Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ugly Throwbacks

I'm not sure why, but it looks like the NBA decided to punish the Clippers and Grizzlies last week . I would have thought the Clippers baby blue uniforms were really ugly, but next to the Brazilian National team Grizzlies, they don't look quite so bad. It looks like their suitcase with the matching shorts got lost during the flight.

I don't have a problem with teams going back to the old school uniforms at times or for special occasions, but please don't pull out these ones again. I saw the highlights from this game and I think Blake Griffin had some amazing dunks, but I'm not sure because all I can remember are these horrible uniforms. I thought the Euroleage had some ugly uniforms, but they had nothing on this game.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hanging on the Rim

One of the first times I remember seeing a player really hang on the rim was when Sydney Moncrief dunked on a breakaway in the early 80's and had his feet taken out from under him. He held on the rim to protect himself until it was safe to come down. What has become a way of protecting oneself for some players has also evolved into a form of showing off and taunting for others.

I think this technical on Blake Griffin was pretty weak since he was just waiting for his feet to swing back so he could land, but he could have avoided it by just punching it down and not holding onto the rim. By the way, great defensive effort by the Lakers.

I'm afraid that the "protecting yourself" excuse gets thrown out when you decide to bring your fee up to the backboard. Sorry Nate.

So if you are going to hang on the rim whether it be for protecting yourself or just to rub your dunk in the opposing team's face, just make sure you hang on tight or this might happen.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lebron Travelled

I am getting tired of seeing comments about how Lebron travelled. Every time I watch ANY NBA video highlight on the Internet, there is always the comment about how Lebron travelled. It might have been funny at first, but now it is getting old like Chuck Norris jokes.

If you want to say "Lebron travelled" then at least save it for the clips of games he is actually playing in. I have no problem if you want to talk about his taking liberties with additional steps on plays like the one below, but I don't want to see such comments when I;m watching football or MMA highlights. The people who always type this in for comments don't realize it's getting old. They probably still think it's funny to say "Where's the beef?"