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NBA General

Our Look At The NBA Draft

by Trevor Freeman

So I’m at Pat O’Brien’s and I’m playing a little Beirut.  In walk some kids who look to be fresh out of college and eventually my group engages them in some friendly “Beirut” banter.  In my first game against a solid twosome, I offer a “we’re playing 21 cups” in a cocky manner.  Being a veteran I felt that my experience would better translate in a 21 cup game.  The youth responded, “No problem, old-timer”.  The game begins and me and my partner who are both staring 30 in the eye got off to a great start and held on for a close win.  Following this we played two more games and the college kids whupped us.  What does this have to do with the NBA Draft?  Nothing really…….well except for the fact that there are a bunch of young kids about to put a whupping on some veterans.  

People look at this draft as being all about Kevin Durant and Greg Oden.  However there are some nice value plays in here as I think both Al Horford and Corey Brewer will be big-time contributors.  

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San Antonio Spurs

The Best Of This Era

by Trevor Freeman

“The definition of “Tim Duncanitis” is when the media and followers of a sport make arguments that other players are best, because they just don’t want to state the obvious.  In Tim Duncan’s case, pundits love to predict LeBron James or Dwyane Wade to be the MVP/Best Player in basketball even though it’s painfully clear to every rational human being watching hoops that the best player is indeed Duncan.  This is why Tim Duncan has only won two MVP’s.”

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Random Thoughts

Something Old And Something New

by Trevor Freeman

Two men.  One a giant in his sport and the other a literal giant had news that seemed to fly under sport’s radar last week.  It is surprising considering the two names involved.  However their news has the potential to impact the sports scene in 2008.  For David Beckham being asked to rejoin England and Roy Hibbert deciding to rejoin the Georgetown Hoyas means there could be a little more sizzle on each side when they show up for America and Europe’s version of the Madness.

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NBA General

The NBA Needs A Leader

by Trevor Freeman

My biggest objection with Amare Stoudamire and Boris Diaw being suspended for Game 5 was not the complete injustice of it.  And that is saying an awful lot because the fairness of David Stern’s decision to suspend the two of them was only a slight notch below Vince McMahon forcing Bobby Lashley to have to defend his ECW title against him, Shane McMahon and Umaga in a handicap match on the last pay-per view.  My beef with the commissioner lies in the absolute lack of testicular fortitude he put on display when he cancelled his scheduled appearance in Phoenix after making the suspension decision.  

This is not the first time David Stern has shown that he is an incompetent twit who may also be smuggling a pair of raisins under his boxer shorts.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the other “moves” he has made over the past fifteen years that have helped the NBA get passed by the NFL as the premier professional sports league in our country.

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Boxing

Pound For Pound Champion……..I Think Not

By Trevor Freeman

Last night Max Kellerman said that Floyd Mayweather Jr. had put on a “virtuoso” performance.  This is the exact equivalent of me saying Tom Hanks performance in “Joe Versus The Volcano” was “virtuoso”.  Max Kellerman even called into question what the judge who scored the fight for Oscar De La Hoya was watching. There are only three possible reasons for why Kellerman could have felt this way.  They are:

a)    He smoked a blunt with 50 Cent prior to the proceedings.
b)    Floyd Mayweather Jr. set him up with an account over at the Bunny Ranch.
c)    Lennox Lewis is a big fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and threatened to powerbomb Kellerman through the announce table while James Brown did his best Jim Ross impression yelling “Good God Almighty” if Kellerman didn’t pimp Floyd during the postfight coverage.

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Golden State Warriors

Welcome Back Old Friend

By Trevor Freeman

In the words and voice of Eric Cartman, I have but one thing to say……”How would you like to suck my balls….Mr. Barkley?” Hahahaha. Great call “Sir Charles”. Oh and by the way, having somebody from Alabama tell you that Sausalito/Marin County sucks is the exact equivalent of Cash Warren hearing that Jessica Alba is an ugly tramp from one of the Greek guys dating Paris Hilton. Not since the “Run TMC” era has there been a better time to be a Golden State Warriors fan. I just spent $40 on eBay for a “We Believe” T-Shirt that may or may not have beer stains on it. To be quite honest, I’m hoping for beer stains. I want to be a part of what went down in Games 3 and 4 in the Oracle..cough..Oakland Arena.

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Random Thoughts

A Sports Medley…..

by Trevor Freeman

Ever since March Madness ended, we as a sports nation have been in a funk. It was a long couple of weeks, but we are snapping out of it in a big way with the NFL Draft on the horizon and the NBA playoffs heating up. Baseball is in full swing. I know I am pretty pumped that my Athletics have gotten out of the gate at 10-9 (generally my A’s like to start 2-17 and 11 games out of first). With all this going on, I sat down and tried to compose an article on a number of topics. However, I once again ran into a brick wall at every turn. Yes, writer’s block was affecting me and there was only one way to snap out of. Without further ado, here is our fourth “Sports Medley”.

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NFL General

Is Mel Kiper’s Hair Ready?

by Trevor Freeman

Is it just me or is the time between the day March Madness ends and the day the NBA playoffs/NFL Draft begins just excruciating? Last weekend I actually did household chores. I did. I swear to God. I even figured out how to get the vacuum cleaner to work. It gets worse. I rolled up my sleeves and cleaned the bathroom. I think the advent of Spring Cleaning can be directly attributed to the lack of sports once March Madness ends.

With that being said, the NFL Draft is only a week away and its time to get the engine fired up again. There are not many events I like watching better than this one. Watching Mel Kiper get all hot and bothered talking about some guy from Sam Houston State brings an indescribable amount of enjoyment to my life. Plus, is there any event better to watch at a bar than the NFL Draft? You don’t have to keep your eyes on the television as long as the ears are tuned in. God bless this event.

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College Basketball

Why Kevin Durant Should Stay In School

by Trevor Freeman

For the next month and a half, Kevin Durant will be inundated with people whispering that he would be a fool to not declare for the NBA Draft.  They will tell Durant about the $70 million that Nike will throw at him.  Agents will give him the same treatment that “Vinny Chase” got when he cruelly decided to explore the option of replacing “Ari Gold”.  Writers will talk about how if the goal of college is to get a great education so you can get a good job, that Durant has already done enough to accomplish this goal.  What nobody has done is articulate the other side.  The reasoning for why he should stay in school.  That’s where I come in.  So Kevin, if you’re reading make sure you take the following five things into account before voting “yes” on the money and “no” on Texas.      

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College Basketball

Our Look At The Final Four

By Trevor Freeman

Goosebumps.  That was what filled my arm down the stretch of the Georgetown-North Carolina game as I watched the Hoyas rally back to deliver a revenge punch that had been twenty-five years in the making.  And I’ll be quite honest…….I was worried that this Elite Eight was going to leave us wanting for more.  I thought the only goosebumps I was going to get all weekend was from a second viewing of last Wednesday’s “Friday Night Lights” (“friends……friends….Texas forever….Texas forever man”).  Then the last seven minutes of regulation and overtime gave us the stirring comeback we had been dying for all weekend.