Recent Comments by alvinthefirst

LeBron James is on another level now

Whether he's a faux Jordan or whether he's the next coming of Dr. J , it doesn't matter. Spurs in 4.

posted by alvinthefirst at 04:05 PM on June 05

LeBron James is on another level now

The inabilty to guard Lebron on 2 str8 possessions (uncontested dunks no less)at the end of regaulation are complete break downs that would not have happened under Larry Brown or probably under Mike Brown for that matter There was NO breakdown. Each time Lebron walked into the lane , the Pistons players turned the other way. I have it on disk. The league has the other teams scared of King James .

posted by alvinthefirst at 08:31 PM on June 02

LeBron James is on another level now

BULL. The league is allowing Lebron to waltz into the lane and opposing players are stepping out of his way , not because of fear of LeBrons spectacular dunks , but out of fear that the refs will call a foul for looking at King Lebron too long or breathing on him. It's absurd the way the " Lebron Rules " have changed the dynamics of the game and it actually has taken players out of their game. There are 400 players in the league and it is disrespectful for the league to make one player so special. He's NOT a better player than Kobe , but of course he's not as controversial , so the league is willing to sacrifice their credibility and the credibility of the game in order to crown Le Bron as the next " KING ". Cavs vs Spurs , a SWEEP , King James wont have a chance.

posted by alvinthefirst at 08:29 PM on June 02

George Foreman claims he was doped prior to the "Rumble in the Jungle"

According to Hannity and Colmes , it's a vast left wing conspiracy and they will urge President Bush to invade the now defunct Kronk Gym , which had nothing to do with George Foreman.

posted by alvinthefirst at 08:44 AM on May 27

Sacramento Kings fire Coach Eric Musselman.

They traded both of them after they had little to no trade value. Better to trade a year too early than a year too late. You might want to retract that. Webber is an unrestricted Free Agent next season and almost ALL of the teams in the NBA have already contacted his agent.

posted by alvinthefirst at 08:29 PM on April 20

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

Getting inside someone's head is part of sports , either you do it , or you lose , it's as simple as that , a lot of the game is purely psychological , and IF you don't gain the edge , then you lack the competitive edge to play the game.

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:07 PM on April 17

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

When Duncan was called for the technical he was laughing with a towel over his head , watch the clip again. It was blatant misconduct on crawfords part , nothing more.

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:05 PM on April 17

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

IF Duncan had " Been a man and Got in Crawfords face " , he would have been suspended until some time next season and the Spurs would have had ZERO chance at winning the NBA Championship. Duncan did the right thing , for his team , he took the hit , and that made him a BETTER MAN than Crawford who couldn't hold his temper.

posted by alvinthefirst at 03:58 PM on April 17

Referee Suspended Indefinitely

I've been watching the game (NBA) since the Days of Earl the Pearl , Wilt Chamberlain , Dave Bing , and when Kareem Abdul Jabbar was still Lew Alcindor , and I have never seen the type of unprofessional behavior such as that Crawford showed. The tape of the incident clearly showed that Duncan was watching the game and was focused on the game and places a towel over his head and began laughing because of an idiotic play. It had Nothing to do with showing up Crawford and the suspension was warranted and may NOT in fact be heavy enough punishment/ Crawford's behavior in the past has indicated a penchant for these type of things and he is known around the league for his hot temper. IF the players are being held to higher behavioral standards , then what makes Refs immune ? Even IF , Tim Duncan whines a lot , and from what the league has released into the media during his career , he is a model citizen , it's part of the game , and that shouldn't carry over to the ref asessing extra penalties when he is on the bench. The tape doesn't lie , Crawford was OUT of bounds and should be FIRED , and in fact , If I were Stern , I would investigate him to see if he didn't affect the game on purpose. This whole thing smells and there might be gambling or something else fishy involved . The league has enough negative publicity , Ref's like Crawford are NOT needed.

posted by alvinthefirst at 03:52 PM on April 17

Jean Strahan hints that Michael is gay.

Can you say " Hell hath no fury " ?? I have seen what a scorned woman is capable of so I have no reaosn to think it has ANY credibility .

posted by alvinthefirst at 03:47 PM on June 21

The Wages of Wins.

The dreams some of these guys have .Cleveland . uh huh .. KG does need to move but where ? There's a lot of teams that could use him and a lot who could afford him and a few that can't afford him willing to take a chance on the luxury tax if it gets them to the finals . KG IS a top 10 player (top five ,???) and would be an asset to any team ...Someones phone wil be ringing off the hook come JULY , but I am betting it wont be clevelands . whoever it is will be getting a great role player IF KG is willing to give up the limelight to HELP a team win . Teams rarely win with the Championship with a one man team ( Jordan and Chamberlain being the exceptions) and KG needs to be the one making the adjustment . And NO Clevelands not a bad team but rookies have three year contracts and there is NO way that they can sign KG and resign Lebron and stay out of the luxurty tax bracket . It's going to be hard enough keeping Lebron .

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:28 AM on May 31

Shaq provides pregame hype for Pistons-Heat

What the hell are you talking about Daddy O ? I think you're Darryl Dawkins incognito .

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:49 PM on May 23

Shaq provides pregame hype for Pistons-Heat

The series can go either way . Detroit is going to have to play at a level well above the garbage series that they checked in with Cleveland . Shaq is washed up and is a ice age behemoth on bad knees . Wade CAN'T carry the team on his back and their other players need to step up . Shaqs best years are behind him , as is about 300 pounds of LARD . If they ever bring the cartoons HillBilly Bears to real life , his mumbling antics would make a doggone good Papa Bear . Other than that , he's just a huge traffic cone in the lane . Now on the other hand , Rasheed needs to shut the hell up and play the damned game the way he knows he can , and quit trying to be a guard and get some guts and attack the lane . The NBA Championship is Detroits to lose . But if they do , Rasheed needs to be shipped off as a distraction whose time has come to get gone .

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:04 PM on May 23

Danny Almonte, Now 19, Gets Married to 30-Year-Old Woman

To each his own .

posted by alvinthefirst at 04:00 PM on May 23

"I hate Kobe Bryant's rotten and derivative soul."

Damn , it's JUST a game . I love the game , but there's no psychopathic emotions surging within me to take such a pathetic stand . I love the Pistons , I like Lebron James and hope his rookie cards do as well as Jordans so I can cash in , but the rest of the addictive mindset towards the game , I can't fathom . Sounds like dude needs some serious psychological help so that he will realize that it's JUST A FRIGGING GAME .

posted by alvinthefirst at 08:33 PM on May 09

Can the Pistons be Stopped?

Detroit has Dominated Cleveland ALL season . Where have YOU been ?? Usually teams with ONE option Like LA with Kobe or Washington with Arenas or Even Cleveland with LeBron , Detroit just collapses their defense around that ONE man team and shut them down . Usually they flounder when their only scoring option has been shut down . If anyone on here actually KNEW what they were talking about , New Jersey is the ONLY team in the East that Detroit needs to worry about . It will probably be Detroit and DALLAS in the Finals . Detroit in a Hard fought 7 .

posted by alvinthefirst at 04:02 PM on April 17

Can the Pistons be Stopped?

I want to see them win it all . Any team can beat any team on any given day , but Detroit seems hungrier than the rest of the NBA teams and that is what counts in the end . It's all a matter of HOW much you really want it . There will be a few surprizes in the Road to the Finals but Detroit will be there .

posted by alvinthefirst at 08:35 AM on April 17

Your 2006 NBA MVP is?

Billups . The best TEAM player on the best TEAM . Nash , nope . Won't get past round 1 . Kobe , nope , a one man team . Dirk #2 , Lebron #3 . Nash shouldn't have won it last year and if he wins it this year somethings wrong .

posted by alvinthefirst at 02:55 PM on April 13

Back to Basketball... who's the MVP?

Nash didn't deserve it the year that he did win it , and certainly doesn't deserve it now . Billups or Nowitski . Kobe certainly has a shot at it , but doesn't deserve it until he actually proves he can be a TEAM player .

posted by alvinthefirst at 04:46 PM on April 12

Different Strokes for Different Folks

No it's not Homicide . It's a common form of suicide to Bit** slap one's self to death .

posted by alvinthefirst at 05:10 PM on April 11

Barkley, Vitale among 16 Hall finalists

Kudos to Sir Charles , he has a lot more class than most of the young players today .

posted by alvinthefirst at 01:42 PM on February 18

Nash Must Be The MVP

He deserves it more this year than he did when he won it , but there's still people out there just as if not MORE deserving . Most valuable to the league ? The Pistons have the longest consecutive sellout record in history and sell the most merchandise . If it's $$$ then its One of the Pistons . To his team ? A lot of players fit that bill . Kobe for one , Iverson , and a few others . How do yo vote ? Phoenix WONT be in the Finals so do you base it on that ? Its a media award and the media gave it to whom they wanted to last year and will do the same again .

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:47 PM on February 16

Knicks trade Davis- get Rose

I don't think Isiah cares . His 7 million is going in the bank even if they fire him and they probably will . He needs to call his ex front court teammate Joe Dumars and get some pointers on how to build a viable NBA franchise .

posted by alvinthefirst at 11:03 AM on February 04

NBA

MVP ?? Chauncey Billups Most improved player Chris Bosh , or Mehmet Okur , Defensive player Tayshaun Prince , Shawn Marion or Ben Wallace ... It's not the individual stats that count as much as the impact that you have on your team .

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:39 AM on January 30

Raptors fire Babcock.

It's not as if there's job stability in the NBA among head coaches . This is just one of many heads that will roll before the season is complete . Expect a change in New York , (Isaiah is history ) Minnesota , Chicago and a few more places to say the least . The name of the game is winning .

posted by alvinthefirst at 03:44 PM on January 26

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

Ben Wallace ?? Ben Wallace is one of the most liked players on and off the court and the TOP selling Pistons jersey on a team that just won a marketing award for their merchandising sales . Rasheed? Maybe YOU don't like Rasheed but Detroiters have embraced him and his repuation has changed for the better . Maybe you come from a ciy that keeps getting dumped on by Rasheed and Ben .

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:39 PM on January 25

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

I give him credit and that is surely the SECOND best scoring game in NBA History it's not 100 but it's the closest thing to it since March 2 1962 / 44 years . Kobe is ONE of the greatest of his era . Wilt was the greatest in his era and Jordan in his . This era ? Time will tell . Kobe , Lebron , none of the above ? We will see . I like Kobe and would like to see him continue to grow as a player .

posted by alvinthefirst at 09:26 AM on January 23

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

2 assists for guard ?? 6 rebounds ? He scored that's ALL he did . Wilt would have had a quadruple double if they had logged all of the stats for that game . Kobe had a great game but it doesn't compare . Take the threes away and you have an average game . Darrell Imhoff was nearly 7 feet as well so the excuse that Wilt had no one to guard him is dead is dead in the water . That season Wilt AVERAGED 51.4 points a game . Kobe is no Wilt .

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:39 AM on January 23

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

OH and the score was 169 to 147 not 165 .http://nbahoopsonline.com/History/wilts100.html

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:10 AM on January 23

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

Thre's also three pointers to consider . Kobe would have had a 74 point game without the 3 something Wilt , David Thompson , David Robinson nor Elgin Baylor had the advantage of . Great and still legendary in this era , but no comparison because of the advantage of the 3 . It's a great accomplishment but don't diminish what Chambrlain did , he broke 70 10 times , and several times that very week .

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:07 AM on January 23

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

Kobe had two assists , they didn't log assists in Wilt's day however Wilt had 51 rebounds , 32 free throws from the worst free throw shooter in the league and several blocked shots . Wilts all around game was much better , sorry averages aside Wilt played a total game .

posted by alvinthefirst at 06:59 AM on January 23

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

By the way they did call Wilt selfish when he hit the 100 . So much so that one season he cut his scoring nearly in half and led the NBA in assists for much of that season . Wilt was Wilt and there never will be another like him .

posted by alvinthefirst at 05:32 AM on January 23

Kobe drops 81 for 2nd most in a game in history of NBA.

I think it was a historic accomplishment . It would be an even better one for the Lakers to compete in their Conference or play in the Finals but they wont . For the record , generally the team with the scoring leader doesn't win the championship , Jordan being the exception . Kareem Abdul Jabbar commented that it doesn't compare with Baylors . It depends on how you look at it , no they didn't have the three point shot then , but the players were not nearly as athletic then as they are now and the defense was no where as good then as it is now . It is still the closest to Wilt's 100 points that most of us are going to see in our lifetime . It took nearly 45 years to do that . Only four players have broken the 70 point mark in History and only a handful have scored 60 . (All of those who scored more than 60 points in a game are in the Hall of Fame except for one Adrian Dantley). No matter how you look at it , it was astounding . Now all that aside . Chauncey Billips for MVP . It's all about the TEAM .

posted by alvinthefirst at 05:27 AM on January 23

NBA brawl in the stands repeated

David Stern should look at this for what it was . Davis did the right thing and no man should be punished for protecting his family . That fans picture should be posted at all NBA venues and he should be banned from NBA games for life . I applaud Mr. Davis and would hope that David Stern does as well . There should be a alcohol limit at games as ell as heightened security .

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:04 AM on January 19

Are the New York Knicks making a comeback?

I doubt it . They are just peaking and everything from here will be downhill .

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:22 AM on January 14

Cuba denied participation in World Baseball Classic

Lets not get into politics here , In WORLD Opinion ,GWB ranks between Hitler and Vlad Tepes on the likeability scale . Fidel Castro is actually more popular in many parts of the world . All that aside , I think the bullying has gone too far , next GWB will be banning " I Love Lucy " reruns because Desi hails from Bobba looo , Cuba . Leave the sports to the athletes and fans and leave the politics to the politicians and don't mix the two .

posted by alvinthefirst at 09:50 PM on December 15

Cuba denied participation in World Baseball Classic

The level of ignorance amazes me . The athletes of Cuba have nothing to with the politics of the current regime ,and furthermore ; Castro seems to have more compassion than Bush or any of the other so called world leaders of "so called " democratic nations . The world " bullying " posture of the US has gotten old and time worn . Enough already , we are starting to look more like Superhypocrites than a superpower . Meddle elsewhere in things that have meaning .

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:35 AM on December 15