Derrick Rose, the former MVP and point guard of the Chicago Bulls has been dealing with loads of criticism. Both those criticizing him for not playing and those criticizing the critics for being critical. Everyone needs to shut the hell up. The reality of it is we are all right and wrong at the same time.
So… after DeAndre Jordan’s dunk I feel we need to match up the 5 best dunks or dunk sets (keep in mind, these are my 5) to see which destroys the heart of your opponent more? Here are your choices.
This is something that many would have found laughable just 6 months ago, but it is true. If the Lakers want to return to prominence in the Western Conference, they need to remove the peanut brained Dwight Howard from their roster. In his last year with Orlando, he managed to get a good head coach fired in Stan Van Gundy, absolutely clusterf–k everything in the way of leverage for a trade and refuse to sign an extension of any kind because he was a whiny brat who doesn’t understand how trades work for NBA teams. He wanted Brooklyn, not because they are a team who is up and coming, but because he wants to hangout with his friends and be good ole’ silly Dwight. Awww shucks! Except the reality is that he is nothing more than an average center when it comes to a teammate. He can put up points and boards, but he doesn’t possess anything that offers leadership and this should be an alarm that the Lakers and the Buss family need to take into account immediately and trade Dwight Howard.
The trade is final and in the books between the Thunder and Rockets. The beard has departed from OKC and the fans will definitely miss him, hell we all will miss him on the Thunder roster. The question that has been coming up though is about how smart the trade was to make. Harden has been an important piece of the Thunder for the better part of the past 2 seasons. Harden has kept teams honest and gave KD and Westbrook many more open scoring opportunities because of his high level of play. He replaced Jeff Green and actually was better in the long run than Jeff Green with a stronger offensive set.
So the sports punocracy is having a conniption fit about this. Declaring that the Thunder have screwed themselves and the Lakers are going to have it easy and will love this trade. Before the NBA season starts all of this is coming out apparently… well despite everyone doing their best Stephen A. Smith racial slur, the Thunder did the right thing and the intelligent thing. Something rare in the NBA.
You’ve no doubt seen this picture at least once already. The now infamous call that destroyed the chances of the Atlanta Braves to move on from the 1-and-done Wild Card game has been trolled, ridiculed and decimated by pundents and press alike. If you haven’t seen the terrible play, then check it out right here.