The Moonball Blog

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Same As It Ever Was

To be real for second, the Spurs look like they are going to run the table.  OKC is awesome and the could break through.  But Pop, Timmy and Tony have got that familiar buzz saw cranking.  For the most part, ever since they swept the Blazers in the 1999 Western Conference Finals, I have had a smoldering hatred for the Spurs.  But the consistency of their excellence has won we over as an admirer. 

Some words on the maestro

"When you've got Rondo at the point, you're going to find shots. He's going to get you open shots where, literally, you're standing under the basket and just dunk the ball. It makes it pretty easy, especially when you get in there, first couple of possessions, get a couple of buckets, that really seemed to ease everything up and slow everything down." - Greg Stiemsma

"Now, when they say, `The Big Three,' we all know they mean Rondo." - Andre Iguodala

Sunday, May 13, 2012

'It may not be. Look at us'

It is good to renew the most storied rivalry in NBA playoffs, especially with the Celtics stealing a win on a night when no one but KG had the touch. Though no other two franchises have met more in the post season than the Celtics and Sixers, they had not battled outside of the regular season since 2002.
Garnett's play has been astonishing. He, Ray and Paul can all see the end of the road is near. They are playing for their basketball lives. As the last healthy one standing of the Big Three, KG has stepped up to shoulder the load. He runs the court so hard each and every play my eyes are tearing as I type. He has been increasingly focused and aggressive on offense beginning in the late regular season, when the Celtics schedule turned brutal, and every win mattered. The bell rang. KG answered. So can it last? This is year 5 since KG and Ray came to town. By all rights, the ride should already be over. But it is not. Rajon Rondo addressed the Celtics age and injuries at the end of this interview. I love Rajon Rondo.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bring it, Boston.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sheed Returns?

Not sure it'll really happen, but the story got me excited. And inspired me
to post some classic Sheed faces. Enjoy.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Just for old time's sake

(P.S. I posted this before the rumors of Sheed's return even started.)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Not Walt Frazier

I know only a few of you are on Twitter, so I thought I would point out my new favorite, @notWaltFrazier. Today's favorite:

I'm taking this news with hesitation until I see him in nation. Too much anonymous sourcin' and trade divorcin'!

Funny stuff all around, definitely worth a look.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A League of Our Own

Hello Fellows!

Let's not let the greedy owners spoil our fun any longer: Pending the unlikely end of the NBA lockout, on the weekend of December 17, A League of Our Own will host a draft for a Fantasy season the likes of which has never been seen!

Here is how the League works:
  • Each team has ten players, 5 of which are designated as starters.
  • Team plays in a head-to-head format once weekly (on Friday)
  • The season lasts long enough that each team plays one another, followed by a 8 team single elimination playoff
  • Daily substitutions
  • Following in the grand tradition of the NBA Card Game, games will be decided by argument and majority vote
  • Teams will have from Monday to Friday to post an argument on why it would win against the slated opponent.
  • League members vote on the winner of games Saturday and Sunday.
  • No team can vote for the outcome of the game in which it is participating.
  • The draft follows the usual snake format
  • There are no injuries, surprise benchings or other bull crap because this is make believe
Who is in?

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