Monday, March 19

Bouncing Balls 22.0

1. Durant,Durant . Sensational freshman Kevin Durant went home dissapointed when his team , the Texas Longhorns was eliminated by U.S.C. yesterday. Durant managed to score 30 points but was dissapointed by his own efforts . ' I should have played better . I should have played better all season '. This statement can be looked at in 2 ways . Josh Smith of ESPN said Durant was wrong in saying that . ' It meant Durant failed to give it all ' Smith added. Maybe . But I looked at the statement as a warning to everyone in the NBA. The man can tear of your heart out if he wants to .
2. Good Bad Shooters. Walt 'Clyde' Frazier considers Vince Carter as an awesome bad shooter . Meaning, VC makes some of his shots the hard way . The degree of difficulty is tremendous when he makes his shots . Next to VC , Clyde said New York Knicks' Jamal Crawford is of the same kind . In his stint as a Raptor , Carter was critized by members of the Toronto sports media as afraid of body contacts 'that's why he taked too few foul shots. Actually , VC is just too athletic that he was able to sway his body from opposing players. ' In the old days , that would have been a dunk ' noted Reggie Miller of one of VC's missed attempt in the game vs. the Miami Heat. Now that VC has diminished atleticism, body contacts and arm fouls are more available. VC now averages close to 10 foul shots a game !

3. Sam's Attire. Coach Sam Mitchell was very dapper in a light blue coat last Sunday . His boys played a lousy game and were beaten badly by the hustling Knicks that day. GM Bryan Colangelo was seen on TV looking dejected and shaking his head . I'm not sure if it was because of Sam's coaching or the Raptors' brand of basketball that day or both. Sam , despite his recent achievements, is really still in a bubble . Charles Barkley's choice for coach of the year is still not sure of getting a contract extension with the Raptors. At least , Sam is in good company with Miami's Pat Riley and former Pistons coach Chuck Daly when it comes to one thing. . Both former coach of the year are neat dressers !


Blogger Sam said...

he always looks good. thats one of the things i appreciate about mitchell, aside form his candor..the dude has a tight wardrobe.

i am actually on the fence when it comes to mitchell as COY. he has upgraded talent all over the map, and has done a good job of meshing the players together, but his actual coaching ability is what is in question. he should however be a candidate. if he does win, it will be very difficult for colangelo to bring in someone else.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Foto Man said...

Sam can model for GQ if the Raps will cut him.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

He is not winning coach of the year - guaranteed, absolutely no question - ask me to elaborate and I will. Most importantly he is not a coach of the year, so many better candidates in Pheonix, Dallas, Detroit - I don't care if their teams are stacked they are also playing like well oiled machines - having a bad record one season before to five games over .500 and a first round playoff birth (guessing) does not qualify you as a coach of the year under my standards. Mitchell can dress, but I prefer Don Nelson's I don't give a ___ dressing style.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Sam said...


10:51 PM  
Blogger che said...

I watched KD and he's very impressive.Durant is definetly going to be a huge star in the NBA.

9:18 AM  
Blogger coach said...

sam-i'm the same w/u. i'm not really a sam admirer or a hater.let's see what will happen next.

foto-i think sam will land a coaching job somewhere .

michael-we are lucky in raptorland that don nelson is not sam's wardrobe consultant. and if that's the case, sam shd. be banned !!!

che- kd is either another tmac or at least a better version of big dog robinson !

9:52 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

what the hell ever happend to big dog? never really lived up to the hype. in all honesty, when the rumor of a gay basketball player coming out hit the waves, i thought it was going to be big dog. lol.

12:31 PM  
Blogger coach said...

last i heard, he was cut by the spurs . big dog , gay ? you never know . who would think that kendall gill, formerly of the nets, was one (accdg. to rumors/this one still needs confirmation)

11:52 PM  

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