breaking down the nba like craig sager's suits: colorfully

Sunday, December 17, 2006

J.R, you're my hero -- Nate's a punk..

I don't know how the rest of the association views Nate Robinson. But if I'd had to guess, not many are texting Nate with the following: Yo Nate, what's up?. I'd imagine that based on some of Robinson's antics, there might be a line of people wanting to fight him. One might be the Lakers, remember that guy dunked and taunted them in a 40-point game. Another might the Cavs who watched him do some stupid dunk trick a few weeks ago.

One man who said, the hell with you little man was J.R. Smith. Smith gets a hard and possibly scripted foul from Mardy Collins and gets pissed and in comes Nate.

I'd guess, the script looks like this:

Robinson: Put up your dukes
Smith: xxxxx you little man
Robinson: it's go time!
Smith: Let's rumble

Afterwards Smith was non-committal while Robinson was pissed that four starters were still playing with a 20-point lead.

But perhaps when he checked his sidekick, he found some text messages

player x: yo, JR, you the man, Nate's a punk, drinks on me next time
player y: F-- Nate, he's fugazi
player g: yo, way to make a routine win entertaining
player r: doc rivers vs. kevin johnson was better
player s: at least no fans were involved
player a: holy #### 10 ejections!
player g: you've done what me and so many others wanted to do to that punk xxx

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Conspiracy changes its spelling to right knee tendintis

It's not exactly the who shot JR conspiracy on Dallas or that old JFK conspiracy theory, but isn't the timing of Steve Francis' right knee tendinitis interesting?

Why so interesting? Because by next week Jared Jefferies is coming back, at least that's the plan. And we've seen things where the Knicks might move Quentin Richardson to the two. That's shooting guard for you NBA fans. And guess who that might bench?

It would either bench Francis or Marbury. Francis doesn't seem to have issue being a reserve. Hell we wouldn't either with that type of money they get.

But that other guy might have some issue since the guy running the show is his boy. And if that happened, that might result of some more of these type expressions:

Again, nobody's taking any glee in a knee injury. Those things hurt. It just seems timed really well to save Zeke from hurting anyone's feelings and losing anyone like the way his team has lost the fans at MSG:

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Chicken or Shrimp Sir?

The next time you see Gilbert Arenas walking down the street, feel free to yell out "Hibachi".

In real life a hibachi is a traditional heating device from Japan. It consists of a round, cylindrical or a box-shaped open-topped container, made from or lined with a heatproof material and designed to hold burning charcoal and looks like this:

So how does this apply to the NBA. Recently one Gilbert Arenas started using the term as a way to express that he was heating up. Apparently he only did it at home but Tuesday found room on Amtrak to pack the grill. Maybe because he saw they were playing the Knicks, who get BBQed at home a lot either by the visiting teams or by their fans.

"You ever heard of a hibachi grill? "Tonight was all hibachi, baby. We were cooking chicken and shrimp." - Arenas in the Washington Post

I'm guessing nobody asked him which Knick was the chicken and the shrimp. It didn't matter who was who because the hibachi was cooking up a storm kind of like how these guys were:

Happy Birthday Larry Bird! Have some hibachi on us!