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Paul Pierce was not getting into that pic
Magic Johnson on the Boston Celtics: “I think Atlanta exposed (the Celtics) that they don’t have great athletes, number one. Number two, where is their leadership? One of those guys has to step forward and say, ‘We’re not playing well and here’s why we’re not playing well and let’s correct it.’ Whatever it is, one of The Big Three has to step forward and get on the other guys and make them say, ‘we’ve got to come with a better effort and be ready for games.’”
Hat tip: Ryne from Odenized
When I initially saw this as it happened, I thought it was just some irate Cleveland lady fan reppin’ her squad. When they played it back, I almost fell on the floor because that lady was in fact Bron Bron’s Mom Gloria.
She looked like she wanted to crack one of those C’s as it was going down. Straight classic.
Dig the KG get off my baby…I’m sick of ya’ll trying to hurt my baby forearm. You gotta hand it to KG, he’s so respectful.
Well later on…Happy belated Mother’s Day!
Hat Tip: Gheorghe: The Blog
Damn LeBron…it’s like that? Too bad he didn’t get Pierce huh?
Now you have to win the series and one more so your true legacy will begin.
Hmmm could it be Kobe vs. LeBron?
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For the first time in the playoffs, Chris Paul was outplayed by a quicker Tony Parker
Congratulations to Robert Horry for tying Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s NBA playoff games record of 237.
Is he a Hall of Fame Player? Why or why not?
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All of you who thought KG didn’t make big shots…witness last night
Something I always wanted to ask…Sup with the foggy almost surreal atmosphere in Boston? –Mizzo
Barkley on the Cleveland/Boston series: “I think (Cleveland vs. Boston) is going to be a very good series. It’s going to be a terrific series and I’m really looking forward to it. I still like the Celtics to win the series, but it can go either way because LeBron (James) is the best player on the floor. It’s going to come down to role players. Cleveland runs that horrible offense where they give the ball to LeBron and let him go one on five, that won’t work against the Celtics unless they speed up the tempo of the game and get (Wally) Szczerbiak going, get Delonte West going.”
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Whassup Etan? What’s good with you?
Barkley on the Mavericks and the Suns making personnel changes: “I hate to see Avery Johnson (get fired) but coaches are going to get fired. Mike D’Antoni in Phoenix pushed for the Shaq (O’Neal) trade. Hindsight is 20/20 and the trades did not work. I thought it was admirable of Dallas to get Jason Kidd. I thought it was admirable for the Suns to get Shaq. The Suns lost because they don’t play any defense. The Mavericks lost because they aren’t a good team top-to-bottom. I know that Jason (Kidd) is going to get the blame, but they aren’t a very good team.”
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Had 5 threes.
Washington Wizards 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 72
Cleveland leads series 2-1.
Cleveland had one 8 straight playoff games versus Washington.
Last night was just incredible and because of it DC will forever be official.
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When you are a “superstar” much is expected. That’s just the way it is
Smith on Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas: “Gilbert Arenas plays better when the attention is on him, he’s an attention seeker. He’s got blogs, he’s got everything else that goes on to draw attention to himself. He plays better when the spotlight is on him. He’s back in the line-up so it may give (the Wizards) an extra jolt.”
The Cavs swept the Wizards last year. Is there anything that’s gonna change? Yes.
Funny, when I previewed this series last year Gilbert was on the bench suited up with Caron Butler on the outside looking in. The two teams are bringing back childhood memories for me personally and conjuring images of Doc and Marques Johnson going at it again and again this time of year. Look for Gilbert’s game awareness to be elevated in an ambitious attempt to match LBJ’s.