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Ughhh.. Hungover-ness… here be she Drunk-Live-Blog (tons of shit gutted out and edited for ease to read… and all around health issues)
7:44 PM Miss Gossip: DAMMIT
missed the #1
TheHype: don’t worry, NOTHING HAPPENED
7:46 PM TheHype: “he has a crush on Beyonce”
Miss Gossip: awwwwwwww
TheHype: B? or Jay-Z?
7:47 PM Miss Gossip: ewww what???
Miss Gossip: who’s going for ATL?
my Chinese ancestors are calling it
Miss Gossip: love Horford’s dad. shout out to all my Dominicans!
7:51 PM TheHype: whoop whoop
7:52 PM Miss Gossip: oh man
time to pour a drink
what you drinking on?
7:53 PM TheHype: JD and coke
Miss Gossip: NICE
TheHype: what’s your juice?
7:54 PM Miss Gossip: red wine
TheHype: everytime I hear Andy Katz’ name I think of giant cat…
Miss Gossip: for real
so what do we think, Bucks take the Yiiiii?
8:00 PM TheHype: Milwaukee… their center is an Aussie, their PF is hairless … seems apropos their rookie should be AZN
Miss Gossip: Yi is looking a little tense….
8:01 PM I feel you man, I wouldn’t want to go the Milwaukee either
8:02 PM p.s. his media day photo was by far the best
I may have my new rookie crush
depending on how he plays it when he gets picked
8:03 PM oh crap
here it comes
Miss Gossip: don’t do it.
8:04 PM Miss Gossip: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
he looks hecka pissed
TheHype: Only because the govt already activated the internal poison
8:05 PM TheHype: they are NOT pleased
Miss Gossip: He’s going to get mysteriously injured
now do we really think his name is pronounced EEEEEEE like Stern said?
TheHype: Gongdong whoop whoop!
8:06 PM Stern is drunk
8:07 PM Andy Katz reporter extrodinaire, MEOW!
Miss Gossip: …..picture?
ooooh EEEE talks!
ask that fool how he really says his name
8:08 PM TheHype: his chinglish is slick
8:13 PM TheHype: My Corey Brewer nickname; BrewBear
Miss Gossip: awwwwwwwww
8:17 PM Miss Gossip: I can’t stand Miss Snaggly Tooth
TheHype: Ms Rachel Nichols needs some beauty sleep
Miss Gossip: what’s her name
8:25 PM NOAH
Miss Gossip: OH MY WORD
this is the moment I’ve been waiting for
Miss Gossip: bowtie
Miss Gossip: Oh shit
Miss Gossip: after I finish making out with Brandan Wright
I’m gonna push up on that bowtie
oh baby doll
TheHype: Acie Law THE FOURTH
8:39 PM Miss Gossip: Acie don’t look super-psyched
8:40 PM TheHype: Oh snap, I think I called Law2da4 in our FanHouse mock
Miss Gossip: you called him what?
8:41 PM TheHype: to go to A-Town
8:43 PM you ARE superior.
I love you HypeGuy……
8:45 PM TheHype: gtalk-five!
Miss Gossip: dag fool
that’s all I get?
for LOVING you?
8:46 PM L to the Lame!
TheHype: uh… uhh …[looks around]… you look.. pretty?
Miss Gossip: kiss kiss
TheHype: Thad Rad
8:47 PM Miss Gossip: naw
TheHype: hahha me likey
Miss Gossip: yes
Thad-Yo needs to “tighten up his ball skills”
are you drunk enough to find that funny?
8:48 PM TheHype: ballz hee hee hee
yes, very drunketh
Miss Gossip: Just got a message from Enrico, our friend over at The 700 Level…
“Enrico: who is thadeus young?
8:49 PM TheHype: pfft, he’s not on the Thad-Yo-Rad train
Miss Gossip: Enrico at The 700 Level wants Philly to take Mike Nardi
9:40 PM who?
don’t act like you don’t know the name
ain’t nothing changed but the change
TheHype: Mike who? Mike WHO? mike nardi
Miss Gossip: he will stay the same
9:42 PM Miss Gossip: sorry Enrico
TheHype: Enrico’s gonna be at the 699 level now..
Miss Gossip: HA
9:43 PM no, he likes the trade
9:44 PM 701 Level
TheHype: go Enrico!
9:46 PM Miss Gossip: I am so drunk
what pick are we on?
I have no idea
what year is this
Miss Gossip: HOLY SHIT
TheHype: on Mars
Miss Gossip: are you for real?
I really thought it was 2006
TheHype: you had 2 kids
they both ran away
and water is now poison
9:47 PM ok I’ll stop 🙂
Miss Gossip: THANK GOODNESS I AM DRINKING BEER THEN!!!!!!
(yes, the bottle of wine is done)
9:48 PM TheHype: I think the % of JD and coke is now 91% to 9%
I’ll let you decided which is which
and coke as in cocain
I AINT PLAYIN’ AROUND
10:03 PM Jazz selection? Someone white?
Miss Gossip: HA
10:05 PM cnot white
10:06 PM but he’s from Rice….?
10:07 PM TheHype: as in Condaleeza (sp????)
10:10 PM Miss Gossip: naw as in “white”
10:14 PM Miss Gossip: what’s the game?
drink every time we see Katz?
Miss Gossip: every time someone saus “eeee”?
10:15 PM Katz! Meow!
10:16 PM actually:
Miss Gossip: HA!!!!!!!!!!!
that’s what I was thinking with the name “Katz”
but in my drunkennes
I couldn’t put my drunk finger on it
10:17 PM TheHype: yous so fudgin drunkfth
Miss Gossip: whaddafugyutalginabou?
10:32 PM TheHype: Dick Vitale BABY, shut up BABY!
10:33 PM seriously STFU
10:34 PM Miss Gossip: when Dick Vitale talks
10:37 PM Miss Gossip: why is Stern laughing about this trade?
TheHype: i was thinking the same thing
10:38 PM he’s like “ke ke ke ke Pat Riley he he he he”
yo Pet is so happy
10:39 PM Miss Gossip: HAHAHAHAHAHA
this guy’s nickname
is going to be Pet-Ko!!!!!!!
Miss Gossip: why does portland have mad picks this is like an NFL draft
10:46 PM TheHype: kevin pritchard… or it it richard pritchard? (wait… that doesn’t make sense…) is the devil
10:49 PM Miss Gossip: it’s kevin pritchard
richar pritchard… you’re thinking of Richard Pryer
we’re both drunk
10:49 PM Miss Gossip: ha
I almost made it… so so close. Ah well.
OK, so I think I have to at least do something for the Draft around here to at least give myself a legit reputation that I do keep track of this thing called basketball.
Here’s what I think I will do around here today (as best that I can). I shall be updating here and there (re: maybe like, only 1 update) and do whatever to be all analytical and shit.
One thing I can promise for sure (90%!) is I’ll be definitely watching the Draft and via the tubes that is internet — another classic run down with Miss Gossip is very likely to cometh.
Since we’re all waiting for Draft day to have something more to chatter about, here is today’s OSM: pics:
there’s nothing like a crotch shot of a possible #1 pick Kevin Durant, NOTHING
from the lovely Yahoo captions people… I didn’t know Ye Li is white… and what is ‘teenage sweetheart’ anyways? is Ye still a teenager?? or… they went out since their were teenagers… yeah, that’s probably it… well, there goes my fun times…
Hey kid, get your hands off Blue Man’s blue balls!
So, I bet you haven’t heard of this feature where “expertised” folks gather around and play Fisher-Price GM by doing a Mock Draft? Well, lucky for you, I have TWO for ya! One I actually participated at the FanHouse and here’s is the other, courtesy of Ballhype’s Carnival of the NBA Group, with pretty much the best of the best of the best of the (ah you get the point) NBA bloggers all trapped in one place fighting for
world domination bragging rights. Here’s how they predicted, there was a fist fight somewhere in there, but I, of course, saved the day.
1 Portland – Henry – http://myespn.go.com/nba/truehoop
Greg Oden, by a whisker. Kevin Durant will punish the Blazers for a decade at least for this pick. He’s a beautiful thing to watch, and if Portland ends up taking Durant, I’m THRILLED. But I just got this GM job and I want to keep it, and I have a feeling that with Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Greg Oden we’re going to be just fine.
2 Seattle – Chris – http://www.sonicscentral.com/blog/
Kevin Durant: The top two prizes in the Draft are Oden and Durant so whoever Portland passes on the Sonics will gladly settle for sloppy seconds.
3 Atlanta – Ryan – http://www.hoopsaddict.com/
Al Horford: The Hawks are tempted to go with the PG they desperately need but GM McNeill decided to wait until the 11th pick in the hopes that Mike Conley Jr is still on the board. If he’s not there, the Hawks will “settle” for the 2007 Bob Cousy Award recipitent.
Zaza Pachulia is a temporarily solution at best for the Hawks and they are looking for some beef up front to pair alongside Sheldon Williams. Williams is a bit undersized as a starting centre at 6’9″ but with a wingspan of 8’8″ he could be paired alongside Harford who is 6’10” to provide a dynamic rebounding duo.
4 Memphis – la287 – http://www.dailybasketball.com/
Brandan Wright: Making his final draft selection as GM of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jerry West decided to add another athletic big man to their roster. “The lottery this year is full of athletic big men, but we feel that Wright can step in right away (no pun intended) and contribute to our team. Wright has the potential to be a major star in this league.”
5 Boston – Jeff – http://www.celticsblog.com
Yi Jianlian: Danny Ainge will be trading for immediate help so he can afford to take the best talent available. Danny thinks Yi is the best talent available. Here be the rest of this Mockory Draft
Uh… not in the way you think, you crazy Pacman Jones people!
G. O. has a blog on Yarkbarker and it’s pretty neat. He seems to write it himself (there were tons of typos… not sure if Yarkbarker peeps are cleaning it up) and he even comments with users with ‘lol’s. Damn, he is a kid.
So on his newest entry, dude talks about the NBA draft ‘combine’ — where they workout the future millionaires. He mentions how he shyed away from bench pressing (pfft, I can do 500 in my sleep!) and other silly workouts.
The one workout he failed miserably was the 3pt Shot, to quoth:
At the end of the workout we had to shoot an NBA three-point shot. I definitely air-balled mine. Afterwards, I was just shooting around doing my best “Along Came Polly” impression of “letting in rain” and “iceman.” I hit 2 in a row! Maybe I should say that everytime I shoot a NBA three-point shot….
Oh my god, Greg, please please do that. In case you have no idea, here is the scene from said “Polly” movie (you know, during that year when Ben Stiller made 400 flicks in a month)
Dare I say it? Next season, “RAIN DROPS!” is IN, “Hibachi!” shall go OUT?!
1) It’s actually nice outside around my parts, so I’ve decided to do something very strange: try to enjoy it. That’s why maybe the posting maybe a bit thin. Maybe.
2) The real reason why the posting is thin: g’damn the Spurs like to lay the pounding on the Jazz. It’s just not fair. At least with the Suns series, PHX were very tight with them until the end when the Championship mentality took over and calmed things down to win. However, with this series, the Jazz simply cannot answer to close the gap. Which makes for very uninteresting posts about it. Booo!
Cavaliers/Pistons? You ask? LeBron’s smart. A little too smart. Very yoda-ish…… in all his postgame interviews, whether he won or not, he’s very calm and composed. WHY ARE YOU SO CALM AND COMPOSED BRON?!?! Actually, I think it’s a good thing, years past, guys like Kobe or T-Mac get rattled after a tough loss, but with LBJ, he’s thinking “shit yo, I can bend the spoon if I wanted to!” Scary. Hopefully he wins one in Detroit just to shut Magic Johnson up just a tad.
Re: NBA Draft— Danny Ainge’s self e-Mail:
“SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT”
And seeing the Celtics not get their tanking ways rewarded. Big IN YOUR FACE! I have no idea if Yi Jianlian is going to the Celtics, but I just think that it’s a funny sight to have a 19 (22, whatever) year old Chinese kid be the next franchise stepping stone of the Boston Celtics. That imagery is just funny to me. Ha ha funny. Cute girlfriend he has tho.
Tonight’s there’s no games. GOOD. I need all the attention I get for the LOST TWO HOUR SEASON FINALE. Yo, it’s been a sucky season 3 of Lost I admit, but I’m still a regular watcher even though the writers fucking drag everything when they don’t need to.
Things I want to happen tonight on the finale: Jack to die. Kate to die. Charlie to save the day, but die. The monster is revealed and is David Stern. And Locke survives the gun wound to kill Ben. So yeah, lots of death, PLEASE. The finale of Heroes was horrible. I meant that lovingly, since I do like that show, but really? All the buildup, and no final battle? Underwhelmed yo.
You know, I’m not too sure about this ‘tanking’ business in the NBA. 1) Because I never worked in the NBA and 2) ‘tanking’ as an expression, seems… so… I dunno, 1992. Nevertheless, this enigma apparently exists in the NBA—the art of losing.
(As a side note, if the goal of a franchise is to lose on purpose, and if they succeed in doing so, then they must be winners right? Or do we need to smoke up some more?)
This year, like any other year, the usual suspects fine tuned their heavy duty tank engines down the stretch. Exhibit C-9, Subsection 12: the Boston Celtics. Ziller Time noted on la Hause that the Cees were actively engaging in the Nation of Tank, praise be with upon Lottery Balls. And in case you want some more investigativism, Wages of Win via TrueHoop, used a calculator or something gave us numbers to back all that shit up. So congrats Doc Rivers, you earned this one—go and grab yourself that cherry soda you rightly deserve champ.
Sooooo, what do I really have to contribute to all this? TEE-SHIRTS! YAAAAAAY!
Check ’em out friends, you got your Boston colorway, Knicks orange & blue, sorta Portland-y reds/black and Memphis baby blues (I pretty much gave up figuring what colors they actually wear… what the hell is that?)
They hot cuz they fly!
Housekeeping: my internet service providers are like the German National Curling Team: LOSERS! They think I’m Morpheus so they shut off my intertube access due to “spam”… haters. I’m currently stealing wi-fi from my neighbors (hi!!) but it’s slower than Antoine Walker. Hopefully I get things straightened out by the end of the week.