L.O.N. — Devin Brown
Rings in the L.O.N. New Year.
by Shannon Booher
Back again like Dilated Peoples. The L.O.N. C.E.O. had us under wraps for the ’09 portion of the ’09-10 season, but he is ready to unleash us upon the world for 2010. And it’s time to win. We were hoping there would be less than 3 under .500 Eastern Conference Playoff-bound teams before we got started, but when life gives you lemons…
Line Of The Night:
Devin Brown — 30 points, 4 boards, 1 assist
Looks like Brown has shaken off any saltiness he may have felt after almost being traded last week AND being moved to the bench before last night’s game. He stole the spotlight a little from the always entertaining Chris Paul vs. Deron Williams match-up, and helped the Hornets get a rare road win.
Contraction Club Of The Night:
Atlanta Hawks — 72 points vs. the Miami Heat
The ol’ South Beach Curse. We have a feeling dem A-T-L boys might have been experiencing all Miami has to offer the night before this game, even if it was a Sunday. With a bunch of Orange Bowl-bound Iowa fans in attendance, it is a shame this is the effort they saw since they do not have an in-state team of their own to see play on a regular basis.
Eat Your Breakfast Of The Night:
JH: Hello Mr. Kaman, my name is Juwan and I’ll be your server this evening. Can I start you with something to drink?
CK: No, thanks. Just go ahead and get me some eggs, over-medium, some homefries and some turkey sausage.
JH: You got it. EAT YOUR BREAKFAST!!!!
Old waiters die hard.
But really, are vanilla power forwards (think Juwan Howard and P.J. Brown), the NBA’s answer to MLB’s ageless left-handed situational relief pitchers?… Yeaaaaah, I’m gonna do that… Deron Williams: Welcome to the 3,000 assist club. Only about 12,800 to go before you can grab the Jazz franchise record… Russell Westbrook and the Thunder got the best of Derrick Rose and his Bulls, in perhaps the young man’s version of CP3 vs. D-Will…