Thursday, January 22, 2009
The NBA Rules!
I was off last night...and that gave me a chance to catch up on watching Live Basketball games...you see..I have NBA league pass, but I didn't take into consideration the fact that I have an erratic work schedule that causes me to miss games. So when I have the chance to just sit in front of the television and watch 3 or 4 or even 5 games at the same time..I do so. Last night I caught the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns as well as the Lakers vs Clippers game. I'm glad I tuned into both. Much to the surprise of most people, neither game was really a Blowout. The Knicks were at home which was a good thing, once the New York Crowd gets behind the team, we tend to play better. The game went down to the wire, in a high scoring affair at that. The Knicks pulled off a great win 114-109, and my man David "No Contract" Lee did work. Not only did he guard Shaquille O'neal, but he put up impressive numbers, dropping 25 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. The Knicks organization has yet to sign David Lee to a deserving contract. This is probably his best, most consistent year...so I see a decent contract in his future.
Now we get to my favorite game of the night...going into this game I would've expected the Lakers to come out with an easy win...but little did I know the Clippers were going to put up a hell of a fight, despite missing Marcus Camby and Baron Davis...
The story of the night though, leans towards the Lakers side. Andrew Bynum being 21 years old and on such a talented team, is not really the 2nd or even 3rd option on the team. First you have the reigning MVP in Kobe Bryant, then we have Pau Gasol, who is one of the best skilled Big Men in the game today, then we have Lamar Odom, who may not be as consistent as he should be...but he is probably one of the most versatile players in the league, and then we have the dominant inside presence of Andrew Bynum.
Well, last night...he was definitely under the LA Lights. He scored a career high 42 points, and led all scorers. Kobe Bryant on the other hand stood out also, dropping a triple double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists...on their way to holding off the Los Angeles Clippers who made a run at the end. Can't say anything negative about the game, cause lately I've been watching some of the best basketball I have seen in a long time. The NBA..where Love for the Game Happens.