We have many thought out, well-articulated and in-depth pieces on this blog; this is not one of them. Welcome to the weekly update of the wacky, weird and wonderful world of the NBA, specifically seen through the eyes of a good lookin’ fella from Britain. Expect random news and multiple pop culture references amongst the dunks and Manu Ginobili highlights, complete with quotes from my colleagues and general tearaways at Double Clutch.
The Eastern Conference playoff run in had more twists and turns than Elfrid Payton’s hair. It is all over now and the POST SEASON IS UPON US LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
As I sat watching Orlando @ Chicago on Monday night, I decided to summarise the regular season throughout this post in a series of three line, seventeen syllable Japanese haikus.
Farewell Terrance Ross,
Ciao PJ and Ibaka,
We The North ready.
During the preseason, I had the chance to speak with Russell Westbrook and he told me how he was inspired by the likes of Kobe, KG and Tim Duncan and what they had achieved throughout their marvellous careers. Everyone in the room that day knew that Westbrook was capable of filling those shoes but little did we know the impact that he would have on the NBA this season.
It has genuinely been an honour watching Westbrook this season. His 42 all-time triple-doubles record was achieved this week in an incredible night in Denver.
The tribute video from OKC was so damn good. Chills.
Far behind as they wander,
Deep in the sh*t. Nets.
Other than the atrocious decision to add jersey sponsors from next season, Adam Silver has had another successful season as far as the Commish goes.
Long may that continue.
In an attempt to further increase his popularity, he will be hoping for a beautiful post season filled with laughter, happiness and Giannis.
In Devin’s great light,
The scent of the late Kobe,
Seems so far away.
Dame Lillard’s 59 point franchise record game was a highlight of my weekend, as I watched whilst doing house work.
I put a Stanley knife through an oil painting from Venice as he hit a deep three. My lady wasn’t impressed but it was well worth it.
A frowning man goes,
But do not fear young King’s men,
Cos Buddy is here.
The crown is dusty,
The storm is ‘round the corner,
The Spider awaits.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
I will eat my shoe if Boston wins the championship. I literally mean that. https://t.co/VSIjk3vRtu
— DI 🇬🇷 (@demeatloaf) April 13, 2017
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
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Played one season in the Gloucestershire Basketball Association. Averaged approximately 2.1 PPG