Adidas Brotherhood Commercials

I regret not posting these new Adidas commercials when I first saw them a few weeks ago. These feature a group of random(?) kids who get to be schooled by Gilbert Arenas, Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan and Tracy McGrady, while picking up a bunch of free cool gear along the way. Silly me thought they were old when in fact they just came out! Anyway, better late than never:

Except maybe for DeShawn Stevenson’s cameo, Gil’s is the most underwhelming of all to be truthful about it. The most fun, as in insanely – laughing – out – loud – fun has to be when the same group of lucky kids get to meet Superman:

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If I Had Grant Hill With Me (Back In Orlando), Who Knows?

Don’t you hate it when it’s a Monday and you gotta get work done but you just stumble onto an interesting interview of T-Mac? (warning, it’s 13 minutes long so wait till lunchbreak or when the boss goes to meeting before seeing this).

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4 Playoff Opinions and (gasp) Some Predictions

Spurs 0; Hornets 1
It is a very rare occurrence to observe Chris Paul carve up the lane for either a dish and dunk to David West or lay it up making it look oh – so – easy. I remember feeling that way watching only 3 players in my life: Michael Jordan, John Stockton and Hector Calma.

Chris Paul makes it four. He dishes. He weaves. He lofts and passes and dunks. He is THE MAN to watch this year and many years to come. Built like Baron Davis but crafty as Stockton, with Tim Hardaway crossover plus head and shoulder fakery that makes many a defender dizzy with confusion, he’ll shower points on you faster than you realize he’s already laying it up. Will he dish? Will he pass? Will he dash? Either way, he’s got you.

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Great Wall Of Wow

Caught the Houston New Orleans game last night and inspite of the fact Houston lost 87 – 82 I gotta admit I am amazed at Yao Ming. There was a time I had my doubts about The Great Wall but needless to say, his 30 point 16 rebound performance is impressive to behold. There’s just something special about seeing a mountain of a man do the right things on the basketball court. Everyone who’s ever watched a game knows how frustrating it is to watch a tall guy – supposedly the superior of everyone else purely due to the fact he’s tall – fumble, lose or effectively become a non – factor because they’re usually not athletic, not coordinated, or occasionally not motivated enough.

But not this guy. At least in this game, Yao knew what to do, which was basically execute pick and rolls which result in him getting 5 feet or less from the basket against single coverage (either Tyson Chandler, David West or whoever is unlucky enough to be the help defense), and all sorts of good things happen from thereon. Either he makes a shot, gets fouled, or both. It’s just good big man basketball all around and whenever that happens games are suddenly interesting, making you wait in anticipation as Houston tries to execute to make it and New Orleans execute against it. It’s almost like how it used to feel when Kareem would get position against single coverage at either wing. You know a hookshot is coming soon and no one can do anything about it.

And now a word about the guy who won the game:

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