Friday, November 2, 2012
By Henry Abbott
- Tim Duncan posterizes Father Time. He looks wonderfully healthy. Whatever he did this offseason was the right thing. Aging athletes everywhere cheer.
- Toughest thing about coaching or playing for the Hawks is that the home crowd often cheers for the visitors.
- Assessing LeBron James as a business prospect off the court. His Q scores are middle-of-the-pack, but nevertheless ad business experts say he's the top dog.
- Most underrated NBA players over the last 12 years, as determined by a serious approach with a fancy acronym: "Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace, Baron Davis, Luol Deng, Jeff Foster, Shane Battier, Mike Conley, Metta World Peace, Jason Collins and Bruce Bowen."
- The Rockets are loaded with young talent, but Kevin McHale does not give minutes to rookies. Jacob Mustafa of Red94 questions this: "Why, on a team so organizationally committed to its youth, one whose three contract committals worthy of any note are to players ages 23, 24 and 26, would said team’s head coach find himself forcing minutes on guys like Toney Douglas and Carlos Delfino?"
- The Lillard family creed: Destroy all obstacles.
- Ty Lawson or Russell Westbrook?
- Antoine Walker, just checking up on Mark Cuban.
- John Hollinger (Insider) on Laker coach Mike Brown and his Princeton offense: "I love how Brown referenced the lack of championships Nash won in Phoenix as reason to use the Princeton; apparently the Kings, Wizards and Nets won a bunch of rings with Eddie Jordan's system while I was off spelunking in Tibet."
- Mark Cuban points out nobody is paying with gold at the gas station, calling it "a religion not a currency." He's talking politics on Twitter.
- Stat expert David Berri says he thinks the Wages of Wins crew could "fix any team."
- Jamal Crawford has played for 16 coaches in 11 years, and feels like he could have been a whole different kind of player with coaching consistency.