Two 'whut!??'s, One 'wow!', and a Big Happy New Year!

We start off the year right with some NBA dickery I just happened to watch the past few days. First off here’s KG waving his arms around like crazy in the Celts – Blazers game yesterday, trying to get the referees to realize the fact that the Blazers had 6 players on the court.

To add insult to injury, they counted that basket. This therefore is the sort of thing that makes you shake your head and go ‘whut!??’.

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Wham!! Bam!! PAO!!

I caught the Lakers vs. Boston game this morning, and if you wonder why you didn’t know about that and still be reading this blog, shame on you. Here’s the RSS feed for the ‘Next 20 Basketball Events’ category, the feed for the site as a whole (which includes everything, including our much sought afterPBA notes), and instructions for Google Reader to get you going. It’s 2009. Wisen up already.

So anyway, this post is about insight into the just concluded game, Pao Gasol, and my argument that Pao Gasol is not ‘soft’, in that order. So here goes:

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'(If you ) Stay Ready You Ain't Gotta Get Ready'

Here’s another commercial again with some acting from KG, this time with Billups.

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My Game Is Made Outside – Amare Stoudamire

Ok it’s Amare’s turn:

He had an interesting story at the end about how when he was a kid he managed to dunk practicing alone, tried to brag about it, tried to show it off to his friends but couldn’t do it until after 4 days.

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Viva Pacquiao!

I’ve never failed to extend congratulations to Pacquiao whenever he kicks people’s butts, and I’m not gonna stop now. So to Manny and his crew, like I said before and will always say forever, Mabuhay Ka!

And to put a little basketball flavor into this post, here he is with the key players of tha NBA Champion Boston Celtics:

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Why Boston Won; The Lakers Make Me Believe

At some 3 mins left in the game, KG executed a Dream Shake, sinking the ball for crucial points. Even more crucial was Paul Pierce‘s scintillating 41 point performance, negating LeBron James’ 45 and finally, FINALLY reminding us why he is called ‘The Truth’. I’ve been waiting, hoping, demanding even, that Pierce bring 40+. It seemed to me the only piece missing that kept Boston from steamrolling their opponents the way we all thought they should, and today’s performance was a long time coming.

But since we’re on the subject of the Truth, let’s be honest here. The picture included is the real reason why Boston won.

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Playoffs 2007-08. How Sweet It Is.

I woke up this morning (true story), feeling uninspired. But as my head rolled around my pillow trying to think of what to do today, I caught site of some memorabilia of a time when I interviewed someone from the NBA two years ago, and I realized something. Something that woke me up immediately.

I realized that it’s nearly the Playoffs. Now, doesn’t that get you excited? Is this mic on? Are you hearing me clearly? It’s . The . Playoffs.

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NBA MVP Polls

In the United States, there is a basketball league called the National Basketball Association, or NBA, where they have some very good players. Who knew right?

Anyway, the NBA is starting it’s Playoffs, which is a prelude to something called a ‘Championship’. So we’re holding a poll to figure out who BallEx readers think is going to be their best basketball player for the year, called an ‘MVP’.

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