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Lakers Trade Radmanovic to Bobcats

February 7, 2009

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Lakers have pulled a mid-season shocker by sending Vladmir Radmanovic to the Bobcats. I find it surprising that they’re willing to let go of one of their versatile big men, especially with Bynum out for the remainder of the regular season. They acquired struggling forward Adam Morrison and reserve guard Shannon Brown.

Jordan’s first major decision after becoming part owner with the final say on all basketball decisions was taking Morrison with the third overall pick in the 2006 draft.

The former Gonzaga star known in college for his shaggy hair and thin mustache never lived up to expectations, and had fallen out of favor with first-year coach Larry Brown. He was jettisoned for the 6-foot-10 Radmanovic, who was averaging 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds a game with the Lakers. [NBA]

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Eat the Head!

November 22, 2008

This is what happens when you put Dwyane Wade and Charles Barkley in a Chinese restaurant and then call Yao for some advice. Yao says “Eat the head!”

Jenna Beardsley-Smith, a rep for the company that produced this ad, confirmed to us that no shrimp were actually harmed during the filming of the commercial.

Throwback Slam Dunk: Jordan vs. Wilkins

November 20, 2008

Michael Jordan vs. Dominique Wilkins. This had to be one of the greatest slam dunk contests of that era.

Shaq and Grant Hill Serious About Buying Magic

November 16, 2008

shaqshaunieThere have been widespread reports that Phoenix Suns teammates Grant Hill and Shaq (both Orlando residents) have expressed interest in purchasing their former NBA team, the Orlando Magic.

O’Neal told the Sacramento Bee,
“Yeah, it’s serious.” Hill added: “I think both of us have a lot of respect for the DeVos family. It remains to be seen whether they’ll sell the team. But if that were to happen, we’ve certainly talked amongst ourselves and talked amongst some potential investors, so we certainly could get it done.”

The response from Magic ownership? No dice.

“There will not be any for-sale sign on the Orlando Magic,” Magic President Bob Van der Weide definitively told me the other day. “Shaq and Grant are friends, and I appreciate the fact that they are looking ahead to their post-basketball careers, but we have just made a long-term commitment to the City of Orlando and are excited about the new venue and our team. We’re not only excited about this season, we’re excited about the many seasons we will have in Orlando. We want our kids to be involved with this team.”

Can you believe the nerve of these guys?

Is Lamar Odom Frustrated with Phil Jackson?

November 14, 2008

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Kevin Ding at OC Register observes that Lamar Odom made his frustration known to coach Jackson at Lakers’ game against Pistons.

Says Kevin:

“Upon being yanked from the game by Jackson with 4:30 to play after committing consecutive frustration fouls, Odom reached the bench and gave a quick, dismissive wave with his left hand in Jackson’s direction. Odom immediately began unwinding the tape from his wrist and spent the rest of the game sulking, slumped back in his chair even when every other teammate on the bench leaned forward with hope during a brief Kobe Bryant-led Lakers surge.”

Correct me if I’m wrong and clueless, but I thought the main reason Big Phil stripped Odom of his starting role was to bolster the Lakers’ depth.

On a side note, Lakers fans crack me up sometimes. A.I. ruins their perfect record by handing them their first defeat of the season and everyone’s already throwing a fit. What, did they expect the Bryants to finish the season at 82-0? Defeat is a common language in sports, people. Grow up.

A.I. Gets First W with the Pistons

November 12, 2008

Allen Iverson and Tayshaun Prince were the dynamic duo for the Detroit Pistons last night. The two combined for 56 points as the Pistons crushed the Sacramento Kings 100-92 and gave Iverson his first victory as a Piston.

It was AI’s first offensive explosion for the Pistons since he dumped his No.3 jersey in Denver on Nov. 3. He scored 30 points on 9-for-19 shooting and added 9 assists to boot.

Prince who held much of the ball-handling duties at Point Forward dropped 26 points.

Iverson: “Practice? We talking ’bout practice?”

November 5, 2008

AI set himself up for that one. Remember this?