Posts tagged "kobe bryant"

Catch n' Shoot: May 6, 2011 -- Celtics in Trouble, Lakers in Deeper Trouble, Blake Gets His, Bill Russell

Catch n' Shoot: May 6, 2011 -- Celtics in Trouble, Lakers in Deeper Trouble, Blake Gets His, Bill Russell
#3 Celtics 91#2 Heat 102Heat lead series 2-0Box Score | Recap #3 Mavs 93#2 Lakers 81Mavs lead series 2-0Box Score | Recap #8 Grizzlies 102#4 Thunder 111Series tied 1-1Box Score | Recap Sick bar trivia question: Who won the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year? (NBA.com). How’d you guess so fast? Oh…. Kobe Bryant‘s ankle is... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: May 3, 2011 -- Three of Four Home Teams Lose Game 1, LeBron-Wade Above the Rim, Z-Bo Above All

Catch n' Shoot: May 3, 2011 -- Three of Four Home Teams Lose Game 1, LeBron-Wade Above the Rim, Z-Bo Above All
#3 Celtics 90#2 Heat 99Heat lead series 1-0Box Score | Recap #8 Grizzlies 114#5 Thunder 101Grizzlies lead series 1-0Box Score | Recap #3 Mavs 96#2 Lakers 94Mavs lead series 1-0Box Score | Recap Paul Pierce won’t be fined or suspended for basically having done went and done loss his damn mine in Game 1 (Julian... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3

Catch n' Shoot: April 25, 2011 -- The Weekend in the Amazing 2011 Playoffs & Super-Elite CP3
(#5) Hawks lead (#4) Magic 3-1. This series has been painful to watch. The boredom is criminal. The Hawks have taken both games in Atlanta, starting with Jamal Crawford luckboxing heroically nailing this 3-pointer at the end of Game 3 (Basketball-Reference): Game 4 ended 88-85 (BBR) and I admit that I neglected it for lesson planning... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: April 21, 2011 -- LB-F'N-J, Lakers Trap CP3, Blazers & Sixers Looking Very Outmatched, Shaq Done?

Catch n' Shoot: April 21, 2011 -- LB-F'N-J, Lakers Trap CP3, Blazers & Sixers Looking Very Outmatched, Shaq Done?
LeBron James? LeBron. Fucking. James…. #5 Hawks 82#4 Magic 88Box Score | RecapSeries tied 1-1 #7 76ers 73#2 Heat 94Box Score | RecapHeat lead series 2-0 #6 Knicks 93#3 Celtics 96Box Score | RecapCeltics lead series 2-0 #8 Grizzlies 87#1 Spurs 93Box Score | RecapSeries tied 1-1 #5 Nuggets 89#4 Thunder 106Box Score | RecapThunder lead... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: April 13, 2011 -- Pruiti's Playoff Previews, Kobe & the Homophobic F-Word, Why LeBron is MVP

Catch n' Shoot: April 13, 2011 -- Pruiti's Playoff Previews, Kobe & the Homophobic F-Word, Why LeBron is MVP
For the best NBA playoff previews, go to NBAPlaybook.com. Sebastian Pruiti posted his complete Bulls-Pacers preview — which I reviewed — and is currently working on Heat-76ers and Celtics-Knicks. The West is shaping a bit more, as all NBA teams play on Wednesday, the final night of the season (Zach Lowe, The Point Forward): 1.)... Read more »

Hollinger: No Way to Define MVP in Rose's Favor

Hollinger: No Way to Define MVP in Rose's Favor
John Hollinger at ESPN wrote his annual full MVP analysis article. In the chat that followed, he listed the common arguments for a player as MVP and noted that all of those arguments favor at least one other player over D-Rose. In his Mar. 31 “Per Diem” at ESPN, John Hollinger calls the coronation of... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 22, 2011 -- Sad 'Melo, Howard's MVP Case, Gay Done, Duncan Down, Larry Brown Wants to Coach (Because Quitting's Easier With a Job)

Catch n' Shoot: March 22, 2011 -- Sad 'Melo, Howard's MVP Case, Gay Done, Duncan Down, Larry Brown Wants to Coach (Because Quitting's Easier With a Job)
Maybe a “SadMelo” Tumblr page wouldn’t be so premature: (h/t: “Snottie Drippen”) I found it difficult to root against the Celtics on Monday. Is that weird? Yeah, I’m a terrible Bulls fan. Maybe, I hate the Knicks more than I love the Bulls, but a bit less than I love the Celtics. Oh well, I... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'
The most crucial next step in basketball analytics is discovering expected value (EV) Unlike baseball, where we have a game of a somewhat comparable sort of repetition but also knowledge of how many runs produce wins and players routinely move to and from a highly developed minor league structure, basketball analysis still struggle with a relativity... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor

Catch n' Shoot: March 13, 2011 -- Contender Narratives, Un-valuing Offensive Rebounds, Russell Westbrook's Historical Young Career, the Bynum Factor
A great case can be made that Tom Thibodeau was the best franchise acquisition of the last offseason. The Bulls moved ahead of the Celtics in BBR’s mathematical power rankings. They’re now sitting in 4th, behind the Spurs, Lakers, and Heat. That said, why was Carlos Boozer still in the game to sprain his ankle... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden

Catch n' Shoot: March 10, 2011 -- Omer's Value, KD's Heroics, Dunk Porn Galore, Pastel Oden
Over the summer, Derrick Rose shot “at least 1,000 treys a day from a variety of angles.” Yes. The value and character of Omer Asik, a great profile by Steve Aschburner at NBA.com. Kurt Helin has Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kobe Bryant on his five-man MVP ballot. I don’t disagree with this... Read more »