Posts Tagged ‘Phil Jackson’

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 […]

Whats Doin: Tyson Chandler wears capes

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * And you thought Russell Westbrook had weird taste in clothing. New York Knick Tyson Chandler owns (and wears) several capes. For real. * Here’s a treat – awesome slow-mo HD video of Kevin Durant versus LeBron James in Game 3. * Phil Jackson […]

Short Shorts: The Burning Q’s

Boston versus LA is far and away the sexiest matchup basketball has ever produced. The record books speak for themselves, the titles between them illustrate that and the utter disgust for one another is pure gold. Lakers reserve guard Sasha Vujacic can’t stand the sight of green. Celtics fans can’t wait for their next opportunity […]

Backing the Green

No, this is not the 2008 Finals again. It’s completely different. The Celtics have a very different looking bench and an All-Defensive point guard. The Lakers are better and are the reigning champions. But I’m still tipping history to repeat itself and the Celtics to walk home with championship #18. Here’s why. It’s a boring […]

Day 17 – Rockets and Magic spoil the house parties

AP Photo/Matt Sayles – very cool photo After watching the Game 7 in Boston I decided to come back to LA to spend my remaining days before heading back to Australia. I chose LA for a couple of reasons. Firstly because the flight home leaves from LAX, kinda obvious. Secondly, because I thought the Lakers […]

Day 17 & 18: The Good (Kobe), the Bad (Orlando) and the Ugly (BOS vs CLE)

PLAYOFF DIARY: DAY 17 I think its about time I started to admit I was wrong about the Hornets. In the first round I tipped them to lose to Dallas in 6 games. Despite convincingly doing away with the Mavs, I then tipped them to lose to the Spurs in 6. I don’t think I […]

State of the League Address, 30 March 2008

Lots happening around the L the last few days. Time to sit back in your underwear and take stock. The Warriors-Mavs-Nuggets playoff battle is undoubtedly the most intriguing sub-plot in the NBA this past week, and it reached fever pitch today when the Nuggs knocked off the Warriors in a typically high scoring affair 119-112. […]