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USA beats DOM & Blake Griffin out for good

Best news of the day if you ask me!

Our USA basketball team ended up blowing the Dominican Republic OUT OF THE WATER! With a 113-59 victory at theĀ Thomas & Mack Center on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus our All Stars just gave it all they had to show that there isn’t any competitor who can stand against this awesome team!

And in case you missed the big show yesterday here’s a little highlight for you guys:

And with some good fortune, Blake Griffin is out as of yesterday due to a torn meniscus which is most definitely some good news for the USA team because we all know Blake Griffin can’t play basketball for shit. He will most likely be replaced by Anthony Davis as well as some other alternates to sit on the bench. We’ll find out for sure by next week when Blake Griffin officially withdraws himself from the competition.

This season has been nothing but injury after injury and just because it’s Olympics time doesn’t make it any different. Also out from participating in the Olympics is Dwight the big baby Howard, Chris Bosh and LaMarcus Aldridge.

But having Anthony Davis as a backup was a smart move and he will go to the next practice with the USA team so he can play the next four exhibition games before the first official Olympic game against France which is scheduled on July 29th.

Who delivered their A game last night? Kevin Durant. Made a game high 24 points in a record setting 22 minutes with 9 out of 11 shots made from the floor which includes making 5 out of 6 three pointers as well. No doubt that this young All Star will definitely be competition for the Heat once again come next NBA season.

Who else shocked and awed last night? None other than Philadelphia’s own Andre Iguodala! Made an impressive 18 points with 7 out of 9 field goals made with 4 of those being three pointers as well. To think he was almost left off the Olympics roster! But Iguodala will be key in the success of the USA Men’s basketball team, for sure. Why? Because Iguodala is great at contesting shots, stealing the ball as well as starting fast breaks. And we saw yesterday that he is also a great scorer which will be very helpful for the USA team. We need him to slow down defenses when USA players are being double teamed as well as to keep the ball from the other team. And for those of you who are still skeptical and would’ve rather had Eric Gordon or Rudy Gay be on the roster, we’ll just have to wait and see how Iguodala meshes in with the rest of the team but I have no doubt either way that America will show the world who’s boss when it comes to Men’s basketball!

Our USA Men’s Basketball team is on FIRE! BOOM SHAKA LAKA!

Let’s go USA!

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NBA Draft Pick Tonight! (Or this afternoon if you live where I live)

So anyone can write their analysis of who’s going to get picked when so I thought I’d make this Draft entry unique to me. Some of you asked for something similar with those who had gotten their Championship rings but I thought, hey why not do it with Draft picks?

What in the hell am I talking about?

I’m talking about the Bug Eyed players who are going to get swept up tonight! Maybe those big round eyes give them an advantage that we’re not all seeing.

And for those of you who haven’t yet seen my original post, here it is:

https://serialprincess.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/the-googly-eyed-big-bosses-of-the-nba/

And who better to start with than Mr. #1 draft pick himself, Anthony Unibrow Davis.

Not the BEST picture to show off his big eyes but for those of you who have been following him his whole UK career know what I’m talking about. Awww…He has that whole Chris Bosh ROAR going on!

Everyone has this kid as Draft Pick #1 and there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the New Orleans Hornets are going to snatch him up the second the drafts begin.

Davis is a defensive BEAST!

Much needed on the NOH this bug eyed monster is one to keep an eye out for in the future.

Next.

Almost skipped over Andre Drummond.

This one is a little give and take. I think he has more of that Tim Duncan sad puppy eyes thing going on but hey, Tim has 4 rings and Andre is up at #7 this year for a potential draft so there might be something to it. Maybe I’ve been looking at this thing all wrong. Maybe I should be studying sad puppy dog eyes instead of bug eyed players…

We’ll figure it out one blog analysis at a time.

Drummond is one of those players that creeps up on people. He just keeps getting better and better to the point where you can’t ignore him anymore.

He might be JUST the team player that the Warriors needed after this rough season. It doesn’t hurt to have a big man on the team either.

Next.

Mr. Austin Rivers

Sometimes his eyes look normal and then sometimes you get a shot like this:

where it makes you question if he’s one of the bug eyeds that we all need to watch out for. I guess this is one of those ones where we’ll have to wait and see if his eyes get bigger and wiser with age and experience.

Most may remember him from the Duke vs Carolina game. Buzzer beater 3 pointer for the win? Not bad for a freshman…not bad at all. Doc Rivers must be proud of his up and coming star of a son. Hell, I would be too.

He must’ve only gotten half of Doc Rivers bug eyes. With talent like that in the family I don’t doubt his son will excel although I’m kind of worried about the freshmans leaving Duke stuff. I guess it is what it is. If he’s ready to leave the nest, fly! FLY!

Rivers is the fourth player to leave Duke after their freshman year to go pro.
1. Corey Maggette (1999) Kind of sad what happened there.
2. Luol Deng (2004) Had a great year and would’ve been fun to see his full potential during the playoffs…or maybe we DID see his full potential… Hopefully he’ll just come back with full force next season.
3. Kyrie Irving (2011) Doing great on the Cavs and maybe he’ll have a chance at the playoffs sooner rather than later.

And since I have to go to work somewhat soon I will skip to the last most obvious bug eyed player in the draft today and that is Jeremy Lamb, without a doubt.

This UCONN Sophomore has a major case of the bug eyes. Like SERIOUSLY.

A key player for the Huskies win in 2011 it will be fun to see how Lamb fares in the NBA.

And we all know the okay but not great Houston Rockets need a little boost to help round out their team for the coming season. Some think he might go to the Suns or even to the Warriors but most believe that the Rockets will snatch this Sophomore up in hopes of a better offensive game.

It’s like they can see something with their eyes that the rest of us can’t see. Although I think Steve Nash’s injured ego and eye have prevented him from grasping the coveted Championship title but two MVPs aren’t bad…I guess. Haha. I’m just joking.

This will be a fun draft pick none the less. Too bad my team traded away all their draft picks. Maybe we can get some trades in the works after the draft…

DRAFT STARTS AT 7:30PM ET! Or 1:30pm HAWAIIAN TIME!

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Lottery Draft Pick

And even though the Charlotte Bobcats had a 25% chance of getting the #1 NBA Lottery Draft Pick, the rug was pulled from out under their feet and the #1 Pick this year will go to the New Orleans Hornets.

Who else is disappointed?

I mean the Bobcats will still get a good pick regardless because they’re #2 but it’s highly unlikely that they’ll get Anthony Davis who is probably going to be drafted first by the New Orleans Hornets.

But did any of you guys see the Draft on TV? The Cavaliers owner sent his son (who looks 12 but sounds 32) as the Cavs representative. I thought it was pretty funny. WHY DON’T I GET TO BE ON THE NBA DRAFT LOTTERY STAGE AS A REPRESENTATIVE?!?!

He was actually on last year too and he was 14 last year so I guess that means he’s 15 this year.

Here’s his clip from last year:

Here’s the full list if any of you missed it:

1. New Orleans Hornets
2. Charlotte Bobcats
3. Washington Wizards
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Portland Trail BlazersĀ (via New Jersey Nets)
7. Golden State Warriors
8. Toronto Raptors
9. Detroit Pistons
10. New Orleans Hornets (via Minnesota Timberwolves)
11. Portland Trail Blazers
12. Milwaukee Bucks
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets

And it’s just like everyone expected…it’s a lose lose scenario for the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets either way. No #1 draft pick and they can say goodbye to Deron Williams. Deron wasn’t going to wait for Anthony Davis to mesh into the Nets and I think he’s done waiting for DH to get to the Nets. Oh well, so much for that.

Let’s go Lebron & the Heat!

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