Monday, May 7, 2012
NBA JAM SESSION
By contributing columnist, Diego Mack
The hottest head coach in the NBA has to be OKC Thunder Scott Brooks, as he leads his team to the top of the Western Conference.
Friends say: “Wait until the Western Finals”. I say: “Put your money where your mouth is”.
For one, James Harden looks like Super Six Man, Kevin Durant looks focused, Russell Westbrook looks for shots and well.
I’m looking for a sucker. Trust me. It works. Not for nothing, speaking of work…It looks like Jeremy Lin will be returning from a meniscus tear in his left knee while Derek Rose tore his ACL going out for long term rehabilitation. That’s the two best selling jerseys this year according to NBA statistics.
Speaking of Jersey. I really miss Tony Soprano. That’s me imitating Nets fans as the team moves to Brooklyn. All time great Michael Jordan hasn’t been successful since he took off his Bulls jersey? The first time. His Charlotte Bobcats are stuck in the NBA’s basement and we all know Mike hates to lose. Look for your Airness to dump his liability after the season. Breaking News…Without Phil Jackson in town I commend Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace and icon Kobe Bryant. They have been grinding it out this season. Cheers.
Meanwhile down in South Beach…Lebron James and Dwayne Wade move in unison to their own tune although I’m convinced Chris Bosh just sings backup. Hey, it worked for Paul McCartney & Robert Horry…
And by the way, if Lamar Odom never makes an All Star game appearance again, don’t blame Khloe; blame Kevin Love and Blake Griffin. Who’s this Isaiah Thomas out in Sacramento reminding people of Zeke? I’m kidding. The rookie PG / 2nd rounder has been remarkable. So has the 1st overall pick Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Too bad I can’t say the same for ex-Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni who got whacked by Knicks owner James Dolan. Assistant Coach Mike Woodson stepped in his place leading the Knicks to the playoffs. For some strange reason Woodson had a beef with Atlanta Hawks Head Coach Larry Drew - whom Woodson feels undercut him before taking over the Hawks bench? Whatever. It just proves my theory correct: “Coaches don’t fall too far from the tree”.
Big shouts to Josh Smith who really proved he got snuffed for the All Star team. Somebody named Iguodala may be in trouble next year. So is Mark Cuban. Outspoken and brash, the Mavericks owner desires to return to the Championship. News flash. It isn’t happening dude.
He’d rather place ads on players’ jerseys. The NBA says No go at this time. We’ll see. Before I sign out…Look for Anthony Davis of Kentucky to be the number one pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Don’t be surprised if his college Coach John Calipari follows to a NBA bench. My bad. With four projected 1st round lottery picks it seems he already has one.
**Diego Mack Bio:
Deigo Mack, a regular contributor to hiphopspeakeasy.com, is a NYC based journalist and film director. His documentary debut entitled Spirit of a Champion: "The Quentin Fortune Story" is scheduled for release in 2012. Deigo also co-host a internet radio show Keep It In The Ring, while continually entertaining readers with sharp humor, informative insights and honest opinions in various magazines across the world. His first book "Rent Bills & Excuses" will also be released this year.
Contact Deigo Mack at email@example.com
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