Craig Sager wearing a normal looking suit again??? What the hell is going on?
If you ever doubted how painful it is to play for the Knicks, Al Harrington has something to say about it.
You know, I always expected Joakim Noah to be on the other side of this man love situation...
If you're an MST3K fan like me, I'm sure Jermaine O'Neal's flight reminds you of the Puma Man.
Nationally Televised Friday Games:
Bucks at Crabs: LeBron James being shown on national TV? Inconceivable!
Wizards Generals at Warriors: Can someone please explain to me how we got Generals/Kings and Generals/Warriors on national TV in one week?
All The Other Friday Games:
Nyets at Raptors: The Raptors have been employing a swiss cheese defensive scheme this year. Good thing for them the Nyets' offensive scheme is simply that -- offensive.
Jazz at Hawks: The Hawks are sneaky good this year. Five wins in a row? Not too shabby. This could be a pretty good game.
76ers at Celtics: Did you know Allen Iverson has already had to have fluid drained off his arthritic knee twice this week? That's your Answer, Philly?
Nuggets at Hornets: Billups is day-to-day with a strained groin. Okay, I'll pause for a minute so you can laugh like a 12 year old... Done laughing? All right, let's move on
Kings at Timberwolves: This game is so bawful, Accuscore has Minnesota favored 54% to 46% in this game, despite Minnesota being 4-22 and Sacramento being 11-13. My head hurts.
Clippers at Knicks: The Clippers are the healthiest they've been in a long time, and have won two straight. Are they still who we thought they were? Probably. But the D'Antoni-led Knicks will probably make it hard to find out.
Pistons at Thunder: Kevin Durant, history machine: "There's 82 games. You can't play well in all 82. That'd be nice, but I don't think that has ever happened."
Pacers at Grizzlies: With Danny Granger hurt, something called a "Troy Murphy" is the Pacers' leading scorer. Now, get this: when Murphy went down in November for six games, the Pacers went 5-1 without him. And this is now your leading scorer?
Rockets at Mavericks: The Mavs have won five straight. Think Dirk's back is hurting him? You know, because he's been carrying his team that whole stretch.
Nationally Televised Saturday Games:
Trailblazers at Magic: The Magic didn't look too hot the other night at Miami. Then again, what can you really expect from a team whose head coach is too busy stocking up on Astroglide to draw up plays?
All The Other Saturday Games:
Jazz at Bobcats: The Jazz will be tired, but the Bobcats also just plain aren't very good. Not a very watchable game.
Clippers at 76ers: Okay, both teams are on the wrong half of back-to-backs. Both teams suck. No good can come from this. I'm calling this the Basketbawful Game of the Weekend.
Hawks at Bulls: Considering the Hawks will be tired from a game against the Jazz, this game might be closer than you'd think. The Bulls will probably still find a way to lose, but still.
Lakers at Nyets: Oh, good grief.
Thunder at Rockets: You know, the Rockets have one of the best mascots in sports, Clutch the Bear. Funny, ridiculously cute, etc. The Thunder, on the other hand... what the hell is with their mascot? Wow.
Kings at Bucks: Brandon Jennings got fined for the timing of a Twitter post. Not for the content itself. Just for the timing. The NBA. It's faaaaaaaaaaantastic.
Pacers at Spurs: The Spurs are an aging shadow of their former selves, and they never play hard early in the season. And I still don't hold out much hope for the Pacers in this game.
Wizards Generals at Suns: The Generals are good at playing just well enough to lose a close game. This could be an exciting game, especially with Nash playing at home.
Nationally Televised Sunday Games:
Crabs at Mavericks: Another nationally televised LeBron game? Well, at least this time it's against the Mavericks. I'll let this one slide, Stern.
All The Other Sunday Games:
Hornets at Raptors: If Toronto just folded, would anyone really be all that upset? The only thing that comes to mind when I hear "Toronto Raptors" is this Oliver Miller picture. That's it.
Nuggets at Grizzlies: Deceptively good game. The Grizzlies aren't awful, and the Nuggets aren't great. I'm sold.
Timberwolves at Celtics: I think this picture pretty well sums it up.
Lakers at Pistons: Kobe's probably going to be tired after scoring 48 points against the horrendous Nyets, proving his finger is fine. Possible trap game? Not likely, but just sayin'...
Trailblazers at Heat: The Blazers will be tired after a game against the Magic. The Magic just lost to the Heat the other night. This game is too meta for its own good.
Bobcats at Knicks: You know, this was almost a contender for the Basketbawful Game of the Weekend, but the Knicks are just slightly too good and interesting to watch to earn that award.