Friday, October 31, 2008

Scott Pollard, NBA Champion

Classy. Tastefully done, Mr. Scott "Super Alternative Guy" Pollard:

Well, in case you didn't know, Scott Pollard is #1. And he had a custom made ring to proove it.

And while sitting on the bench during the Celtics 1st game, Craig Sager Crazy Suit Sideline Reporter had the honor to sit next to Scott Classy and get a close up on the ring. By the way, what the fcuk is up with Sager's thumbnail? (thanks to Basketbawful for everything in this post):

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Drunk Athletes!!

Nice Cameron, I haven't looked at this site in months and had almost forgotten about it. Here's one of the Warriors's's's newly appointed point guard, Captain Jack. Check out Monta looking up to him like he's a high school freshman watching the seniors. Then there's Aleshia Keys in the background yelling ghetto words at some fool to take a picture or her and Nelly.

Yao Ming's Franzia Fetish

You can imagine what life must be like for international superhero basketball players like Yao Ming. Constant parties, sideways poontang, and delicious wine. You get to the point where you don't even care if you are hammered when you give Chinese speaches infront of Chinese crowds (thanks to

Daly's Mug Shot

Such a fall from grace for two time major winner John Daly. Here's his actual mug shot. Apparently he knew he was going to get arrested and preemptively wore his orange jump suit to Hooters:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You all wish you were an Assistant Principal...

This is what I happens when you suspend and expel kids from school...


What Would John Do if he had time to spare at a Hooters Restaurant?? Apparently he would drink himself into a drunken stupor, probably close to death. Shit, he usually hits up Hooters when he doesn't even have time. But, time to drink is dangerous for the peculiar John Daly. I'm remaining worried that we may lose the huge fan favorite one of these days. And by huge, I mean fat. Nice tits though.

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (AP)—Golfer John Daly was taken into custody Sunday morning by Winston-Salem police after he was found drunk outside an area Hooters restaurant.

Police said in a statement Wednesday that said officers went to the restaurant on a medical call. When they arrived, Daly was being treated by emergency workers after losing consciousness.

While at the restaurant, police said Daly “appeared extremely intoxicated and uncooperative,” refused repeatedly to be taken to the hospital and was asked to leave the restaurant by several workers.

Daly was taken to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center for a 24-hour stay, until he was sober.

The Wire Wednesdays

What up Nextians. In an effort to add some more posts and content to this site, as well as some non-hoops related intellectuality, I have decided to start something called The Wire Wednesdays. I will post one of my favorite scenes from the HBO show The Wire. Not sure if any of you are fans but feel free to tell me if you like this idea or think it is gay in the comments. Best TV show in history in my opinion and I hope I can bring some of my love for it to the league.

Today's installment is the glorious scene in which Bunk and McNulty go over the crime scene using only the word fuck and derivatives of it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Evidence Delonte West is crazy. For Real!!

I don't think that Delonte is eligible for any crazy points since he has been actually diagnosed with having a mental illness. He's got a doctor's note, it's cool, right?

I remember watching these videos last year and thinking that there was seriously something wrong in Denmark because he is a seriously weird cat.

Here is my ode to the firecrotched brother known as Lip Fungus. The 2nd one is so far off the reservation it is amazing he was able to function in the real world. Oh wait(he said in Buffalo Bill voice), he was in the NBA, nowhere near the real world.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Crazy Points Tracker: Delonte West

Dear Nextians,

Our first Crazy Tracker project has been put out on Delonte West of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Three years ago when Delonte was putting up solid numbers on a terrible Boston Celtics squad, Mr. Lip Fungus talked about his perfect Valentines Day celebration:

“So, I pick her up in my white convertible. From there, I’d have the music pumping on the radio. The Jim Jones pumping, you know, ‘Summer in Miami’ song pumping. Got to keep a little gangsta, you can’t be too soft. You can’t be in there playing some guy that’s crying, talking about don’t leave me and love me baby, wah wah and all that. So Jim Jones pumping and then from there, wind blowing through the hair, boom, we get straight to the point — we eat afterwards because I don’t want to kiss no onions. I don’t want to kiss you tasting like onions and steak and mushrooms and everything.”

“Yeah, we’re going to my yacht. We’ll pull up at the docks and got a guy waiting for us, open our door up and we walk down a lit-up dock and onto the yacht, where we have dinner set up on the boat and we just cruise out on the water. Sit down and have some dinner, some shrimps and steaks, keep it nice and breezy. Pop some bottles, some Moet Rose. The red Moet, we ain’t popping no Kristal, it tastes like urination. We ain’t popping no Kris, that’s $500 a bottle. It ain’t that serious. It ain’t going to get you drunk. Make sure you put that in there. We ain’t doing a $500 bottle, we’re doing a $99 wine and dine.”

“OK, so from there, we’re doing a midnight skinny-dipping jump. Alright? From there, hopefully she’s got money because I hope Jaws gets her, boom, make sure she got me in the will, bank, I’m good. Oh well, shark got her! Jaws got her. Nah, we ain’t going there.”

“One more thing: When we’re on the yacht eating, we’re going to have some Popeyes chicken. That’s for dinner. It’s to let her know, put a mental image on her mind, first and foremost, if you ain’t from the hood, you don’t like Popeyes chicken. Everyone there loves Popeyes chicken and the biscuits — phew. But that’s just getting it on her mind, saying, you know, ‘Yeah, I can wine and dine you, but I’m a little rough around the edges and I’m keeping it real with you. I can be romantic, but this is real, we’re going to eat some chicken tonight. Chicken and biscuits.”

Later in the year, Delonte tries to break up with his girlfriend, Caryn Taylor, who then proceeds to go APE SHIT on him. So much so that Mr. Lip had to file assault charges.

Now we learn that Jameer Nelson's former St. Joes sidekick is being treated for depression. Apparently Delonte freaked out on a high school ref who was officiating a Cavs practice game and realized that he had some serious mental issues that needed immediate medical attention.

Nextians, I call upon all of you not to mock Mr. West in his time of need. I'm not going so far to say that you should put him on your fantasy squad as 2007 East Coast Finals Media Darling Boobie Gibson appears to have the leg up on the SG spot at this point. But let's at least realize that Delonte needs our support to grow as a real human being. The NBA is a hard life to live at times and I applaud someone who is dealing with their issues head on. Delonte The Lip West, godspeed my friend. Godspeed.
8/10 Crazy Points

Getting Fired Up

I'm telling a version of Coach Singletary's speech to my Fantasy Squad tomorrow to get them pumped up for the upcoming season. Good luck, bitches:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ball Don't Lie: Dubs Season Preview

Good Warriors season preview by Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo! Sports

Rock Band: World Tour

Five words: Kobe and A-Rod are Bitches

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Did You See?

Did you see the picture of Matt and mine's cousin Steve when he met Kyle Korver? Steve is a HUGE basketball fan. His trading card collection is amazing. His dribbling skills are not. His condo's hallway is filled with signed pictures. His bag of tricks is filled with pump fakes. Please enjoy our cousin Steve:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Keepin' The Dream Alive!

Anyone can still do it! The dream is alive in all of us, never give up!

Ken Mink may be the first guy who can qualify for a senior discount during his senior season
Mink, 73, is a 6-foot, 190-pound newcomer to the Roane State (Tenn.) junior college basketball team about 35 miles west of Knoxville.
He's likely the oldest person to ever play college hoops. To put Mink in perspective, Utah State's Gary Wilkinson will be among the oldest Division I players this season; he just turned 26.

Mink played for Lees (Ky.) Junior College until 1956 when he was dismissed following a prank he still denies.
Mink, an avid outdoorsman, said he realized he could still hoop it up when he was shooting baskets in his driveway last fall.
"I had been knocking down shot after shot, so when I came in the house I told my wife, 'I've still got it,' " Mink told the Knoxville News Sentinel. "She said, 'You've got what?' I said, 'I can still play.' "


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heated Email (s)Exchange!

As was expected, The Nextians were fired up about the draft last night. Pablo immediately hits me up with a "I did pretty well, huh Cammish?" email at 8:03 am. Timmay starts posting on the league page about how toight his squad appears to be. Tommy is once again disappointed in his draft. Had leaves to drink and autodrafts his 4 man bench. Hinkey remains silent and is yet to check his team.

But a nod is definitely given to Matt and Bilbo for their HEATED email exchange today. And thankfully for us all, I was cc'd in the war. Enjoy:

From: James Champie
'Cameron Hyland' ; 'Matt Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:57 AM
Subject: Draft

How do we all feel about our teams?

I’m going to hurt in FG% and 3’s but I should compete in the other categories. My team has a lot of “upside”, which isn’t always a good thing. I got everyone I wanted except for Crawford and Blatche. I was going to pick him (Blatche) up and Yahoo kicked me out!!!! I autodrafted Al Hortford instead. LAME! Have fun with my sleeper C~Note.

Did you read that Nelson isn’t happy with Williams? Apparently he isn’t picking up the offense. I wonder, how hard is it to understand: run, dribble, shoot, wait for other team to score, repeat?? Nelson might get the nod at starting PG? Slim chance, but what a sweet pick up that would be?

James Champie

So far, so good. Champie opens up the conversation. Pretty civil
From: Matt Hyland [] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:08 AMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

I'm on the "upside" train as well. Henrich is said to have a good year, as his 07 numbers were not characteristic to how good he really is. TMAC, upside pick....or dwindling star? Beno...I am liking Beno more and more every minute. But check out my big men.....i didn't know who to choose between Al Jefferson and Dwight Howie. I pick Jefferson, then Howie was still there for my next pick. BONER!

Matt Hyland

Matt is obviously pumped up on getting D-How in the 3rd round. Pretty nice position to get Superman.
From: James Champie
'Matt Hyland' ; 'Cameron Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: Draft

Dude, Howard is a roto nightmare. You can’t punt a category and expect to win in a league this big. That is the reason no one wanted Howard. Then you picked Shaq and sealed your fate. Have fun in 7th place.

James Champie

And James Edward "Bilbo" Champie drops the first dagger!
From: Matt Hyland [] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:53 AMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

You think Howard alone will ruin my entire team FT%....I don't think so silly Billy. Shaq was an autodraft pick when I left the lobby once we got to our bench spots. I won't even play that ogre and he only shoots about 6 free throws a game nowadays. I'm sure I'll drop him for a waiver wire gem within the first month. Howard is more like a fantasy gem....his outstanding FG%, points, rebounds, and blocks will do my team just fine. ESPN had howard at #10 overall, and I got him with my 3rd pick, steal. Yeah it will hurt, but his upside is gorgeous. Go back and read your fantasy "expert" articles and use their their lingo again. Punt. haahhaaaa, you really think you can determine how someone will finish before the season even starts?

Nice reach on Nene by the way.

Matt Hyland

Matt goes into a diatribe about D-How's freshness and throws in the Nene rip. He also comments on Bilbo's pre-draft study. This is getting good.........
From: James Champie
'Matt Hyland' ; 'Cameron Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:36 PM
Subject: RE: Draft

I absolutely think Howard will ruin your FT%. He gets to the line just under 11 times per game. That’s the most in the National Baskeetball Association my non-reading friend. I know you will play Shaq at some point, and 6 attempts per game is enough to drag you down further. So unless you have Maggette, K-Mart and AI on your team to buoy your FT%, you are shit out of luck. If you need further proof, look at Turd’s team stats from last year. He had Howard and guess where he finished in FT%…wait for it…. DEAD LAST. And looking closer, I see you finished 2nd to last in that category, so it is obvious you don’t really know what you’re talking about, do you?

You forgot that I also reached on Corey Maggette, Jason Kidd, Thaddeus Young, John Salmons, Andrew Bogut and DeMarcus Nelson. I had a plan and I got the guys I wanted, I don’t care where Yahoo had them ranked since they’re wrong most of the time. Just like you. And the last time I checked, our league was Yahoo, not ESPN, so why would you ever go by their rankings? Did you know their rankings are based on leagues without TO’s? Did you know Howard has over 3 per game? My unborn son knows more about Howard’s fantasy impact than you do!

Don’t even respond to this e-mail, you can’t refute any of this.

James Champie

Bilbo goes postal! A pretty good smack down indeed. (BTW, D-How's Olympic FT% was 46.9%)
From: Matt Hyland [] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:41 PMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

Thats a lot of talkin for someone who's only won 1 gold trophy playing fantasy sports for 12 years! Yes, all these things you mentioned I know, and have known since I played CYO and Dwight Howard was already 5'9". He gets to the line 11 something times per game. His FT% will hurt, like I mentioned, but that does not mean I will come in last. Look at the rest of my starters FT%, minus Shaq as he won't be in my lineup. I read plenty, know plenty, and am all around know this.

Besides, you're the one who decided to bring this up and predict my 7th place finish. Quiet today at Typhoon? Seems like it.

Matt Hyland

And Matt plays the "trophy case" card. Bilbo's Achilles heel!
From: James Champie
'Matt Hyland' ; 'Cameron Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: RE: Draft

Because you are so busy at Independent Planning, when the season starts I’ll give you weekly updates as to how your team is doing from the free-throw line.

And Matt, you’ve only won 1 trophy in the leagues I’ve played in with you, so stop pretending you’re so great. And don’t give me that crap about all the other leagues you are in. I could join a league of retards too and win, but I would never brag about it. Actually, I’m in Taylor’s league of retards, and I’m going to donate my trophy to the homeless.

James Champie

Now Biblo is so fired up that he promises to Tommy-Track* Matt's stats to throw a 7-months-from-now-FACE to Matt. He also devalues Matt's trophy shelf. Oh Snap!
From: Matt Hyland [] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 3:42 PMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

Yessssss, I knew that quiet at Typhoon would get ya!! I know you're busy Gym....I was just giving you a hard time because you decided to give my Fantasy Sports prowess an onslaught of abusive verbiage. I've only played in a couple league's of retards, and none in awhile..unless you count Golf!. The others are very competitive. I agree with you that my FT% will not be great, nor will my turnovers most likely. But to say they will definitely be last, and that I'm already finishing 7th place is just pessimistic over-speculation.

Till the season my friends, till the season.

Matt Hyland
And Matt ends it on a "you're not working" burn sprinkled with a "we'll see what happens" twist that points to end of email exchange

Now THIS is what being a Nextian is all about. Going for the jugular smack talk that promotes your squad while squashing another. Two fired up managers who do not agree with eachother. Pure Entertainment!

(* to "Tommy-Track" is to follow another fantasy managers player or players in order to to prove or disprove your point. Tommy-Tracking happens over several months with constant back-and-forth bickering between involved managers about "who was right" and usually involves a bet. Tommy-Tracking stems from Tullis' outrage when Jesse Mass-Baldwin traded A-Rod for Jose Valverde and Kevin Youkilis in which Tommy vowed to prove Jesse wrong 4 months later when the season was over. The two parties agreed upon "successful trade" and "unsuccessful trade" parameters and a dollar amount was successfully wagered between Tullis and Maas-Baldwin)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

T-Minus 2.5 Hours Until Go-Time

What goes through one's head on the day of the draft? Staying focused at work becomes a problem. Last minute scouring of ESPN NBA, Yahoo and CBS Sportsline looking for that last sleeper or bust to avoid only add to the anticipation. Having gameplans to draft specific players at certain times are almost always busted as another manager who read the same article that you did picks "your guy" two picks earlier. This can totally fuck up a draft and cause you to pick someone you did not need. Having an idea of how many 3's, points, blocks, steals, assists you need to win is good, but getting too analytical on numbers only cause you to draft Ricky Davis in the 8th round.

Let's face it, drafting is probably the single most important time to develop a viable fantasy squad. Some managers are better at drafting than others while some dillholes just get plain lucky/pull a Hinkey. All I know is that I've dumped twice as much as normal today. At my client meeting, I accidentally called the CEO named "Ken" Kobe. Looking forward to cracking that chilled Mickey's in the 3rd round......

Commissionary Trends

I signed up for another hoops league today was surprised to see that the commish has a familiar team name....
It's OK Cam, this league doesn't have a blog or events planned, so I still beleive in the true Monta's Moped commish.

Could have had 3 more years of fearing the beard?

According to this article, Baron and Mullin agreed on a 3 year deal but it was nixed by ownership...3 years would have been reasonable, don't you think?  Not too long-term that he gets comfortable, not too short term so Monta can keep riding his moped.

Non-NBA Item: The 2008 ALCS Champs

The Tampa Bay (devil) Rays defeated the Boston Red Stockings in game 7 on Sunday night. It was curious to me and many others out there (especially in bloggerville) the number of "fans" that Tampa Bay had in the stands. Tropicana was packed, people were booing balls and cheering strikes, and the same VIP beer waitress kept showing up on screen behind home plate looking at the pitchers view camera and smiling. Funny that Tropicana averaged like 5,000 fans until the last month of the season.

Jim Rome noted today that the MLB has a new shipping method on merchandise. Brand New (devil) Rays attire now have a super-rushed "Bandwagon" Shipping rate of $10.99 per item.

Rome also said that Matt Garza looks like Count Chocula, but that's another post for another time.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Game Happens Here, KG Style

Every October I start to get very excited about the upcoming NBA season. From reading all of the team reviews, looking at Al Harrington's facebook pictures he posted from China (yes, we're friends)

to reading about Rob Kurz's game winning shot celebration

get me really fired up.

Part of the excitement comes from seeing what the new season's ad campaign is all about. Usually, Stern calls for something next level and emotional and this year he does not disappoint. Take a look at "The Game Happens Here".

I know that motivation eventually wears thin and it takes some great story about how much Kobe's teammates hate him to keep full interest for all 82 games x 30 teams. But it sure is fun to be pumped up for roundball.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Eddy Curry: Fat

Based the preseason PT of Edward Curry, New York Knick, it appears as if he won't be getting a spot in D'Antoni's run-n'-gun small ball rotation. Seriously, if you really cared about your NBA livelihood and Mike D'Antoni was coming to town to coach you, you think you would have made an attempt to get in shape in the off season. Eddy Curry's physio ball popping ass loves his guaranteed contract.

Quick Contribution

In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.
--Pat Summerall

What I do all day

True Story.

So, it's 8:30 in morning and I am doing my daily sweep of the hallways to make sure that students have gotten to class and there are no kids screwing around. These sweeps usually take me to the bathrooms to check for new tags that I might recognize and kids lingering in the john to avoid class.

I usually walk into the bathrooms slow so I can catch kids tagging if they are choosing to do so. Going in slow also allows me to be silent and listen things kids are saying when they thing no one is listening. Today, I did my normal routine and sitting on the toilet in the stalls were my two favorite (in a makes life interesting kind of way) students - Juan and Juan Cabrera.

First of all, yes - their parents named them both Juan Cabrera - one is a 10th grader and another is an 11th grader. The both dress the same but are not twins. The funny part is we call the younger one Juan Jr. and the older one Juan Sr. They basically fuck around all day in classes and go to the bathroom as much as possible. One of their cronies recently picked up the new hobby of drawing penises in Biology class - which is fun for me to deal with.

So we have Juan Jr. and Juan Sr. in the stalls, and they can't hear me but I can tell it is them by their voices and their shoes. These are kids who I know are taggers but I can never catch them. So, I sit and listen secretly to them for a while while they happily drop loads while they should be in in class. Remember, school starts at 8:00 and these guys are pinching loaves at 8:30 next to each other in the stalls chatting away.

So, the I am listening, waiting to see if I can catch them doing something and their topic of conversation wanders to whether it is better to shit at home or at school. I can't believe it but they actually start saying back and forth to each other that they prefer to shit at SCHOOL rather than at HOME. I don't know about the Nextians in this bunch, but I always preferred to shit at the Markwith house than at school. I mean, some of the most traumatizing moments of middle school was when I was trying to crap as fast as I could because the stalls didn't have doors and I didn't want scary Mexican gang members trying to jump me while I was wiping my ass.

So they decide upon the notion that shitting at school is better, mostly because no one bothers them and they can both crap at the same time since their is only one bathroom at the house. Again, this conversation is happening while I am trying to be as quiet as a mouse to catch them tagging. Finally, as these guys start rustling around and I hear them say "pass the marker" and I think I have something on them. Then, I hear a noise that sounds like them writing on the bathroom stall. I am thinking to myself I am finally, after three years, going to catch these kids tagging.

Meanwhile, the stalls start to open and they see me standing there and they say "Hey Markwith, were you listening to us shit or something", and I say in my Vice Principal voice, "Of course not, but you are both coming with me".

I take them to my office and tell them to empty their pockets so I can find the pen they were passing back and forth to tag while they were shitting. As I am doing the search, Juan Jr. says "We said that stuff about them pen because we knew you were there...we don't even have a pen."

Sure enough - no pen and Mr. Markwith looks like an asshole. I had nothing on them, but now they get to go tell all their friends that Mr. Markwith listened to them take a crap on a Wednesday morning. But at least I learned that some kids actually like taking craps at school.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Devin Harris Sucks

Check out this Brit street baller in street clothes school Harris. This is sooo street. Street.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Old Skewl Basketball Terms

Matt's comment on Jeff's post got me thinking. Aside from the word "pack"

meaning "to block the opposing players shot with such force that it comes down upon shooters face" there are many Old School basketball slang terms that we have all used. Here's what I came up with over the weekend . I'm sure you guys will have others so please feel free to post/comment your thoughts and suggestions:

Hops- one who can jump really high on the hardwood. Something that Timmay or Jeff do not have. "Dude, that boy got hops!"

Schooled- when defender gets beat so bad that they are completely off balance. The height of "schooling" is when the defender falls down to one knee. "Had schooled Timmay so bad that he sprained his ankle." New age basketball slang for "schooled" is "broken off".

Cake- means roughly the same thing as "schooled" but isn't confined to basketball. I've heard this more when playing Techmo Bowl or football "dude, I totally caked you with Bo Jackson on that 45 yard sweep."

Brick- shooter misses a shot off the rim so bad that the rim makes a terrible sound or the basketball flies off the rim at a high speed/long distance that isn't equal to the velocity of the ball when it was shot. "Champie shoots bricks. Like always."

Hack- a really hard foul caused by swinging the arms. "Matt can't play defense so all he does is hack. He's also a hack of a golfer."

Stuff- see definition of "pack".

Swat- a blocked shot that flies like a bullet usually toward the sideline out of bounds resulting in the offense retaining the ball. The swat looks cool, but usually doesn't lead to a change of possession. "Pablo routinely gets swatted whenever he takes it to the hole."

All Ball- references a defensive players' excuse that he indeed did not foul the shooter while attempting to block the shooters shot. When a referee calls a foul on an attempted blocked shot the defensive player exclaims "but I got All Ball, yo!" resulting in a technical. Pizzle routinely claims that he got "all ball" enroute to fouling out with 4 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.

All Day- when a shooter has made many long shots in a row usually resulting in the shooter or one of his teammates saying "All Day!" after every made shot. Punks say "All Day" after hitting their first shot usually jinxing their entire shooting performance. Players say "All Day" after no less than their third make in a row.

Shut Down- when defense is played so well that the offensive player and/or offensive team is having a lot of trouble scoring. Not a sexy term or basketball method in this day of small ball. "It is pretty easy to shut down Hinkey on the court since he doesn't know how to play basketball."

Steps- referring to the "travel" violation. "Too Many Steeeeps" blares out of loudspeakers to this day during NBA games.

Killer Crossover- a term coined by Tim "The Homophobe" Hardaway to explain his crossover dribble move that stopped a defender in his tracks leading to an easy drive by Tim. The dribble crossover of Hardaway was so quick that it was referred to as "killer". "That guy on our team Cam has a Killer Crossover. Damn, he's good."

Lamar Odom: Curler

Hilarious quote from Phil Jackson about Lamar Odom in the LA Times:

“I just got through telling him that this is really basketball now,” Jackson said Wednesday. “He looks like he’s either curling or doing some other kind of sport. He’s not playing basketball.
“The first shot he took was a three-pointer in the middle of the third quarter? That was pretty interesting.”

Scooter-Gate: Breaking Monta News

This makes me wonder: If Monta didn't lie in the first place, would he have had to give up 3 million? Us Warriors fans sure hope that this slaps the Mississippi Bullet into shape.

Here's the SLAM online link

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hello World

what up nextians.  thanks to cameron for setting this up again.  and an even bigger thank you to Greg Hyland for keeping the Note in a job where he can spend 18 hours a day running fantasy leagues, scouring the net for useless NBA information and making blog posts on an array of topics - everything from BD and Steve Nash's man-love to an unnatural hate for Hefty.  

i wish i could make it up to the gay area to school you retards on the hardwood.  maybe it will happen this year.  

Dang! Look at all these dope Shaughts

Reminds me of a little fellow named Thrillbo

Gilbert's New Invetion

Thank you TrueHoop: Gilbert talking to SLAM: "I've got an invention. I'll let your hear it, but if you make money you've gotta hit me off. SLAM: I got you. It's called the Cool Aid (note: I couldn't tell if he said Cool Aid or Cool Wave. Either way, copyright pending...) It's like the microwave, but the Cool Aid. So for instance you can put a warm soda in the machine and boom, it's cold. Most people, "Oh no, you call that the freezer, but nah, the freezer takes two minutes. Just like you've got the oven and the microwave, you've got the freezer and the Cool Aid. SLAM: But what else would you want to make cool besides soda? Gil: Anything. Like if your ice cream is melting, boom, put it in. Beep!"


I imagine the official blog of We Got Next starting off with humble roots: Picture a 70/25/4/1 percentage split of posting done by Cam/Had/Matt/Bilbo. But then as the content gets better, the opinions become entertaining and the analysis contains unique thoughts; everyone will start to post. And by everyone I mean all 12 of us minus Pablo and Toomy who aren't creative and don't really care.

Will we ever make it to stage 2 (where outsiders read our crap)? I don't know. But at least we'll be able to entertain eachother for the 08/09 Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball Season.

And for those of you who think there would actually be a step 3 (make money off of blog), you are fucking crazy.