Saturday, July 10, 2010
Lebron James has chosen the Heat. Everyone take a deep breath. This is GREAT for the NBA. Sucks for Cleveland. But let’s all remember that this is a BUSINESS First of all, he’s getting about $30 million less by going to Miami. But hey, the guy wants to win and you can’t blame him for that. I cant hate on the guy for leaving and going to the Heat. I do respect him for changing, because I would’ve done the same thing. Who the heck wants to live in Cleveland. I might have chosen New York over Miami just cause I love NYC. But the fans that are burning his jersey in Cleveland need to get a life. Cleveland Owner Dan Gilbert throwing Lebron under the bus is just a bushleague move. 3 hours ago, Gilbert would’ve given his left nut to have Lebron re-sign with the Cavs. Frankly, he still will. Talk about an angry ex-girlfriend. This isn’t war. There was no betrayal, no desertion. Lebron is an ATHLETE, not a soldier. He plays basketball. Gilbert is pissed off because his team just loss 50% of its net worth. I do think that Lebron’s 1 hour special was a slap to Cleveland’s face but at the same time, let me remind you that this is a BUSINESS. He probably got paid big bucks for it, and to be honest with you, the guy’s down $30 mill, so he needs to make it up somewhere. Lebron chose the Heat because he wants to win. That’s what athletes do, win. He is playing with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Their point guard Mario Chalmers is going to be one of the most improved players next year because of these additions. They dumped that bum Jermaine O’Neal and traded away Michael Beasley. Don’t hate Lebron for leaving. You can hate him for quitting on his team during the playoffs. But don’t hate him for going to a better team, better city, better situation. I have a gut feeling that we’re going to hear some dirt on Lebron over the next few days. This kid’s had a super-clean image for the past 7 years. There have to be some skeletons in his closet. And I’m sure someone in the Cleveland organization is gong to leak some stuff out. Stay tuned, this sage is FAR from over. By the way, Jim Nance, worst invterviewer ever.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Talk about a disaster of an inning. The Colorado Rockies were down by 6 runs in the 9th inning, at home, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Game over right? WRONG! Believe it or not, the Cardinals blew this game by allowing 9, that's NINE, runs at the end of the inning to end the game. Let me tell you, the Rockies are hardly an offensive threat. The Rockies and Cards have identical records in their division and are both within striking distance to first. It's going to be a long summer and if the Cardinals don't shore up their pitching, they can kiss the division goodbye, especially the way Cincinnati is playing.
Surprise, surprise, JaMarcus Russell, ex #1 draft pick, ex Oakland Raiders just got charged with possession of a controlled substance. It's not weed or cocaine, it's codeine syrup. I'm not sure why he has this but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he's addicted to it. Poor Russell, all the talent in the world but no brain. This guy couldn't run the offense in Oakland. With his size and girth, Russell looked to be the next Dante Culpepper, or even Donovan McNabb. But this ain't college baby. This is the big show, where everyone is just a little bit faster, and smarter. Noone can do your homework in the NFL. At least $32 million of his $61 million contract was guaranteed so I'm not feeling too bad for this guy. I wonder if he was smart enough to put some of it away, say for a rainy day like this one? I'm not a gambling man but if I had to bet, I would bet that Russell is soon going to appear on those "where are they now" shows.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This guy doesn't learn. After being back in the NFL for 1 year, the rush is back on Michael Vick. Vick spent about a year in prison after being indicted for that dog-fighting scandal. Then, he came back to the NFL after Roger Goodell and the Philadelphia Eagles took a chance on him. He played sporadically for the Eagles, going 6-13 for 89 yards and 1 TD but looking VERY human. Then, he bitched about how he wanted to be a starting QB somewhere. This past weekend, he turned 30. He celebrated his party with his dogfighting homies. Apparently, 3-4 minutes after he left, shots rung out. The ruckus involved Vick's dog-fighting homies. I'm sick and tired of this. Michael Vick, a superstar that had everything, the NFL gift-wrapped for him, millions and millions at his disposal, needs to be made an example of. Lifetime Ban. That's what I'm voting for. Vick has lied to police in this investigation, and he lied to them in the past. He lied to Goodell. And now, the image of the NFL is taking another hit, one that it can't afford. I'm not sure what the police investigation is going to reveal, but the NFL better make some moves and sack this guy, for good.
John Wall is a Wizard... and a spectacular ball player too. Something finally went right for the Washington Wizards. After a dramatic season with all the Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Critterton debacle, this team, THIS CITY, finally is headed the right way. First, the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg surpasses all expectations and now Wall. It’s a good time to be living in the nation’s capital. Wall averaged 17 points, 4 rebounds and over 6 assists a game in college. Sure it’s not the NBA, but this kid’s projected to be a star and I’m a believer. I also like the rumors about Washington acquiring Kirk Hinrich from Chicago. This kid’s a true point guard and has that “I hate to lose” attitude. Alongside a scorer like Wall, it would be a smooth transition from Derek Rose. For Chicago, it frees up cap space for the Lebron James sprint about to start in a week. If I’m Washington, I try to move Gilbert Arenas as soon as possible, maybe try to get a big man. I wouldn’t want Arenas and his gangsta bullshit to touch or even be in the same room as Wall. Remember when Portland gave away Zach Randolph after they drafted Greg Oden? Hopefully, we’ll never mention Wall and Oden in the same sentence again.