Monday, January 28, 2013
By Henry Abbott
- There's something about the way Tim Duncan's outlet passes move.
- J.A. Adande with a killer Kobe "28 assists in two wins" question: "Is it the fancy passing, or a passing fancy?"
- The Celtics have been okay without Rajon Rondo in the past. But what do those short stretches tell us about what they're facing now?
- Coaches know how to move the ball.
- "The players they traded away looks like an All-Star team, while the players they kept looks like a D-League team." Kevin Draper, on HoopSpeak, assessing the Suns.
- L.L. Cool J, aged 17, playing a somewhat enthusiastic Maine high-school gym.
- When he looks at U.S. higher education, Mark Cuban sees a financial mess reminiscent of the pre-bust mortgage industry.
- Charles Barkley is bringing the sunshine, shares some concerns about his landscaping.
- Amare Stoudemire, no longer terrible.
- Jordan Heimer on ClipperBlog: "If you’ve followed the Clippers closely this season, you’ve read dozens of stories about the great “culture” that’s emerged, but what is that? Some nebulous stew, equal parts unselfish passing, defensive accountability, little kids in the locker room, and Ronny Turiaf’s hip-waggle/finger-swirl basket celebrations? Is that really an explanation for winning basketball games, or are we better served looking at Matt Barnes’ improved shot selection, or Eric Bledsoe’s percentages finishing at the rim?"
- Are the flopping rules working?
- Allen Iverson in the D-League?