one throughout that saw each team putting points on the board with ease. Nine of Charlie V’s points came in the fourth and the Nuggets were unable to contain him as they lost Nene to a knee contusion that saw him leave the arena on crutches. While Carmelo Anthony scored on a layup to bring the Nuggets within 117-115 with 15 seconds remaining, the Bucks hit 3-4 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. Ramon Sessions had 27 points and assists for the Bucks and Richard Jefferson added 17. Carmelo Anthony had 33 points for the Nuggets as Chauncey Billups had 21 points and Nene added 17 .

The KG-less Celtics were solid against the Suns, stopping their 14 0-point surge and beating them at their own game, 128-103. Rajon Rondo led the way for the Celtics who stretched their lead into the 20′s by the third quarter. Rondo finished with a career-high 32 points on his birthday and he added 10 asssts to go with 6 rebounds. Ray Allen scored 31 on the night and Paul Pierce scored 21. Steve Nash had 19 points and 11 assists, Jason Richardson had 21 points and Leandro Barbosa finished with 18 in the loss.

The Trailblazers slaughtered the Clippers 116-87 last night. While the Clippers shot only 37% for the game, the Blazers connected on 52% of their shots, led by a 28-point, 10-rebound performance from LaMarcus Aldridge and a 17-assist night from Steve Blake. Brandon Roy had 20, 8 and 9 and Travis Outlaw added 15 off of the bench. The Clippers were led by rookies Eric Gordon who scored 21 points and DeAndre Jordan who had 15 points to go with 12 rebounds.

The Pistons continue to sink lower and lower and last night it was at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dropping this one 99-78, the Pistons were no match for the Cavs, who had Delonte West back after he had missed 16 games with a broken wrist. The wrist appeared to be okay as West led the Cavs with 25 points, including 5-5 from three-point land. The Pistons came out slow and trailed 67-34 at the half. Bron finished with 20 points and 9 assists and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 16. The Pistons had a 14-point night from Iverson, 13 points from Walter Herrmann and 11 apiece from Richard Hamilton and Jason Maxiell.

The Rockets rolled over the Bobcats, 99-78 thanks to a decisive third quarter that saw the Rockets outscore Charlotte, 29-14. While the Bobcats shot only 36% from the floor, Houston shot 50% from the floor and hit 13 three-pointers compared to only 4 from the Bobcats. Ron Artest scored 26 points for Houston as Yao Ming added 19 points and Luis Scola added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Emeka Okafor had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Charlotte as Raymond Felton and Boris Diaw each scored 13 points as well.

The Indiana Pacers found a way to win again without Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy, this time over the Bulls, 98-91.Troy Murphy scored a season-high 27 points for the Pacers to fill the void and they were able to grab the victory depsite a scoring drought that saw them go almost 11 minutes without scoring. In the final quarter, the Bulls managed only 17 points and could not get things to go down the stretch. TJ Ford had 19 points for Indiana and Marquis Daniels added 16. The Bulls were led by Ben Gordon’s 28 points while Tyrus Thomas scored 16 and Luol Deng added 13. Derrick Rose was held to only three points on the night in the loss.

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  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    First. Good game from the cavs.

  • http://NBA-DL.COM NBADL

    DELONTE > RIFF RAFF FROM G’S TO GENTZ

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Holly … sounds like someone is slowly leaveing die hard Kobe fan and is hopping on the Bronwagon? I hope this sin’t true.

  • riggs

    RONDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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

    i cant believe dwad3 hasnt scored 50 before.

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

    Poor Dwyane.

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Yeah i was surprised too. I thought he had 50 once or twice.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    I’m glad the Pistons and the Heat are making this awful west coast road trip the Hawks are on a non issue.

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

    maxiell got called for a complete bs flagrant yesterday.

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

    the best part of charlie v’s craziness lately was after that complete acting job by sideshow verajao was how after big z put his hands on charlie, charlie went straight for the jugular, baldie dont play

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

    My rec league team could give the Pistons a good run right now. Ugh. Oh, and cosign Tarzan.

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    cosign tarzan as well.

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

    Co Co…don’t get excited…..none of the three of them are getting out of the first round….if they make it that far.

  • Myung

    Co Co, it hasn’t been that bad (yet)… we’re 1-2. After we play at Denver and Utah, however, it most certainly would qualify as “awful.” I DO like that 13 of our next 17 after the West Coast swing are at home. We best use those 13 home games to solidify our grip on that 4th seed. If we win one of our next two and finish the trip 2-3, I’d be very happy.

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

    i dont think charlie got suspended, did he?

  • Myung

    eboy, if it’s Hawks (4) vs. Heat (5), I think there’s a pretty decent chance at least one of the three (your team, my team, Tad’s team) will get out of the first round. Of course with the way the Pistons are going lately, I think just making the playoffs might be a chore (sorry, Tad).

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Myung that 13 of 17 is against some of the best teams in the league. Bob mentioned that the Hawks have the 3rd toughest remaining schedule in the league. Home court means nothing if they continue to play like they’ve been playing.

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

    Myung…..if the Heat finish eighth…I’d be alright with it.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    what happen with my Lakers? where’s the Defense????????????????

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    @Simon… they play to they’re opponents abilities. They are just coasting. They play when they have to, i.e. when they play the celtics and cavs!!

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

    luol deng has not improved any area of his game since hes been in the nba. in fact, he has probably regressed. whats with that?

  • Andy

    Ok, the Pistons are officially done. Those shooting figures for last night’s game could only be more ugly, if Ben Wallace was still there. And good to see you more active on Twitter, Holly!

  • Andy

    Tarzan, it’s called getting an unwarranted big contract.

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

    he has seriously regressed since his rookie year, anyone remember when he was averaging over 20 a game, and there was all that all-star talk? me neither.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    First off, i second what riggs screamed earlier. Rondo indeed. Odom ripping high double digit rebound numbers practically every game since being a starter is impressive (he might be the only Laker i kinda dig, well him and my african karate brother). The whole altercation caused by Charlie against Sideshow V. was fantastic. Big Z protected his mate, and charlie just went all wwf on him, even Bron was in the middle of things! But wasn’t charlie supposed to be suspended? He played (well) last night. Guess the “Lebron can’t shoot a lick” camp put a sock in it during that game against the Bucks. Out of this world long range shooting.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I’ve never been impressed with Deng. Ever. I have to admit I never expected Lebron to hit 8 threes. Let me know when he hits 12 like Kobe did. (Haha)

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Anderson acted? Not this time, people. Going up for a shot while getting held on the chin/face by an NBA caliber SF/PF like Charlie is sure to cause you to fall backwards, especially since Charlie added some downward motion to make sure Varejao wouldn’t get a shot off. For once, i don’t think Sideshow V. was flopping.

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

    ^Loser.

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

    Meant for Shia.

  • Myung

    I guess I’m of the mindset that WE are one of the best teams in the League as well, Co Co. I’m not delusional; we’re not the Lakers, Cavs, Celtics, Spurs, or Magic… but I believe we’re closer to being #10 than #20, so in a 30 team League, I feel like we can defend our home court pretty well (especially since our starting 5 is intact and healthy, finally). We may not win all 13, but I think we’ll win most of those games. Maybe I’m just foolishly optimistic.

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

    Myung is foolishly optimistic.

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

    charlie v definitely got him on the grill, but sideshow verajeo added to it. lebron tossing up deep 3s and making them in ONE GAME doesnt mean his shooting woes are cured. whats his season percentage? sometimes, its better to be lucky than good. lebron is great, but 8-11 3s was an apparition.

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Yeah I think its hilarious people started saying he is a great shooter afte ONE game. If that is so, Brons pathway to the greatest player ever is easy. Every is on his jock for everythng.

  • http://iwantoutofokc.com/ James the balla

    Everyone*

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

    No idiots….it shows he has the potential and the ability to BE a great shooter….learn to think before you type offhanded stupid sh*t.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Myung I am as foolishly optimistic as they come. I certainly am expecting a great homestand, but they (forwards in particular) have to play better. They aren’t doing the little things and that bothers me.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Not the type to casually offend commenters like others do at times (ahem, cough, Eboy) but i gotta say he has a point at 10.13am. Didn’t say he was a great shooter, only that it was a great performance against Milwaukee. Ah well, i guess Mambiatch fans gotta hate on the future of the nba, since they know deep inside, that it’s Lbj’s League now.

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

    um darksaber, dwight would like a moment of your time.

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

    and whats with lebron acting like a 13 year old girl all shy about his weight?

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

    Dark….it’s just annoying. I try not to talk about Mambo here anymore cause the bulk of his supporters have NO form of objection in their reasoning ability.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Yeahhhh, the Nba has traditionally been so keen on spotlighting six-eleven C’s / PF’s as their main star in the past. why not start with Dwight? But no matter, Dwight wants my time, fine by me… i could try and teach him that elusive trait he’s missing, called footwork!

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

    Another Bron/KB debate?! Um, I think i’ll see ya’ll on Tuesday. Good day.

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

    Exactly.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Wade splitting three defenders from the 3pt line, then skying for a hard dunk is a thing of beauty. But Miami wasted 50? I just hope the loser curse hasn’t followed J.O. to Miami.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    *Snickers*

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    And why dost thou snicker, oh Monsieur Brown?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    I just think there should be a separate Kobe/Bron Post Up for all this nonsense. And it’s not just Laker fans who lack objectivity.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    True that, you know how it is, you dig a players repertoire, you defend him till you drop. Simple. But there’s no discussion so far today, just making sure i wasn’t misunderstood.

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

    darksaber, dwight showed tons of nice footwork yesterday. obviously, you werent watching

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

    dwade is better than kobe or lebron.

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

    deron williams is by far the best point guard in the league.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Damn I remember when people got my jokes.

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

    after working overnight, im exhausted and going to pass out for a while. good night

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Naahh, i missed that game. Did comment on his improved offensive skills here last week when he went for that monstrous line, and believe me, i AM a fan. I just don’t appreciate one dimensional big men. Now that he’s getting his jumphooks etc. on, i enjoy watching Dwight even more. Ewing be doing good over there in Orlando.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Come on now Eboy I’m nothing if I’m not objective.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Nighty night, King of the jungle cooper.

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    Myles would put on seven layers of Kobe signature underwear if he knew Lebron fans would be upset

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Zinggg!

  • Andy

    As far as I’m concerned, if you can fit LeBron and Kobe in the same team in their natural positions, then there’s not a debate to have. If they were both SGs or SFs, fine. But LeBron is a SF and Kobe a SG, so what’s wrong with just being appreciative that we might be witnessing the best player vs player rivalry of all-time?

  • The Seed

    Not trying to debate Kobe/Lebron, but why is it when Lebron scores 55, shooting great he is great shooter now, or have some ESPN blocks from behind, he is defensive player of the year from some of these folks. Thats why people don’t like Lebron, he first is called King=no championships and gets hyped too much. I am tired of seeing the commerical with the Kid and Play CD. Come On. Lebron and is Dominquie Wilkins until he wins a championship. So let the man doing something great first. Dwayne Wade has had a better career so far compared to Lebron. YES, Also Deron Williams is the best point guard in the league, Chris Paul is second. Just look at head to head with them. Deron kills Chris by a mile, shoots better, bigger body, chris is only one notch better passer and I would rather have Deron leading my team with the last two minutes of a game.

  • Andy

    PS. I’m aware that I may just have pi**ed all over the legacy of Bird vs Magic. My apologies.

  • Andy

    I’d be interested to know the last time a Post Up DIDN’T degenrate into a “Player X is better than Player Y” debate.

  • Andy

    or even degenerate…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Okafor dunking on Yao was the only good part of the Bobcats game

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

    Kobe has an underwear line now?! *Googles and searches ebay maniacally*

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    I’m not trying to debate Kobe/Lebron or anything but KOBE SUCKS LET’S SEE KOBE SCORE 16 POINTS IN TWO AND A HALF MINUTES HE CAN’T BECAUSE HE SUCKS! ALSO JJ REDDICK BEST 2 N THE LEAGUE1!!!

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    BETCATS: What happened to the whole “Bobcats winning” thing?

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

    Deron is not better than Paul. Especially not by no mile. That may have been the dumbest sh*t i’ve read on here, and i’ve read some dumb ish.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    the suns must have set a record for ‘Most blocking fouls in a game’ yesterday. It was just WOW

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    BETCATS: Touche

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Jukai, I have no idea. What happened to the whole ‘Im following the Bobcats because of Raja and Boris’ thing you had going for 5 seconds. Bandwagon/d!ck hopper.

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    I’m still following them, BETCATS. 3D and Bell are mah boys. Their offense is surprisingly fun to watch considering it’s coached by Larry “*$)# fun” Brown. I’m just upset that when I start watching them, they begin getting blowed out every other game and they trade for a player I absolutely detest (half-pipe).

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    yeah but the suns are still the suns. Bobcats- young team on the rise Suns- old team that sets in the west.

  • Andy

    Jukai, points well made on LeBron’s scoring spree, but can he or Kobe score 13 points in 33 seconds? T-Mac quite clearly owns them both…

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    13 points is T-Mac’s season total nowadays.

  • The Seed

    Tadone, Deron is better that Chris, If you watch there head to head matchups, its sad how much Deron owns Paul. Deron is a more complete player to me. Chris really can’t shoot all that well, but he can pentrate and dish. Deron can pentrate and finish with contact and has a better pure Jay, that looks good all the time. Deron is the better player. Yes Chris is seen more on TV and racks up assits on a good shooting team, but Deron to me is the better point guard. IF you had a choice who would you take first-Utah took Deron.

  • Andy

    You’re being very generous. Unless you actually meant 13 dunks blocked by the rim. In which case…well, actually, that would still be generous.

  • matt the jazz fan

    @Seed –
    Even as a life-long Jazz fan I can’t let you get off saying that Chris Paul is killed by a mile by Deron.
    Even if Utah wins head to head against New Orleans more often than not, and even if Deron’s stats are better than Deron’s in those games more often than not, that doesn’t mean that the other 80 (or 79) games of the season don’t count.
    Plus this season Deron (especially) has been injured quite a bit as you know, so it’s difficult to compare the two.
    Apologies if you were being clever and I took your post at face value.
    You never know, though…

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

    Paul would be my choice. I just laughed that you somehow think he is better by a “mile”.

  • The Seed

    Jukai, you must be a Kobe fan, to say he SUCKS in ALL CAPS, but your not really funny. Try again. JJ ukai Reddick.

  • Andy

    Irony…

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    Chris Paul can’t shoot well?
    Chris Paul… can’t shoot well?
    Chris… Paul… can’t shoot… well?
    … wha… what?

  • The Seed

    The mile was mis type sorry slamonline readers. I meant to say by a inch.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Andrew Bogut and Marvin Williams are better than Chris and Deron…..

  • nafeki

    Jukai are you out of your mind, Kobe is clearly better than Lebron, is LeBron 20th all time in scoring, did Lebron get MVP of the allstar game, did the cavs ever beat the lakers this year, Kobe and his team are nowhere near the cavs, Kobe is gonna get MVP and the Lakers are gettin another another ring, so DONT TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DONT UNDERSTAND!!!!

  • The Seed

    I am about to be quiet, I said Deron is a better shooter. Chris really can’t shoot all that well compared to Deron shot. I am tired of defending myself. Peace to all.

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    I just e-mailed NBA-dot-com to fix the error on their stat page. It says Chris Paul averages over twenty points on over fifty percent shooting. In 37 minutes. That can’t be right. Seeds says so.

  • http://sfjdkldf.com Jukai

    Damn, did you see how Seed just defended himself? He shot you all down. Chris Paul really can’t shoot all that well compared to Deron shot. Damn, man. That’s like, seventy story brick wall man. You can’t get over that.

  • Keith

    I’d like Stern to demoTe the Clippers to the D-League NOW.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    not a fan of cp3′s way of balling either (well documented here) and i enjoy watching Deron shimmy his way to the hoop on his drives etc. BUT i have eyes too, Chris Paul is a fantastic baller. Fantastic ballhandling, court awareness, clutch player, great hops, impressive speed and even a bit of a nasty streak…. I just dont get his tendency to bump, push off and undercut on virtually every posession. Why? Ah well, whatever works.

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    Lebrooooom is the media child, kobe isn’t. That’s the different…

  • Keith

    CP3 is overrated. Deron Williams is overrated. Lebron is overrated. Kobe is overrated. Dwight is overrated. Kevin Garnett’s emotions are overrated. Nate Robinsons dunking ability is overrated. Wilt Chamberlains 100 points are overrated. MJ’s clutchness was and still is overrated. Phil Jackson is overrated. The NBA is overrated.

  • Keith

    The annoyingness of Reggie Miller’s voice is underrated.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    no it’s not. It’s rated just right, irritating as hell.

  • Michael

    The Heat turned into the 05-06 Lakers for a day.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Did I really jump all that off my bad.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Why does slam have an Ad up for a site that sells fake Nike/Jordan shoes?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Im in the media center watching highlights. ANTHONY JOHNSON 4 SLAMOFDAYEAR. Just because he is anthony johnson…

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Those are some awfully fa..er,inexpensive Jordans.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Chris Paul>Deron William

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Zee! and Boing: I emailed Ryne he never responded. MAYBE someday he will read my emails and stop the madness.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    So happy for Delonte.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Iverson looks like Stephen Jackson without the braids

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Anton looks like Stephen Jackson without the braids

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    School ends in 7 minutes!

  • http://nba.com tealish

    The guy above had a point about Deron’s shot being better than CP3′s. Let’s not shoot that down just because he made some other outrageous statements.
    Paul finds the seams better and gets lots of easy (for him) floaters, hence his high fg%. Overall, CP>Deron by an observable but not significant amount. But looking strictly at the jumper, Deron wins that department easy.

  • http://trulyhoops.blogspot.com Collin

    for you guys at SLAM: It takes forever for the mag to get to where I am, and I just got the newest ish yesterday. (is oregon the last place you ship the mag to, or do you just not like oregon that much? or is it just because the stores around here take forever to put it on the shelves?) anyway thanks for doing an article on my man B Roy, now he just needs a cover…

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Why does everyone ignore the rebounding and steal disparity? I know numbers don’t tell the whole story but 3+ more boards and a steal and half more per game is significant. Aside from the fact that the Deron’s three point percentage is in fact lower. That doesn’t mean cp3 is a better shooter but I think you all make Paul out to be Jason Kidd and Deron out to be Mark Price or something.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Well that was a waste a good f*cking comment.Always falling on deaf ears.

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

    Shia: I like both Deron and CP3. I’m on the Paul bandwagon, in that I think he is better overall. However, Deron is not far behind him. Honestly, it could be 1A and 1B, not best and second best. I just take issue with people saying Deron is by far better, more complete, better J, stronger, more curls in his hair, looks better in his uni, etc.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkMfToY9Pk&eurl=http://www.infowars.com/keyes-stop-obama-or-us-will-cease-to-exist/ Tarzan Cooper

    cp3 gets steals like ai did/does; gambling in the passing lane…. if deron williams played for any other coach, he would avg at least 12 assists

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkMfToY9Pk&eurl=http://www.infowars.com/keyes-stop-obama-or-us-will-cease-to-exist/ Tarzan Cooper

    from a strictly basketball standpoint, cp3 only has the advantage of speed. everything else is either even or in derons advantage.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkMfToY9Pk&eurl=http://www.infowars.com/keyes-stop-obama-or-us-will-cease-to-exist/ Tarzan Cooper

    also, CLICK MY NAME, CLICK MY NAME!!!!

  • Canuck

    Imagine reading comments for a post-up without LeBron and Kobe fans bickering like highschool girls

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Except the rebounding right Tarzan? Also I disagree about the 12 assists because stockton got like 14 a game playing for the same coach in the same system so that’s bullsh*t. Everyone says “if so and so played for a different team/coach/system he would do _____”. When in reality you have no idea what the f*ck anyone would do in any other coaches system.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    please stop pimping sh!tty blogs here

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