Category Archives: Young Guns

Bamm Bamm Rubble Goes Berserk

@discipleKen I’ve decided that Griffin’s game is equal parts Young McDyess, Young Robert Horry, Moses, Duncan, Darvin Ham, and Bam Bam Rubble

Holy shit.

After a few of these last night, Blake Griffin coming down court on any semblance of a fast break was absolutely terrifying.

And the Knicks win.


Heliocentric Basketball in the Big Apple

“People gave ear to an upstart astrologer who strove to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens or the firmament, the sun and the moon…. This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred Scripture tells us [Joshua 10:13] that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth”

-Martin Luther on Copernicus’ On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

Mike D’Antoni doesn’t want epicycles.  When he gazes out onto the finely waxed hardwood surface of the practice floor, the Italian League legend, former Phoenix Suns head coach, offensive guru and current man at the helm of the S.S. New York Knicks sees something revolutionary.  It’s not the old guard, earth-based, slow-paced offensive game of decades before.  D’Antoni is a heliocentrist.

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Chill Personified

If Wilson Chandler was music, he would be the sultry sounds of John Coltrane.

Granger Rising

Few things have been surprising so far in this 2008-2009 NBA campaign.  The Celtics are good, the Thunder are (is? I hate teams with nicknames that don’t end in an “S”) bad, LeBron is dominating, Larry Hughes isn’t (what do you expect from a guy with a website named after his suckitude?) and Marbury is still a cancer.  One surprising story of the first third is the emergence of a guy who played college ball at New Mexico, was drafted outside of the lottery and is holding together a franchise in a basketball-crazy area.

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