Category: NBA

Stephon Marbury, a shoot first point guard for the Knicks who has never lived up to the hype, defended Michael Vick, calling dogfight a sport.

“I think it’s tough,” Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. “I think, you know, we don’t say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It’s just behind closed doors.”

Yeah dogfighting is a sport, like deer hunting. I can’t wait to boo the Knicks when they come to town.

“I think it’s tough that we build Michael Vick up and then we break him down,” Marbury said. “I think he’s one of the superb athletes, and he’s a good human being. I just think that he fell into a bad situation.”

Michael Vick is a complete scumbag. Killing and abusing dogs is on par with child abuse and rape in my book. Michael Vick should spend the rest of his life in jail.

An Espn writer has a great opinion piece dealing with the Vick apologists.

steve nash

The Dallas Mavericks played the Phoenix Suns tonight, and the Suns won the game after a double overtime. Steve Nash won the game for Phoenix with his heads up play and leadership.

While Dallas is certainly the best team in the league, every time I see a Suns vs. Mavericks game, it reminds me of how stupid it was for Mark Cuban to let Steve Nash go for very little money.

Steve’s Nash’s contract with Phoenix is not very lucrative, given his multi-MVP status. Steve Nash is due to make $10,500,000 this year. Compare that to Jason Terry, who is not even close to being at the level of a Steve Nash. Jason Terry is due $8,100,000 this year.

In the past, Mark Cuban has made some lame excuses as to why he didn’t resign Nash, basically blaming everyone but himself. The fact of the matter is, Mark Cuban is completely at fault for letting Nash go for so little money. I doubt he will ever admit the mistake, Mark Cuban generally displays the behavior of an insecure egomaniac who lives vicariously through the ownership of his NBA team.

Cuban certainly deserves credit for revitalizing the Mavericks franchise, and famously selling the worthless Broadcast.com to Yahoo for mint.

While I agree with Cuban when it comes to Youtube, it also seems like he really has a vendetta against Youtube. Maybe its because Youtube delivered the Internet video revolution that Broadcast.com failed to bring?

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is the dirtiest player in the NBA today on the court and off, but because of his “clean cut appearance” he gets off. Mention Allen Iverson, and people will say he is a scumbag, but what has AI ever done to deserve such a label? Its amazing how people will judge character solely on appearance.

Kobe Bryant skates clean because of his appearance, yet he is at worst a rapist, and at best adulterer.

Kobe’s “natural shooting motion” involves slapping people in the face. I was at the Sixers game last Friday against the Lakers, and now Kobe’s “natural dribbling motion” apparently involves elbowing people in the face. The elbow incident occurred during his first game back from serving a suspension for yet another face slap.

There is a great commentary on ESPN.com about undervaluation of Allen Iverson entitled “Don’t Question the Answer.

Yup, even after 10 punishing seasons, even on an off-night slumming for a crappy team, Allen Iverson is still worth seeing. And now that he’s about to be traded — about six months too late, by the way — I’ve been astonished by the lack of respect for his abilities in so many written and spoken reports. Writers and talking heads keep painting Iverson as a past-his-prime, banged-up head case who can’t guard anyone, a significant risk with sizable baggage, someone who’s too selfish to coexist with quality players. There’s a generational twinge to the anti-Iverson coverage, pushed by media folks in their 40s, 50s and 60s who can’t understand his generation and don’t seem interested in trying. Most media members would rather mention his infamous aversion to practice (overrated over the years) above describing the incredible thrill of seeing him in person.

Fact: He played with only one All-Star in Philly (the soon-to-be-decrepit Dikembe Mutombo in 2001), as well as a host of overpaid role players (Eric Snow, Aaron McKie, Kyle Korver, Kenny Thomas, Marc Jackson, Brian Skinner, Greg Buckner, Tyrone Hill, George Lynch, Corliss Williamson, Theo Ratliff), overpaid underachievers (Derrick Coleman, Keith Van Horn, Sam Dalembert, Joe Smith), overpaid and washed-up veterans (Todd MacCulloch, Toni Kukoc, Chris Webber, Glenn Robinson, Matt Geiger, Billy Owens), and underachieving lottery picks (Jerry Stackhouse, Tim Thomas, Larry Hughes).

Fact: Other than Mutombo, Iverson’s four best teammates were Coleman (the signature head case of the 1990s), Stackhouse (a selfish scorer who’s been traded three times), Ratliff (a shotblocker with no offensive skills) and Andre Igoudala (a talented athlete who hasn’t improved in two years).

Fact: Since Larry Brown left in 2003, he’s played for four coaches in four years (Randy Ayers, Chris Ford, Jim O’Brien and Mo Cheeks)

Fact: Thanks to the C-Webb trade and their botched salary cap, the Sixers can’t trade for an impact guy unless they keep rolling the dice with somebody else’s problem … a strategy that hasn’t worked for them in five years.

There is a great commentary on ESPN.com about undervaluation of Allen Iverson entitled “Don’t Question the Answer.

Yup, even after 10 punishing seasons, even on an off-night slumming for a crappy team, Allen Iverson is still worth seeing. And now that he’s about to be traded — about six months too late, by the way — I’ve been astonished by the lack of respect for his abilities in so many written and spoken reports. Writers and talking heads keep painting Iverson as a past-his-prime, banged-up head case who can’t guard anyone, a significant risk with sizable baggage, someone who’s too selfish to coexist with quality players. There’s a generational twinge to the anti-Iverson coverage, pushed by media folks in their 40s, 50s and 60s who can’t understand his generation and don’t seem interested in trying. Most media members would rather mention his infamous aversion to practice (overrated over the years) above describing the incredible thrill of seeing him in person.

Fact: He played with only one All-Star in Philly (the soon-to-be-decrepit Dikembe Mutombo in 2001), as well as a host of overpaid role players (Eric Snow, Aaron McKie, Kyle Korver, Kenny Thomas, Marc Jackson, Brian Skinner, Greg Buckner, Tyrone Hill, George Lynch, Corliss Williamson, Theo Ratliff), overpaid underachievers (Derrick Coleman, Keith Van Horn, Sam Dalembert, Joe Smith), overpaid and washed-up veterans (Todd MacCulloch, Toni Kukoc, Chris Webber, Glenn Robinson, Matt Geiger, Billy Owens), and underachieving lottery picks (Jerry Stackhouse, Tim Thomas, Larry Hughes).

Fact: Other than Mutombo, Iverson’s four best teammates were Coleman (the signature head case of the 1990s), Stackhouse (a selfish scorer who’s been traded three times), Ratliff (a shotblocker with no offensive skills) and Andre Igoudala (a talented athlete who hasn’t improved in two years).

Fact: Since Larry Brown left in 2003, he’s played for four coaches in four years (Randy Ayers, Chris Ford, Jim O’Brien and Mo Cheeks)

Fact: Thanks to the C-Webb trade and their botched salary cap, the Sixers can’t trade for an impact guy unless they keep rolling the dice with somebody else’s problem … a strategy that hasn’t worked for them in five years.