5. Kobe Bryant chasing the all-time points record -
Right now Kobe is 6th all-time in points scored (8th if you count ABA). He’s 10,519 points away from breaking Kareem’s record. Love him or hate him it’s exciting when all-time records are in danger of being broken. The record is in play, but he’d have to play 5 more years, averaging 80 games and 25 points to break the record. Skip a year and he’d have to either have a season like that at 39 or play into his 40′s at a slightly less productive level to even sniff the record. In other words this lockout might lower his ceiling to 3rd all-time. Still impressive but doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
4. The Knicks -
We said as a joke when we started this blog/podcast that the Knicks would finally get a good team and then there wouldn’t be an NBA. Fast forward 12 months and we get Amar’e Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony. Then we make the playoffs for the first time in 7 years. Then….NO DAMN SEASON. It’s just not fair. I’m not delusional, this team needs a lot of work to be a contender but they are at least relevant and competitive now. I’d like to see a season or two of it before Amar’es knees explode. Continue reading
I’m starting to get really nervous that there isn’t going to be a season this year. We’ve lost all November games and the sides aren’t even talking anymore. This is bad.
Last season was one of the best in recent memory and this season promised to be just as good if not better. In preparation of the worst I put together a list of the top 10 things I will miss the most:
10. The Timberwolves
Yes, the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio has finally arrived, they drafted Derrick Williams with the #2 pick and they have the best rebounder in the leage in Kevin Love. Throw in complete wildcards like Beasley and Darko and I’m very intrigued by this team. They aren’t going to compete for a championship, but they might be very fun to watch. Continue reading
David Stern is threatening to cancel the entire season if significant progress isn’t make this weekend. Is he using this as a negotiating strategy, trying to scare the players into giving in or is he serious and are we days away from finding out that there isn’t going to be any professional basketball (I’m not counting the WNBA) for at least 13 months?
Personally I think he’ll announce the season is cancelled early next week if nothing gets done this weekend. He’s not messing around and neither are the owners. This is a terrible thought and I hope I’m wrong. What do you think?