Tonights Box Score Insights

February 23, 2008

A new feature to halfbloghalfmazing.  Here are observations on some of tonights games based solely on the box scores.  Note that not all of tonights games are finished.  Here we go:

Orlando vs. Philly

  • Outside of Iguodola, I cant find any promising talent on the 76ers
  • isnt it amazing how Hedo Turkoglu is outplaying Rashard Lewis on a nightly basis?  Yet rashard is Orlando’s 100 million dollar man!

New York vs. Toronto

  • knicks actually won
  • Eddy Curry played 9:29 despite having only 1 foul.  at the end of last year eddy showed all star potential.  isiah trades for zach and kills eddy’s confidence.  eddy cant play anymore and we will be lucky if we get .30 on the dollar

Wizards vs. Lebron

  • Lebron beat the wizards tonight
  • damon jones played his first good game  in 3 years
  • even with arenas i dont like the makeup of the wizards

Denver vs. Chicago

  • Is george karl just a really bad coach?  The nuggets have AI, Melo and Camby yet they still lost this game.  The AI Melo experiment is not working….
  • call me crazy but steve blake was a very important piece of the nuggets core last year.  its a shame they lost him

Atlanta vs. Golden State

  • Atlanta blowing them out right now.  Bibby was a fantastic pick up
  • webber proving that he is worthless
  • where is Stephen Jackson?

Boston vs. Phoenix

  • Suns up 13 at the half and nash has only 2 assists!
  • Shaq has 8 boards and 1 block at the half.  took only 2 shots.  I like this.

Big ups to Katomate for bringing this video to my attention. There is no question that Wade is one of the 5-10 best players in the league. When his game is on, its a thing of beauty. He is also one of those players that you can tell genuinely loves the game and that’s what makes this commercial so damn good.  Props to Converse’s creative agency. Anyone know who it is?

Bet you were thinking I was going to give a full blog about the Shaq trade, huh? Good guess but thats for my next post.

I thought this was one of the better commercials from last night. Along with the etrade baby, this was one commercial when everyone got quiet.

And now that I have incorporated the Super Bowl into my NBA blog I can wish the Giants a big mazel tov and thank them for bringing much nachas into the lives of all new yorkers. Go Giants!

Shaq Is Smarter Than You

January 29, 2008

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In the history of the NBA, has there ever been a better quote?

“The difference between those three is the Godfather trilogy,” O’Neal said in classic Shaq-speak. “One is Fredo, who was never ready for me to hand it over to him. One is Sonny, who will do whatever it takes to be the man, and one is Michael, who if you watch the trilogy, the Godfather hands it over to Michael. So I have no problem handing it over to Dwyane.”

Shaq was obviously referring to his relationship with Penny, Kobe and D-Wade. The analogy is so good, so on point, that I am kinda jealous that I never thought of it. And yes, I know, Bill Simmons wrote about this quote already here. Doesnt matter. Its still great.

What are you some of your favorite shaq quotes?