Thursday, April 21, 2011

NBA Player Look A Likes

I've noticed that some NBA players have uncanny resemblances to certain celebrities.  I really think the guys below are dead ringers for their evil twins. If you were going to make a movie about the NBA, these are the guys I'd cast for the part since they seem to have been separated at birth.

Aaron Brookes and Chris Rock

Kyle Korver and Ashton Kutcher

Robert Horry and Will Smith

Andrei Kirelinko and Dolph Lundgren

Manu Ginobli and Bronson Pinchot

Sunday, April 17, 2011

NBA Playoff Intensity

The NBA playoffs are finally upon us. It's nice to see teams buckle up and get down to business. I can't blame NBA players for sometimes playing at half speed since the season is so long, but it's always nice to see the intensity pickup again during the playoffs.

Some signs of playoff intensity include diving for balls, ending up on the floor more often, hard fouls, fights, and players actually playing defense!

Having so many talented and competitive players all competing for one championship can make the sport more exciting to watch. I wonder how fun the games would be if they didn't keep score and they gave all the players a championship trophy at the end of the year.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Problem I have with Jimmer...

It has been fun to see Jimmer have a great year and collect a ton of awards. As much as I've enjoy watching him play, I recently realized there is something about him I don't appreciate. Because of his ridiculous shooting range, there are now countless young men trying to copy him and shoot three pointers a good 3-10 feet behind the three point line. Why is this a problem? Because they always seem to be guys that I'm stuck with on my team when I play pickup games!

Just today I had a kid on my team who was literally shooting 40 foot shots during our game. Seriously? They were more like Hail Mary passes than basketball shots. It's starting to rub off on everyone and it only gets reinforced when they occasionally make one.

Not many people can even attempt to dunk the ball from the free throw line, but any deluded soul can take 3 point shots that are well beyond their range. I've got a bad feeling that this is only going to get worse. Why do all the Jimmer wanna-be players always have to be on my team?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Basketball + Wrestling = Entertainment

I think it is time that we combine two of the most entertaining sports into the perfect hybrid. I'm talking about  the NBA and the WWE. Can you imagine mixing the athletic plays of the NBA with the theatrics of professional wrestling?

If we could replace David Stern with Vince McMahon just imagine how much more exciting things would be. I know he already attempted this with the XFL, but he was looking at the wrong sport. Here are ten reasons why this merger would make the NBA more exciting.

1. The pyrotechnic introductions and theme music for each team would be improved. They'd swagger in from the portal instead of the customary introduction from the bench.

2. We'd see much more passionate interviews. Instead of the standard generic catch phrases and boring interviews, we'd hear inflammatory rhetoric and passionate speeches.

3. There would be improved behind the scenes locker room footage as we got a sneak peak of how players were planning to conspire against their rivals.

4. If you thought Joey Crawford missed some calls in the past, just wait until he is being distracted by Paul Pierce while Kevin Garnett has Chris Bosh in a choke hold.

5. The teams would get new exciting names. Boring names like Pacers, Knicks, Cavs would be replaced with Team Fury, The Punishers, and Shock and Awe. They'd also get new and improved costumes uniforms.

6. Each player would have a signature move or shot they would finish their opponent off with.

7. Folding chairs, tables, and ladders might occasionally make their way onto the court which would make things more dangerous and exciting.

8. Players might suddenly turn against their teammates and switch alliances to the opposing team in the middle of a game.

9. No more wimpy stuff like 3 seconds in the key, hanging on the rim, or technical fouls!

10. This sport would be a perfect place for many of the already expert floppers of the NBA to further showcase their acting skills.

Karl Malone and Dennis Rodman didn't even scratch the surface of this opportunity back when they gave it a shot.