Wednesday, February 11, 2009

NBA Player of the Week

Mike G said:
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Now for those of you who already know: You don't even have to ask! It's time for another installment of the Nothin' But All-Star's NBA Player of the Week!
Now as you know, the NBA is the premier league of the professional sports world as far as RAW, athletic talent is concerned. With that being said, it is only natural that there be dozens of candidates for Player of the Week. For example, we saw spectacular performances this past week that had us going CRAZY! Some names in the honorable mention include: Detroit's "Rip" Hamilton, Houston's Yao Ming, Memphis's O.J. Mayo, and -- a Nothin' But All-Stars' personal favorite -- Golden State's Steven Jackson.
But there were 2 that undeniably went above and beyond. If you know this blog, then you know that there can't be a tie. And if there is, then it must only be under EXTREME circumstances. And after a tough debate, ladies and gentleman -- The time has come once again! This week's award of NBA Player of the Week for games played 2/2 through 2/9 are..................Los Angeles Laker Pao Gasol and Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James!
Pao Gasol did his thing this week, averaging 26.0 points and 13.8 rebounds per game (which ranks him 3rd in the NBA among rebound leaders). And not only did the man average point-rebound double-doubles, but he shot an impressive .667 from the field, helping the Lakers to a 4-0 East Coast road trip, which included an overtime win in Boston and an upsetting win in Cleveland.
As for my man LBJ, it was business as usual. Even though the Cavs didn't do as well as Los Angeles (2-1), and even suffered a defeat at their hands (which snapped their home game winning streak), LeBron put up insane numbers, and made history in the process. LBJ averaged 33.7 points, 9.0 assists, and 8.0 rebounds per game this week, and had an insane game vs. New York (52 points, 11 assisits, and 9 rebounds), making him one of only two visitors to score multiple 50+ point games in Madison Square Garden. The only other player to do so was "His Airness" Michael Jordan. In addition, on 2/2 against Toronto, James reached his 12,000th point milestone, becoming the youngest player in NBA History to do so. MVP? Guess we'll have to wait and see!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Week 5: Question of the Week

Who is the best team in the league right now?

Kris said:

The Lakers are the best team in the league right now, even without Andrew Bynum. It helps to have the most offensively gifted player in the league, Kobe Bryant. He has also been on the NBA All-Defensive First Team, so be plays both ends of the floor. They also have Pau Gasol, who is an All-Star, playing out of his mind right now. They even have the deepest bench in the NBA and possibly the best coach in the league in Phil Jackson. He does have 9 NBA titles and the highest winning percentage of any coach. Plus, they have the best record in the league and beat the Celtics and Cavs on the road, back-to-back. That is impressive. So, at this point, they are no doubt the best team in the league.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Week 5: Game of the Week

This weeks top game has to be the best in the West (Lakers) vs the best in the East (Celtics). If you folks watched the LA vs Boston game that night, you would have to agree with me that, that game was the best one this week. Going into the 4th quarter Celtics had the lead over Lakers but not by much. Celtics were on a 12 game winning streak, trying to make it 13 against LA that night. During the last 5 minute of the 4th quarter, NOBODY could have stopped Kobe's 3 pointers. He was literarlly on fire, knocking down 3 three's!!! Garnett fouled out and had to watch his Celtics on the bench. Game went into overtime and man this was a close one but LA leaves Boston with a win 110-109. Game ball goes to Pau Gasol, the man went 10-14 with 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. What a game it was!!!

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