No Pau Gasol. No Dwight Howard. How are the Lakers’ chances looking? Not too good. Especially since they are on a five game losing streak looking to play the defending Western Conference Champions, Oklahoma City Thunder. So if the Lakers don’t play on playing defense tonight, things will get ugly. At least the Lakers will have point guard Steve Nash this time around. Last time these two teams met in Oklahoma, Nash and Gasol were both out and the Lakers lost 114-108.
This won’t be a close game, UNLESS that team that played Brooklyn showed up. However, that seems highly unlikely. There is much else to say about this game considering how badly injured this Los Angeles team is and how poorly they have played. OKC definitely wins this one and puts the Lakers even further down in the standings. Lakers or Thunder, who you takin?
Kevin Durant has always had the persona of a nice guy on and off the court. He always seems to maintain his composure. However, in recent games we have seen frustration get the best of the three time scoring champion. Over the course of three games, Durant has been given three technical fouls including two technicals against the Brooklyn Nets that resulted in his first ejection ever. Feeling that he let his fans down, Durant took to his Twitter and apologized for his recent performance. “3 techs in 3 games, not like me…@KendrickPerkins is a bad influence on my life lol jk..I will be better, sorry guys.”
It was a classy gesture by a great player and guy. However, could it be frustration setting in? Most likely. During that Brooklyn game, the Thunder weren’t playing well. They actually played horrible. I wouldn’t dwell on this. Durant is still a great player and more importantly respects the game of basketball. I wouldn’t look too into this. The Thunder still sits atop their division at 26-7.
People have called him all types of names, but in 2012 you have to add NBA champion to it. Lebron James has long been considered one of the greatest players ever to grace the NBA. He has won many awards including regular season MVP and the scoring title however, a championship had always eluded him. Finally, in his second year as a member of the Miami Heat, he got his title. He and his teammates beat the Oklahoma City Thunder four games to one. He finally showed critics that he was not the choke artist that everyone had made him out to be, even though people still had their opinions. People can say that he could have never won it without an amazing support cast, but who cares? He still won it and he is still the 2012 Finals MVP. So in 2012, James quieted the world with their doubts and then went out to represent our great country in the London Olympics where he brought home the gold! It was definitely a good year to be Lebron, but the many is making boat loads of money so when is it ever bad to be Lebron James?
In a quest to prove that they are just as good as the “Dream Team’ of Olympics past, USA men’s basketball beat France today 98-71. Kevin Durant added 22 points while reigning MVP Lebron James was all about sharing with eight assists. “It wasn’t perfect,” James said. “We’ve still got room for improvement. We had too many turnovers, too many fouls and we had a couple of defensive rebounds we could have come up with. But overall, we played a pretty good game for as close to 40 minutes as possible.” The team started out a little slow and got themselves into some foul trouble early on, but they were never in any danger of losing. France, led by San Antonio Spurs superstar Tony Parker, never really overpowered the US. By the third quarter, the lead had gotten so wide open that Bryant, James, and Durant were able to sit the bench and rest for most of the fourth quarter. Even the teenager, Anthony Davis, got in the game for his first Olympics experience. America did get lucky with France only making one out of 11 attempts from the three point line.
Normally, Kevin Durant is seen with his biggest cheerleader, his mother. It looks as though he has a new woman to support him on the sidelines. Reports are saying that NBA superstar, Kevin Durant, and former Destiny’s Child member LaToya Luckett are an item. Well, all that is known is that the two went out to dinner together, however, in the world we live in that automatically means you two are serious. Well, hopefully she does not serve as a distraction for Durant who is a valuable part of Team USA who will need his talent to bring back the gold!
Congrats to the Miami Heat for winning Game 3 last night of the NBA Finals to take a 2-1 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, the entire series has been overshadowed by a single line. Lebron James’ hairline to be exact. This is an old issue that I always felt I should never comment on, but it seems like everyone else has. Lebron please take a woman’s advice and just shave your whole head. Commentators will stop putting towels on their heads to mock you and fans will go back to watching you for the talent that you truly are. Michael pulled off the bald look perfectly so if you want to be the greatest, maybe you should look into new hair solutions that do not include plugs or Sharpie markers.
The past couple of days have been some monumental moments in sport’s history. However, I noticed that things have been coming in pairs…
The LA Kings are also 2-0 in their overtime games against the Devils
After Johan Santana’s historic no-hitter for the New York Mets, two players landed on the DL (Mike Baxter and Ramon Ramirez)
Two people were ejected from the New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers matchup (Yankee manager Joe Girardi and hitting coach Kevin Long)
The Spurs are now 0-2 since the Thunder snapped their 20 game win streak.
The Mets have two complete game shutouts against the St. Louis Cardinals