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Okie, as we near the end of the season we really should look at which teams are bound to make it all the way. I mean, we really should. But let’s take look at a team that shouldn’t even be talked about, but is trying to make a rumble.
Specifically, 76ers. Winning four in a row yo, J.B. fills us in. What is up with that gang? Don’t you guys want top picks in da lottery? They’ll have are a hard time securing that spot since Hotlanta, Boston and Mumphis are better losers than they are (that makes him Winners!). But, I’m glad this his surge has been also good to Iggy, (good thing we checked up on him), ballin’ straight up this past month (20+ pts in almost all of them). It’s great that he’s building that momentum to become a greater player, and winning certainly helps.
HOWEVA, what about the draft picks? They’re flirting with that unattainable girl called Playoffs:
Why not?” is how Andre Iguodala would answer that.
“Look at the Orlando Magic last year,” Iguodala said. “They were in a similar position. Nobody was looking at them and they sprouted up and finished ninth and surprised everybody. You never know.
“We’re going to keep playing hard and we’re going to play like we have a chance. We can only control what goes on on the court.”
“It’s been the high point of the season so far,” Iguodala said.
“I was at an autograph signing and this guy was saying, “You guys are playing well, and that’s good, but we’re not getting a lottery pick if you guys keep winning,’ ” Sixers forward Andre Iguodala said.
Can’t knock A.Iv2.0 and his confidence and spirit though, even in a weird/bad year that his team went through. Good thing home town Philly-ers feel the same way, as a recent SLAM feature shows his popularity.
Yao apparently is cleared to face the flippin casual Cavs tonight! And he’s going to be wearing an leg instrument!
“The new brace Keith found is doing its thing really well,” Dawson said. “Yao likes it. Everything is looking good. He’s made a lot of progress.”
*I know it’s his right leg, but I think we all know Yao needed to balance the weight.
I bet Zzzz is happy that Mr. Ming isn’t at full strength yet, and they’ll have their epic battle of the slow moving mountains tonight. But, a limping Yao trumps a normal Z any day. Advantage, Robocop leg.
*this is probably fake… it’s what I imagine ‘Dre is up to these days..
For some reason a thought came in today out of nowhere (I know, weird): “hey, why the hell isn’t Andre Iguodala becoming a premier player already??” I’m not sure why I think he should be a premier player, but something inside (probably the kidney) is saying to me that this third year kid should and can have a Shawn Marion-esque career. But I really haven’t heard anything about Andre in a while—well, the major factor is that Philly isn’t exactly a bastion for media enthusiasm nowadays, with the losing and whatnot.
I just hope he can develop into an All-Star someday, I just want to root for him. And the comparison with Marion isn’t that bad right? Their numbers sorta match up, and they’re both very athletic beyond measure. So if Iggy can lessen his guard aspect and just focus on being a frontman receiver and get more boards I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say he can do some Matrix-y damage…
Oh that is.. until the Sixers recognize how to play to this strength and not simply go straight to AnythingGoesVille. But that is going to be… never, at least not this season *sigh*
Have fun with the Mentos! (oh btw I just remembered he’s on my fantasy team hah! shows how much I pay attention to my league…)
Surely the questions around ye massive trade is “could the Sixers’ have gotten more (aka suck less)” in terms of acquiring JR Smith. I can only wonder what Greg Oden is thinking as he’s watching all this on television. I’m guessing: “what’s for dinner” is the likely thought, but that’s just me.
Personally, I think the party taking the heaviest hit is Jason’s Denver tag ( can a tag tracker get O.Ded?)
The combo of AI + Melo + JR Smith = Crazy Delicious! 79.2 pts! The Wizards’ Big 3 are going to get a good challenge. Mind you at least Caron Butler, Jamison and Arenas have clearly defined scoring habits whereas Carmelo and Iverson do the outside-inside thing very similarily. That being said, I cannot wait until Melo and JR gets back :)
On the other, I don’t know how we didn’t see this Denver result coming waay earlier. The NASA evidence is astounding:
Just like Bruce Willis was a ghost all along (spoiler warnings are for the weak!), Iverson was right with Melo and J.R. the whole time.. spooky.
I have no idea what the title means either.
Over at Passion & Pride, the Sixers Preview is already one day old. You know what else is old? Iverson. But you know what else is what else? He’s probably going to put up another 40 zillion points a game this season without skipping a beat… which brings up to the doodle for the Sixers…
Special shoutout (and e-high fives) to SunsGossip and their mad funny creations. Since we cartoonisters have to stick together like the inside pages of Maxim magazine (ew ew ew!), I went ahead and took one of their masterpieces and shoved it in the above as a cameo. Hint: it’s not the phone.
As of press time, the Raptors preview is up already, but it’s waaaay pass my milk & cookies/bedtime so I’ll get around to that a bit later.
It’s interesting to see where this Iverson development takes us. I mean, this talk has been going on for a good month or so now, and there’s no real sign that anything substantial is going to surface yet. Though even if he isn’t dealt before the season, it’ll still be the big story of the 06-07 year, right up until the February trade talks. And on the flip side, if he IS going to be traded, who’s to say he won’t spark a success recipe a la Steve Nash of ’05? Not I! I feel for the Philly fans, as much feel as a person from Quebec Canada can feel for them.
The dependable David Aldridge fills us in on what Allen really thinks after spending some time with him yesterday:
“I always admired [Webber] as a basketball player and as a person from afar,” Iverson said, “but I’ve got a different love for him now, now that I know who he is as a man.
…Uh..ok? Maybe not what I was expecting..
“He’s just a great person and he’s a stand-up guy and he’s straightforward… I want to play with Chris. When people said that we couldn’t play together, we proved everybody wrong. Now we just have to try and win together. We want to win together.”
OOoh ok! Oh good, for a second there.. cause I though.. um.. phew! Okay! That makes more sense. Meanwhile, Mo Cheeks expresses his man-love for another player:
“Willie will probably get the minutes that John had,” Cheeks said. “John is very talented and hopefully he will do well in Toronto, but I’m looking forward to having Willie for the entire season.”
“Plus, after being around Willie, you know he is a quality person,” Cheeks said.
Take that Salmons, your ass got dumped! And yes, John Salmons is holding a salmon in the above pic. What? Wanna fight about it?
Unrelatedness of the Day:
If life gives you lemons, you sure as hell find where “life” is and ask him to give you more free stuff!