Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  51 responses

Post Up: Right Place, Right Time

Memphis on a tip-in, Minny’s frontcourt dominates and the Hornets outlast New York.

by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad

Eleven games took place last night that yielded some surprising results, catch up on all the action here…

Magic 94, Bucks 85

After a slow start, the Magic were finally able to get it together and pull out the victory behind Dwight Howard’s 26 points and 20 rebounds; his seventh 20-20 game of the season. Orlando has been living and dying with the three-ball so far this season, and last night they were able to escape with a win despite shooting 9-29 from beyond the arc. After an 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter, Milwaukee took a 10-point lead and it looked like they were on the verge of snapping their four game losing streak. But, the Bucks completely fell apart. Orlando proceeded to go on a 14-3 run and took the lead thanks to Hedo Turkoglu’s jumper that put them up 86-85 with just under five minutes to play. Turkoglu took over in the final period of play scoring ten points and putting the team on his back while triggering a game ending 17-0 run en route to a home victory. Over the last ten minutes of play, the Bucks shot 4-20 from the field and missed their final 11 shots–they have been playing some terrible basketball as of late. Ryan Anderson continued his hot shooting, going 4-7 from 3-point and ending up with 23 points and 9 boards. Brandon Jennings, who many (myself included) felt deserved an All-Star bid, continued his struggles. Young Money went 4-20 from the field including 2-10 from three. I think a big problem for Jennings right now is he is trying to do too much instead of letting the game come to him. With Andrew Bogut out and Stephen Jackson being problematic, Jennings is taking it upon himself to shoulder the scoring load and it hasn’t been working out well. Here’s hoping he can turn it around.

Bobcats 98, Raptors 91

Happy Birthday Mike!! For a present, the Charlotte Bobcats gave Jordan a dub–their first in 17 games. In a back and forth game that saw neither team lead by more than six points, the Bobcats won it with defense. With 1:45 left in the game, Kemba Walker (14 off the bench) made a great steal on a Leandro Barbosa breakaway, stopping T.Dot from tying the game at 90 and turning the tide in Charlotte’s favor–the Bobcats ended the game on a 6-3 run. Rookie Bismack Biyombo had a career high 7 blocks and did an admirable job of patrolling the paint throughout the game. Reggie Williams had a season-high 22 points, Corey Maggette chipped in with 16 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 10 dimes in the win. For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 24 points, but also had 0 rebounds and 0 assists–not gonna win games like that.

Heat 111, Cavs 87

Man, this one wasn’t close from the get-go. The Heat opened up the game with a 21-2 run and the game was never close as LeBron returned to Cleveland. LeBron (28 points, 5 Boards), Bosh (16, 12) and Wade (22, 6) combined for 66 points and 23 rebounds in 88 minutes in a dominating performance that helped push their road trip record to 5-1. As a team, the Heatles shot 67 percent from beyond the arc, hitting 14 of their 21 three-point attempts. During the third quarter, the Heat stretched the lead to 34 points and breezed by Cleveland in a laugher.

Pistons 114, Kings 108

The Pistons have been hot as of late and their recent great play is due in part to Rodney Stuckey’s current scoring tear. Over the last four three games, Stuckey has averaged 28 points and last night he had a season-high 36. Stuckey scored in a variety of ways, shooting 12-20 from the floor and hitting 4 three-pointers. Rookie Brandon Knight had 23 points and 10 dimes and came up huge in the fourth. The former Wildcat hit a three-pointer then dished to Stuckey for another three before driving to the lane for a tough layup with a little over a minute to play. Tayshaun Prince chipped in with 22 points and 10 boards and Ben Gordon had 13 off the bench. For the Kings, rookie Isaiah Thomas made his first career start and played well scoring 13 points and dishing out 4 assists. DeMarcus Cousins got the better of Greg Monroe, going for 26 points and 15 rebounds and shut down Monroe in the process.

Timberwolves 111, Rockets 98

With Nikola Pekovic in the frontcourt alongside Kevin Love, the Timberwolves now pack a devastating 1-2 punch that can contend with any frontcourt in the league. Last night, the two big men combined for 63 points on 24-36 shooting and 29 rebounds to get a road victory. Pekovic has been beasting but KLove proved last night why he may be the best power forward in the game today. After Houston ripped off a 15-2 fourth quarter run to get within one point with 7 minutes to go, Love demanded the ball and scored 10 straight Minnesota points. Ricky Rubio had 18 points and 9 dimes but also committed 6 turnovers. Keep an eye on the Timberwolves following the All-Star break. If Pekovic can continue his strong play, they will be able to compete with anybody and if they sneak into one of the 6-8 seeds, they will give whatever team they play a headache.

Hornets 89, Knicks 85

It had to end sometime, but I don’t think anybody expected it to be against the Hornets. Plagued by poor shooting and turnovers, the Knicks drooped one to the second worst team in the league at the Garden. As a team, New York shot 4-24 from behind the arc, 19-29 from the stripe, committed 21 turnovers and trailed wire to wire against the visiting Hornets, who were sporting those atrocious Mardi Gras jerseys. Jeremy Lin notched 26 points and 5 dimes but also had 9 turnovers; his 45 turnovers in seven starts is an NBA record. The Hornets did all they could to give the game away allowing the Knicks to erase a 13-point deficit to get within two points late in the game. But, Gustavo Ayon (13 and 11) hit a layup to make it a 4 point game and ‘Nawlins hit their free throws late to seal the victory. Trevor Ariza finished with 25 points and 8 boards and Greivis Vasquez, who was starting in place of Jarrett Jack, finished with a strong line of 15 points and 11 dimes. Chris Kaman remembered that he is in the middle of a contract year and had a 12-point, 8-rebound, 6-assist performance. Melo should return on Sunday against the Mavs and new signees J.R. Smith and Baron Davis may play as early as next week.

Mavericks 82, Sixers 75

Lacking a true crunch time scorer hurts Philadelphia in games like these. After scoring 51 in the first half, Philly couldn’t buy a bucket and shot 9-42 in the second allowing the Mavericks to get back in the game. The Sixers only scored 24 points in the second half while Dirk scored 24 himself over the third and fourth quarters. The reigning Finals MVP finished with 28 points and 12 boards while Jason Kidd finished 1-point, 2-assists and 1-rebound shy of his 107th career triple-double. Philly’s bench put on another strong performance combining for 42 points but the starting backcourt of Jodie Meeks and Jrue Holiday shot 0-12. When the Sixers went ice cold in the second half, they had no one to turn to for a bucket. This is a “team” in the truest sense of the word, but they don’t have a guy who can takeover when they are struggling offensively and I think that will hurt them in the playoffs.

Thunder 110, Warriors 87

James Harden was electric off the bench going for 25 points as the Thunder blew by the visiting Warriors. The game was settled in the second quarter as the Thunder scored 38 points taking a double-digit lead into intermission. The thunder held the Warriors to 35 percent shooting and behind Harden’s 25, OKC’s bench outscored Golden State’s 51-31. Kevin Durant had a great overall game, posting a stat line of 23 points, 10 boards and 6 dimes. Unfortunately, both Monta Ellis and Russell Westbrook left the game with ankle injuries; let’s hope neither injury is serious and both return quickly. For the Warriors, David Lee led the charge with 23 points and 6 boards but the team’s woeful shooting caused them to get run over on the road.

Grizzlies 103, Nuggets 102

Up by 23 points, it looked like the Grizzlies were going to waltz through the second half to an easy dub. Not so fast. Corey Brewer scored 18 third quarter points and brought his team back within striking distance. Brewer finished with a game-high 26 points and was the reason why the Nuggets were in this game in the fourth quarter. After trailing 60-43 at the half, the Nuggets scratched and clawed their way back into the game and eventually took a 91-90 lead with 4 and a half minutes to go. But, the Grizzlies used a little luck and positioning to sneak away with a dub. Trailing 102-101 in the waning seconds of the game, Rudy Gay hoisted a shot from the corner that rimmed out. Fortunately, Dante Cunningham was in perfect position for the tip-in with 0.2 seconds left and the Grizzlies pulled off the victory.

Jazz 114, Wizards 100

Al Jefferson was in straight beast mode in the first half of last night’s game. The Jazz center scored 26 over the first two quarters including 14 straight in the second; he finished with 34 points and 12 boards. The Jazz absolutely destroyed the Wiz inside, outscoring them 70-44 behind Jefferson and Paul Millsap’s 14 and 12. Utah led by 12 at the half and scored 38 points in the third quarter to snap their two-game losing streak. John Wall did all he could, scoring 24 points and Jordan Crawford had 21 off the bench but D.C. couldn’t overcome Jefferson’s dominating performance.

Lakers 111, Suns 99

Kobe Bryant plays his best ball against the Suns. Last night, Bryant scored 18 of his game-high 36 in the third quarter as he helped the Lakers pull away from a pesky Phoenix team. Bryant also grabbed the 6,000th board of his impressive career in the third quarter–a big congratulations to him. The Lakers outmatched Phoenix inside outscoring them 54-38 and Matt Barnes had a season-high 17 off the bench in the blowout victory. For the Suns, Marcin Gortat continued his strong play with 21 points and 16 boards as he continues in his bid for Most Improved Player. Steve Nash had 11 points and 17 dimes but the Suns had no match for Kobe.

Stat Line of the Night: The combo of Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Love who combined for 63 points and 29 rebounds–scary.

Play of the Night: Right place, right time.

Dunks of the Night: Kevin Durant to the Beard.

Russell Westbrook explodes to the hoop.

DeRozan down the lane.

Shannon Brown with the tip-slam.

Assists of the Night: Euro Swag.

Tonight: Abe is covering for me tomorrow night. Only 4 games on deck, hope everybody enjoys. Catch y’all next week.

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  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Rudy really likes that shot from the right baseline fading away for game winners lol.
    And what’s the record of most 20-20′s in 1 season?

  • Mike from Spain

    Hello Peter, where do you get your stats from? According to nba.com Lin had 9 turnovers, and Rubio had 6. You say they had 8 and 9 respectively. Could you please check the stats in this post up?

  • Myung

    Lin absolutely needs to cut down on his turnovers, and he knows it (he wrote it last on Twitter). Major weakness in his game. Also, good job by the folks at ESPN.com last night with their brilliant headline. Someone’s getting fired or suspended.

  • Myung

    The best NBA games are often those between two teams with bad records. While the Raps and Bobcats are obviously several notches below the Heat and Bulls, it’s great to see both teams playing hard for the W last night.

  • AdamD

    @ Myung – What was the Headline? Otherwise, i’m in agreement, Lin certainly needs to cut down the turnovers, what an odd couple of records for him to hold, most points in starts and now most turnovers too. I do hope that everyone doesn’t start hating on the kid though, the wins couldn’t last forever, and if i’m not much mistaken his TO mainly came in the first half, that’s not an excuse, but he seemed to gain control in the second half. I think that how he responds is going to be interesting. Does anybody know when Bargnani is due back for the Raptors? I don’t know if its the compressed season but seems like he has been out for ages.

  • http://www.slamonline.com madock

    Lin will drive, jump and then throw a pass. That’s where most of his TOs last night are. It gets him in trouble in that situation. Nash also drive and pass but he passes off the dribble not on a jump or when he does jump he still made the pass. Is that because of better spacing?

  • Myung

    “chink in the armor.” I know it’s a fairly common phrase in the English language. It’s one that bothers me, simply because “chink” is the most offensive word you can call an Asian and because there are numerous other words and euphimisms and idioms one can use in its place, such as “weakness.” I don’t really get MAD when people use it because I think 999 out of 1,000 times, there is no malicious intent behind it. Just because the phrase itself offends me doesn’t mean I am offended when people use it. But when it’s used as a headline? By a network that’s, you know, kind of big (meaning there have to be editors and the like)? About a player like Lin, of all people? When they know millions of people will see the headline (because again, it’s about Lin, not some guy who’s completely flying under the radar right now)? I guess the person who came up with the headline was probably like, “All these ‘Lin’ puns are played out… let me come up with something witty that will really catch people’s eyes.” I hope the guy or girl gets suspended or fired. It’s just completely, completely stupid. Saying it on air (like an anchor did) is one thing (SLIGHTLY understandable because it came in the flow of a conversation); using it as a headline is another.

  • AdamD

    Whoa? Seriously? That’s actually shocking. Really poor turn of phrase by a organisation that is as you say quite a big deal. I mean, i’m in Ireland and ESPN is certainly not as important over here as far as sports coverage, but i’d be well aware of it’s status in the USA. I would say that there was clearly an oversight over what connotations that world holds, but as you say it certainly should have been vetted. Poor taste.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    ^ Bang! *mike breen voice*

  • http://dsfklf.com Jukai

    NBA’s website says Rubio had 6 turnovers

  • http://dsfklf.com Jukai

    Did ESPN really use that headline? That’s either thoughtless or downright cruel. Jeez.

  • http://dsfklf.com Jukai

    I mean, even if it was a mistake, doesn’t ESPN have EDITORS?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    So at what point do we admit that the clippers/ hornets trade went horribly wrong

  • Myung

    They absolutely used it. They took it down about an hour after they posted it up, but it was up there for the world to see. Even if you had a top 5 list of things you should NOT write as a headline regarding an Asian, editors should know that ANY headline using that word would top that list and could absolutely end your career. I got on Abe’s case for writing “Lin Dynasty” (not just because it was played out but because Lin is an Asian AMERICAN so it’s somewhat patronizing for someone to use that sort of thing on someone who grew up in the States), but it was fairly harmless and he didn’t use it in a headline. But this Chink In the Armor was the main headline on their basketball page. And it was up for at least an hour. I feel like Asians (like myself) can be hyper sensitive at times (maybe I was too hard on Abe about the Lin Dyntasy thing, for example), but when it comes to the recent Papa John’s fiasco (where the employee wrote “Lady Chinky Eyes” as a customer’s name) or this ESPN headline, I think it’s reasonable for Asians (and possibly all minorities who stand up for minority rights) to be offended by this sort of thing. This was absolutely absurd and offensive.

  • Myung

    The day it happened, Allen.

  • AdamD

    When Eric Gordon gets back from injury, they use the Timerwolves draft pick and they are still getting pounded on. Early returns have been horrible for the Hornets though. Can’t really judge until all the pieces fall in place though. I mean, the Pau Gasol trade everybody thought was madness, in hindsight Lakers still got the better of it what with their championships but Marc Gasol is now an all-star on what has been a very solid team the last couple of years so it wasn’t as lop sided as originally thought. Lets wait and see, but i really hope that the hornets get back to respectability.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Third time it happened at the same company. Once in Olympics, then on air then on yesterday. In journalism that is a trend.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Minnesota is looking like a playoff team. The Lakers deal situation pick might have been better.

  • Myung

    ^ That’s true, Adam. Very rational point. The only saving grace will be that Minnesota pick (which looks a lot worse today than it would have last year if the Wolves didn’t have Pekovic and Rubio and were still a bad team, which they’re not any longer). We already know Gordon wants out (although I still can’t believe a guy who can’t stay healthy turned dwon an extension). Kaman is certainly not a long term solution. Aminu is still raw, but he doesn’t do nearly as much with his playing time as a lot of other guys who are just as inexperienced or raw as him (I don’t think he’s going to be very good in this League). Because 2012 is a deep draft class, there’s a chance the Hornets will use that pick and the guy will end up being a franchise guy. If that’s the case, you’re right… we will look dumb for saying it was a bad trade. So I guess we should wait until a year or two passes to really say it was a dumb trade. The Gasol trade is a good example. Another example is when Joe went to Atlanta in a sign and trade. We gave up Boris Diaw (who won most improved player, as soon as we traded him away) and a draft pick that really should’ve been a top 10 lottery pick in a very decent 2007 draft for Phoenix (in 2007, the Hawks were slotted to get maybe #9 or #10 and instead ended up at #3 where we picked Al Horford… anything 4 or lower would’ve been given to Phoenix… but since we got #3 and the pick was top 3 protected, it rolled over into a 2008 draft pick and they ended up getting Robin Lopez). If you read any articles (because of how well Diaw was playing in PHX) in 2005 or 2006, it was all about how stupid the Hawks were for trading Diaw and the pick for Joe Johnson. I think in hindsight, we can now see that while Joe is an overpaid, emotionless player, he’s still a 6 time All Star and still one of the top 5 SG’s in basketball while Diaw is overweight and underachieving (much like he did as a Hawk) and Lopez is about 1/3 the player his twin brother is.

  • http://dsfklf.com Jukai

    I really wonder if these online news websites have editors or if they post ‘em and just say “f*ck it.” Like Reuter’s headline “Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters” when talking about Walter Dix and Tyson Gay racing against each other.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ LOL I completely forgot about that one. unlike ESPN though that Reuters article is still up.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Pekovic + Love = Best frontcourt in the NBA? I don’t know…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Looks like Rubio also has a case of the rookie turnover bugs. (yes I’m basically considering Lin a rookie too). I don’t think it’s a big deal yet for either of them; they’ll learn.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Peter Walsh

    My bad. These box scores become blurs at 3 AM.

  • el_larsen

    best pistons game of the season
    BK7 was clutch,fearless,and had no turnovers.manage to win despite a poor performance from moose monroe(3 pts).
    it s cool,but the draftball for harrisson barnes are getting away…

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TADOne

    I would like to know why my Pistons are messing up a perfectly good lottery position by winning 6 of their last 8?!?! I think Dumars needs to rush Charlie V back so the team can get back to its losing ways!!

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TADOne

    Or, wait el Larsen said.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TADOne

    Seriously though I starting to see the hiring of Lawrence Frank paying off for Detroit. Dumars deserves credit for bouncing back from his worst off season moves (the signings of Gordon and Villanueva) with the drafting of Monroe, Knight and Jerebko and getting Frank as coach. I’m getting fed up with the Jekyll and Hyde act of Stuckey, who has been amazing in his last 3 games. Hopefully Frank can figure out how to keep Rodney consistent from game to game.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    eric gordon’s a free agent next year right? he should resign with the clippers.


    You know what, I hate seeing the Knicks lose, but the winning streak had to come to an end sometime. Losing at home to the Hornets definitely stings. I take my hat off to former Knick Monty Williams and his Hornets for playing so hard and believing in each other. It’s not like the Hornets haven’t done this before, they’ve notched W’s at Denver’s Pepsi Center…blew out the Magic, beat the Celtics, and they’re currently riding a 3 game winning streak. The way I see it, last night’s loss to the Hornets just gives the Knicks a great opportunity to start a new winning streak, and what better way to start one, than against the defending world champion Dallas Mavericks, tomorrow at the Garden. To do that the Knicks obviously have to cut down on their turnovers, and value the offensive possession more. It’s not all on Jeremy Lin either. Everyone on the Knicks need to take care of the ball better. Last night also shows the Knicks made the right move picking up J.R. Smith. They sorely need another perimeter shooter, but make no mistake JR isn‘t just a perimeter shooter, he‘s an explosive scorer and his dunks alone will get Knicks fans standing on their feet. Getting Carmelo Anthony back will be a huge boost to this team as well. No matter who plays or doesn’t play tomorrow, I’m excited to see how the Knicks as a team respond coming off a loss at home to the Hornets. The Knicks can’t let opposing teams come into the Garden expecting to win. They have to establish a home court advantage from here on out.


    Here is ESPN’s apology: “Last night, ESPN.com’s mobile web site posted an offensive headline referencing Jeremy Lin at 2:30 am ET. The headline was removed at 3:05 am ET. We are conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake.” Translation: someone is going to HIT THE BRICKS for posting that headline.

  • webstarr

    Initially I thought you were being too sensitive always about comments made about Jeremy Lin, Myung, but it’ true that every single article or mention of him is largely revolved around the fact that he’s Asian. I’m sure that’s obnoxious if you’re Asian.


  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    i got a picture of the headline http://instagr.am/p/HI7qMvBTZf/

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TADOne

    Where did you get that from Orange? Was it on the website?

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Yup, I seen that headline last night about midnight local time.
    It was actually SLAM’s own Myles Brown who posted a pic of it off his own phone on Twitter that got the internets in a frenzy.
    Interestingly enough, he actually writes for an ESPN-backed blog, so props to him for calling out his own company, I guess.
    That headline was just stupid and it had to have been done with malicious intent.
    What American over the age of 10 doesn’t get the double meaning of that word?
    In a way, I hate to say this but I’m almost glad this racism is coming out in the open so we as a country have no choice but to look at ourselves and realize we still have problems.
    Of course we all knew there was still racism, but we’re talking about a major sports company backed by Disney, not some KKK site or something.
    And I’m willing to bet that if say, NO’s Gustavo Ayon were to blow up the way Lin has, you’d be seeing the same sh*t only this time it would be racist and stereotypical Mexican jokes, slurs and headlines.

  • Heals

    Ohh almost forgot, Spike take that effing HS Lin jersey off. C’mon now I’m all for repping the young man, but I’m nearly positive he has no relation to the HS, Palo Alto or JLin before he got to the Knicks. It also looked closer to NO’s gear than anything else. By trying to “one-up” other Knicks fans and be on the “inside”, you just ended up looking like the biggest Lin bandwagon jumper in the building. A Lin HS jersey, please…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    You may be onto something here. Spike was the first to rock a Landry Fields jersey, but he can’t do that with Lin because everyone is buying Lin jerseys. So he one-upped everyone with the high school joint. LOL.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Heals, Lin’s high school coach sent Spike Lee that jersey and asked if he could wear it to a game, and Spike obliged.
    Would you prefer he tell the coach to f*ck off?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Gustavo Ayon is legit. I really like the dude. Anyone know how old he is?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    also what’s your opinion of Kanye West, Rigo? His first two albums were dope but I never liked “Graduation”… But I also never listened to that album front to back either.
    Stronger was kinda wack, imo, and it was way over-hyped. “Everything I Am” is a DOPE song though that I heard for the first time like, today lol. I might have to re-evaluate.

  • Myung

    ayon is 26. playing very well for my fantasy team the past week. glad i picked him up.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Teddy, listen to “Graduation” again, cause that’s actually my second favorite Kanye album after College Dropout and I also kind of wrote it off at first but gave it a good listen one day and was glad I did.
    Pretty much the only wack or not as good songs on that album, in my opinion, are “Stronger”, “Barry Bonds”, and the drunk whatever girls song.
    If you liked “Everything I Am”, you’ll enjoy the rest of the album, especially “Good Morning”, “Champion”, “The Glory” and “Big Brother.”
    Also “Homecoming” and “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” are dope too.
    The production on Graduation I thought was better than on Late Registration, but College Dropout is still king.
    Those three are pretty much the only Kanye albums I care about.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ TAD & el_larsen – That’s what I’ve been saying the last two weeks! I’m torn because it’s great to see them win, and it’s great to see Monroe and Knight playing well, but their season is already f*cked! I don’t want a #10 pick or something. Those mid-lottery picks are always such a gamble (see Austin Daye). Also, Stuckey is capable of playing great basketball, he’s just so damn inconsistent. Remember the tear he was on at the end or last season? He was averaging like 23 and 8 for the last 8 or 9 games of the season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Also, I was really bummed that Cousins destroyed Monroe so badly last night…I was really looking forward to that matchup.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    smh @ espn… it’s crazy that such a major mainstream network would do something like that. speaking of demarcus cosigns vs greg monroe…. what are your thoughts on the rookie sophomore game tho? what about team shaq vs team barkely?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Shaq’s team is pretty stacked…having BG gives them a huge advantage.

  • Heals

    Naw matic, I’m just judging how Spike’s been in the past and this seemed like well everybody’s rocking Lin jersey’s so I need to be “one-up.” You wanna defend hat ski-cap too. And yeah I wanted Spike to tell the coach the uck off cause that was the only other alternative…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Cool, thanks Rigo. I actually probably prefer Late Registration to College Dropout. I’m gonna give Graduation a real listen though. And yeah, the title “drunk girls” alone sounds terrible–and it features Mos Def. Weird.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    damn Pekovic is a house. I feel bad for Darko though.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Graduation is also my fav Kanye LP. The Glory is the most obnoxious song he’s ever made imo (and the drumbeat/wailing/orchestra combo is faaantastic) and Champion is so defiant, not to mention a great melody..
    ‘Everything i am is pretty’ sad cause seems like even with all his accolades, he doesnt feel accepted.
    Of all the songs he’s done, i regularly listen to more songs from that album than any other.
    That and ‘last call’, my fav rambling, freestyle-ish commercial rap jam ever. He just goes on and on….

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    ‘attention, all yee doubters of a certain shaggy-haired blonde Wurzburger’s allstar status, check his 4th quarter scoring the last 2 weeks or so. Then choke on it.’