The best point guard’s in the game today played against one another this past weekend. Lost amid other games of note—particularly the Spurs-Heat matchup on Sunday night, which ceded most of its luster after the Bulls ended the Heat’s winning streak last week—the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs went at each other on Friday night at the AT&T Center, and it was everything you’d want in a late-season game between two of the best teams in the superior Western Conference. Read more…
Somehow this gem slipped through the cracks last week, but better late than never when a move like this goes down. Also, how about Lance Stephenson this year? Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.
We’ve poked (lol) fun at his weight and overall suckyness for the past 18 months, but Ray Felton has actually been playing REALLY well for the first place/still undefeated New York Knicks. Leave it to Tony Parker to pull us all back to reality.
Tony Parker had more than one crossover in last night’s win against the Lakers, but hat tip to TBJ for this particular clip, with a particularly embarrassing performance by Jordan Hill. Watching it without laughing is impossible, unless you are void of real human emotion.
In the NBA playoffs, basketball heroes are given brand new birth certificates. It’s a two month period where lives change: Money is earned or lost, reputations are rearranged or firmly etched in stone, and legacies become real, almost tangible things. It’s where games matter. Where rookies like Paul George and Gary Neal can poke their heads through the soil, take a look around, and realize they belong. Where those who thought they were in the league’s mythical Supreme Court of lifetime membership are first humbled, then relegated. In the playoffs, great players don’t always come through with special performances; big shots are missed—or worse, passed up—and perceptions take 180 degree turns on a night to night basis. Here’s a group of guys from the first round who most likely wish they had a redo.
Not to gush too much on some “Basketball Wives” level off the court drama, but in the past 12 months, these two have made, and subsequently slept in, their proverbial beds. Parker was caught sending sexy text messages and Barbosa (allegedly) impregnated Steve Nash’s wife. So for those keeping score at home in the battle of NBA scumbags, Tony Parker is a single Frenchman with an extremely hot ex-wife. He lives in San Antonio.
Formerly known as a fan favorite, blazing up and down the court faster than almost everybody in the league, Barbosa is now known as a run of the mill backup point guard in Toronto.
The score was nil-nil draw until I saw this clip. Parker by a nose.
HIT ME! This cross happened a little over one week ago, while serious tragedy weighed heavy on Tony’s mind. The embarrassment of this moment probably got his mind off it for a split second…then made him feel much, much worse.