Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pekovic's Evil Twin

I can not watch Minnesota play anymore without being distracted. Each time I see Nicolas Pekovic on the court I am reminded on Non from Superman 2. Please tell me I'm not the only one who sees this.

Monday, January 14, 2013

James Harden- Steps?

I am a big fan of James Harden. I loved watching him play with OKC and am glad he has the chance to be the star in Houston this year. As much as enjoy his style of play and the beard, I have been a little troubled by some of the highlights I've seen him featured in recently.

Harden is very effective driving to the basket, but on many of his drives I get the impression he is taking extra steps. I know everyone jumps on Lebron for travelling but I have been seeing a ton of Harden's plays recently where something just doesn't look right and my spidey senses think he might be getting in some extra steps.

I'm not bashing or criticizing his style of play. I just get an uneasy feeling when I watch him drive to the basket since I am anticipating a whistle for travelling but it's seldom happens. Am I the only one who notices this?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Does It Count As a Dunk?

When I think of dunks, I imagine players throwing the ball through the hoop and hammering their fist or hands against the rim. Sometimes a player can't quite get to the rim on the follow through but they are still up high enough to get it done.

I say if someone can jump high enough to throw the ball down through the hoop, then it counts as a dunk even if they never touch the rim.