Posts Tagged ‘Pau Gasol’

The five most annoying dos in the NBA

Give me a pair of clippers and I would gleefully go to town on this mob. In no particular order. Omer Asik It’s a mess. But who am I to say – the ladies seem to like it (bloody hell!!).

The mystery of ‘the post’

For me, it’s the most perplexing thing in basketball today – that is, why a good post player rarely plays/is rarely used in the post. Two things about post play: one, when you set up in the post you’re closer to the basket which should therefore create an easier shot; and two, a good post […]

Part 5 – “When Steve comes back….”

And finally, Pau Gasol will still be doing this (actually, there’s no meaning behind this one, I just thought it was funny):

Whats Doin: World Peace the weather man!

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * Metta World Peace reads a weather forecast on Canadian television. His best line – “Victoria, she sounds like she’s hot, but she’s actually cold”. Classic. * Pau Gasol really really enjoyed this hug with Rafael Nadal at the French Open. * CBS Sports’ […]

Day 21 – Enter the Black Mamba

Despite the could have beens and should have beens that have drawn some media attention so far in the playoffs, it’s hard to take anything away from the eight teams who’ve managed to advance to the second round and are now competing for spots in the conference finals. When the Sixers and Pacers each advanced […]

Day 15 – Rondoooooooo!!!

This was a pretty weird day of playoff basketball. On one side of the bracket we had a second round matchup of Philly and Boston taking place. While the 4 vs 5 matchup is often a toss of the coin, it’s quite uncommon for a five seed to end up securing home court in the […]

Some classic photos for your enjoyment

As co-editor of NBAMate I spend an inordinate amount of time searching Google Images to try and find the perfect picture for the perfect post. In the process I occasionally stumble across some, shall we say, interesting photos. So I’ve collected them, naturally, and will now serve them up for your enjoyment. There’s some flat-out […]

Whats Doin: Stephon Marbury gets his own statue

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * Wince Carter airballs a layup. Yikes! * Barack Obama poppin’ off a few threes. * Stephon Marbury to get a bronze statue in China. * The latest gem to emerge from the well-oiled ‘San Antonio system’ – Kawhi Leonard. * ‘Hero ball’ fails […]

Ramon Who?

As the trade deadline ticked over last week, we saw a couple of somewhat marquee players in Gerald Wallace and Nene being shipped to new locations. However, the deal most likely to have the greatest impact on the final stretch of the NBA season was the trade which saw the Los Angeles Lakers acquire Ramon […]

Whats Doin: Things get testy

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * Is this the worst flop ever? * Joel Przybilla wants a piece of Carlos Boozer. More precisely, he wanted to meet him after the game and “f**k him up”. * It’s been a feisty week. Minnesota teammates Kevin Love and J.J. Barea get […]