Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
- Steph Curry - 54
- Kevin Durant - 52
- Carmelo Anthony - 50
- Kobe Bryant - 47
- Steph Curry - 47
- John Wall - 47
- James Harden - 46
- Carmelo Anthony - 45
- Carmelo Anthony 45
- James Harden - 43
- Paul Pierce (40 points) had the best FG% (81.3) and Kevin Durant (52 points) had the worst FG% (41.9).
- John Wall (47 points) attempted the most free throws (24) and Deron Williams (42 points) attempted the least free throws (1).
- Kevin Durant (52 points) played the most minutes (50) and Paul Pierce (40 points) played the least minutes (34).
- Deron Williams (42 points) had the most 3PA (16) and Al Jefferson had the least 3PA (0)
- LeBron James (40 points) had the most assists (16) and Kobe Bryant (40 points)/Carmelo Anthony (41/42/42 points)/Kevin Durant (52 points) had the least assists (1).
- Carmelo Anthony (41 points) had the most rebounds (14) and also the least rebounds (2)
- Steph Curry scored the most points in a loss (54)
Thursday, April 4, 2013
- Painted the outside of the house with purple striping, Prince's symbol, and the numbers 3121 (his upcoming album title)
- Installed purple monogrammed carpet in the master bedroom
- Installed purple plumbing and piping to the downstairs bedroom 'for water transfer for beauty salon chairs.'
- Lots of other purple shit probably
As part of a promotion, Prince is expected to hold a private concert at the Hollywood property--which recently was listed for sale at $11.9 million--for album purchasers who find a Wonkaesque 'purple ticket' inside their CD cases.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
It's humbling to think back on the past. My aunt stocking up on rations for Y2K and the 9/11 catastrophe are still very fresh memories for me, but the 2000-2001 NBA season was 12 years ago! That's roughly half of the time I have spent experiencing things on this planet.
Associating the passage of time with the NBA is something I've always done, but I also have a bedroom plastered with 90's Bulls memorabilia so maybe I'm just stuck in a perpetual state of nostalgia.
In the 2000-2001 season, Kobe Bryant was a spry, young 22 year old with a full head of hair in the middle of a historic dynasty. This makes me feel all existential and shit. So much time has passed between then and now even though it only feels like a few years ago. Think about how many random breakout seasons there were and how the NBA landscape has completely changed since then (i.e. No more hand checking, new CBA, the stretch 4 becoming prevalent)
I decided to go back and search for some of these seasons in the Basketball Reference database. I chose 2000 as a starting point because it's roughly the past decade, and the 1990's are a whole different post. Most of these findings weren't exactly shocking, but it's nice to look back and see just how good some of today's aging veterans used to be. This journey will feature way too many players spanning from the year 2000 - 2009 and will be split into multiple posts.
Detroit Pistons, SG: Jerry Stackhouse 26 Years Old
40.2 Minutes, 29.8 Points, 3.9 Rebounds, 5.1 Assists, 1.2 Steals, 21.8 PER
Season Highs: Points (57), Rebounds (12), Assists (11), Steals (5), Blocks (4), 3PM (6), FTM (18), TO (11)
- Kobe Bryant
- Allen Iverson
- Tracy McGrady
- LeBron James
- Dwyane Wade
- Kevin Durant
- Jerry Stackhouse
Sunday, February 3, 2013
League Averages to date:
- 44.9 Field Goal %
- 49.2 eFG% (Effective Field Goal Percentage, this statistic adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal.)
- 1 Free Throw per 4.90 Field Goals Attempted
- .204 Free Throws/Field Goal Attempts
- 15 Player Efficiency Rating
- >= 10 FGA/G
- PPG - FGA/G = <=1
- 18.6 Points Per Game on 17.4 Field Goal Attempts
- 1 Free Throw Made per 4.70 Field Goal Attempts
- .213 FT/FGA
- 40 FG%
- 42.6 eFG%
- 36.4 Minutes Per Game
- 15.4 PER
- 17.3 points on 16.4 Field Goal Attempts
- 1 Free Throw Made per 5.86 Field Goal Attempts
- .171 FT/FGA
- 41.1 FG%
- 44.1 eFG%
- 36.6 MPG
- 14.4 PER
- 15.1 Points on 15.3 Field Goal Attempts
- 1 Free Throw Made per 11.7 Field Goal Attempts
- .085 FT/FTA
- 40.1 FG%
- 45.1 eFG%
- 33.5 MPG
- 15.4 PER
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Seriously...look at this shit.
Spencer Hawes, F/C Philadelphia 76ers
2013 AWARD: Worst Hair in the NBA
- He lost a bet to one of his liberal teammates on the presidential election and is now forced to sport this cut for the rest of the season.
- Someone shaved the sides of head while he was sleeping and he just hasn't checked a mirror since.
- No other hairstyle goes with his trash 'stache as well.
- He thinks it is funny and is being "ironic".
- He enjoys the flop sweat the mullet provides.
With that nastiness out of the way, let's take a look at the rest of the best and worst stylings in the NBA.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
- "That's a man's rebound right there" - Taj Gibson rebound and put back
- "Who's that masked man?" - Stacey on a replay of Rip's transition layup
- "Don't sleep on his size." - Stacey on Nate Robinson's height
- "Splash." - Bellineli with a fade away
- "Awhhh Deng-erous." - Deng with a 3
Sunday, April 29, 2012
R.I.P. Derrick Rose. It was pretty awesome when you were still alive. You made some great dunks and crazy layups where you spun the ball off the backboard and stuff.
I only got to see you alive 3 times in person, but each time was pretty great. In your rookie season, I remember you doing some sort of behind the back to a crossover move during a fast break against Jose Calderon that made me be like, "I think this guy is going to be pretty good."
Another time, I won some tickets on Twitter and got to see you guys blow the T-Wolves out at home and you didn't play much and then I got wicked hammered, but it was still cool to see you do your thing for like 20 minutes.
The greatest memory I have of you in person is when you tied your career high of 42 points at Indy in 2011. Even though the Bulls lost, you made everyone on the Pacers look like idiots for most of the game. You entered the game for Ronnie Brewer at the 8:11 mark in the 4th quarter down 80-95 and proceeded to score the next 19 of our 22 points. It was fucking incredible to watch. Every possession was a pick and roll with like Kurt Thomas probably and you either scored or got fouled. Then you got fouled shooting a 3 near the end of the game and made all your free throws to tie it at 102. Then Danny Granger foolishly tried to shoot a 3 to win it and you blocked him, sending the game into OT. I chanted "M-V-P" up in the nose bleed seats with my friends and I'm pretty sure you heard us and briefly we were friends. Anyways, then you fouled out and we lost.
I will one day tell my kids about how mindbogglingly explosive you were. In 30 years, when there's some new flashy guard in the league that my kid thinks is "the bee's knees", I'll tell him he's an idiot and send him to youtube and make him watch you do some crazy shit. He'll love it. And then we'll bond over you being awesome.
Thanks for helping me bond with my future son, Derrick Rose. I will always love you.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
- "Ah ha ha ha. He had an acceptance speech out there. Oh my goodness." - Scalabrine was trying to get the crowd pumped up with a speech before the game
- " " - C.J. Watson hit the side of the backboard on a wide open corner 3 and somehow Stacey didn't say anything
- "There we go. The Turkish Hammer." - Omer Asik put back. Stacey seems bored tonight. He's not even yelling when he says things.
- "Watch yourself." - Taj Gibson had a pretty nice dunk. Seriously, Stacey is just mailing this one in.
- "Ohh, that's a nice move by the rookie. Jumpin' Jimmy Butler. Goes from one side of the court to the other." - Jimmy Butler reverse layup. Stacey didn't even raise his voice. Someone get this dude a Red Bull.
- "He's not the microwave. He's the easy bake oven." - Stacey's response to Neil Funk's comment about John Lucas III shooting a bunch this game
- "Ohhhh...no soup for you." - Noah with a block
- "Mike JAMES....who, Neil? ... Neil, when I say 'Mike James who?', you say Mike James. ...All right that's what I'm talkin' about. You gotta stay with me there." - Mike James 3 pointer