L.O.N. — LeBron
Almost messing around. Almost Ice Cubing it.
by Shannon Booher
Line Of The Night AKA Near Ice Cube Of The Night:
LeBron James — 41 points, 10 boards, 8 assists
And two mismatched shoes (1 retro Cav Orange, 1 retro Cav Blue). As the Kobe v. LeBron debate rages on… guess we know one thing The King can do that the Mamba cannot — win in the Rose Garden! Oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Kobe Defenders, stand up!
Ice Cube Of The Night:
Rajon Rondo — 22 points, 13 assists, 10 boards, 4 steals
Near Beast Of The Night AKA Career-High Of The Night:
Andrew Bynum — 18 boards (career-high), 17 points, 3 blocks
He really should have grabbed 18 boards at some point before this, right?
Contraction Club Of The Night:
Milwaukee Bucks — 77 points vs. the Lakers
Michael Redd hears a pop in his knee after only 12 minutes and 0 points scored. Brandon Jennings scores 10 points to lead all starters… and that’s more than the ENTIRE TEAM scored in the 1st quarter. A wonderful recipe for contraction. Not to mention the Lakers’ Bynum and Lamar Odom severely limited offensive rebound availability with their board work.
NBA Fit Of The Night:
‘Sheed Wallace — 29 points, 8 boards, 2 blocks, 1 steal
There have been lots of complaints about ‘Sheed’s conditioning so far this season. He has been starting for K.G. (out to rest his knee) lately and bottomed out on Friday in a loss to Hawks in which he shot 5-15. Now maybe he has turned the corner? He led the C’s in scoring in what was far and away his best game in the Celtic green. Is an “NBA Fit” ‘Sheed the silver-lining of K.G.’s injury?
Season Debut Of The Night:
Ian Mahinmi — 15 points, 9 boards, 1 block, 1 assist
The man, the myth, the legend. Ian in the building. Another diamond in the rough found and polished up by the Spurs, or just a 1 night Nyets-inspired fluke? The Spurs can still use all the help they can get at their revolving door labeled “PF”.
We are trying to contain our excitement for J-Creezy‘s impending introduction to the Playoffs, but really, it may be time to start the countdown… At 3-34, the proposed (by us, of course) Nyets’ signing of The Situation and Pauly D has to be approaching, as well… THE RHINO! Craig Smith — and the Clip Joint — are 1 game from a .500 record and maybe only a few games from the Blake Griffin Era. On the come up… Come on L.O., 3 more points and you get in here with the Near Ice Cube!… DeShawn Stevenson warms up with “Agent Zero” written on his ankle tape. Rumor has it David Stern immediately picked up a phone in his office, and all that was heard on the other end of the line was: “It’s done”…