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AWESOME HOCKEY FIGHT!

The NBA’s Duel MVPs.

Yesterday Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers was announced as the official MVP of the NBA. I want to start off by congratulating the best player in the NBA on his first MVP award, although he should have been MVP one of the two previous years. Kobe is without a doubt the best scorer in the league, but the MVP isn’t just about scoring. This year Kobe changed his shoot first, pass later mentality and became a team player. This change lifted Kobe, Pau Gasol, and the Los Angeles Lakers to the top spot in the league, and considering they haven’t lost a playoff game yet, it looks as if they will be NBA Finals champs. But to do that, the Lakers must pass Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets. Chris Paul is the MVP in many peoples minds. He is virtually unguardable, there is no way of stopping him. Paul led the league in assists as well as averaging over 20 points a game. In my mind, Chris Paul will surpass Kobe as the best player in the league within the next year if he has not already done so. Paul, David West, and the rest of the Hornets are also dominating the Western Conference Playoffs. Because these teams are 1 and 2 seed, they will likely meet in the Western Conference Finals; What a matchup that would be.

 

Debate: Should Joba Chamberlain be a setup man or a starter?

Joba Chamberlain, the rising star on the Yankees pitching staff, has created a dillema amongst coaches. OK, we all know Joba is a star, but the coaches of the Yankees believe his role is too limited. They feel that if he is moved to starter, he will have a greater impact on the Yankees this season. While, this may seem like a simple decision, the Yankees experimented with Joba during spring training, and he was destroyed. This makes me not only question Joba as a starter, but I am also happy with Joba shutting down opponents for both the 7th and 8th innings every night.

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The NBA playoffs kick off tonight with a very familiar scene. Once again, the West is dominant, and the East is horrendous. This leaves me about as interested in this years playoffs as I am with golf. Every year the NBA’s players efforts diminish, and overall, the NBA is just a joke. ESPN analysts can say what they like about the playoffs being more interesting than the NCAA tournament. A common sight during an NBA game is starters laughing and joking around on their benches while their teams trail by twenty. In college however, you are more likely to witness a player crying than laughing and joking about defeat. Want proof? Gonzaga’s former star guard Adam Morrison broke down in tears as his team lost during the tournament, a sight you would never see in the NBA. There is one matchup however, that I am excited to see. When the Dallas Mavericks take on the New Orleans Hornets, a two vs. seven matchup. I cannot wait for Jason Kidd’s Mavericks to get owned by Chris Paul (the new best point guard in the league) and his Hornets. Being a Nets fan, I witnessed Kidd at his highest, but unfortunately it was his lowest that will stick in my mind forever. Although the Nets did all they possibly could to keep Kidd in town, he was always in the midst of controversy when he demanded trades countless times. So, when the Nets finally decided to trade Kidd, I felt relieved and excited to see the overrated aging point guard go. As the Mavericks take on the Hornets tonight I will keep one memory of Kidd in my mind, and let’s just say its not the one of him leading the Nets to the Finals.

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Ok, I’m not a soccer fan, in fact the last game of soccer I watched was either Beckham’s MLS debut or Zidane punching out an Italian. But when searching for news in soccer as a response to Heejae’s request, I stumbled upon an interesting article. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I read that the MLS All-stars actually defeated Celtic FC in an exhibition match. The Juans (Juan Pablo Angel and Juan Toja) provided the MLS all- star’s two first half goals. Like I said, I am not a soccer fan, but I would’ve guessed that the 41 time Scottish Premier League champs could have handled the MLS. Maybe its because of my Irish roots, but I wouldn’t exactly call the MLS isn’t exactly the most competitive of leagues, and Beckham isn’t helping. The only thing Beckham is doing for the MLS is providing the fans with a view of his very attractive wife. If this article is inaccurate at all, provide feedback.

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The Knicks. A storied franchise. Ask any older sports fan about the Knicks and most will tell you they are the best franchise in NBA history. Ask any middle-young aged fan and the response will be the complete opposite. Over the last three years, the Knicks have not only failed to make the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference, they have basically lived in the cellar. When Larry Brown came to New York to coach the Knicks, there was finally hope. By the end of his first year it was apparent that even he, the saver of many franchises, could not help the dreadful Knicks. Donnie Walsh, the Knicks GM, hired former player and President of Basketball operations Isiah Thomas as head coach. OK, Isiah made some questionable moves right off the bat; Trading for washed-up point guard when he should have started the rebuilding process; Drafting a defensive specialist in the first round when it was very possible he would still be available in the second. But one thing put Knicks fans over the edge, not only were Isiah’s Knicks losing, but he was involved in a sexual assault case during the regular season. It was actions like these which inspired fans to start “Fire Isiah” chants throughout the streets of the city. When the decision was made to fire Isiah earlier this season, it was a wish come true for all Knicks fans.

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Last year over 97 million viewers witnessed an amazing finale to one of most amazing runs in the history of sports. The Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as pulling off upsets against the rival Cowboys, and the Packers. When the Giants reached the Super Bowl, most analysts and fans thought OK, they had a nice run, but no way they can beat the Perfect Patriots. With the Giants trailing by a field goal, and the clock ticking down in the fourth quarter, 105.7 million viewers tuned in to witness a true miracle. As awkward-footed Eli Manning dropped back, he somehow avoided tackles of not one, not two, but three of the Patriot’s monster D line, and heaved up a long pass to tightly covered David Tyree. As the ball fell into Tyree’s hands just as he reached the peak of his vertical, he was hit by Rodney Harrison. Refusing to let go, Tyree maintained possession of the ball as it hung behind his own helmet. Inches away from skimming the ground, Tyree pulled the ball up just in time. The Giants proceeded to score a touchdown on the very next play, ending the Patriots pursuit of perfection. So, when I viewed the NFL’s upcoming schedules for the first time yesterday, I reminisced of the Manning-Tyree hookup as I noticed the Patriots extremely easy schedule. With potentially just four tough games, it is possible that the Patriots will once again have an undefeated season, but I learned one extremely important lesson last season; The regular season means nothing, because when Eli Manning dropped back with four minutes left, the perfect Patriots were dominated by an unexpected element; destiny.

8 Comments »

  1. Who is running this page? sees?

    Whoever it is, gunna be sweet! Nice work everyone!

    Comment by spartan5565 | April 17, 2008 | Reply

  2. sees, did u spend like hours and hours on this or something?

    cant wait to see more

    i think nobody talks enough about soccer tho. so u should talk about soccer!

    Comment by hjazn | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  3. OVERACHIEVERS WRITE ARTICLES LIKE THAT =P

    Comment by couturex3kc | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  4. I kno nothing about soccer but these only took like 15-25 minutes each lol. And kim, no chinese proverbs lol.

    Comment by sees7 | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  5. beckham=gorgeouss.end of story

    Comment by couturex3kc | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  6. beckham sucks majorly kim i dnt care how gorgeous he is HE SUCKS

    Comment by nick | April 29, 2008 | Reply

  7. nevertheless, hes pretty gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as that COACH FROM BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM

    Comment by smileitsavishaxo | May 7, 2008 | Reply

  8. lol they actually counted the number of punches in that fight

    Comment by hjazn | May 31, 2008 | Reply


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