The Next NBA: 02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006

The Next NBA

Sunday, February 19, 2006

All-Star 2006 Game: Well, what do you know? My prediction for L. James as MVP and the East winning could not have been more accurate. Maybe someone should start listening to the Next NBA instead of C. Barkley. Here is a quick recap of the game.

Most surprising
5. Free throw shooting was awful. I don’t have the stats but it must have been like 50% with one air-ball. Not naming who but it was a big guy from the East. Take a guess. Not that big guy, the other big guy.
4. The East came back with 17 pts down at half-time and won it with the defense of the 4 Pistons.
3. T. McGrady had a big game, scored about 34 points even though he’s depressed.
2. C. Bosh is no longer bald and P. Gasol has...a beard! Yeah, the last time I saw these two guys play was about 2 years ago. TNT and ESPN don’t broadcast either of these two teams.
1. Finally, those were some ugly uniforms. That surprised the hell out of me. What were they thinking!

Least surprising
5. Yao didn’t do much. He started the game but never gets to finish it.
4. The least turn over occurs when the four Pistons were in the game together.
3. Another high scoring game and again came down to the last minute.
2. C. Barkley being wrong again.
1. A lot of bad passes, a lot of turn overs, and a really poor ending to the game with a bad shot by McGrady and then a turn over by K. Brayant. Even the Rookie game was played better and more exciting. I guess that explains why the All-Star is broadcast through cable and no longer on national TV.
Modifying the All-Star Week-End: For modifying the all-star game next season, what I would really like to see is a rebounding contest for the top rebounders in the league. We have a skills challenge for guards, 3 point shooting contest for shooters, dunk contest for dunkers but we need a rebounding contest for guys like R. Evens and J. Foster. The sports tend to not value abilities to box out and grad rebounds, as it is not highlighted as skills. This contest can change this perception as well give credits to guys who work their ass of each night fighting under the board.
All-Star 2006: Sorry everyone, it’s been a long time since I posted. Been really busy lately. Started graduate school this year and I am also spending 20 hours a week working to get my license so I don’t have much time to blog anymore. I decided to start blogging again after reading End of the Bench. Check his blog out to get a recap on the All-Star Weekend. Man, it’s been so long, I had to look up the html on how to link to his site. It’s strange how easy you forget this stuff. But you got to do what you love or else life just isn’t as meaningful! That goes for you to McGrady. Keep playing basketball or else you would even be more depressed without the game and about 16 million dollars in your pocket.

For anyone who missed the All-Star weekend up this point, check out All-Star’s recap videos. I checked it out just to see Nate jump over Spub Webb again. As for the All-Star game coming up in about 30 minutes, I would really like to see McGrady or Yao take home MVP. They are in Houston but the way Yao has been playing and how depressed McGrady is; it’s not going to happen. My prediction for MVP is L. James and as much as I like to see Yao do well, I think the East will win now that Shaq is on their side.