Monday, March 13, 2006

Beef Is When I See You...

Da Realist:
and you wonder why there are no more rivalries...

it's because of players like ray allen apologizing for something he said LAST YEAR. c'mon...

do you think isiah thomas ever apologized for leading a pistons walkout with 5.9 seconds left when chicago eliminated them in 91?

do you think michael jordan ever apologized for saying that playing reggie miller was akin to chicken fighting?

do you think scottie pippen ever apologized for calling charles barkley a fat slob who'll never win a title?

do you think nick van exel ever apologized for stating that san antonio would never win a title with avery johnson at the point?

ray allen was right with what he said. he just got scared when he realized kobe was gonna get at him on national tv. dude is soft...

Like I said B4, the best rivalry the league had was Shaq-Kobe, now they at least acknowledge one another. I miss the regular season days on Sunday when you had a big rivalry game on, like the Knicks-Bulls. Even though it was regular season, it felt like the playoffs cuz you knew both teams were gonna bring it.

I was watching part of the Cavs-Heat earlier and no such aura around the game. I read a few mins ago that Bron Bron dropped 47. But what does it matter if he's gonna hug and kiss D Wade after the game. I want more non peace dammit :-).
Da Realist:

i agree. you let your team lose a 15 point game and you are cool enough to kiss and hug the victor afterwards... (???)

what in the world happened to the nba? well, at least we got artest vs kobe on tuesday night. is that game on national tv?

Gangsta D:

Kobe vs Ron isn't a rivalry...yet. Could be, but it doesn't trip my trigger just yet.
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Played...


Man, it doesnt even feel right that we have gone almost 5 days without dropping something about sports??

- What no comments on Kirby Puckett dying this week? Pretty tragic to me considering how his life started ! going downhill after he was hit by the fastball. I dont watch baseball but suprisingly i watched all of the Twins-Braves WS back in '91, mainly cuz of him and Terry Pendleton. Weird

- No comments on the pending book about Bonds and steroids?

- No comments on the Clippers coming on strong in the 2nd half of the NBA season? And also solidifying their claim as the best pro NBA team in LA this year? (No realist this is not a misprint from a Lakers fan :-)

- No comments on Vargas-Mosely?

- No comments on the World Series of Base - er what I am saying, who cares about that?

- No comments on early March Madness predictions?

Anyways, let's get the Sports Reporters via email going again

Gangsta D:

Kirby was a great player, but he was a wild boy. Using a chainsaw to cut through the bathroom door? That's some Debo type ish right there.

Don't mistreat your mistress. Barry should've known better.

The Clips are the LA team that's PLAYING the best right now. They're not the best team in LA. You need to learn how to parse statements Waldo.

Boxing is deader than Dillinger.

Too early for predictions. But UConn is beasting and they're not even playing that well as of late.

Da Realist:

i feel bad for kirby. my man got CRUCIFIED when it came out he had a few mistresses. rich, popular, athletic star traveling the country for most of the year without his family...what do you expect? and yeah, there were those accusations of physical abuse... ??? i don't know. but now all of a sudden he's an angel. maybe death is the best way to polish your image.

what's this about the clippers and lakers? didn't i tell y'all it's 1990 again? last night mike dropped 47 on the pistons to pull within 2 games to 1. game 4 is tomorrow night.

Gangsta D:

Is Pippen playing or is he still out with the migraines?

Da Realist:

are you trying to get a rise out of me, agent kujan?

Gangsta D:

You're right Verbal. I am smarter than you. One way or the other, you're gonna tell me what I wanna know!


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Thursday, March 02, 2006

AK-47 Assault Rifle

Gangsta D:

Just heard on the radio that Andrei Kirilenko's wife is "allowing" him to have one night a year with another woman. She feels prohibition fosters temptation, so she's giving him a mulligan in a matter of speaking. I'd love to hear the married man's perspective:)

Da Realist:

maybe i ought to pass this on to Da Wife... try to convince her that by allowing this, she is SAVING our marriage :-)


As XXL would say, I have the following in response for AK-47....NEGRO PUHLEASE
Anybody knows a black woman scorned is hell for any person but a married black woman scorned?? You talking a special combo of hot grits and sausage if you catch my drift :-)
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Olden Days


Realist, I remember when you brought this up and ironically NBA Coast to Coast discussed this 2nite. Whatever happened to the great NBA rivalries. Coast to Coast went through the following rivalries 2nite

Wilt's Sixers vs Bill's Celtics
Julius' Sixers vs Larry's Celtics
Magic's Lakers vs Larry's Celtics
Isaiah's Pistons vs Michael's Bulls
Patrick's Knicks vs Michael's Bulls
Patrick's Knicks vs Reggie's Pacers
Patrick's Knicks vs Alonzo's Heat

After that, they ask, What has happened to the rivalries? And the only one I could think of that was as heated as the one above was the Kings-Lakers and I'm reachin on that one. was all a dream

Da Realist:

isiah's pistons vs larry's celtics

and what about the lesser rivalries like

kj's suns vs magic's lakers
drexler's trailblazers vs magic's lakers
payton/kemp's sonics vs stockton/malone's jazz

they were all interesting to watch. i don't know why rivalries no longer exist because the decline of the quality of play doesn't matter if every team is basically on the same playing field.

my guess would be this: i don't think the players care as much about winning as they did back then. i like how you assigned each team to its marquee player because that's where it ultimately starts. those guys had enough pride to make them compete every year against that team they
couldn't get past. marquee players today just don't care. tracy mcgrady, vince carter, dirk nowitzki, ray allen, etc just don't care enough to compete extra hard against that team they couldn't beat the year before. kobe and iverson are probably the only real superstar
competitors out there. can't have rivalries without willing competitors.

the closest thing we got is pistons/spurs today.

Gangsta D

Someone made the point that NBA players are too nice nowadays. They share agents, hang out during the regular season, etc. There's just no sustained animosity any more. You'd think that after Rasheed "Clubber Langed" Big Z, that that might inspire something in the Cavs. Not even
close. I think the clamp down on fighting and not being able to leave the bench has a lot to do with it. Look at the 80's and early 90's rivalries. they were always getting into it. that inspired passion and animosity. Just don't have it nowadays.

Da Realsit:

yep. the nba is so prosperous that everyone has a huge piece of the pie. what's there to be mad about when you're a multi-millionaire? in the 90's, at least some of the endorsements available were given to players that had experienced some success. michael was the only one with his own shoe deal, for instance (other players like magic, larry and dominique endorsed shoes). now EVERYBODY got their own shoe. c'mon, remember the spreewell's with the spinning rims? c'mon...

oh by the way, y'all know i'm LOVING that new jordan commercial!


New Jordan commercial is tight

I'm not saying I want the NBA to turn into WWE and cats are fighting every night but if you get elbowed in the face (see Zydrunas) and get a home game the next night against the same man (see Sheed) who did it to you, you gotta give a lil payback

But more than likely, those cats prbly ended up at the club 2gether that night talking about life. I mean I miss times like when the Rockets came back from a 2-0 and 3-1 defiicit to beat the Suns. I remember AC Green saying when it was 3-1, the series was over and no way the Rockets come back. Well they did and Kenny Smith was like "AC may be religious but he
aint a prophet." Subtle but hilarious....

The sad part is the NBA was hurt from a marketing standpoint when Shaq and Kobe squashed their feud in Jan

Da Realist:

nah, not really. those guys weren't gonna meet in the playoffs (finals) anyway. i never read that kenny smith quote. very good quote.

y'all remember (and i know you do) back in 93, the lakers had the suns down 2-0 going home for games 3 and 4? a #1 seed losing 2-0 to a #8 seed? game 5 went to overtime before the suns pulled it out. classic, although i was hoping the lakers pulled off history. this was the year before motumbo's nuggets beat the sonics.

Gangsta D:

Of course we remember! I mas talking mad ish after game 2. We should've won game 4 and 5, but Worthy just couldn't pull it out...


Dayum right. I remember being in Physical science and some clown was trying to insinuate I wasnt a true Laker fan. I said oh's starting 5 for that squad

Sedale Threatt - PG
Byron Scott - SG
Big Game James Worthy - SF
Big Easy Elden Campbell - PF
Vlade Dodi Divac - C

Shoot, I was heated about Game 5 b/c Big Easy was going off. I got too excited when LA won the first 2 games and was already talking about playing Seattle :-)
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