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NBA Update Jan.27th

January 27, 2013

Right after I posted my last NBA Update last week, the Miami Heat responded their rebounding need by signing Chris “The Birdman” Andersen. I talked earlier about the possibility of the Heat signing Andersen, but I said the chances were slim because of his legal issues. To give you an idea what the legal issue is about, here’s a short piece on it.

“He got conned by a lady and her 17 year old daughter, with the daughter claiming to be 21 and providing her mother and a fake id as proof. When she flew to Denver and he sent her back home she claimed that he had nude pictures of her on his computer, which is illegal as she is under 18, he has never been charged, and it does not appear that he will ever be charged, now I did hear the mother and daughter team were under investigation.”   

Rumors and off-court issues aside, he already has his first highlights in Miami.

Russell Westbrook isn’t worried about his image in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets’ mascot “Rocky” is pretty good at hitting half-court shots, so when he lines up to make one, the crowd gets really into it. Except this time he was denied by OKC’s high scoring guard. Would it went in?

This was after Westbrook sang along with Ke$ha’s “Die Young”. Watch it here !

Kings going to Seattle? Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is trying to put a group together who’ll invest to retain the Kings in the Sacramento area. The group that bought the Kings, is resided in Seattle. Also, there have been reports that Phil Jackson will be the face of the front office management if the franchise is going to be relocated to Seattle. I wonder how Seattle fans will react when the Thunder will come to play.

Doc Rivers went of last week after a loss. The Boston Celtics are playing average and are flirting with the .500 mark. This is what he said: “This team wants the easy way out. They want to win easy. I’ve either got to find the right combination, the right guys, or we’re going to have to get some guys out of here.” It will get pretty nerve racking for Boston players as the deadline comes closer.

We’ve learnt something this week. Even if you’re the Chosen One, you still need a check-up at the dentist. But being Lebron James, he’s allowed to wear headphones to keep his mind of the sound of the drill. Wonder what he listened to?

As we all know now, “LA” stands for “Lost Again” (I know, I should be a frikkin’ comedian). Kobe’s jumper needs the All-Star break, Dwight’s back is crap and he now has another injury to his shoulder. Plus, Pau Gasol is close to a nervous breakdown, going through a plethora of trade rumors (again). AND Dwight has made it clear that Mike D’Antoni isn’t his favorite coach. Because of all this news surrounding LA’s stars, Steve Nash is the one escaping criticism for not being able to guard a street lamp! Drama!

Every year, Shane Battier organizes “Battioka”. A karaoke which brings in the money for charity. The entire Miami Heat squad was there. Lebron James and Dwyane Wade sang a classic Shai song to a woman on stage. James Jones actually has a pretty good voice and complained about his playing time through “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green. (starts at 4:00). But the winner was Chris Bosh going all out on Barry White’s My First, My Last.

And like every week, there’s Terrence Ross making his case for the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. #LetRossDunk

First trade went down in the NBA too! With the trade deadline coming closer, you can be sure there’s more deals coming. Read all about  it here.

Maybe the highlight of the NBA season took place this week too. Michael Drysch thought the best way to hit a halfcourt shot, was a sky hook with a running start. The entire Miami arena, the Detroit Pistons’ bench and the Heat all went crazy. Mr. Drysch won 75,000 dollars from a Lebron James foundation and a tackling bear hug from Lebron too. Watch it here!

He’s 20 years old, he has played in 85 NBA games and he’s already hit 5 game-winners . He’s smooth and icecold at the same time . He’ll be playing his first All-Star Game in a couple of weeks. He’s the NBA’s next superstar, Kyrie Irving.

Tyson Chandler, Paul George, Jrue Holiday, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh, Kevin Garnett are all Eastern Conference All-Stars, but they wouldn’t be in the game if they were playing in the West. Isn’t that crazy? Stephen Curry, a.k.a. the biggest All-Star snub ever, certainly thinks so. I’ll be rooting for him during the Three Point Competition this year!

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