Player of the D.A.Y.

By Sam Rubenstein

So, last week at the Knicks-Nuggets game, I remember watching the pre-game player introductions, in particular the Steph and Iverson exchange. Many years ago they were perceived to be very similar, and by that I mean they were explosive scorers, undersized, they played each other in college… yeah well now one of them is AWOL and the other is… leading one of the better teams in the NBA with 37 and 8 last night. JR Smith, a streaky shooter (apparently!) hit 7 of 8 threes.

Another thing I noticed at the Nuggets-Knicks game was that JR Smith follows through on every shot with 150% confidence that it went in, and he holds that pose for 3 or 4 seconds after the shot is off by 3 or 4 feet. I thought to myself “Why does he keep doing that?” And now we know. It’s because he has the confidence that someday those shots will go in. 7 of 8 from three, not bad. Not bad at all.

But the guy that set the tone in the win for the Nuggets was Allen Iverson, and he is the Player of the D.A.Y. Honorable mention to Carlos Boozer with 32 and 10 over Sacramento.

Now, I assume everyone wants to talk about Marbury for the rest of the day. What a trainwreck. A back of the SUV wreck if you will. This is bad. If I may move on to some amazing news so as not to deal with that whole fiasco…

HEROES IS BACK! Kristen Bell… I have never watched Veronica Mars, so I really didn’t know much about her. All I can say is whoa. And the plot was cool, albeit extremely gimmicky and something they already did last year. Overall, they saved the season. Notice there was no awkward cop with father issues being too friendly with a young girl. That was an improvement. The Highlander plot involving the white samurai… still waiting to see where it goes.

Already, back to the Steph saga. I’ve got my feet up and my popcorn ready.