Archive for July, 2012

Team USA Sleeping

kevin love took this photo while they were traveling from barcelona to spain.  seems like these guys are getting any chance they have to embarrass one another.  enjoy

Miami Heat Championship DVD for released

you can now relive the past year and experience the miami heat winning the championship again.  available to purchase here

Jeremy Lin is Taking Off…

yep, he got paid

to houston!  the knicks didn’t match the houston offer and now he’s in the city that yao built.  it’s a good destination for him, but i’m sure knick fans are reeling right now.  they even signed a petition for the knicks to keep but to no avail.  but you already knew knicks weren’t going to match it, since even carmelo said it was a “ridiculous contract.”  and anything melo says, go.   i guess dolan thinks that felton and kidd are a better combo than lin and kidd.  and kidd is pretty much pointless since he isn’t going to mentor anyone this year.  should have waited, kidd.

Kris “Kardashian” Humphries signs with Nets

the brooklyn nets just signed kris humphries for a whopping $24 million for 2 years.  that’s insane, even though he averaged a double-double.  but still, at first it didn’t make sense to me.  until i read an article talking about how the nets are still trying to get dwight howard to brooklyn.  confused?  the nets need the contracts to make it work for dwight.  and they’re banking on the magic retaining howard until january of 2013.  that’s when they could trade humphries and brook lopez again after signing them.  it puts them in a better position to make a play for dwight.  so i guess we’ll see about how all this turns out.

Grant Hill with Clippers; Luis Scola on Suns

the rockets amnestied luis scola a couple of days ago, and the suns won the bidding war for him.  so they’ll pay him around $2 million a year.  it looks like the suns are trying to make major moves, but unfortunately, it won’t get them anywhere.  but it’ll be interesting to see what they do.

well, you know, steve isn't in PHX anymore, so...

but they lost grant hill to the clippers.  there were rumors that hill was retiring after this season, but he has decided to join cp3 in co. in LA.  looks like a good addition, one that will really help the clips in their bid for a title run.  they have a pretty good shot, although OKC is still the best team in the west and the lakers just revamped for another run.  it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top.

Chris Bosh x Maestro

here’s a video on chris bosh, which was filmed before this past season.  he talks about how playing in miami has really changed him as a person and a basketball player.  and he shows off some really nice shoes…

Jeremy Lin a Rocket?

this could come true in 2 days

when it came to jeremy lin, it was always assumed that he would be resigned with the knicks after his contract up.  after all, all he did was change the knicks from a garbage team to a playoff team, as well as solved cable disputes.  he’s a good player, not a great one, but to me, it seemed like he was overhyped back in february or march or whatever month it was he blew up.  but he signed a $25 million contract with the rockets, and although the knicks said they would match up to “1 billion dollars” to retain him, that doesn’t seem to be the case.  reportedly, the knicks just reacquired raymond felton in a trade for jared jeffries.  it seems like that is a sign that they won’t match lin’s offer to the rockets.

in my opinion, it’s a toss up.  for basketball purposes, i probably wouldn’t resign him for that much.  that’s a lot of money being thrown for a guy who can’t go left.  he’s good, but is he going to get you past, let’s say, the heat?  absolutely not.  past the celtics? maybe.  past the bulls? no.  the knicks could get past any other team without lin, so why sign another player for that much if he can’t help you move forward?  from a financial standpoint, i would do it.  i guess you can say that he inspires the knicks to do better.  you could sense it in new york and everywhere else, that there was hope for the knicks because lin was playing.  just from that alone, he might be worth $25 million.  i don’t really know how much revenue the knicks get from advertising and merchandising, but if they got a huge chunk back, then they would be making out, and not losing money for it.  everyone is pretty much saying that the knicks should resign lin, but you never know with dolan.  usually whatever makes sense for the franchise, he won’t do.

but if i were the knicks, i would resign him.  if he doesn’t pan out within a year, then trade him.  if joe johnson could get traded, then there are no untradeable contracts in the NBA.