Weird Summer

It’s been a weird summer so far for the NBA.  Just a few examples…

– Howard leaves LA for Houston.  That’s not the weird part, the weird part is that it seems like the Clippers might end up being the better LA team for the next 4 or 5 years.

– Phil Jackson’s Twitter account.  Is he spelling the words wrong on purpose or does he not know how to spell. (TLT understands not being able to spell)

– Al Jefferson going to the Bobcats.  Why would any Free Agent ever go to the Bobcats?  Jefferson couldn’t have got paid by someone like Atlanta or Dallas?

– Metta World Peace going to New York.  It’s not weird that LA would Amnesty him, not when 23 million is going to be saved, but it’s weird that the Knicks would want him.  Does New York now have the roster most likely to end up in jail, since the Trailblazers of the late 90’s early 2000’s?

– Jason Kidd as the Nets new coach… weird right?  Even weirder Jason’s old coach Lawrence Frank is now Kidd Assistant Coach.  Somehow it feels like Frank will be doing all the heavy lifting here, while Jason does all the media stuff.

– Miami waving Miller.  Again, like Metta, not too weird that they’d wanna save the money.  Weird that Miller wouldn’t just take this opportunity to call it a career.

– Pierce, Garnett, Terry, Kirilenko, Johnson, Williams, Livingston (didn’t realize he was there), Lopez, and Stachhouse (just checked their roster online and cannot believe that Stackhouse is on the team… although he is listed as a Free Agent, so maybe he won’t be there at the start of the season)  That is one VERY WEIRD team, with Kidd as Coach.

– All this talk about Kobe being ready for the start of the season.  Is it just TheLongTalk or does that seem beyond human?  Can’t imagine he’ll actually be ready to go on day one and even if he is…. what then?

– The pu pu plater that Dallas is calling Plan B.  Did anyone miss bigger this off season then Dallas?  Poor Dirk is going to retire with only that one title.

– No Allen Iverson rumors, yet.  Seems like each of the last 4 or 5 summers were spent wondering where AI would land when he finally landed back in the NBA.

One thought on “Weird Summer”

  1. It has been a very weird summer indeed. TLT has made a lot of very valid points, but keep in mind this off season was just weird, and I don’t know if anyone could have designed a more weird off season. Starting with Brooklyn having Kidd as its head coach and their head coaches former coach as his first assistant. The roster itself I have zero issues with. Even retired veterans that sit on the bench like Stackhouse have seemed to contribute from time to time. Kind of like Marcus Camby.

    LA is an intriguing town for the simple fact that no matter who the Clippers get, no matter what that roster looks like, they wont be making any runs for anything besides their next photo shoot. Chris Paul is the only legitimate force on that team that is contender type player. The rest are just highlight reels…and that’s not what wins championships. All of the highlight reel material that Miami gave us this year wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for a fundamental shot by Ray Allen. Clippers wont make it any further than the Lakers. Guaranteed.

    Mike Miller is like a grunge version of Steve Kerr, and Kerr left Chicago with a handful of rings, and then went to San Antonio to win more. Mike Miller should continue to let it fly until his shot doesn’t drop.

    Kobe is Kobe, it wont matter if he’s back at the beginning or half way through, he’ll push his team to the playoffs. Anything after that is either luck or the Lakers played exceptional team basketball. That being said, team ball isn’t exactly what Mike D is known for.

    Ron Artest/Metta World Peace going home is fitting. He isn’t the same bad boy he was with Chicago, but he can still contribute. Not 23,0000,000.00 worth of contributions but he can be a solid defender, and mess with the opponent. It looks like what NYK are trying to do is create a cluster of confusion. They have succeeded.

    Al Jefferson going to Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets is a sign of things to come. Look for Charlotte to compete for the ACC Championship this year.

    Spelling correctly Jackson does not, win he does.

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