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 s
core 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 awe
some 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 !