-Your “I am terrified of the Bobcats and don’t want to see them in the first round at all” update: the Raptors gained a game on the Bobcats by squeaking out a win tonight, but the Bobcats still lead the Raptors by two games for the 7th spot in the East. The Raptors are only a game up on the Bulls, who are absolutely the team I want the Cavs to see in the first round.
Although even the Bulls did put up that fight against Boston last season. And Derrick Rose could give Mo fits. And they’ve defended LeBron really well in the past. I’m going to be freaking out until the Cavs get at least two games up in their first-round series. And second-round series. The playoffs are just not going to be a fun time for me, now that I think about it.
-Here’s a link to the Pit Bull breeding company owned by Mo Williams. It’s called “La Familia Pits,” because Mo loves the nickname he gave himself. David Noel and Lil Boosie both have testimonies up speaking to the quality of the dogs. I love dogs, and the ridiculousness level is fairly low on this, so good for Mo. Although the pictures of the model with the pit bulls are a tad ridiculous, now that I think about it.
-Lakers lost, making the Cavs’ odds of home-court throughout the playoffs that much better.
-Via Shaq’s twitter, here’s an example of Shaq engaging in schadenfreude. I point out that this is not technically Shaqenfreude, which involves Shaq himself doing something. The Owl City music video, for example, was Shaqenfreude. Somebody has to care about these things. Actually, that’s a lie.
-Sometimes I think Hedo Turkoglu only exists to drive bloggers crazy. Tonight was an elegant demonstration of this.
-Semi-preview: when I think about what being defended by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute would feel like, I imagine it would be analogous to swimming with this freaking thing.
-Pain tolerance, luck, genetics, and yoga training have all played a big part in LeBron never having missed more than a few games with ankle injuries despite having twisted one like 3,000 times in a game. That being said, let’s take just a moment to salute seven years of LeBron’s giant war boots. I’m not the target audience for those, because I’ve never spent real money on sneakers in my life. From what I’ve heard, they are gigantic, heavy, and were generally built for terminators. But they’ve never slowed LeBron down, and have allowed him to fly all around the court while keeping his ankles safe. War boots, we salute you.
-Not only has French Rondo been beasting throughout his rookie year, but it’s gotten to the point where “French Rondo” may be a restrictive comparison. Dude can shoot. I don’t care who was playing defense, if you can go 9-11 from three in an NBA game and be that fast, you’ve got a future. I still cannot believe how many chances OKC passed up to have the coolest backcourt ever.
-Alright, that’s all for tonight.