NBA On TNT Western Conference Finals Notes: “I don’t think he’s a dirty player at all, he’s gotten a reputation that’s not merited”

Posted in Blogroll, Bruce Bowen, Kobe Bryant, Manu Ginobli, Tim Duncan on May 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Uh…say what Kobe?

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on Spurs forward Bruce Bowen: “I love him as a basketball player. He doesn’t get his just due as a defensive player because he’s playing with Tim (Duncan). I really enjoy playing against him, I don’t think he’s a dirty player at all, he’s gotten a reputation that’s not merited. I think he’s a really smart defensive player and I have a lot of respect for him.”

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: The Spurs Are In Trouble

Posted in Atlanta Hawks, Bryon Scott, Carlos Arroyo, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, Cheryl Miller, Chris Paul, Craig Sager, David West, Detroit Pistons, Dick Stockton, Dwight Howard, Ernie Johnson, Flip Saunders, Inside the NBA, Jameer Nelson, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Manu Ginobli, Marv Albert, Mike Fratello, NBA, NBA On TNT, NBA.com, New Orleans Hornets, Pam Oliver, Paul Pierce, Rashard Lewis, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Miller, San Antonio Spurs, Stan Van Gundy, SuperHugo, Tayshaun Prince, Tim Duncan, TNT OverTime, Tony Parker, Tyson Chandler on May 6th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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Get back young boy!

Game #1: Orlando Magic (93) @ Detroit Pistons (100) – The Pistons lead the series 2-0.

Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mike Fratello and Pam Oliver reporting

Fratello on Pistons center Rasheed Wallace getting off to a good start: “Rasheed’s ankle is better in case you were concerned.”

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NBA ON TNT Playoff Notes: “‘Sheed is going to be ‘Sheed and we love him for that.”

Posted in 2008 NBA Coach of the Year, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Bruce Bowen, Bryon Scott, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, Craig Sager, David West, Detroit Pistons, Dwight Howard, Ernie Johnson, Inside the NBA, Jameer Nelson, John Thompson, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Manu Ginobli, Marv Albert, Melvin Ely, Mike Fratello, NBA On TNT, NBA.com, New Orleans, New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic, Pam Oliver, Pau Gasol, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Miller, San Antonio Spurs, T.J. Ford, Theo Ratliff, Tim Duncan, TNT OverTime, Tony Parker, Utah Jazz on May 4th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
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Chris Paul is as fearless as any athlete playing any game. Is he the real MVP?

Barkley on Game #7 of the Hawks/Celtics series: “I’m still going with the Celtics (to win the series), but if they lose (Game #7) it will be the biggest upset in NBA history. The Celtics need to relax. They don’t need to play in Atlanta (anymore); Atlanta has to win in Boston. Is everyone surprised this series has gone seven games? No question, but the Celtics have got to relax. That’s why they play the regular season; they’ve got the home court (advantage). Nobody talks about the job (Hawks head coach Mike Woodson) has done getting the Hawks to the playoffs. Everyone thought this series was going to be a Boston sweep. I take my hat off to the Atlanta Hawks.”

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NBA On TNT Notes: Barkley on Dallas,”Once someone says you’re soft…everyone is going to test it.”

Posted in Bonzi Wells, Bryon Scott, Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, David Aldridge, Dirk Nowitzki, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Gregg Popovich, Jerry Stackhouse, Jimmy Lynam, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Manu Ginobli, Matt Devlin, Mike Dunleavy, NBA MVP, New Orleans Hornets, Pam Oliver, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Kerr, Tiger Woods, Tony Parker on April 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Get back Stack!

Smith on the Dallas Mavericks being intimidated by their opponent the last two playoffs: “Last year, the Dallas Mavericks were intimidated to a degree by the Golden State Warriors. And it wasn’t just the fact that (Golden State) was better than (Dallas), but they felt they could be physical with them and they could intimidate them. So now it’s the first round against New Orleans and they are going to do what Golden State (did).”

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#3 San Antonio Spurs vs. #6 Phoenix Suns 1st Round Western Conference

Posted in Amare Stoudemire, Manu Ginobli, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan on April 19th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Does it look like Amare wants a ring? He’s gonna boof it on everyone.

Shaq or Tim Duncan has played in the last nine NBA Finals and have 4 championship rings apiece. Shaq has been the most dominant player of his generation; Duncan the most steady.

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