Aight, I'm guilty. You got me.
These past few weeks, I've been talking about every team from the Lakers to the Spurs, the Jazz, Suns and Mavs as heavyweight favorites to come out the West.
Well, H-Town ... kindly accept the kid's apologies. Your Houston Rockets are taking off. Ayoooo!
The Rockets won their 12th straight game last night, beating the Bulls in Houston. Yea, those Rockets are zoning out right now and on the low, their trade for Bobby Jackson went under the radar, but could turn out big.
OG Bobby Johnson, er, Jackson (but word to South Central), is a pure energy guy that delivers on both sides of the floor. He can knock down the three and his defense on top point guards out West will be huge in the playoffs.
Despite winning 12 straight and 16 of their last 17 games, the Rockets would be only the seventh seed if the playoffs were to start today. Wow! That's how crazy the West is. Maan, you win 12 straight in the East and you could move within the top three. Ha!
Anyway, I must ask y'all: Can the Rockets with T-Mac, Yao and now Bobby Jackson come out the West!? Holla!
Moving on, did y'all see the ass whoopin' that Detroit laid on Phoenix yesterday!? Ayo, I dig Amare Stoudemire's game, but Rasheed Wallace took that dude to school and back, before dropping him off in detention.
For real. The way Ra was hitting those turnaround j's in Amare's grill was something to be seen. At one point during a timeout an assistant coach on the Suns' bench tells Amare that nobody in the world can guard that turnaround. It didn't matter that Amare outscored him 31-22. The tell-all stats were Rasheed got all his in 26 minutes and the Pistons won by 28 points. UGLY! Don't sleep on Deee-troit Basket-ball
Same goes for LeBron and the Cavs. After trading for Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and Wally Szczerbiak, I may have to stop referring to LeBron's supporting cast as Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy. Bummer!
Finally, No. 1 Memphis got knocked down by Tennessee, but just realize Derrick Rose was the best player on the court Saturday night. Dude's a badd boy! Acquaint yourselves, bi**hes!