Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you enjoyed it as much as the kids. Here is a couple awesome shoes & cleats that NFL & NBA players wore today in celebration of Ole Saint Nicolas.
CBS recently released its top 5 to the its Eyes On Basketball Elite 100 list. Their goal was to create the best ranking of players based on total value, which consisted of everything from respect, status and upside to statistical production and intangibles. Three NBA bloggers ranked every player, then they took the averages to determine their rankings.
This list in my opinion is all screwed up, who the hell was responsible for the release of this list? After his finals performance I don’t think Lebron should be #1 on this list, heck I don’t think he should be above Dirk or Wade at this point. Kobe’s a little low for me but I am a Lakers fan so I’ll just accept the ‘hes aging argument’. Blake Griffin in the top 10 is just ludicrous, as well as putting Pau and Amar’e higher than Melo and Deron Williams. I also feel Deron is a better PG at this point his career than Russell Westbrook but an argument can be made for both. Kevin Love at 18!? Your joking right? Andrew Bynum got a very generous 25 considering his injury troubles and inconsistent play (did I say I was a Lakers fan? Lol). As the list goes on it gets worse with guys like Joakim Noah and Andre Iguodala making the top 30 be for players like: Rudy Gay, Danny Granger, and Gerald Wallace. Take a look at the top 40 let me know what you think. Heres the link to 41-100 on the list: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/31276005
|1.||Lebron James||SF||Miami Heat|
|2.||Dwight Howard||C||Orlando Magic|
|3.||Dirk Nowitzki||PF||Dallas Mavericks|
|4.||Dwyane Wade||SG||Miami Heat|
|5.||Derrick Rose||PG||Chicago Bulls|
|6.||Kobe Bryant||SG||Los Angeles Lakers|
|7.||Kevin Durrant||SF||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|8.||Chris Paul||PG||New Orleans Hornets|
|9.||Pau Gasol||PF||Los Angeles Lakers|
|10.||Blake Griffin||PF||Los Angeles Clippers|
|11.||Amar’e Stoudemire||PF||New York Knicks|
|12.||Zach Randolph||PF||Memphis Grizzlies|
|13.||LaMarcus Aldridge||PF||Portland Trailblazers|
|14.||Russell Westbrook||PG||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|15.||Carmelo Anthony||SF||New York Knicks|
|16.||Deron Williams||PG||New Jersey Nets|
|17.||Tim Duncan||PF||San Antonio Spurs|
|18.||Kevin Love||PF||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|19.||Manu Ginobili||SG||San Antonio Spurs|
|20.||Steve Nash||PG||Phoenix Suns|
|21.||Kevin Garnett||PF||Boston Celtics|
|22.||Rajon Rondo||PG||Boston Celtics|
|23.||Chris Bosh||PF||Miami Heat|
|24.||Al Horford||C||Atlanta Hawks|
|25.||Andrew Bynum||C||Los Angeles Lakers|
|26.||Nene Hilario||C||Denver Nuggets|
|27.||Paul Pierce||SF||Boston Celtics|
|28.||Tony Parker||PG||San Antonio Spurs|
|29.||Joakim Noah||C||Chicago Bulls|
|30.||Andre Iguodala||SF||Philadelphia 76ers|
|31.||Marc Gasol||C||Memphis Grizzlies|
|32.||Kevin Martin||SG||Houston Rockets|
|33.||Lamar Odom||PF||Los Angeles Lakers|
|34.||Tyson Chandler||C||Dallas Mavericks|
|35.||Rudy Gay||SF||Memphis Grizzlies|
|36.||Eric Gordon||SG||Los Angeles Clippers|
|37.||Andrew Bogut||C||Milwaukee Bucks|
|38.||Danny Granger||SF||Indiana Pacers|
|39.||Monta Ellis||SG||Golden State Warriors|
|40.||Gerald Wallace||SF||Portland Trailblazers|
Other Notable Screw Ups
- At 42 David West above guys like Joe Johnson (44), Josh Smith (45), James Harden (46), Luis Scola (48), Ray Allen (49), and Tyreke Evans (50)
- At 62 Elton Brand above Brandon Jennings (66) and Devin Harris (72)
- Danilo Gallinari is too high at 73 for me.
- JJ Reddick at 96 above Ron Artest (97) and Brandon Roy (100)
Now that football is back the NFL performed one of the biggest scams of this year. After four or five months of not knowing what to agree they get a deal done, then have fans wait a little while longer to ratify the decisions going forward. If you ask me the NFL knew exactly what they were doing to promote the NFL even better. With the NFL at least fans knew what areas needed to be handled as more safety, rookie contracts, possible longer season, teams salary caps, etc.
In regards to the NBA WTF!!!! After coming off one of the most electrifying NBA seasons with super teams forming and the Mavericks upsetting the Heat in the finals this past season they went into lockout. Speaking as a fan I don’t understand. Between David Stern and Billy Hunter as the representatives of the owners and players doesn’t seem much progress is being made at all. Some areas of concerns possibly are a new collective bargaining agreement, super teams, all competitive rosters equally, etc. Until some of these issues and others are solved the players have to find other things to do in the meantime.
This summer we have seen Kevin Durant ballin’ at the legendary Rucker Park, Michael Beasley smacking fans, LeBron getting dunked on in Japan, Kobe easily beating (rapper) Bow Wow in one on one at his basketball camp for $ 1M, etc. So what will it take for both sides to come together and compromise? Only time will tell.
As if he didn’t have enough problems of his own troubled NBA player Beasley got upset after a fan started heckling him at Dyckman Park. The funny part is he try’s to be slick looks around then does it thinking nobody saw him. Cmon son your 6’10 of course someone will notice you attacking a midget. I hope he thanked Kevin Durant for saving him after the game.