We Major Wednesdays: D.J. Augustin, Beasley, Curry, Hansbrough & Love Up For Wooden Award! Who Should Win!?
What up, world!?
Yesterday the finalists for the Wooden Award (top college player) were announced and heeere they are:
D.J. Augustin - Texas
One talented dude.
Tyler Hansbrough - UNC
Just like the clip says, Psycho T showed why he could be player of the year against Louisville. No doubt.
Michael Beasley - Kansas State
The biggest BEAST in the NCAA and future No. 1 Draft Pick of the Knicks! Can I live!?
Kevin Love - UCLA
The big easy. Everything - scoring, rebounding, passing, improving D - comes easy to this dude.
Stephen Curry - Davidson
AYO, my man Curry has to be considered, even though he looks 12 and like he's still on breast milk. Kiss a girl already, homie! Anyway, I'm glad Curry made the list because what he did is still being talked about. Dude turned heads.
SOHH, who should win!? I think first and foremost it has to be between Beasley and Hansbrough. Beasley for being the biggest beast in the NCAA and Hansbrough for playing like he's playing. Even though I see Beasley being a huge superstar in the L and Hansbrough being a solid 10-year pro (but not a star), I could see the argument for Hansbrough, but I would still award Beasley.
WHO SHOULD WIN THE WOODEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD!? HOLLA AT ME, MAAN!
Jose Canseco Alleges A-Rod Took Steroids, Banged Wife, Brand, Arenas, Gasol and Nowitzki Return
What up, world!?
Now, all this new craziness about Jose Canseco and Alex Rodriguez popped off last week, but I had to bring it up on SOHH Sports. It's only right ya diig!?
In case you missed the news, with his new book release of Vindicated, Canseco alleges that he introduced Alex Rodriguez to steroids and his then-wife, now ex-wife. Wait ... it gets better.
Canseco on A-Rod and wife via Howard Stern:
"I think he was 18, 19-years-old and we met. I brought him (A-Rod) to my house to work out and so forth in the gym and he saw Jessica and he was looking at her and I remember him saying, 'Wow that's the most beautiful girl I ever seen.' Later on we started having problems and I looked at her beeper and cell phone and I'm thinking 'What is A-Rod's number doing on her...(Cell)."
View the whole clip, where Canseco tells Howard Stern how A-Rod was introduced to his then-wife and how he banged her.
Canseco tells David Letterman about linking A-Rod with steroids & the wife.
SOHH, do you believe Canseco!? He's obviously a shady dude, but nearly everything he said in his last book was TRUE.
SOHH I ASK ... DID A-ROD TAKE STEROIDS!? DID A-ROD BANG CANSECO'S WIFE?
(I say probably, to the wife part at least).
Moving on, Elton Brand, Gilbert Arenas, Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki all returned to their respective squads last night. Maan, aside from Brand, whose Clippers are flat-lined, the other teams NEED those dudes, especially the Mavs with Dirk.
If the Mavs are going to make the cut, they need Dirk the rest of the way through, even if it's limited minutes. I mean, they beat the Warriors by 25 last night. DIRK THEY NEED YOU!
Flashback Fridays: Who's Going to be The Biggest Star in The Final Four? Remember Greg Oden!?
Maan, I'm hyped up about the Final 4, but I couldn't help but think back to what Greg Oden did just last year in it.
I mean, forget the fact that the dude looks like he's Bill Russell's younger brother, already has arthritis and has missed what was supposed to be his entire rookie season in the L. Greg Oden did the damn thing for Ohio State in its run, so much so that the Buckeyes had to settle for the NIT championship last night without him. Ouch.
SOHH, I must ask before the games begin:
WHO'S GOING TO STEP UP AND BE THAT SUPERSTAR FOR HIS TEAM THE WAY ODEN DID FOR OHIO STATE DURING THE FINAL 4?
Aftermath Mondays: And Then There's Two - Kansas-Memphis, Who's Winning Tonight?
Maan, y'all know I had UCLA-UNC in the Final for my bracket. Shoot, I picked a dope time to be wrong!
Maan, I can't believe how Kansas stomped on the Tar Heels! Yoo, it wasn't even close! I mean, Jesus ... the Tar Heels were down, 40-12, late in the first half! UGGH! Sure, the Tar Heels made a comeback, but those mofos shouldn't have been down by that much in the first place. These Kansas white boys shouldn't been able to celebrate like this:
I will say that the Jayhawks deserved to win and Tar Heels deserved the big L. Brandon Rush ... well that boy could play, Tyler Hansbrough's college career is done and Roy Williams got outcoached by John Calipari.
Then in the other game, Memphis was too much for UCLA to handle. Like I said, I had to stick with my pick of the Bruins before the game, but once the teams took the court, I knew Memphis was going to win. That Derrick Rose. SMH. One Bad Boy! If the Knicks don't get him, Diddy should. Ha!
Here's the highlights (for Memphis) and the lowlights for UCLA:
SOHH now the stage is set: KANSAS VS. MEMPHIS TONIGHT ... NCAA TITLE ON THE LINE! WHO'S WINNING!?
I ain't voting against Rose again. I learned my lesson. I say Memphis wins by 8-10 points. Who's Winning? Speak on it!
Congrats to Kansas, But Memphis Should Have Won!! Best NCAA Title Game Yet!?
AYOOO! What a finish to the Tournament!
Congrats to Kansas, but Memphis shouldn't have lost that game (and championship) last night! I don't care what anybody says! The Tigers couldn't buy a free throw down the stretch and it cost them a national title. SMH.
The ending was unreal. I still can't believe Kansas won!
I mean, the Jayhawks were down nine with 2:12 left, but Memphis didn't close the show, mostly because of missed free throws. Your boy Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts (CDR) combined to make only one of five foul shots with just over a minute left in the game.
That left the door open for the Jayhawks, who took advantage, when Mario Chalmers hit a clutch-ass MONEY IN THE BANK three with 2.1 left in regulation to force overtime.
Watch the boy Super Mario go to work here.
"I had a good look at it," Chalmers later told the AP. "When it left my hands it felt like it was good, and it just went in."
The Jayhawks then outscored the Tigers, 12-5 in OT, to clinch the title. Man oh man! Can't believe the way it went down. Be clear that Joey Dorsey scoring a measley six points had a lot to do with Memphis losing too. I could drop six points, homes! On three J's in your mouth like dental cream, two treys or getting to the charity stripe. How you want it!?
I will say, though, not to take anything away from Chalmers, who scored 18 points to win the Most Outstanding Player (Word to M.O.P. - ANTE UP), his teammate Darrell Arthur (20 points, 10 boards) or even Memphis' CDR (game-high 22 points), but none of those cats were the best player on the court last night. That was D. Rose!
Watching the game, it's as clear as the fact that G-Unit's done that D. Rose is ready for the L. Nah, scratch that ... he's built for the L. I think the Kansas kid Sherron Collins did a good job D'ing up Rose in the first half, but nobody could stop dude in the second. I mean, my man scored 14 of his entire squad's 16 points late to put Memphis up by nine.
That's how you put a team on your back, pimpin. Dude's going to have a great career (hopefully as a New York Knick; Me and my wishful thinking).
But was this the best NCAA Final yet!? Let me know your opinions on the game!
We Major Wednesdays: Who's Making The Final Spot Out West - Nuggets or Warriors!?
What up, world? It's your boy SOHH Ballsy back at it again. Now, that we shut down the NCAA Tournament, we're going back to talking about the L ... ya know the destination all these young college bucks are trying to get to. Be clear.
When looking at the Western Conference standings, sh*t is really winding down and one team is going to be assed out in a major way. A few posts back, we all agreed and thought it might be the Mavs. Well, I don't think so anymore. They got Dirk back, getting healthier by the minute and are a full two games in front of Denver and Golden State for the seventh spot with only four games left.
See: 6 x-Phoenix 2.5
7 Dallas 5.5
8 Denver 7.5
Still alive: 9 Golden State 7.5
Yea, SOHH like I said, I don't see Dallas losing its spot. SOHH that makes it between Denver and Golden State, who are both deadlocked, before playing against each other tomorrow. If the playoffs were to start today, the Nuggets would be in because they beat the Warriors twice already and own the series advantage before tomorrow night's game.
SOHH, who's making it - the Nuggets or Warriors!?
Here's how one of their earlier games of the season went down:
I love the Warriors, but I just can't see the playoffs without Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony. WHAT DO Y'ALL THINK!?
Suns Take Season Series From Spurs 3-1 - You Surprised? Marion Jones Teammates Stripped of Medals!
The Suns beat the Spurs like they stole something from 'em in San Antonio last night.
Usually I just brush off any regular season Suns win, but a few things from last night's victory stand out:
For starters, the game was in San Antonio, not Phoenix.
Secondly, the Suns were playing the second game of a back-to-back. Usually teams are sluggish in that second game of a back-to-back.
Finally, all of the Suns came through, when the squad needed it most. Amare Stoudemire scored a team-high 21 points, Shaq had eight of his 16 points in the fourth and Steve'Short to the Point'Nash finished with 12 (eight in the final quarter) and 10 assists. Three more Suns finished with double-digit scoring too.
Here's what the Diesel told the AP about playing through his right hip contusion:
"I played through everything. I told them that if they play me single coverage, let me make them pay. I'm still the baddest 36-year-old ever created."
Ha, tell 'em, Shaq! F You Tim Duncan (Yea I gotta get this in, before the playoffs)!
As long as the Suns don't let sh*t like this go down, they make be ok.
SOHH, does the Suns taking the season series, 3-1, with the Spurs change your opinion about them!? Are the Suns finally set to make that deep playoff run? Holla at me, man!
Moving on, the kid's convinced that the International Olympic Committee or IOC is the most gangster organization on earth. Not only did dem gangsters already strip Jones of her five medals (three gold, two bronze - BLING), but now they done repo'd all of her teammates' medals too! MAN! Her teammates on the 1,600 squad had their medals snatched and the same with the 400-relay team. The IOC are some chain- snatching mofos! Guard your gold!
Y'all think it's right for her teammates to lose their medals!? Holla at me!
Flashback Fridays: Kobe Bryant Jumps Over Moving Aston Martin! Real or Fake!?
What up, world!? It's your boy Ballsy on this Fri-day and we ain't flashing back too far today.
Everyone and their mama is talking about Kobe Bryant aka the best baller in the world right now jumping over this moving Aston Martin. Yes, you read right, Kobe Bryant jumping over a moving Aston Martin.
Now, first of all, that's teammate Ronny Turiaf in the clip with him and that whip looks like it's doing at least 30mph.
All I'm thinking is if this sh*t is real, I can't believe Kobe aka the best baller in the world right now aka THE MVP (Nobody else), would put himself at risk like that ya dig. Now, I know dude is a top-flight athlete, but what if he miss timed that jump and the car took his legs out!? It coulda went down, maan!
If it was real, that is. SOHH is the Kobe stunt real or fake!? Can any cat really beat him out for MVP!? Holla!
Aftermath Mondays: Kobe & Lakers Take Sole Possession of 1st in West - Enough for KB24 to Win MVP? Construction Worker Tries to Curse New Yankee Stadium! Win B-Hop's Glove!
The following is a warning: Kobe Bryant is on his bullsh*t again!
No he didn't pull a stunt like this:
But what he did do is drop 20 points with five boards and five assists, before sitting out in the fourth quarter in the Lakers' 106-85 rout of the Spurs yesterday.
The win clinched the Pacific Division title for the Lakers and gives them sole possession of first place out West. Now, if the Lakers beat the Kings on Tuesday night, they're guaranteed of finishing in front of everybody. Here's what Kobe told the AP about the Lakers win over the Spurs:
"It was a big game for us. It was another step in the right direction. Going into the playoffs is all about momentum. Now, we just have to take it up another notch once the playoffs start."
SOHH, I must ask: Is Kobe's great season (28.4 points, 6.3 boards and 5.4 dimes per game) and the Lakers about to secure first place out West enough to give KB24 the MVP!? His fine ass wife and cute daughters seem to think so. Download file
I mean, be clear it's down to Kobe & Chris Paul for the L's MVP. Everyone else (including ahhhh youuuuu LeBron) fell out the race.
Switching gears to baseball for a minute ... those asshole Red Sox took the series from the Yankees in Boston over the weekend, but some cat was trying to curse the Bronx Bombers in, well, the Bronx!
A construction worker buried a David Ortiz Red Sox jersey in the new Yankee Stadium, until the home team found out through anonymous sources (maybe Wade Boggs!?) and removed it.
Usually when you bury someone, er, something in my NYC it's final. Ain't no coming back from that, but this jersey had to be removed! That dude was really trying to curse my Yankees! It's a sabotage! I can't figure out why you Boston mofos call Ortiz Big Paaaaaappy! Learn how to speak English already.
Every time I hear y'all say it like that, I cringe. It takes the sexiness away from a Latina mami saying papi. I love KG, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, but Boston ain't winning sh*t. And I'm sorry Ms. Rosie Perez, I call a spade a spade ... it just is what it is. Talk to me, Boston!
Finally, SOHH Sports is giving y'all a chance to win a Bernard Hopkins autographed glove, just in time to see him whoop on Joe Calzaghe's ass this Saturday.
All y'all gotta do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: â€œHopkins Glove Giveawayâ€ before April 19th. Weâ€™ll then select one (1) lucky winner from the submissions. Must be 18 or older to enter!
Warriors' Playoff Dreams End, Carmelo Arrested on DUI Charges, Beasley/Love/Rose in Draft
The NBA Playoffs are all set ... and the Golden State Warriors will not be involved. Warriors out, Nuggets in (more on this later). Damn, Baron.
Even though this pic has an NBA Playoff backdrop, you won't be seeing my main man B. Diddy in the playoffs this year. Damn shame. The Warriors rallied from 17 points down, fighting for their playoff lives against the Suns in Phoenix last night, but wound up losing by six points. B.D. was benched the entire second half after going 2-for-13 in the first half. Wow ... even if dude is missing like that, I would have played him. He's their guy.
SOHH THE WARRIORS ARE OUT, THE NUGGETS ARE IN - YOU SURPRISED!? WHAT DO Y'ALL THINK OF OLD ASS DON NELSON NOT GIVING BARON BURN IN THE SECOND HALF!?
The playoff race out West was SOHH crazy this year ... someone had to clinch the eighth seed,someone had to be assed out. You knew it.
But yo, did the Nuggets really win by getting the eighth seed!? I mean, all that's waiting for them is an royal ass kicking courtesy of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
And if trying to beat KB24 ain't hard enough, your man Carmelo Anthony was arrested early Monday on what the AP is calling a "suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol." SMH.
Damn, 'Melo ... don't be the next JR Rider, washed up on marijuana.
That's a damn shame because 'Melo has had a dope year. I mean, he's a first-time All-Star and finished fourth in the L in scoring (25.8 per).
SOHH how might 'Melo's f**k up damage the Nuggets' chances against the Lakers!? Speak on it. All I know, is A.I. is going to have to go for 60.
Moving on, NCAA stars Michael Beasley, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose have reportedly all declared eligible for the NBA Draft.
Now, BEASTley and Rose are shoe-ins and should be arguably the No. 1 and No. 2 selections (no brainer), but where do you think my man Kevin Love is falling in the Draft!? Holla at me, maan!
Finally, SOHH Sports is giving y'all a chance to win a Bernard Hopkins' autographed glove, just in time to see him whoop on Joe Calzaghe's ass this Saturday.
All y'all gotta do is send an email to email@example.com with the subject: â€œHopkins Glove Giveawayâ€ before April 19th. Weâ€™ll then select one (1) lucky winner from the submissions. Must be 18 or older to enter!
We Major Wednesdays: Kobe vs. Chris Paul - The MVP Debate, 'Melo Sorry, Isiah's Last Day on The Job
What up, world!?
By now if it ain't clear that the MVP race is down to Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul, then yo ass hasn't been paying attention.
You can't make the argument for LeBron anymore, especially since dude couldn't even lead Cleveland to a top 3 seed in the weak ass East. SMH. SOHH, like I said it's down to Kobe and CP3. Here's how these cats stack up:
Kobe vs. Chris Paul - OFFENSE
Chris Paul got an underrated offensive game because he's a protypical point guard that thinks pass first, score second. Still, he gets his, averaging 21.1 points per game. Chris Paul's offensive game is nice, but Kobe's a killa, finishing the season averaging 28.3. SOHH cold and vicious. That's that Black Mamba!
KB24 vs. CP3 - DEFENSE
CP leads the league in steals, with just over two pick-pockets, highway robberies or jack moves per game. Kobe is good for at least one steal per, maybe two. SOHH that's pretty even right there. I do think Kobe is a better position defender, while CP plays the passing lanes better.
Kobe vs. Chris Paul - WHO MEANS MORE TO THEIR TEAM!?
When comparing MVP candidates, I think the most simple question to ask, is also the most important: Who means/does more to/for their team? Wow, this is the hardest to answer between Kobe and CP. On one hand, Kobe is FINALLY making his teammates better. Nah, scratch that ... he's demanding their best and is getting it, like a certain No. 23, tongue-hanging cat used to do. Even with Pau Gasol, I don't think the Lakers would even make the cut out West, if they didn't have KB24 leading the way.
On the other hand, you got CP, who's responsible for 49% of the Hornets offense, whether it comes by his points or assists. That sh*t's incredible, dog! 49 percent! Translation: His team would be paralyzed without him. And dude leads the league in assists with over 11 dimes per game. It's hard to bet against Kobe here, but I got to give the nod in this category to CP.
SOHH there, I wound up with a tie....SOHH WHO SHOULD WIN THE MVP!? I STILL SAY KOBE!
I think you got to give it to dude. He has a killer instinct that nobody in the L has. I know you judge the MVP on the regular season, but let's see CP lead his squad in the playoffs. Until then, you gotta give the MVP to Kobe. It's his year, not Paul's. What do y'all think!?
Moving on, 'Melo apologized for being drunk as a skunk and pulled over for a DUI.
Should the Nuggets suspend dude!?
Finally, the end is near for Isiah Thomas. As Marv Albert would say, "YEHHHSSS!" Isiah, pack your sh*t and get the f**k out of town. Take Stephon with you. Thomas gone after the Knicks' season finale tonight, Stephon and Curry bought out, Zach Randolph traded and the Knicks draft Derrick Rose to be its LEADING point guard for the next 10 years. WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!
Leave your best wishes for Isiah here. I'm going to print them out and mail them to the Knicks.
Ballsy's Best First Round NBA Matchups: Cavs-Wizards, Hornets-Mavs, Spurs-Suns, Jazz-Rockets
What up, world?
The NBA regular season is all over and the opening-round playoff matchups look a little something like this (hit me ... I got it. I got soouul):
BOS-ATL Â· DET-PHI Â· ORL-TOR Â· CLE-WAS
LAL-DEN Â· NO-DAL Â· SA-PHO Â· UTA-HOU
And without further adieu ... here are Ballsy's Best of the First Round:
This is one of my picks for best first-round series just on the strength of their series last year. Do y'all remember that ish? I mean ... Jesus, LeBron going head to head with my main man Gilbert Arenas aka Agent 0 was something to behold. Something tells me the series won't be as good as that, but pretty darn close is good enough. Orlando-Toronto could be close too, but who cares about that? Sorry Canadians.
Here's a nice clip that someone put together:
Let's go out West ... Hornets-Mavericks
Yeeea, now this could be a series. And what I like best about the matchup is that it's a more than legit first-round test for Chris Paul. Peeps, including me are saying Chris Paul is an MVP candidate and the next coming of Jason Kidd. Well, your boy Kidd is still here and CP3 is going to have to get past him to accept the passing of the torch and prove the Hornets are for real. I'm loving this matchup, but take this as a warning: DON'T SLEEP ON THE MAVS! THEY HAVE EXPERIENCE. N.O. (in Borat's voice) ... not SOHH much!
The Suns got Shaq to help deal with the giants out West and provide an inside presence, while letting Amare go wild. Well, here's their chance to prove that the gamble of letting a younger Shawn Marion go was a good move. WITH SHAQ, IS THIS THE SEASON THE SUNS WILL SHOCK THE SPURS OR WILL ISH LIKE THIS HAPPEN!?
Now, this one between the Jazz and Rockets is a tough one. It can go either way, but I like the Jazz with Deron Williams outside and Carlos Boozer inside. Jazz beat 'em last year too.
WHAT'S THE BEST FIRST ROUND MATCHUP!? ANYONE THAT SAYS LAKERS-ENVER NUGGETS (NO D ... I LIKE THAT), CELTICS-HAWKS OR PISTONS-SIXERS IS GETTING SMACKED! HOLLA AT ME, MAAN!
Flashback Fridays: Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Calzaghe - Who's Winning!? Last Chance to Win Hopkins' Autographed Glove!
Credit: AP photos
Big fight tomorrow night! Bernard Hopkins vs. Joe Calzaghe! Yea, your boy is hyped alllready!
Now, if you don't know much about Joe Calzaghe, here's the basic breakdown:
He's about as brash as you'll ever find a 36-year-old white boy. He's Welsh. He counts victory over Jeff 'Left Hook' Lacy as perhaps his biggest W. Calzaghe says Hopkins had to go to jail to get hard and tough, while he was born that way. Wow.
Then we have the Executioner. My man is 43-years-old and still doing it. Everyone and their mama said Hopkins should have retired after two straight decision losses to Jermain Taylor (Ok, he lost the first, but won the second) and then he turns in a gem/clinic, moving up to light heavyweight to beat Antonio Tarver in 2006, before using a nicely timed headbutt to beat Winky Wright.
Now, everyone is picking against Hopkins in this fight too. I mean, the Worldwide Leader's so-called 'boxing experts' predicted a Calzaghe win straight across the board. Wow.
I think it's going to be a great fight. Calzaghe added fuel to the fire, when his pops handed Hopkins a walking cane. Ouch. That white boy does have nerve! But we've seen tactics like that before. Remember when Tarver gave Hopkins an old ass rocking chair!? Ha, and then this is what happened to him ...
If you wonder why I keep bringing up race, well don't front ... you put a white guy up against a brother and that's the first noticeable thing about this fight, before Michael Buffer goes in and the bell dings. Hopkins said he'll never let a white guy beat him, but dude better be careful. Calzaghe has beat a brother before ... and bad! Everyone thought 'Left Hook' Lacy would knock dude out, but Calzaghe beat on him like he stole something. He's dangerous.
But I think a lot of peeps are picking against Hopkins because he has turned into a rather boring, but smarter fighter, if you look at it that way. Like, he doesn't care to give the fans what they want to see. He wants to win, regardless if the fight is entertaining or not. Dude is the savviest fighter around. You ain't gonna catch me betting against him. I say B-Hop in a 12-round decision.
WHO'S WINNING!? WHAT ROUND!?
Finally, time's running out on your chance to win B-Hop's autographed glove. All y'all gotta do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: â€œHopkins Glove Giveawayâ€ before April 19th. Weâ€™ll then select one (1) lucky winner from the submissions. Must be 18 or older to enter!
Aftermath Mondays: Kobe & Pau Roll, How Pistons Lost Game 1, Suns Let One Go & Ballsy's Other Playoff Thoughts, Hopkins Loses - Retire Now!?
We all talk and know about Kobe Bryant, but look at Pau Gasol as that virgin back in junior high that's trying to get laid and when he finally does (make it into the playoffs) he starts banging left and right. Yea, that's Pau. PAU PAU! Dude dropped 36 points, while grabbing 16 boards. Kobe added 32. Yea, uh, this is the team to beat. Without any D, the enver Nuggets would be lucky to steal, and I mean, steal, one game in this series.
Maan, I know the game was Saturday night, but I'm still thinking about it (and Hopkins loss ... more on that later). The double-OT game was an absolute thriller. Mike Finley, Tim Duncan and Steve Nash all hit money treys to keep the game going. Duncan wound up with 40 and 15. God Damn.
But it never should have come down to that. The Suns led by 16 points in the second quarter, nine in the fourth, before letting the Spurs force OT. Phoenix even led by five in OT. The Suns let one go, maan! Will it cost the Suns, like it did in 2005 and '07, when the Spurs eliminated them!?
Yea, the 76ers had a sh*tty ass record to get in the playoffs, but them Philly boys ball hard. Rasheed Wallace - a Philly cat and one of my favorite players EVER - should have known that. Rasheed was buggin' last night, even poking his head into the Sixers' huddle during a timeout. LOL. All that goofing around cost him. At least dude put the loss on himself like a real man, after missing a couple easy ones. Props to Philly for taking Game 1, but Detroit is taking the rest.
"This is on me," Wallace told the AP. "I missed some shots, and I missed some bunnies. There are no excuses. I got this one; I will put it on me."
MORE BALLSY PLAYOFF THOUGHTS ...
OK CHRIS PAUL ... WE SEE YOU, KID! No pun intended on KID or else I would have said KIDD! Wamp Wamp. I mean, 35 points and 10 assists in his playoff debut and a Hornets'104-92 win ... yea, CP3 is in the building, beyatches!
The Jazz shot 52.1 percent; the Rockets 36.7. Ain't no punchline to that, mothaf**ka! No liftoff in Houston.
Snooze. Worst series in a minute. No competition, but it's fun to see the Big 3 do their thing! Congrats to KG and my, I mean, his wife on their newborn baby.
Dwight Howard is Superman. Fallback Shaq and give DH that tat on your arm (Unlike LL). I told y'all Canadian mofos ... it's a wrap for your Raps.
LeBron James is the man. Ain't he!? Aint he!? Gilbert 'Agent 0' Arenas will work his way into the series more and more and I think the Wiz will take two games, but that's it. LeBron's something like a phenomenon!
Finally, switching gears to boxing, the kid's still heartbroken over Bernard Hopkins' loss to JoeCalzaghe! I thought B-Hop never got hurt, but Calzaghe's volume of punches killed him in the decision loss.
SOHH I hate to ask, but I gotta ... SHOULD B-HOP FINALLY HANG 'EM UP AND CALL IT A CAREER!?
Were Wizards Even on Court Last Night!? Lakers Not Expecting Bynum Back Soon - Can They Win it All Without Him? Hill vs. Barack on Raw!
AYO...Were the Wizards even on that court playing against the Cavs last night!? I mean, goodness gracious ... 116-86. OUCH!
LeBron was King James last night, scoring 14 in the third to open up a 25-point Cavs' lead in the quarter. Wow.
Peep the damages:
SOHH, do the Wiz have a shot at home!? I think they can win one at home, but that's about it!
Same question goes for the Rockets: Are they done or will they make this a series with the Jazz!? I think they're done, homie.
Now, all of y'all might be expecting Andrew Bynum back during the Lakers' playoff run, but the team itself isn't overly concerned with his return.
Phil Jackson told the Associated Press on Monday that the team doesn't expect its injured center Bynum to make a serious contribution any time soon. And if they do get him back, it's a stretch to say he'll be a major contributor. I told y'all that! Even if you're 20-years-old (and get denied at the bar), returning from a knee injury ain't easy! Ask Gilbert Arenas or Allan Houston (Damn, homie).
"I think without a doubt that Andrew would come off the bench and we would play him a little bit off the bench if there was any chance that he could come back and play again, but it's such a remote thing," Jackson said. We're not seriously thinking about it."
SOHH I ASK Y'ALL ... AT THIS POINT, DO THE LAKERS NEED BYNUM TO WIN IT ALL OR CAN THEY DO IT WITHOUT HIM!?
For my wrestle maniacs ... Hillary vs. Barack on RAW last night:
We Major Wednesdays: Who Should The Knicks Hire as New Head Coach!?, KG Wins Def. POY, Chris Paul & Dwight Howard Bring The Business!
Since this guy sucked running the Knicks for four UGLY years, the organization must look ahead to fill the head coach vacancy.
Here are Ballsy's top candidates for Knicks head coach:
A New York, NY guy and former Knick. Has helped Patrick Ewing and Reggie Miller develop into great players as their point guard, although he never copped an NBA ring and has no NBA coaching experience AT ALL! Yet, he seems to be the odds-on-favorite front runner. I like Mark, man, but just because you were a solid point guard in your playing career and you're smooth behind the broadcast booth doesn't mean you can do the job, especially with the Knicks. The Knicks should be more careful because we found out the hard way what can happen with a former point guard leading your team ... and Isiah won championships in Detroit!
Patrick Ewing's name ain't coming up in the shuffle and I don't know why! After all, he's the former Knick WITH coaching experience, not Mark Jackson. All Jackson's done was sit behind the broadcast booth. Pat has served as an assistant coach for Orlando and Houston. WHY NOT GIVE HIM A CHANCE!?
Former Knick Charles Oakley thinks Herb's the guy for the job: http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-spweboak0423,0,1524914.story
Jeff Van Gundy
I doubt Van Gundy would ever want to return to NY. He's too comfortable talking in the booth now. But dude's a solid coach.
SOHH THE $1 MILLION QUESTION: WHO SHOULD REPLACE ISIAH AS THE KNICKS NEW HEAD COACH!? HOLLA AT ME, MAAAAN!
Moving on to some playoffs last night:
Ayo, I WOULD PAY TO SEE CHRIS PAUL OR DWIGHT HOWARD PLAY. FOR REAL!
Chris Paul had 32 points and 17 assists (WOW...17 dimes) to lead the Hornets to a 127-103 victory over the Mavericks last night, giving them a 2-0 series lead. Yeaa, umm, something tells me CP3 is winning the point guard matchup against Jason Kidd SOHH far. Just a hunch, ya diiiig!
Not to be outdone ... Dwight Howard had 29 points and 20 rebounds, marking his second straight 20-20 game. Something tells me you Raptors ain't winning sh*t, as long as DH is dropping numbers like that on you. I mean, JESUS! That man is SUPERMAN!
Peep him go to work here:
Spurs up on the Suns, 2-0. SMH. I knew that sh*t was going to happen, maan. Phoenix had to take Game 1. That was their game. The Spurs are too crafty. Now Phoenix is down 2-0. One loss in Phoenix will do the Suns in. SMH. This COULD HAVE BEEN A SERIES!
Finally, KG was named the Defensive Player of The Year. Somewhere Bruce Bowen is plotting to injure him. I just know it! KG - Watch your back!
Watch Kobe Drop 49 on Enver, Nuggets Are F**ked! What Would You Do Against Him!?
OH MY GOD! KOBE WENT OFF LAST NIGHT!
This man is devastating! I mean kisses off the glass, pull-ups on J.R. Smith galore, drives past 'Melo, fast-break dunks with A.I. rushing to get out the way. My man is too cold and vicious. He's the best f**king player on the planet. Who's better!?
KB-24 did it all last night. I mean, he was being smart. Realizing Enver has no D and refuses to play it, Kobe simply stepped up his aggressiveness. It's why the Nuggets are f**ked in this series. They're trying to win a shootout against the best player on the planet. Ain't gonna work, fellas. I could talk and talk about how much of a killa Kobe is ... but it might be easier to watch.
Peep him drop 49 last night:
Kobe scored 16 of his 20 first-quarter points in the final 41/2 minutes of the period. THE MVP then scored 19 points in a length of 4:19 in the fourth quarter.
The final line on Bryant: 42 minutes played, 18-for-27 shooting from the field, 8-of-9 from the foul line, four rebounds and 10 assists for 49 points. SMH. DAMN!
Funny thing is A.I. and 'Melo combined for 54 points, but didn't play a lick of defense, SOHH who cares?
SOHH my question to y'all is if you're George Karl and the Enver Nuggets how in the hell would you handle Kobe in Game 3!? Holla at me, maan!
Flashback Fridays: The Best & Worst of Draft Fashion!
Here's the homie, Arkansas running back and soon-to-be NFL SUPERSTAR Darren McFadden being outfitted and threaded up for his Draft day suit and ayo, I ain't madd! Ain't nothing wrong with getting help and hooked up.
Photo jacked from Sporting News - http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=403809
After all, Ballsy's Draft Fashion Rule No. 1 - You gotta try to look as good as you play ya diiig!?
McFadden can ball like a boss hog. Believe it. GET FAMILIAR!
The Draft-suit effort is needed, kid. God forbid, you walk up to shake the Commish's hand, wearing some bullshit like this:
Joakim Noah with the Bizzy Bone, Fraggle Rock, Marlon Wayans look.
Drew Gooden with the 'This-might-as-well-be-a-straight-jacket-suit' No buttons!? Maniac!
The Dream with the Coming-to-America-and-going-to-the-prom look.
And my favorite Draft suit of all time ... Jalen Rose. Game got that same joint.
SMH. Now, hold up, hold up ... I know these are NBA draft pics, but I'm using them to make a point. SOHH don't be laughing at McFadden seeking outside help. You don't want a pic like the aforementioned on your dresser the rest of your life, ya diiig!? WTF was Joakim Noah thinking!?
Ballsy's Draft Fashion Rule No. 2 - Clean is Mean ... CHUUUUCH!
Take a page from Reggie 'I Bang Kim K Errrry Night' Bush and Jamarcus Russell (dude looks like Tigga).
SOHH, what are the best and worst Draft fashions of all time!? Who dresses better - NBA or NFL? Holla at me, maaan!
Check in with SOHH Sports tomorrow, for I, the Ballsy One, will be posting my exclusive mock draft. I can't f**k up Jake Long at No. 1, ha! Peace!
Ballsy's NFL Draft Report Card - How Did Your Favorite Team Do?
The second round of the NFL Draft is still going on, SOHH in the meantime, your boy Ballsy wanted to talk first round. A lot of teams got better, some didn't address much. SOHH heeeere we go:
No. 1 Miami Dolphins - Jake Long, OL (Michigan)
- Be clear, this was Bill Parcells' pick. You can't do anything without an offensive line and Jake's a big boy, but the Dolphins are still a season away from making the playoffs. A-
No. 2 St. Louis Rams - Chris Long, DE (Virginia)
-The Rams were either going to take Chris Long or Glenn Dorsey. I love how Long keeps running, though and he is the seed of Howie. You couldn't go wrong with either one. A
No. 3 Atlanta Falcons - Matt Ryan, QB (Boston College)
There was a lot of speculation that Matt Ryan would be the dude to take a free fall and slip down on the board and inside of teams war rooms, but uh uh, didn't happen. To be honest, I don't think dude is even the best QB in the Draft. I think Joe Flacco's better. But with Vick in the doghouse (pardon the pun), Ryan's an upgrade ya diiig. B+
No. 4 Oakland Raiders - Darren McFadden, RB (Arkansas)
Maan, Jets fans were tight yesterday at Radio City, when the Raiders swiped Darren McFadden (pictured by Sporting News, trying to get fly for the Draft)
And they should be tight! McFadden's the nicest, most dynamic player in this class. He's going to make Al Davis aka Skeletor and Raider Nation proud. (An Ice Cube) YAYEEE YAYEEE! A+
No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs - Glenn Dorsey, DT (LSU)
With Dorsey slipping in projections from second to fifth, the Chiefs had to take him. If the Rams took Dorsey, the Chiefs would have taken Long. Simple as that. Both win. High Fivee! A
No. 6 New York Jets - Vernon Gholston, DE (Ohio State)
I love Ghooool-ston. Pardon my Doc. Evil. Nah, the Jets definitely missed out on adding the instant offensive punch that they needed with McFadden, but Gholston's an absolute BEAST on the defensive side. The Jets will still lose games because a lack of offensive production and are many pieces away from being a winner again, but Vernon will be great. Chuuuch. Y'all gotta see this tackle he made at OSU. Why the f**k are the broadcasters SOHH calm!? I woulda been yellin. Dude clotheslined that running back. Peep: B+
N.O. wanted Dorsey in the worst way, SOHH when he flew off the board at 5, Ellis had to be its choice ... and they had to move up to get him. Good job. A
No. 8 Jacksonville Jaguars - Derrick Harvey, DE (Florida)
The Jaguars jumped from No. 26 to 8. Yeah, um, something tells me the Jags had Derrick Harvey well covered. I'm all about making an already-good defense better. A
No. 9 Cincinnati Bengals - Keith Rivers, LB (USC)
With all due respect to Keith Rivers, I don't think drafting a linebacker will make Ocho Cinco stay, but then again ... what will!? B-
No. 10 New England Patriots - Jerod Mayo, LB (Tennessee)
Pop-Quiz: Why did the Patriots lose to the Giants in the Super Bowl!? What's that ... a failure in mounting any kind of defensive attack!? Ding, ding, ding! SOHH, getting a linebacker was NEEDED, especially considering Tedy Bruschi, Junior Seau and Mike Vrabel are old as dirt. Still, if I'm a Pats fan (when hell freezes over ... and over), I woulda liked to see Belichick be more aggressive and try to move up to get a better defensive player, with his cheating ass. C+
SOHH that's my 1 through 10, yaa diiig!
Skipping around to other significant first-round picks:
No. 18 Baltimore Ravens - Joe Flacco, QB (Delaware)
SOHH Joe Flacco played at small-ass Delaware, which is part of the Colonial Athletic Association, but dude has the biggest arm in the Draft. Dude's the best QB in this class. Watch y'all will see. He has a gun for an arm and at 6-6, 238 ... he should be able to endure a big NFL hit. Then the Ravens added my man Ray Rice from Rutgers with their second-round pick. I like how B-More drafted. Flacco's the future. A
No. 22 Dallas Cowboys - Felix Jones, RB (Arkansas)
Felix Jones was McFadden's runningmate in Arkansas. Now he'll be teaming with Marion Barber, the most physical back in the game. Don't sleep. B-
Ok, Ok ... here's the sleeper of the first round since everyone and their mama are on that Flacco bandwagon. I actually thought Mendenhall could have come off the boards earlier. Dude did work in the IU. B
No. 31 New York Giants - Kenny Phillips, Safety (Miami)
In a brief interview on the Draft stage at Radio City, Brandon Jacobs made a great point. Although the Giants came alive in the playoffs to win the Super Bowl, they did finish the regular season 10-6. If you only look at that record, you realize there is room for improvement. I like that the Giants used their pick to try to shore up their secondary. B-
Aftermath Mondays: DeShawn vs. LeBron, Watch Stevenson Foul the King, Hear Jay-Z Diss Him on New Record!
Can someone please answer this for me - Why in the f**k is LeBron James spending SOHH much time and energy on DeShawn Stevenson!? I mean LeBron James, DeShawn Stevenson. See what I mean? Doesn't even sound right!
Who Would Have Thought Hawks Would Take 2 From Celtics!? Kobe & Dwight Ether Competition, Josh Howard Smokes That Weed!
Dear Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks,
I'm sorry I underestimated your asses! Just last week on SOHH Sports, I said the Hawks don't have a chance and the series is going to be a snooze. Well, I'm happy to be wrong. I still think Bahston is going to win, but the Celtics have definitely got more from this series than they thought.
That Celtics-Hawks game last night was genuinely exciting. To watch the Hawks knot the series at 2-2 was crazy. I love how Zaza Pachulia didn't back down from Kevin Garnett. KG was probably like, "Who the f**k is this guy!?"
Peep the altercation here:
Then Joe Johnson - dude's All-Star caliber and nobody on the Celtics could guard him - finished Bahston off.
How much are y'all surprised by the Hawks and Sixers, that they were each able to take two games from the Celtics and Pistons!? Will either squad stretch their series to seven games!?
Moving on, I must say, Kobe Bryant is like a prize fighter in that, when he sees you staggering, he goes in for the knockout, the kill. That's what KB24 did last night, knocking out the Nuggets.
How many games do you think the soon-to-be Lakers-Jazz series will go!?
Dwight Howard and the Magic finished off the Raptors (Take that Canada!) last night and get this - Superman had 21 points to match his 21 rebounds, his third 20-20 game in the series! Yea, that's pretty much the reason Toronto lost. SMH at Chris Bosh. Bulk up, homie!
The following news is a few days old, but what do y'all think about Josh Howard admitting he smokes weed in THE MIDDLE OF THE PLAYOFFS!? SMH.
Finally, Pat Riley's coward ass quit as Heat coach, Byron Scott was named Coach of The Year (well deserved and should thank his assistant coach on the floor Chris Paul), and Hedo Turkoglu got Most Improved Player.
We Major Wednesdays: Dwight Howard and Chris Paul Are Future of The L, But Can Magic Beat Pistons, N.O. Get Past Spurs!?
Aside from Kobe and LeBron, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard have been the MVPs of the first round.
I mean Dwight Howard aka Superman finishing off the Raptors with a 21-point, 21-rebound Game 5, his third 20-20 game of the series. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? That's complete dominance. Peep some of his highlights here.
And MVP Chris Paul ... SMH. Dude is looking like one of the best point guards to EVER PLAY THE GAME! I think it was poetic justice that CP3 finished off the Mavs last night with a 24-point, 15-assist, 11-rebound triple double against 'Mr. Triple Dub'Jason Kidd. Maan, did CP make Kidd look old. Damn. Pick this clip up from the :52 mark. Tyson Chandler gets rejected, CP grabs rebound and hits looong fadeaway. That boy is badd.
OK, SOHH I MUST ASK: CAN CHRIS PAUL LEAD THE HORNETS TO A SECOND-ROUND WIN OVER THE SPURS? CAN DWIGHT HOWARD POWER THE MAGIC PAST THE PISTONS!?
I ain't gassed by their first-round wins, but honest to God ... I can see both the Hornets and Magic advancing. Both are young teams. The Spurs and Pistons? (In Borat voice) Ehh not SOHH much.
I guess it's one of those things, where I have to see them do it to believe it. But N.O. can run on San Antonio, even though CP vs. Tony Parker will be a lot more even than CP vs. Kidd was. Don't be surprised if that crafty bastard Pop puts BUTCH Bruce Bowen on permanent CP-harrassing duty. Still, the series is going deep. Easily six games. Charles Barkley picked N.O. to win it last night.
Moving on, the Magic-Pistons is going to be good too (Yes, I'm looking past the Sixers - Sorry Philly). There's no way in hell that Deeeetroit Basket-ball is going to allow Dwight to put up 20-20 games, but like the Hornets, the Magic got a nice lil' squad going. I think this one will go at least six too.