The NBA is back. Really? Yeah I know I’m a little late but this lockout has all of us off our game a little. So, with the return of the NBA comes the return of Really? Didn’t we already do Really? The return? Yeah but this is the return of the return. Call it Really? The Dark Blog Rises. Really?
For this special edition of Really we will be doing a Really? NBA season preview a week after the start of the season. We will look at the contenders for the championship as well as make some predictions.
Lets start off with the NWO Heat. Really? Well my “wrassling” fans will understand. Last year formation of the “Big 3″ reminded me a lot of the formation of the popular wrestling stable. When Kevin Nash and Scott Hall join WCW and announced they had a secret partner no one would have guessed that partner would be the real American hero Hulk Hogan. In a similar turn LeBron James decided to join Wade and Bosh in South Beach to form one of the most loved to hate teams in history. It’s also fitting that the formation of the NWO took place at Bash at the Beach. Now its time for this team to put up or shut up after failing in last years finals and the Heat added a few pieces to insure a different outcome. They’re looking for help from free agent Shane Battier, rookie Norris Cole(Dayton, Ohio Stand up had to add that) and Veteran Eddy Curry. Eddy Curry? Really? Yeah, Eddy Curry. I know most off y’all is asking who is Eddy Curry? Well this is where my man JT kicks the Curry highlight package …….
OK now are we familiarized with Curry? S-Still think he can make a difference? No not really but the other two can. Plus the additions to LeBron James improved post game and they just might be ready to take the next step.
Elsewhere in the east the Boston Celtics resemble the male version of the Golden Girls. Really? Well maybe the Golden Boys. I’m trying to say that they are old. Add that to the loss of Jeff Green and the slow start due to Paul Pierce injury and the Boston Celtics look like this might be a down season
The Chicago Bulls might be the Heats biggest Challenger for the Eastern crown. The reigning MVP returns and they replaced Keith Bogans with Rip Hamilton. A major upgrade to say the least. The only question I have is how C.J Watson let Rip Take his number. I know he’s only C.J. Watson and not Jackson Heights own Randy Watson or Baywatch own C.J. Parker. (I like Baywatch, don’t judge me) Really? Hope he got paid.
The New York Knicks are casting The Expendables. Really? The signed a few old guys that used to be stars in Mike Bibby and Baron Davis. Really? Yeah they would have been better off signing Stallone and The governator themselves. Tyson Chandler was a big pickup along with rookie Imam Shumpert but the Knicks will only go as far as their two superstars will take them.
In Atlanta we have the same old Hawks Really? Yeah you know the same Hawks that skip over PGs like Chris Paul for Erroneous Williams, and Rajon Rondo for the infamous Williams brother. The same Hawks that continue to play all their players out of position. The same Hawks that signed Joe Johnson to a huge deal after a horrible playoffs. The same Hawks that will be a perpetual 4th seed. Yeah those Hawks. My prediction another fourth place finish and second round exit.
The Indiana Pacers improved when they sign All Star David West. Really? Yeah it shocks me to that he has made multiple all-star games but someone keeps voting him in.
Out west we have the Lakers that remind me of the new film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Kobe Bryant is Ethan Hunt and the government has completely turned on his team, the Government is the NBA and they turned on the Lakers when they blocked the Chris Paul trade. In one week Kobe lost his best friend, the best point guard, and his best wife. Really? Best wife? It was a best theme and I was on a roll, leave me alone. Anyway Kobe this is your mission should you wish to accept it; Try to win another championship Josh McRoberts, Devin Ebanks and a man name Metta. Oh yeah and you still have Derek Fisher a point guard. This message along with the organization will self destruct in 5,4,32…..
The Dallas Mavericks won the championship and decided to make a lot of moves. They loss Chandler, JJ Barea, Caron Butler, and DeShawn Stevenson. They added Lamar Odom, Delonte West, and Vince Carter. All these moves were made to free up cap space to sign big free agents this summer. Unless you 1.21 gigawatts of power, plutonium, and a delorian there is no way of knowing if this is a smart move by Cuban or d.a.f.
OKC seems to be everybody favorite to come out of the west but it might be more difficult than you think Really? Why you ask? Well Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant remind me a lot of Nino Brown and G Money. KD is the man like Nino he probably even passes out turkeys for the holidays. Westbrook like G money played the younger brother who starts to really feel himself. Well that becomes bad for business and to make a long story short I guess he ain’t his brother’s keeper. Now can the two Co exist or will Durant have to take him out. Their championship hopes rely on them being all they got.
The Clippers added Chris Paul, Chauncy Bilups, and Caron Butler and they have adopted the nickname “Lob City”. Really? Hope they know you have to do more than throw lobs to win a championship.
The Portland Trailblazers must have Dr. Kovorkian working for them cause they are killing careers. Really? Well Brandon Roy retired and Greg Oxen might miss another season. I don’t know if they are doing anything wrong but I know they aren’t doing anything right.
Real quick predictions are Bulls win the championship. Really? Anybody that knows me knew I was going there. Durant will win the MVP, Kimba Walker will win ROY and Really? Will be back next week. Now three of the four will happen stay tune to find out.