Friday, February 6, 2009

Player of the Week

Mike G said:'s the end of the week, and we all know what that means: Time for this week's installment of the Nothin' But All-Stars's NBA Player of the Week. And remember, as always, this week's pick is brought to you straight from California State University, East Bay in lovely Hayward, California -- Home of the Nothin' But All-Stars Crew!
Now we saw a lot of action this week throughout the NBA. Who can forget that stellar performance by Kobe Bryant against New York? And then going to Boston, only to disappoint the defending champs in what was truly a close call! Or how about LeBron James, who also had a spectacular game against the New York Knicks. And did I mention he's averaging 39.3 points, 7 points, and 7.3 assists for the month of February! -- It's just too bad their performancse just missed the deadline! Maybe next week.
Now let's get back on topic. Now with all of this talk about slaughtering the New York Knicks, it's only expected that this would be the last place that we'd look for our NBA Player of the Week, right? WRONG!!! This week's Nothin' But All-Stars Player of the Week comes to you straight outta the Big Apple: Yes, ladies and gentleman, this week's award goes to none other than David Lee of the New York Knickerbockers!
Lee, shooting an impressive 53.5% from the field, averaged 19.0 points and 15.3 rebounds per game for the week of 1/26 to 2/1. As a matter of fact, the Knicks forward has recorded 35 double-doubles this year, sitting 2nd only to Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic. With Lee averaging point-rebound double-doubles, New York went 3-0 against Houston, Atlanta, and Indiana. Pretty impressive for the fourth-year veteran, if you ask me!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Week 4: Question of the Week

Which game at Madison Square Garden was more impressive: Michael Jordan’s 55-point performance or Kobe Bryant’s 61-point show?

Kris said:

Let me just start by saying that both players played AMAZING games. However, there can only be one. In this case, I would have to say that the Chicago Bull, Michael Jordan (wearing #45), had the more impressive game. I know some would argue that Kobe Bryant’s was better because he set the Madison Square Garden record for most points by an opponent (previously held by Michael Jordan) or that he has injured fingers on his shooting hand. No matter what reason someone gives me, I am still going to say that Michael Jordan’s game was more impressive.
The first reason why I say Jordan’s game was more impressive is because it came down to the last shot; Michael Jordan found Bill Wennington for the game winning dunk. Jordan had a great record-setting night, but still passed the ball to the open player with the game on the line. The second reason is the difference in defense and skill level of the Knicks now and then. The Knicks today play a run-and-gun style with no real defense. They do not have a solid man-to-man defender either. The Knicks in 1995 were hard-nosed defenders led by Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, and John Starks. They were also fresh off an NBA Finals loss to the Houston Rockets. Also, in 1995, players were still allowed to hand check. My final reason is the fact that it was only Jordan’s 5th game back from his first retirement. The fact that he had spent two years playing a completely different sport (baseball) made this 55-point game even more impressive.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Week 4: Game of the Week

Adam Said:

Last Thursday night's game with Phoenix hosting against the Spurs was a shoot out and entertaining one. Game might have seem like Spurs won with ease because of a 10 point victory, but if you watched the game, viewers knew that the game was close throughout the night. It was a very high scoring game for both teams, Steve Nash dished out 18 assist that night, but was short to a victory. Ironically when Steve Nash becomes a high distributor instead of a scorer, his team has a very high chance of winning, but this was not the case on Thursday night because Manu coming off the bench just took over the game. Manu scored 30 points that night 18 for 18 at the free throw line, which was crucial because both Phoenix and San Antonio were shooting great numbers at the line, but San Antonio had the better free throw percentage that night and scored more from the line. The game was just a straight shoot out fest, Amare started off hot early, but cooled down after the second quarter and towards the end of the game, he just kept hitting jump shots after another and another. Amare had a pretty good night with 28 points and 10 boards. But Tony Parker had himself a decent night with 26 points and just nails a bulls eye shot near the end of the 4th to pretty much seal the game.

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