The Next NBA: 04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004

The Next NBA

Friday, April 30, 2004

Artest vs Bowen: stated that, "Indiana forward Ron Artest challenged Bruce Bowen to a game of one-on-one for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award Tuesday, one day after Spurs coach Gregg Popovich criticized Artest and Pacers coach Rick Carlisle."

I don't see how this will reveal who is the better defensive player because the winner at the end is the one that scored more points. However, I got my money on Artest just because he'll talk so much trash that Bowen will get really pist and quit.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

The Lakers destroyed the Rockets last night and my basketball season is officially over: This doesn't mean I won't watch the rest of the season but I no longer have any team to cheer for since the Jazz didn't even make the play-off. I am a little disappointed at the way Houston lost. I didn't think they had a chance but I thought they would have fought harder to stay alive. I don't want to put blames on particular players but lets just say last night, Yao and Kobe were the two best players on the Lakers team. Although stats showed that Yao only had 3 TO, I swear I counted 7 in the first 8 min. Also, I don't agree with what Kobe did off the court. Rape or no rape, he definitely committed adultery (I'm a little confuse about this because his wife is way hotter but that's another post for another time) but I am impress with what he does on the court, 31 pts., 10 ast., 6 reb., 3 stl. I am not a big fan of the Lakers but got to give props to where props is due and after what happened last night, Kobe is officially #1 on my best NBA player list, surpassing Garnett. I know I'm not the only one that is disappointed at the lost; Katelyn Kristine must be pretty pist too.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Expansion draft for the Charlotte Bobcats: Does anyone know how it works? I read a couple of sources but most of them were unsure about it too.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Kirilenko got gypped again: K. Garnett made all Nba-Defensive First Team when he received last vote than Kirilenko for denfensive player of the year?

Andrei Kirilenko, 67 points
Kevin Garnett, 36 points has advertisements?: While I was checking out the nba awards winners on, I noticed that they had a banner advertising the new movie Van Helsing. This is odd because this is the first time I've noticed advertising something that is not related to basketball.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Hopeless Dreams: Is it just me or are the commercials about the NBA players wanted to be with the Championship trophy really stupid? 3/4 of those players have a very slim chance of wining it this year anyway. I wonder if those players actually know that they are not going to win or do they go into every games thinking, we got a chance? I mean does M. Redd, P. Pierce, L. Odom, C. Anthony, and so on actually think they got a chance?

Sunday, April 25, 2004

K. Garnett wins M.V.P: Based on the voting for the All NBA First Team, there is a 99.9% chance that K. Garnett will definitely win M.V.P.

Position: Player, Team (1st Team Votes) Points
Forward: Tim Duncan, San Antonio (114) 597
Forward: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota (123) 615
Center: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. Lakers (95) 556
Guard: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers (111) 582
Guard: Jason Kidd, New Jersey (55) 421

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Still got faith in Dallas and New Orleans: Even though Dallas are down 0-2, I still think they will come back and win the series. Nowitzki is the only one playing well so it's only a matter of time before Walker, Finley, Nash, and Jamison breaks out. As for Miami, I still don't think they're for real. Maybe it's been so long that I just can't and don't want to believe it. Nuggets, Grizzlies, Rockets, Celtics, Knicks, and even Bucks, it is pretty much over.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Gmail: Well, I officially have a gmail account. It turns out google are allowing active members of to create a gmail account. It still seems like not everyone can get an account yet. It has 1,000MB, Yahoo only has 4MB, that is huge. I created a gmail for my blog but I also wanted to create one for personal usage but it won't let me. I guess they're still limiting accounts. I should have created a personal one first before the user name I want is taken. If you want one and you're an active member of, all you got to do is log into blooger and you will see a banner that ask if you want to create a gmail. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

03-04 Defensive Player results

Player.....................Team ....1st ..2nd ..3rd ..Pts
Ron Artest, ..........Indiana ....80 ..20 ....16 ....476
Ben Wallace, .........Detroit ....26 ..61 ....12 ....325
Theo Ratliff, ........Portland ....8 ....10 ....20 ....90
Bruce Bowen, San Antonio ..4 ....10 ....26 ....76
Andrei Kirilenko, .......Utah .....2 ...12 ....21 .....67

K. So I'm really pist with this result too. Not so much that Artest won but man, Kirilenko only got 67 points! Are you kidding me!! If Kirilenko won, he would have been only the 2nd white player to ever win the defensive player award. Mark Eaton, also a Jazz is the only white player to have ever won it; year 84-85 and 88-89.
Anthony got gypped!

Player .........FG% 3P% FT Reb Apg Spg Bpg To. Pf... Ppg.
L. James ....417 .290 .754 5.50 5.9 1.65 .73 3.46 1.90 20.9
C. Anthony .426 .322 .777 6.10 2.8 1.18 .50 3.01 2.70 21.0

Lebron was named Rookie of the year! Come on people look at the stats. Besides the fact that Anthony's team also has a better record, Denver is finally in the play-off in a very competitive west. The main reason that Lebron won is probably because people in general expected less from him. A lot of people expected him to struggle during his first year and he surpassed their expectations. As for Anthony, people didn't expect him to struggle as much so his achievement doesn't seem as high even though his numbers and his first season are better than Lebron's. Anthony got gypped based on expectations!

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Dwight Howard's goal to change the NBA logo: Dwight Howard, an 18 year old high school who has been projected as a potential No. 1 pick in the 2004 draft wants to change the NBA logo with a cross affixed over the heart of Jerry West's silhouette. All I can say, is he crazy! I'm a Christian myself and I applaud him for wanting to spread the word of God but he is just Dwight Howard. Disregarding the fact that the NBA is very diverse and potentially offending many people, until he proves himself as a basketball player and as a person, he has no right to even encourage something as extreme as this. Theare is no way he is ready for the NBA or even the world if his thinking is still this young. Go to college and get some experience kid!

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

WWF and NBA: Someone over at Eightball Magazine claims that the NBA sucks because it's like WWF (now known as WWE).

I am drawing a comparison between the WWF and the NBA because I think the NBA and professional wrestling have a lot in common. Well for one, the referees in both sports have a terrible habit of looking the other way when the bad guy is doing an illegal move. If you have seen the NBA lately you know that what they don't call is more comical than what they do call. The end results are about as fixed as a wrestling match as well. Fixed in the sense that when you give someone a ticket to do whatever they want on the court to insure that they stay in the game while everyone else on the court can get ejected I say the games are fixed. The NBA learned from the NFL that you protect the star player. The longer he stays in the game the longer they will watch. That is why Quarterbacks are treated like such pussies.

Jordan played 12 seasons and never fouled out a game to my recollection. You couldn't even give him a dirty look without a foul being called and I am pretty damn sure I have seen Phil Jackson pass Jordan a foreign object from his shorts ever now and then.

It's kind of funny because most of it is actually true.
Manute Bol: Fox wrote, "When Bol entered the league in 1985, he was the league's tallest player ever. At 7-foot-7, he was a dominating shot blocker. In his rookie season, Bol blocked 397 shots, a league record that still stands."

Wow! That's about 100 more than Theo and 150 more than Big Ben. I did not know that! Very impressive Manute!!

Monday, April 12, 2004

It is over for the Jazz: Denver beat the Kings 89-97 while Utah lost to Minnesota 90-104. There goes the Jazz and their play-off. The Jazz played much better than most people thought they would this season, but it is still disappointing that they could not hold off at the end. I was really hoping that the Jazz would take the 8th seat and the Lakers would take the 1st seat, so we would be able to see K. Malone go against his old team but it is not going to happen.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

Players that need to call it quite: Some players just can't play like they use to anymore. They are having negative affects on their teams and they should really think about retiring.

1. S. Pippen; He had a great run with the Bulls but he is nowhere close to what he use to be. He missed a lot of games with Portland and almost missed the entire season with the Bulls. He should really think about joining Michael because he won't be able to do much for any team anymore. The Bulls are expecting way too much from him, in which he can't deliver.

2. R. Fox; He said that he plans to retire after this season. I totally support his decision. He is having a horrible year. He came off his injury and he pretty much sucks right now. He is nowhere playing as good as D. George when George was starting. The only reason why he is not #1 is because he is a role player and not expected to carry the team as much as Pippen.

3. G. Hill; The same as A. Morning, he has been on the injury list way too long. Orlando is paying him 13 mil. this season and will increase another mil. next season. This doesn't leave much room for them to sign anyone else. Even if Hill comes back, he won't be able to play to his fullest potential. Orlando better make good use of their draft pick.

4. A. Morning; He missed the entire season last year. Pretty much missed the entire season this year. This is the greatest disappointment for the Nets. Although they are only paying him about 5 mil., they gave up a lot of money to get rid of Mutombo as an exchange for him. I don't see him coming back any time soon and he should really think about calling it quite and clear some salary cap for the Nets to sign K. Martin after next season.

5. R. Miller; Although he is a starter, his minutes are less than Harrington. Harrington beats him in pts., reb., and stl. He still shoots pretty well from the 3 pt. line but his offensive contribution has decreased tremendously. He really should think about retiring and make room for Harrington or at least play off the bench.

6. V. Divac; He can still play for an old guy. The only problem with him is that he has the second highest contract on his team making about 12 mil. a year. That is twice what Stojakovic is making and only 2 mil. less than Webber. With B. Miller, they no longer need him and can make good use of his salary.