Posts Tagged ‘Ron Artest’

Down Memory Lane: Malice at the Palace

Throughout this long and tedious NBA offseason we’re going to delve into the archives and take a look at some of the more memorable moments from previous years. We’ll have game winning shots, dustups and brain snaps, monster jams and much more. Up now, the epic 2004 brawl between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers. […]

10 Things We Learned In January

It’s that time of the month folks, when I chime in with 10 observations from the previous month’s NBA action. Let’s get straight into it. 1.         KG – Mr Cheap Shot I am a Celtics guy so I don’t dislike Kevin Garnett. In fact, I love what he brings to the floor. But I can’t […]

Round Ball Fever: The All-NBA FIFA Team

Taking a break from the madness of the NBA Finals, the 2010 FIFA World Cup starts this weekend which should provide a brief, pleasurable diversion from footy-mad Melbourne. Maybe not for us hardened NBA fans who have enjoyed the excitement of the Celtics/Lakers confrontation unfold. But if you’re a diehard sports fan, then the next […]

Game 2 Wrap

With Game 1 of the NBA Finals proving a bit of a lemon from a competitive standpoint, most neutrals – myself included – would have been hoping and praying for a more resilient Boston team to show up in the second game. They didn’t disappoint. If you weren’t lucky (or unemployed) enough to be free […]

NBA Finals Game 1: Pau! Right in the kisser

3 votes – Pau Gasol: Two years is a long time in sports. And after putting in what could only be described as a meek performance in the 2008 Finals, Gasol had a lot to prove this time around. Of course, avid watchers of regular season basketball would have seen the improvements Gasol has made […]

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 22 – The Orlando and LA Juggernauts roll on

3 votes – Kobe Bryant. Despite the Lakers dominance of this series (and the fact they would sweep on Day 24), there have been some damn entertaining games. None more so than Game 3 which had one of the craziest finishes in recent playoff history. Odom, Kobe, Korver and Fisher all made huge threes over […]

Day 14 – Boozer, Jazz set for encounter with Kobe and the Durant-stopper

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images 3 votes – Kobe Bryant. I saw it, if only for a brief second or two, in between a barrage of shots Kobe was making in the third; that protruding jaw snarl that became a trademark of his ’09 playoff campaign. For a second there it felt like Kobe was […]

Ariza, Artest and the Death of Loyalty

Explain to me the logic in this. Trevor Ariza, a player who was instrumental in the Lakers 2009 Championship but who ultimately has achieved very little else in his career so far, refuses to accept the Lakers mid-level exception offer believing himself to be worth much more. Ron Artest, a veteran who has won defensive […]