Wednesday, December 24

Raptors Top 10 Christmas Wishes

No. 10 Chris Bosh to have his own signature energy drink from Red Bull so that he will play tirelessly all season long. Remember Chrissy . If you want to be an MVP , always drink your RB .
No. 9 A crystal ball for GM Brian Colangelo for him to make a good draft pick this time as his team is headed to the lottery . Hopefully , the ball is not made in Italy !

No. 8 New father Jemario Moon to get a reliable and a consistent jumper .

No , that that kind of jumper , stupid Santa !

No. 7 An indestructible robot body for off injured Jermaine O'Neal . Here's wishing the cost of body makeover is nowhere near the cost of his hefty contract ?

No.6 A new hairdo for Roko Ukic to replace his perpetually bad hair day hairdo . What's better than a neat cornrow ala Charles Oakley . Oh wait , I forgot . Roko is not a bro .

No. 5 The duo of Bosh and Jose to turn into the local version of Stockton and Malone ...... or maybe . even like the high scoring Harris and VC tandem ..... or just like Starsky and Hutch . Whatever

No. 4 Jay Triano to receive the NBA's Coach Of the Year Award this season........and be fired the next season !

Waiting message from Avery and Sam : Welcome To The Fired Soon After Receiving COY Trophy Club !

No. 3 The ACC crowd to cheer like crazy ala Ophra and Tyra Bank's super hyper studio audiences. And they are ready to do whatever their idols want 'em to do. You like that , CB4 . OK , now Raptors fans ACC no booing and cheer us for us ......even when we suck .

No. 2 That the real Raptors team please stand up .... or come out now of your (egg ) shell . It's showtime dudes .

And the No. 1 wish this Christmas holiday is .......................that there is no Christmas . no 2008 NBA season at all . No bad start . No Harper . No bailouts. No recession .Period . The year 2008 never happened , period . Fast Forward to 2009 or better still , 2010 !

Monday, December 22

Basketball 's First 5

Yup , it's a fact . Washington has a new basketball team . So move over Washington Wizards .... ...and even those fav whipping boys of the Harlem Globetrotters called the Washington Generals . President elect Barack Obama just assembled what he called the best basketball playing White House staff . From Attorney General-to-he , Eric Holder, to Oregon State University coach and 1st bro in law , Craig Robinson , the White House line up is solid . Let us see . Should the WH basketball team be called the Washington Barrackuda ? Nope Barracudas was Sarah Palin's high school basketball team monicker . Or maybe , Washington Obamagic ? Yes . ObaMagic with none other than President Obama as the star . Awesome . Think about it. A fellow Chicagoan named MJ was famous for walking on air . Barack can walk on water or so many claim . One fellow Illinois native sure to be not in the WH line up is Governor Blagojovich . Not to worry . Maybe , Raptors GM Brian Colangelo will sign Blago . After all , Blago sounds European !

Sunday, December 14

Winning Streak Is Over , Whining Streak Begins

Yup , the Raptors are playing good basketball again . After beating the Pacers and the Nets in that order , they seemed to have rediscovered their penchant for playing ' D '. Coupled this with Chris Bosh and Co. finding the hole , the crowd is back again thinking that the Raps are playoff bound and should make the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs. So , Chris is no longer Chris Bush , Kapono is not Kaphewno , Jose Calderon is Calderunning again and emario Moon found his ' J ' or jumpshot so he desrved to be called Jemario once more .Funny how a couple of games can change how the fans view this team . How about O'Neal and Bargnani ? A lot of people think these 2 are definitely trade baits . What ? Maybe , Bargs is 'coz he's still young and an agile 7 footer but Jermaine is the opposite - old (at 29 ! ) , lead footed and injury prone. Andrea is really still a project according to Colangelo. I just hope Bargs it is not B.C.'s ........ Project Runaway !
This noon's game although a loss is not bad at all. They fought the New Orleans Hornets toe to toe but their opponents were simply tougher. I guess that was the effect of Katrina . The Hornets shot the 3's real easy like picking apples or should I say , like Big Easy ! James Posey in the 1st half and Rasul Butler in the 2nd half . Of course , the battle of Chrises was the focal point in this game. The teammates in the just concluded Beijing Olympics both played well but the small guard beat the tall forward. CP3 played an all around game while CB4 faltered in the end ... as usual. Sounds familiarity . Bosh chose to shoot a 3 pointer in the waning seconds of the game instead of a high percentage shot . He missed. So in this game , CP3 > CB4 !